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Brewed by Skebo Bruksbryggeri
Style: English Pale Ale
Skebobruk, Sweden
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Draught at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Göteborg, Sweden. Shady copper, medium off-white head. Floral hop aroma on a bready and bisquity malt aroma. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry, low to medium bitterness, a bit weak aftertaste.

Draught at GBWF 2013. Increasing the rating a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2011
Sample at Lkpg Beer Expo. Amber color. Fruity, marmelady and grassy hoppy and with a lingering bitterness. Rather dry despite the caramellish malt flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Beautiful amber color, hazy, with generous creamy head. The aroma is hoppy, a bit sweaty, with grass, but also dusty. Strong caramel flavor; correct body strength, the mouthfeel is very dry; strong bitterness, and once again that dust feeling; some yeast too in the final, that is maybe too bitter. Within the family of Bitters, it’s a quite good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2008
Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse 68, Stockholm. Lightly hazy amber colour, small airy head. Rixh aroma of hay and orange. The English hops dominate the beer throughout. It’äs fairly light bodied with criso, delicate mouthfeel and notes of caramel. Finsihes with balanced, yet marked ´bitterness. Fresh, relaxed and fairly hoppy as befits a Skebo brew. They make really good beers, and when I think about it this is the type of brewer I want to populate the countryside. I would however find it difficult to separate the varous beers Skebo has made in a blind test, as they are not that difficult from another.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2008
Draught at Mac Innlays’s Inn, Stockholm. Pours out in a slightly hazy amber colour with a rich long-lasting off-white rocky foam. Dryish aroma of wet grass, orange-peels, straw, rubber and yellow fruit. Medium-bodied with notes of hay, yellow plums and orange-peels. Long medium bitter finish of orange-peels and hay. Crisp and fresh brew, very hoppy and bordering to an UK IPA, IMHO...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6042) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2008
(Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse No 68, Stockholm, 11 April 2008) Dark amber colour with firm, beige head. Rather hazy. Malty nose with notes of wort, dark fruit and caramel. Malty taste with dark fruit, caramel and citrussy hops in the finish. Very nice balance. It’s got a very english feel to it. Good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
Draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö. Clear amber coloured with a creamy and lasting white head. Fruity aroma of hay, hops and grass with notes of pine needles. Fruity flavour of grass and hops with notes of pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish. Nice summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2011
Draught (Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm) - Amber in colour. Peach, tea, grapefruit and toffee in the aroma. Hoppy and refreshing taste with a noticeable yet not overwhelming bitterness. Notes of peach, apricot, sticky toffee and soap can be detected. The best Skebo beer I’ve had thus far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
On tap. Amber with white head. Aroma buttery, flowery and perfumy with toffee notes. Aroma is fruity with toasted malt notes with crispy hops. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
From tap. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity and toasted malty. Fruity, light toasted malty and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy finish.


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