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Oppigårds Golden Ale - Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt: Pilsener, caremel
Hops: Centennial, EK Goldings, Cascade, Herzbrucker
IBU: 32
OG: 1048
Introduced in October 2006.

(Beer added by: bark on 03-01-2005)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

donactive, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

AgentZero, Nov 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

HankC, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Hultkrantz, Jan 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

jondavidsson, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of citrus, a good amount of hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a decent burst of hops bitterness that is strong for the style, followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy; however there doesn't seem to be a very good balance amongst all of the flavors. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is the second beer I've had from this brewer and both have been on the hoppy side for their respective style, while I like that trait, this particular beer just isn't that good overall. There are several other beers in the style that I would choose first even if they aren't as hoppy.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of cpetrone84
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

pours dark golden orange with a creamy white head. Nice grain note with strong fruit behind of golden apricots and lemon. Taste doesn't live up to nose, grain is messy, a bit flabby, fruits aren't as bright, a touch of lemon and some subtle malt notes underneath. Body is light, carbonation is moderate, smooth on the throat.

cpetrone84, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A very nice thirst quencher drunk on Midsummer evening, a celebration tradition in Sweden.

The flavor has tones of paper pulp, plastics and flavored wort with some malt and hops in it.

A great thirst quencher that is sharper than most lager beers.

Alex-Alkis, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of kmeves
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi cloudy straw golden with a medium off white head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, light grapefruit, some lemon and bread. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon and light bread. Fairly bitter. Light to medium body, crisp texture. Very well hopped for a blond ale.

kmeves, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of silamikanico
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

silamikanico, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zippy236, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mattias, Feb 09, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

BuddhaBrowett, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Asgeirr
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Oppigårds Golden Ale pours a light orange-to-golden colour along with a clear white, airy crown consisting of small bubbles. The crown in question disappears pretty quickly, it's more or less vanished after 2 minutes. Additionally, a small amount of bubbles are visible.

Smell: The sour and sweet scent of orange, or lemon and peach, are vividly present along with a underline of caramelly notes and a slightly bitter touch during the end.

Taste: The aforementioned fruitiness of peach peaks out in a mild but still prominent manner, sweet and almost vanilla-like at times. Continually, a acidic tone mellowly stings its way out in the middle followed by a distinctively bitter aftertaste which is greatly reminiscent of wormwood, but not in the overwhelmingly putrid penicillin-like sense of mould...

Mouthfeel: Rather flat, medium-to-thin in its body, smooth and round as well. The aforementioned bitterness leaves a dry feeling in the mouth.

Drinkability: Smell might be the most distinct sensory characteristic here, it differs greatly between smell and taste and it's all too flat for my taste. However, interesting, but not spectacular.

Asgeirr, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of bark
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The high compact foam forms a warm white head with a nice crater. Lots of lacing.

The smell is dominated by a mild hoppy flavour. Notes of butter, honey and flowers. There is a clean bitter note too.

As usual with beers from Oppigårds, the taste is hoppy with both English and American flavours: Balanced, but never bald. The beer is one of the milder from this brewery, almost like a lager. But that is the point of a golden ale, isn't it? Some citric bitter notes, a very pleasant mild clean bitterness. The aftertaste brings more of those mild citric-bitter flavours balanced by creamy malts with just a hint of roasted notes. There are also some hints of hay and cooked fish.

The carbonation is medium strong; the fresh bubbles are medium sized. The liquid is light and smooth.

"Springtime yum-yum" the bartender had written as the description for this ale on the slate. I agree fully - this is an uncomplicated fresh ale with high drinkability.

bark, Apr 08, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JamFuel, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

humulus, May 25, 2013
Photo of JustinBathurst
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours perfectly clear gold with 2 cm white head. The lacing is awesome and the head pretty well remains.

The aroma resembles the hand sanitizer I use in the kitchen--Juniper hand santizer--which disturbs me. I also detect celery, grass, metal, red licorice, grain, and the overall smell of a horsebarn. This is hilarious considering the beer comes from Dalarna.

The mouthfeel is slick with the consistency of carbonated water.

The taste? The hops are front and centre. Hoppier than any representation of the style I've had. It's almost like Nils Oscar's India Ale in some respects, but with winegums and lemon added in. The aftertaste is extremely copper.

A solid brew, even if the aroma put me off initially. The best example of the style I've had.

JustinBathurst, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of rosenbergh
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this beer from Systembolaget in Kiruna couple of weeks ago when I visited Swedish Lapland. Exp. date Oct 08.

Pours golden yellow. Smell is Very hoppy and fruity. Very nice. Taste is a bit milder than the smell promises. Very hoppy. The aftertaste is quite bitter. After all very enjoyable beer.

rosenbergh, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours light golden with a rather nice white head that sure takes its time before it dissipate, but when it does - NICE rich lacings.

S: Floral hops (I'm guessing Cascade), but there is also a bready smell with a caramell twist. Some citrus is also traceable.

T: The floral hoppyness from the Cascade hops is rather strong, but there is also a freshness to this dry beer with a citric tone.

M: Bitter and dry with nice carbonic acids.

D: A nice beer that was just perfect on the warm summer night on the balcony. If I could change anything it would be the quantity - I didn't buy enough!

Evil_Pidde, Jul 27, 2009
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy deep orange, slight hue of light brown, trace head, patchy lacing.

S: malt, grain, slight citrus aroma

T: malt, grain, fresh citrus flavor with a splash of bitter in the finish.

M: Medium body, smooth

D: My 1st Swedish beer and it was quite nice. Golden Ale is great session beer. Fantastic gateway beer for your apprehensive friends + family. If they are hip to euro lagers, they will love this. Look forward to tasting more Scandinavian brews.

BeerLover99, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured a golden amber with a dense head that left light lacing.

S-Apricot is the most apparent aroma, but there are also hints of orange rind, apple compote, and hops.

T-Good malt base with a heavy dose of fruit notes, apricot, and hops. What you end up with is sort of a sweet-tart blend of dried, candied fruit and citrus rind, and a pleasant bitterness left by the hops.

M-Medium bodied leaning toward the heavier side.

D-Very enjoyable.

BoitSansSoif, Feb 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

sebastian577, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of simonjohansson
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: typical american hops, fruity (pineapple, grape) and some herbs.

Taste: fresh, lots of nice hops, tropical fruits (pineapple, kiwi), citrus (grape, apricot), resin, flowery, a bit earthy, bitter and dry; some notes of wheat as well.

Great stuff from Oppigård. Very nice on a hot summer day.

simonjohansson, Dec 31, 2008
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Oppigårds Golden Ale from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
85 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.