Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: English Pale Ale
Grängesberg, Sweden
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Think about it. If nothing wasn’t here to keep things apart, everything would be one big, stressfull, balled up, messy thing. Probably boring too. Which is why pausing to enjoy nothing is a very good thing. With Hale to Nothing, of course. There’s nothing artificial or phoney in it. Only good stuff. Like organic malted barley and hops that give this ale its own, individual refreshing taste. We think that’s something special. So relax. Enjoy. Nothing in particular We use echological Pilsener- and Munchenermalt. For hops, we use echological Perle plus Centennial and Fuggles. It has a flavoury taste with a slightly hint of citrus. Hale is somewhat malty and well balanced.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KrzysztofZ (384) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Barwa złota, klarowne, średnia średnio i grubopęcherzykowa piana, krążkujaca. Aromat bitterowy, nieciekawy, nieco chmielowy, lekki mokry karton. Smak słodowy, woddnisto-biszkoptowy, ścierka/szmata, lekko chmielowy, niska nieco zalegająca goryczka. Butelka 02.06.2016

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hopmaestro (1561) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma of paper and bread with some rye. Somewhat grainy in the taste with sublte hints from hops and citrus. Slightly thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAgutten79 (936) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 Gylden med aroma og smak av sitrus, gress og malt. Smaken er samme. Kort ettersmak..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (5573) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Flaske fra Systembolaget Vasagatan Stockholm, delt med Einar: det hjelper ikke med en fancy etikettdesign, dette er en heller kjedelig engelsk bitter uten sjarme eller særpreg. Litt gress og malt, men ikke mye. Særdeles kort ettersmak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bursprak (2843) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Light golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of sweat, plastic, some burnt rubber, grains and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RuneStumo (2644) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
25.05.2015. 0,33l Bottle. Systembolaget Strömstad. Golden yellow colour with white head. Unclear. Bitter with ripe apples. Aroma of apples and cabbage. Bitter . Medium body. Aftertaste is apples with a sligthly sour note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zvikar (5730) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours yellow to brown with a small head, aroma of marmalade, toffee, caramel, flavor is bitter with bread, slightly acidic, light bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mariuszek (1294) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 28, 2015
Golden color, quickly falling down frothy head. Unbalanced aroma of herbs, tea, hay and lemon. Strange herbal, hay taste, medium carbonation. Not good at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Foffern (1803) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy, dark orange color with an off-white head. Has a fruity and sweet aroma with apricot, bread, dried fruit and sweet candy. The flavor is pretty tame and feels a bit unbalanced with a strange bitterness in the end. Pale malt and hay dominates and there’s a slightly sour touch. Has a slick and light mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A sweet ale but has light and weird flavor.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Lamadjuret (2) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 18, 2015 does not count
For fuck’s sake... Found the bottle at Systembolaget, stupidly fell for the nonsensical text on the bottle and decided to try it. Missed the part where it says Spendrups is making this - a brewery I think it would be complementary to call mediocre. It’s disappointing from the get-go: Looks like the corporate piss it turned out to be right away, with that cheap lager look and a head so rapidly dissipating you’ll miss it if you blink. Not promising, but judge not a book by its cover. Judge it by its smell. ...Which isn’t particularly good either. It has a skunky, metallic taste. If brewers want to make their bottles beer taste "just like draught" they could take a page of Brutal Brewing’s/Spendrups’s book - Hale of Nothing has the distinct smell and look of a shit lager served from the filthy, uncleaned draught lines of the licensed pizzeria or "kvarterskrog" where the local alcoholics go to kick back a few pints every afternoon. And the taste to boot as well - metallic, weak taste with weak carbonation and a notable lack of anything resembling hoppy or malty flavours. It even provokes the nasty mouthfeel one of the cheap lagers give you. All in all, the "pale ale" promise turns out to be false advertising - there plenty of mass-market ales and even lagers that pack more flavour. This beer is borderline fraudulent, and an excellent lesson about the "crafty beers" created by big producers. No thanks.

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