Brewed by Strömsholms Brygghus
Style: Amber Ale
Kolbäck, Sweden


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (7427) - Göteborg, - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle from SB cons 2012-11-09 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, red berries AP: ruby clear, frothy creme brown head F: roasted malt, dry, fizzy, grape fruit bitterness, dark bread, wee chocolate

Jyrsa (835) - - JUL 17, 2015
Tap @ Ölbryggan. Semiclear amber. Nose is mostly malt with some coffee aroma. Raspberry and grass. Slightly bitter. Watery palate.

AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, grass, floral, some berries.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, berries.

BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2011, as "Strömsholm Kanalöl"). The scent is a bit metallic and spicy with aromas of sweet caramel. The taste is soft and quite short with flavors of caramel malt and hops. In the aftertaste there is a dry bitterness. No flavor explosion but easy to drink!

Cool_Bond (2674) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
No beer impressed. The aroma is decent but the taste is like an ice cream. The aftertaste is not excessive good either. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

ekstedt (6780) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear mahogny, large tan head. Bready and bisquity malt aroma, slightly nutty, with some homebrewish green apple notes, along with floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 10/31/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Draught at SMÖF 2011. Clear deep copper, medium beige head. Fruity and estery with some raosted notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

dnoaksson (827) - , SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
Ett välbalanserat öl som med sitt fintrådiga smakmönster kittlar på precis de rätta ställena. Fast lite mer riv och klös hade inte skadat. Som det är nu färgas upplevelsen lika mycket av de tjugo procent som fattas ölet som av de åttio procent som det faktiskt går att uttala sig om. Fantomsmärtan efter den kapade potentialen lurar bakom varje klunk.

TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a deep copper, with a thin beige head. Malty, fruity aroma, hops, caramel, dried fruits, yeast. Dry, light to medium bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, spicy taste, slightly acidic, caramel, hops, earth, yeast. (2013-04-11)
Earlier Rating: 10/29/2011 Total Score: 2.2
Draught. Medium amber, beige head. Malty, hoppy aromas, caramel, oddly smokey/phenolic/sour? Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty taste, quite hoppy, caramel, yeast, the sour, almost brett-like notes reappear - infected? (2011-10-28)

Pyrmir (6094) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
330 ml bottle. Dark red bordering to brown, small orange head. Aroma of juleskum (!), sugars and some caramel. Flavor is of burnt sugar, toffee, caramel. Lots of taste, finish is long and burnt.

gnoff (10367) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 First rating
Moved by ratebeer after rating duplicate, I’m guessing it was as"Strömsholms Kanalöl" though you do not get that into.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Draught at SMÖF 2011. Sampled on October 29, 2011
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Malty spicy scent. Malty, spicy, bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
No longer have access to the individual scores from that rating, wasn’t saved by ratebeer with the move when beer was aliased.
Total Score: 3.4

33 cl bottle from order by bottle selection at Systembolaget. Marked with 4.5% ABV. Bar codce is damaged or done in a bad way, no numbers and messed up enough so my bar code scanner can’t read it.
Bottled on September 2012, apparently BB at least before March 2013. I got the bottle very recently though, so I hope their BB last longer than 6 months.
Sampled on March 15, 2013.
A slight bit hazy copper color, tan head that dies sort of fast but leaves lacings. Hints of cocoa and chocolates at first, then comes a strong sensation of metallic notes in the scent, mixed with lactic, grainy and some phenole tones. Sweet, a bit metallic, roasted, phenoles, floral taste, all over the place. Ends in a dry roasted and grainy sort of bitter thing. Also some phenoles mixed in with the dry bitter aftertaste.
In a way it taste like an ale from a not very experienced homebrewer, who haven’t really thought about the malt and hops compostition, balance, or checked fermenting temperatures. Very odd, not very drinkable I’m afraid. Nothing really wrong with it, just poorly executed I guess.
Smooth soft mouthfeel, medium to the dry and a bit harsh side bitterness. The Mouthfeel and in a way the color of the beer and head is what is best with this beer, if my bottle is representative of how the beer is supposed to be, I do not want to drink it again. I’ve had much much much better beers from this brewery in the past.

SaintMatty (7364) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of raisins and nuts. Malty, fruity and slightly sweet taste with notes of dried fruit, raisins and caramel.
Earlier Rating: 10/3/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Draught (Stockholm Beer Festival 2011) - Copper coloured. Malty, fruity and biscuity aroma. The taste is nicely balanced with notes of nuts, dried fruit and caramel.

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