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Opa Opa Light - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

58 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 20.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-16-2004)
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Photo of Yallnumbskulls
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

Yallnumbskulls, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of kenscrx
1.88/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I did not care for this beer. The other Opa Opa beers I have had were decent. I got this as a gift among several other six packs. I found it to have no microbrew qualities. I am not knocking it for being a light beer. i am knocking it for being a sub par light beer. I found it to be like any generic light beer, but with more of a fizzy, grainy taste. Little to no hops with an extremely light, straw like color. I did not finish the glass that I poured.

kenscrx, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of jdhilt
1.95/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring, leaving traces of lace. Crystal clear pale straw color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Corn and grass nose. Flavor is sweet grass and corn. There are better lights like Sam Adams. Brewed on May 6, 2010 at least its fresh. $1.65 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of porterman66
2/5  rDev -38.1%

porterman66, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of bedwyr
2.05/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I won this one on the Wheel of Beer at the Bodega in La Crosse, WI. That can sometimes mean that it's reaching the end of its shelf life. That being said, the Opa-Opa Light is not impressive.

The color is rather typical for a light beer as is the mouthfeel. But there is almost a slight sourness to both the smell and taste that is not particularly pleasing. It has a sharp bite at the end that makes it rather undrinkable for a light lager.

The label calls it "crisp and refreshing." I can't really argue with crisp. I don't personally find it to be refreshing. I can't definitively vouch for the freshness of this particular bottle, so I hate to be too harsh. Give it a try, if you like citrusy beers, you make like it.

bedwyr, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of Sammy
2.33/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at the brewery. Ginger ale taste, high carbonated water. Drying.This is not a good example of a helles. A bit of bitterness is in there, Avoidable and not very drinkable. A little lemon and a substantial amount of malt, even sugar. Not representative of what they can do.

Sammy, Jul 13, 2007
Photo of jwc215
2.42/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours almost clear, with just a bit of straw yellow, making it look rather like dirty water. A thin bubbly head soon disappears to memory.

The smell is of some graininess with a soft floral fragrance. Thin, but decent, especially for style.

The taste is vague - some buttery sweet graininess. A bit oily, but more watery than anything else. Something of a wet cardboard taste lingers.

It's not quite as crisp as I was hoping for. The weak body pretty much falls apart.

Not really a Munich Helles Lager, but I suppose that that is the closest style. Rated as a craft "light" lager...even there - a boring watery beer - I can't say ut's much better, if at all, than a typical American macro light, with water replacing adjuncts. The aroma was okay, but that's about it. The wet cardboard and ridiculous thinness, even for the style, irked me.

jwc215, Apr 21, 2007
Photo of Goldfishman
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of bodegajohn
2.55/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle served at the Bodega. Light golden in color, fine champagnish bubbles. Taste is slightly malty with a hint of hops in the moderately crip finish. Mouthfeel is unexceptional yet non offensive. Crisp and refreshing enough. A good "lawn mower beer".

bodegajohn, Mar 23, 2007
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.68/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, very light yellow body with a thin ring of white bubbles up top.

Smell: Pale malts, sweetish smelling, with some mild floral hints.

Taste: Faint pale malts with a light cereal sweetness. Tiny pop of citrus. Floral hops with only the faintest amount of bitterness. Sweetness rebounds and lasts till the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Oops Oops, Opa Opa! Wholly underwhelming, but, then again, we are dealing with a light here.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 18, 2008
Photo of puboflyons
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Sampled on tap at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts on September 28. 2009. The pour is a very pale, straw yellow with little to no white head. It is more like a little fizz. The malts are the most notable scent on the nose but otherwise there is virtually nothing. I was satisfied with the mouthfeel. The taste has a dash of hops and bread but little in the way of malts, which are so evident in the aroma. It kind of had more of a flavor of a non-alcohol beer. This was not the most preferable introduction to their line of brews but indeed it had a pleasing freshness to it.

puboflyons, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of Soterios
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Soterios, May 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

davewlfpckfan29, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of salinasa
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

salinasa, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, medium carbonation, clear, straw yellow

Smell: grass and malt--almost pilsner like

Taste: Grass, sweet malt, a touch of tea

Mouthfeel: light body, high carbonation, smooth, somewhat sweetish

Drinkability:A light lager that feels like an average pils. There are several other light lagers I would choose first. Nothing to turn away, but certainly nothing to session.

tigg924, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of blknikon
3/5  rDev -7.1%

blknikon, May 08, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -7.1%

ejimhof, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Dicers, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, grain and a faint hint of hops.

