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Brewed by Oppigårds Bryggeri
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hedemora, Sweden

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a nice golden colour, as the name suggests. The taste is very rich and pleasant with low sweetness and almost no sour tones and with a very bitter, rich aftertaste. Recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nazzty (1256) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Extremely close to perfection! Stylish balance between hop bitterness and the crunchy malt base. Also, the beer is mild and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dicker_Olaf (14) - Thuringia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2016
Zweite Probe des Oppigårds Sortiment für den heutigen Sommelier Abend. Das nächst stärkere Bier "Golden Ale", welches seine Berechtigung für den Namen aus der tatsächlich goldglänzenden Farbe und dem East Kent Goldings Hopfen schöpft. Die Flasche ähnelt den anderen Oppigårds Flaschen, recht einfaches Etikett. Das Bier ist wie schon erwähnt richtig leuchtend golden und glanzfein. Sieht toll aus. Die Perlung ist recht intensiv, die Schaumentwicklung umso geringer. Genug der optischeen Bewertung, harte Fakten! Die Nase sagt Cascade Hopfen mit frischem Zitronenduft und Grasgeruch. Des Weiteren verspürt man eine leicht karamellige Note vom Karamellmalz.. Ich bin gespannt. Der Antrunk ist sprudelnd aber geschmacklich schmal. Im Körper beginnt sich der Geschmack langsam aufzubauen. Eine Hopfung von der Bittere vergleichbar Jever ist zu spüren. Für ein Craftbier ist es vergleichbar wenig. Danach etablieren sich leicht süßliche karamelltöne, die vom Zitrusaroma untermalt werden. Das Bier hat tatsächlich seinen eigenen Charakter und hebt sich von seinem kleineren Bruder, dem Single Hop Ale deutlich ab. Das karamellmalz sagt mir nicht so zu, passt aber ins "Golden-Ale-Konzept". Ansonsten fehlen mir hier für ein sehr gutes Ale noch ein paar kräftigere Aromen. Vorallem könnte das Bier einen kräftigeren Malzkörper verlangen. Auch wenn es Meckern auf hohem Niveau ist. Man muss die Oppigårds Produkte irgendwie differenzieren.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2009
16.9oz bottle. Thick, murky brown-orange color with a nice lasting head. I was afraid this one might not be so fresh, but the importation process hasn’t negatively affected the beer in any way i can discern. Aroma is right on, fresh brewery malt. Mouthfeel has an earthy almost APA hop character, except there is a smoother, more elegant citrus finish. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5290) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2012
Dark blond colour. Thin lacy head. Nice aroma that is both sweet and hoppy. Well balanced flavour. At first the slightly sweet but well rounded malts then later the hops come through to leave a very pleasant, moorish finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nephirem (217) - CROATIA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours a clear golden color with small white head. Refreshing smell, bready, herbal, slightly fruity. Medium body with prickly carbonation. Creamy texture. Taste is mostly bitter. Aroma of hops, citrus, spices. Floral and grassy notes. Very refreshing. Finish is dry and bitter. Overall, nicely balanced beer. Tasty and refreshing. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
TolminAl (1) - Most na Soci, SLOVENIA - MAR 2, 2016 does not count
Extremely surprised by this beer. With the level of taxes and price in Sweden I did not realise they had breweries producing this quality and taste. I dislike sweet bland lagers and beers and this one suits my palate perfectly. It very much reminds me of Boddington’s of Manchester bitter before takeovers by mega brewers with no interest in beer other than mega profit, reduced it to a bland nothingness. When I first drank Boddington’s bitter it needed time to become used to it and maybe this Golden Ale by Oppigards falls into the same class, hence the low scores, but once accustomed to the high level of hop taste, all others tasted thin by comparison. Our local Hofer (Aldi) in Slovenia is currently selling a range of Oppigard bottled beers, of which four are outstanding. I will be buying plenty to store for the future months whilst stocks last, fortunately at Slovene prices rather than Swedish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2005
Pale yellow, white diminishing head. Sweet fruity nose with citric notes. Flavour is sweet, buttery, flowery, acidic and hoppy with excellent bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6665) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2006
Bottled. Round and soft ale, which opens into full complex flavour. Wonderful hoppy aroma with grass, grapefruit and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle. Golden color. Grapefruit and flowery and peppery hops in the aroma. A firm peppery hopbitterness in the flavor. Creamy, oily, flowery and grassy. Citrus fruit. Long and firm hopbitter aftertaste. Simply delicious!


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