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Närke Svensköl

Formerly brewed at Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Smoked
Örebro, Sweden


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A beer brewed trying to reproduce what the beers where like in Sweden before lager made is triumphant entry 100 years ago. Made with 5% honey, 10% smoked malt from Gotland and German aroma hops as the tradition says, and also American Cascade hops, just because it is good. The cask version is named Äkta Svensköl (enter ratings here).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2006
(Draught at Rover, Göteborg) Smokey malt with some american hops. Närke has better smoked beers to offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Dark amber to brown color. Nice malty and smokey aroma and taste. Maybe not enough complex, but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle. Amber in colour with a tan head. Aroma of smoked maltand a little hoppy. Roasted malt in the flavor with some smoke and a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2005
Draught, alc. 5.6%
Nut brown, small creamy off-white head, some lace. Flowery hoppy nose. Honeyish, Cascade hops are evident in the flavor. Medium-bodied hoppy, like drinking hoppy British bitter. Smoke is quite weakly underlying there. "Svensköl" is very misleading name :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2005
(Draught@Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Slightly hazy reddish color with a smallish, tight and creamy head. Roasted-malty aroma with dried, dark fruit and some smoke. Fruity, somewhat smoky toffee aroma. A very nice, slightly smoky "dark" flavored brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4455) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
Draught, at The Rover. Dark brown with beige head, mostly diminishing, good lacings. Aroma heavy malty (smoke), light hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy acidic (smoke) and bitter, long duration. Light body, watery, flat carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2005
(draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Reddish brown with a gigantic beige foam. Tarry and smokey aroma of ham and licorice. Dry smokey flavour of tar, rope and ham with a light grapefruity note. Dry tarry aftertaste. Rather extreme. Really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2005
Keg @ Akkkurat, Stockholm 9 September 2005
Nice subdued smokey aroma. Quite full bodied with licorice, dark fruits and chocolate flavour. I think this beer is still under development from this small brewer and changes from batch to batch. Still, it’s a very nice and well balanced brew with a good hoppy/smokey aftertaste. Me like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6858) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2005
Slightly artificial but pleasant citric nose - like a soda popsicle. Cloudy brown. Citric fruit center, a bit spice. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
An opaque brown beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is of roasted bread, prunes, and chocolate - and so is the flavor, but the body is thin.

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