Brewed by Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Style: American Pale Ale
Nynäshamn, Sweden


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Stenstrand SommarAle har fått sitt namn av Stenstrand som ligger i det vackra naturreservatet Ören på Torö. Stranden är känd som en av de bästa vågsurfing-stränderna i Sverige. Denna ale bryggs med golvmältad malt från det anrika mälteriet Thomas Fawcett och humlas med tre amerikanska humlesorter. Till sist filtreras ölet genom vår humlekanon, fulladdad med humlekottar för att ge det extra mycket sommar. Som alla våra öl är den opastöriserad - och bryggd med omsorg och kärlek

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6418) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2011
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Swden. Shady deep golden, medium white head. Perfumy and citric hop aroma., without the usual Nynäs house character. Dry with medium bitterness. Very nice aummer stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
(Draught at The Picts Bar, 20120627) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and whie. Aroma had pine, fruitiness and malts, Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, pine, toffee, malts, mildly sweetness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, malty and bitter. A tasty APA lacking some edges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (6233) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Tap@Pikkulintu. Golden color, thick white head. Apricot, grain, sweetness in aroma. Flavor similar with apricot, sweet malts, toffee notes, caramel. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
In short: A very floral (flower petals) well balanced golden pale ale. Very clean and refreshing.
How: Tap at Black & Brown, Stockholm.
The look: Clear light golden body topped by a persistent small beige head leaving lots of lacigns on the glass.
In long: Nose is very floral hops, this is flowery to the point of being borderline girly, but a sensitive man like me can appreciate a flower bouquet when it comes from a beer. Taste starts with typical clean honeyed cereals with a touch of caramel, a mild sweetness sensation, then the floral hops bring a nice refreshing flowery bitterness of medium intensity with light resinous undertones. Don’t need to speak much Swedish to understand that “Sommar Ale” translates to “Summer Ale” and in that regards it is a success, I had it on a very sunny hot day sitting on a Stockholm pub patio and it was indeed a nice summer ale. Another good Swedish beer I had on tap on location, but Sweden is a very strange country, the public bathrooms are on the sidewalks, the toilet paper is like a book, people can see you doing your thing because the walls are see-through windows and also there is a phone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6034) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2011
Draught at Ölrepubliken 2011-07-27 AR: apricot, and a bit light herbal tea AP: copper colored body, wee frothy bone white head F: first watery, but then rich in apricot, pine - you know the story... white peppery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (5719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
Draught at Akkurat. It poured a clear golden liquid with a small white head. Smell of hops, grass, pinecones, flowers and freshly cut grass. Taste was similar, very fresh and plenty of hops. the mouthfeel was medium smooth with a medium thick body and medium amount of carbonation. Decent mouthfeel overall. Nice summer beer that packs enough hops to work in the hot wheater. Probably great with BBQ food. It smelled better then it tasted though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is hazy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
On tap. Golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with lots of grapefruit, malt citrus and caramel. Taste is also fruity, malt, caramel with high hop flavor and fairly low bitterness. Finish is malty and fruity hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5215) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Tap@pikkis: Much softer, orangy hoppier than before. Chewy toffee, drying finish

Bottle@gallows. Copper colour. Some bisquity caramels, light herbal/earthy hops, pines on nose. Medium bodied, bitter, robust. Pretty flavourful, good tasting, but a bit hard hopped. Long piny finish.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy goldenish copper with a frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while sticking to the glass leaving some thick lacing. Smell is tiny sweet, tiny sour and hoppy with bread, caramel, lemon zest, grapefruit juice and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, lemon zest, soap, green grapes, lemon hard candy and hints of bread. Mouthfeel is smooth, round and light bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with lemon hard candy, lemon zest, grass and orange zest.

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