T: The taste is bready and a little sweet with flavors of grain and light touches of caramel and citrus. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, not a bad alternative if you're looking for something light but almost anywhere that I could get this beer, I could find something better.

TheManiacalOne, May 05, 2009
Photo of DrJay
3.08/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear, pale yellow with some rocky white bubbles coating the beer. The only thing that kept a thin layer on the surface was the glass it was poured in - the etching on the bottom produced a constant stream of bubbles floating to the top. Light aroma, grainy cereal, malt, faint floral/spicy hops. Low bitterness up front, mild malt sweetness, grain, faint lemon. A bit of bitterness lingered. Light bodied, dry, average carbonation. Pretty clean tasting and easy going down, but I'm usually looking for a little more flavour even in my light lagers.

DrJay, Jun 25, 2010
Photo of RyanLigeia
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color that almost looks like apple juice thats been carbonated with a thin white head that fizzles to nothing.
Smells like an average light beer with some sweetness behind it as well. Almost like apples
Tastes a little sweet but nothings really strong enough to note. More flavor than most other light beers (maybe a little apple and lemon if anything) but not enough to really put your finger on them.
The mouthfeel is a little watery. I know its a light beer but I wish it at least had some more carbonation to it and was more crisp.
Overall its nothing special or mind blowing but its better than your run of the mill bud light or coors light. Plus I live by them and I think its kinda cool for such a small brewery to do a light beer.

RyanLigeia, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle from variety pack into a plain pint glass.

A: Poured a very clear and pale straw yellow with a great two-finger head of rocky white foam which dissipated into a thin film. Lacing was decent for a light lager.

S: Smells of faint malt, some toasted corn, and a little metal.

T: The taste is very light; some cooked corn malt and faint hopping. There is no bitterness, and a sharp, clean carbonated bite.

M: Mouthfeel is light and bubbly.

D: Not that tasty, but it's a great way to beat the heat. That said, a low ABV and clean taste make for a very drinkable beer.

Probably satisfying for a light lager drinker and I give a microbrew/brewpub some props for brewing their own light lager to keep BMC light fans happy while offering them its own brew.

Gambrinus1184, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of ppoitras
3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bought as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" bright white head over the clear lemony yellow brew. Head faded down at a moderate to fast rate, but leaves ample frothy lacing. Aroma is light biscuity malts, with a twinge of lemon. Taste has the same grain flavor upfront, but muted and short-lived before giving way to the lemongrass hops and moderate but mouth-filling bitterness. Mouthfeel and drinkability are what you would expect for a light beer, for better or worse. Hoped for a bit better out of this one.

ppoitras, Feb 13, 2007
Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this in a mixed 12 Pk, which is out of season and should have had a reduced price, but still not bad for $13. I got 4 of these to get through, so im starting with the Light which only has 4 ingredients.

A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with virtually no head at all. Lots of carbonation with just a thin film of tiny bubbles on top. This beer looks like Ginger Ale basically!

S: The smell consists of just a small amount of malt and hops. Nothing really to talk about here.

T: In the flavor, I do get a wheat-like taste up front which could be from the yeast. No hop presence on the tongue, but has a dry-malt finish.

M: This very light bodied beer is sweet up front with almost like a lemony-wheat feel and then it just mellows out into nothing.

O: Not much characteristics about this beer and even though it lacks in appearance and aroma, I enjoyed the taste of it. Best advice, try it and if you don't like it, then save some for female company!

SouljaSaia17, Oct 15, 2013
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Opa Opa Light from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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