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Örebro Bitter - Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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87
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hops: East Golding and Cascade.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2005)
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Photo of BartMcStout
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johansan
1/5  rDev -74.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of safaricook
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

Really tasty bitter with a good balance of caramel malt and English hops with strong bitterness.

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Vargavaka
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of danielfda
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of pperez38
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Harkrank
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of stcules
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep bronze color, slightly hazy. Average white foam.
In the smell a good earthly hop, on a good malty base. Tea notes.
In the mouth, after a light maltiness, there is a good earthly bitterness, pleasant, long.
Not too drinkable (not like an english bitter), but not bad at all.

Photo of Niklas
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Werdegast
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jisak74
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Rickard
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mar02x
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Borefts beer festival.

A - Dark amber colored beer, no carbonation visible and with a decent white head.

S - The smell is like 'fruit vinegar', I just haven't got any other words for it.

T - The taste was actually a bit surprising as I expected a bit more from my first Närke brew. It's a nice fresh tasting beer that you can drink over and over again. Flavors; lemon and pine hops.

M - Lower carbonation, nice dry finish to complement the bitterness, smooth and creamy, good solid body. Nothing to complain about here.

D - A very reasonable thirst quencher but not really special to me.

Photo of rarbring
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat hazy dark amber, nearly brown color on the beer, a beige head leaving lacing.

The smell is fruity, pears, apples, malty, bread and nuts, and distinct hops.

Upfront sweet, raisins and dark bread, then oranges and lemons and a good concluding bitterness,

Medium high carbonation, a rather complex feeling, a dry finish.

A good balanced and rather complex beer.

Photo of jrallen34
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this from a bottle and a keg at Narke with Hans into a Narke tulip.

The beers a really nice dark copper with a hint of dark orange. There is a tope head that rises about two fingers with good retention and thick lacing...The aroma is similar to most esbs, a very sweet slight alcoholic bitter throughout, not a ton of sweetness to balance it out, but not sure if its needs it really...The taste is better than the aroma, light sweet to start and a light bitter through your sip with a very strong bitter finish several seconds after you swallow.

This is the most popular Narke making up a third of production. I think it is very good, not their best though. Its worth trying but but for a drinker Id go with CAmarillo.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours quite dark in a brown amber color. Malty nose leads to the same on flavor. Slight spicy bitter taste hits over the tongue and on earthy/dirt kind of aftertaste stays. I wouldn't quite call this an easy drinker by a long shot. Much heavier than what I feel a standard bitter is. Still, it's well made. And besides, it's Närke. *cue out of control screaming shrill and shrieking voices conveying undying love and admiration*

Photo of bark
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is dark brown-wine red, the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is red-ish; it leaves lots of thick lacing on the glass.

The smell is sweet with notes of treacle, bread, müsli, some bitter-fruity hops.

The taste is complex, but not heavy. Fruits and bread plus a touch of sawdust and wine gums. The aftertaste is elegant with some alcohol and strong flavours of hops, exotic fruits, sweet bread and a fresh hoppy flavour with hints of mint and honey.

The carbonation is strong, almost sharp. The liquid is dry and a bit light.

A very tasty and refreshing ale with lots of flavours.

Photo of MasterSki
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Glenfiddich Warehouse No. 68. Served in a tulip glass. Shared with bosse and his brother - you guys are awesome.

A - Huge billowing meringue head that took forever to dissipate - I noticed the same thing with the CAmarillo, so it must be the brewery's signature appearance or something. Tons of sticky lacing and a semi-transparent dark reddish-brown body fill out the glass.

S - The smell is nice roast malts, some caramel and biscuit, a touch of lemon and piney hops with a bit of soapiness (must be Cascade), and some fruity notes. It was probably served too cold, but it didn't leap out of the glass - still, quite nice.

T - The taste was actually a bit surprising as it exploded with roasty biscuit, milk chocolate, nuttiness, and lemon and pine hops. There's a good amount of residual bitterness but it never gets out of hand. The ESB is generally a style I don't care for all that much, and this seems to be a pretty traditional take (English-style hops, roasty, etc.) yet somehow it breathes some life into what can be a very bland style.

M - Lower carbonation, nice dry finish to complement the bitterness, smooth and creamy, good solid body. Nothing to complain about here.

D - A very reasonable 5.9% with no traces of booze. I probably should have stuck to this one instead of trying a dozen other Swedish brews - it's gonna be a tough flight I think. Another excellent brew from Närke.

Photo of Ljunkan
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an darkbrown/slightly reddish color with a nice white head.

The smell is very fruity, slightly of nuts, and in particular lots of hops. Slight note of pine-needle.

The taste is of nuts, caramel, grapefruit/citrus and a great, great bitterness. There's also a slight note of sweet berries, like raspberries and wild strawberries behind the bitter "front".

Mouhtfeel is nice, not overly carbonated and it's quite filling.

Drinkability is high. This would be a great session beer a day at the pub. On the other hand, it's always funnier to taste something else also.

Photo of ggaughan
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Akkurat in Stockholm. Beer poured a cloudy amber body with a huge, massive while head that gives the effect of an ice cream float. The top looks like a baseball submerged in my beer but luckily it didn't taste like that. There was a nice citrus, hop aroma. The taste had a nice malt presence but also a refreshing citrus hop bite as well. Filling body and overall well rounded taste. My first Narke and hopefully not my last.

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Örebro Bitter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.