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Opa Opa Light - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.28
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-16-2004

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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 59
Photo of geexploitation
3.82/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours very thin and light yellow, with a thin, brittle head that dissipates in no time flat. Relatively sparse aroma of light malts and just a few sprinkles of hops thrown in. What hops are present are green in nature and rough things up just a bit. On the palate, slick on the tongue, with some zesty hop bitterness that is unassuming and gentle. Very smooth and drinkable. Overall, this is very good for a light beer. It's easy to put down and pleasant in a mild way, with nothing in the way of off notes or brewing foibles. Well done.

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Photo of rousee
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold color with a nice cap of about 1/2 inch. Holds reasonably well with good continual carbonation. The smell is so fresh and clean on this. It has nice malty bready biscuit like elements with a slight twinge of lemon rind.

Tastes like the beer you wish was Americas numer one seller. Excellent for the style Lots of good grain flavor with clean fresh water and a nice german/czech (saaz/hallertau) style hop finish.

I wonder if this is really a true helles but who the helles knows the answer to that anyway. Most brewers I know dont like their beers grouped into a style guideline. This is very easy to have a few of.

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Photo of Sammy
2.37/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very pale yellow color with a 1/2" white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pilsner malt scent that's a bit grainy as well as a light hop aroma. The taste is decent as well. It's an easy drinking lager with a light malt flavor and some hops as well. It's nothing to write home about, but it's smooth and quaffable. It goes down easy and finishes clean and crisp. The mouthfeel is fine. It's a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is your basic light lager; pale, crisp, clean, light, and easy drinking.

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Photo of jwc215
2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

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Photo of bodegajohn
2.6/5  rDev -20.7%
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".

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Photo of billybob
4.6/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into a flute glass a very clear light straw yellow color with a three finger white head that filled the glass to the rim then faded quickly to a ring around the glass. lot of bubbles coming to the surface looks real nice when first poured. smell of spices and a slight musty aroma. taste is malt and spice and a touch of fresh lemon with a slight hop bite. mouthfeel was light to medium, crisp lots of body for a light beer. easy drinker good summer refresher.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on-tap at the brewpub July 2005.

This light lager poured a clear, light yellow color with creamy, white foam that settled but clung to the glass here and there. The smell was light, biscuity malt. The taste was lightly malty with a hint off sweetness and a touch of tanginess. The mouthfeel was smooth with light body and good carbonation. A very, very light hoppiness came through in the finish. This was a decent light lager, though very light in body and flavor.

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Photo of edchicma
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad choice for a light beer. Pours a light gold. Smell has definite malt notes and this transcends into a ligt, malty taste that is adequate. Mouthfeel is crisp, yet smooth...very refreshing. Drinkability is good due to crispness, smoothenss and low abv.

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Opa Opa Light from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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