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Brewed by S:t Eriks Bryggeri (Galatea)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Arlandastad, Sweden

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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S:t Eriks Sommar Ale är det första ekologiska ölet i S:t Eriks framgångsrika serie av mikrobryggda öl. Årets sommaröl är bryggt på Slottskällan i Uppsala av 100 procent ekoklassificerade råvaror, inklusive humle av sorten First Gold. Det är en dvärghumle med en fin, attraktiv, engelsk East Kent Golding karaktär som ger en apelsinaktig doft och arom. S:t Eriks Sommar Ale har en lite lättare i kropp och karaktär i jämförelse med Jessica Heidrich tidigare öl, men hennes förkärlek till humle går ändå inte att ta miste på. Det gör S:t Eriks Sommar Ale till en perfekt måltidsdryck en somrig lunch eller picknick med exempelvis inkokt lax, grillade kycklingklubbor, wraps eller spenatpaj med fetaost. Ölet är vackert bärnstensfärgat med en humlearomatisk, nyanserad doft med inslag av apelsin. Smaken är elegant balanserad med aromatiska toner av gräs, knäckebröd, fruktkaka och avslutande beska med inslag av Sevilla-apelsin.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (3947) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2011
At a Bishops Arms in Stockholm, as Sommaröl. Golden body with a lasting white head. Sweet orangey malty nose, some honey. Light dusty honeyish taste, with some hop bitterness that would be nice for a pils. Very light fishy notes though. Not too bad but I shouldn’t have paid 75SEK for this . Damn.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2011
Nice 330ml bottle, kindly shared by Finn. Lots of bubbles to a decent white head. Golden body with a very slight haze. Plain fruit hoppy aroma. Fruity hops, including fresh oranges, in flavour. Dry hoppy ending, lightly oily, as well. Fresh and rounded on the tongue. Nice summer feel (Skibotn session, 17.09.2011).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ RBESG 11 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift, 10 Gainsford Street, London, England SE1 2NE.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, flowers, grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110807]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6711) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2011
33cl bottle, courtesy of and shared with Gnoff. Dorée blanche. Aôme de carapils malt munich resatnt dans le style. Au palais, houblon amer et fleuri avec une levure assez présente rappelant le pissenlit et citron. Petit côté pils métallique, sec au fini.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7857) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget Gårda.
Sampled on September 1, 2011
Clear yellow color, white head. Malty, almond paste, grainy, harsh scent. Sweet, grainy, metallic, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium grainy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6162) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm) Golden amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, slightly malty nose with notes of citrus, dried apricots and gooseberries. Fruity, malty taste with initial hints of grain and toast, turning into citrus and grapefruit in a dry, refreshing finish with a generous bitterness. Medium body, fairly dry. Nice and refreshing.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Peach, grain, paper and cardboard. Thin.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (3072) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
On tap at Allt om Öl Festivalen in Eskilstuna. It poured a clear golden liquid with a small white head. A very light summer ale with a very light body and a distinct but pretty mild bitterness and a pinch of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (1957) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle: Clear golden colour, with a thin head. Aroma is citrus, and sweet maltynes, som fruitynes in the end. Flavor had a mild citric, malty fresch mouthfeeling, Thin body , with a medium fruity finish.


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