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Sorbon X (2011)

Sorbon X (2011)
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Formerly brewed at Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Selfoss, Iceland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Ölvisholt Brugghús together with Swedish bar Sorbon brewed their new version of Sorbon X, to be sold at Sorbon and elsewhere. The beer is a mild, hoppy and in between a milder IPA or a hoppier APA.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manker (66) - - APR 20, 2011
One of about 36 special 33cl bottle that was made. Golden and clear amber orange colored liquid pours into the glass with a small foam with porous small bubbles on top. Aroma is lightly flowered, some hops, straws, crisp citrus, a small amount of fruits and lingering bitterness that comes creeping. Not overwhelming but enough. Feels as if it hasn’t Taste is of mild hops, citrus, dry grass and a balancing light maltiness. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem fully carbonated so the aftertaste and middle disappears a little. Instead the bitter feeling stays and saves the beer from dying way to fast. Palate starts with a mild feeling, somewhat flat in the beginning but then comes the bitterness and sticks for a good while. Refreshing. overall it is a very good session ale and a bitter more than an IPA or maybe even an APA. I expect it to be much better on draft (presented tomorrow at the bar) since these few bottles were hastily made (so I’ve heard..?). It needs a little more carbonation and flavor to make a lasting impression. Moreover, I just found out that it is expected to be at 5.5% and not 4.2% which I first believed. For that alcohol percentage the taste should be more expressed, but on the positive side it felt as easy to drink as if it would have been at 4.2%. Really easy to drink!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Draught at Malmö Brygghus, 5.2% ABV
Cloudy deep blond color with almost no head. The aroma is buttery. Dry mouthfeel with decent malt flavor and a buttery light aftertaste; moderate bitterness without hop qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2012
Draught at Malmö Brygghus. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized white ehad. Sweet and fruity aroma of candies, hops and eucalyptus. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, candies, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Draught@SBWF2011. Deep golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, citrusy and mild caramel and toffeeish notes along with some herbs. Flavour is rather similar, but quite strong in the maltyness. Quite mild bitterness, and basically no aftertaste in hoppyness, just sweet malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2012
Draft @ Nya Tröls, Malmö. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty slightly spicy yeasty aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3374) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
Drucken på fat på Nya Tröls i Malmö. Presenterades som en ESB, men APA är nog närmare sanningen. Väldigt lättdrucken, fruktig, liten beska, frisk men ändå med en påtaglig sötma. Känns välbalanserad. Gott

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
(Draught at Sorbon, 20111115) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, white bread and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, white bread, malts, fruitiness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Nothing really wrong with this one but it was also somewhat bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2011
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct 2011) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus (orange, grapefruit) and fresh hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of orange, grapefruit, dried apricots and grainy malt. Medium body, with balanced sweetness and a generous citric bitterness. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear deep golden, mid sized head. Slight grapefruit aroma. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Caramelly and creamy, mid-bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
On tap at SBWF, October 6, 2011. Dark golden with a small head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, citrus, and some toffee. The taste was good but not as hoppy as expected. Easy to drink and not that bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 6, 2011
[9/23/11] Mahleket Hanikot Shotrim ’11 tour. Draught at Sorbon in Bromma. Clear deep golden. Hoppy aroma of pine needles and citrus. Flavor has light malt sweetness, a bit bready, a bit grainy, and mostly piney and grapefruity hop bitterness. Medium-bodied. Good.

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