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Oppigårds Bergsmansöl - Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

Oppigårds BergsmansölOppigårds Bergsmansöl

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BA SCORE
88
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%


Brewed by:
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Sweden

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt: Pilsener, Carapils, Carahell.
Hops: Northen Brewer, Saaz
IBU: 36
OG: 1049

(Beer added by: bark on 10-08-2005)
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just arrived today, and I figured it was worth a try. This beer pours a hazy orange hue with a small white head that disappears quickly to a thin surface film. Looks more like a kellerbier than a pilsener. The smell consists of cereal grains and some toffee, along with medicinal hop character. Taste is much like the smell, although the medicinal character isn't as present as it is on the nose. Caramel, biscuit, and floral hops make up the flavor profile. Medium in body with a soft mouthfeel. For some reason, Scandinavian brews always seem to have a medicinal, astringent character when it comes to hoppier styles. Drinkable by all means, but different. A solid effort, but there are others in the same style that I would pick before this one. Decent, however.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 08:22:17 | More by WYVYRN527
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$9 for an almost big boy glass at Deep Ellum, Alston MA

Deep gold with a frothy white head. Good retention and lace, especially for a lager.

Aroma is good but not as strong as I'd like. Swampy, musky hops predominantly. I can never smell beers well in Deep Elllum which is odd because it's so dark I can't see and the music is so loud I can't hear - you'd think my sense of smell would be heightened. It's not.

Taste is more along the lines of what I'd expect from a hoppy lager: swampy, wet leaf and stem hops from the Saaz and mint which I'm guessing comes from some Northern Brewer. Ample sweet malt body grounds the hops. More pillowy than most German style lagers which I find to be steely.

Not just death metal and finesse hockey any more, the Swedes are gettin' pretty good at brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 05:06:27 | More by donkeyrunner
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Armsby Abbey,

Huge fluffy head 2 fingers, fades slowly with sticky lacing, clear lighter golden yellow color.

Nose interesting very light and bright spice like aromas, light Belgian malts, light grainy malts, light mild grassy hops.

Taste has Belgian golden malts, light Belgian fruity yeast, nice grainy malts, touch sweet, nice fruity hops, grassy, semi bitter. Dry finish with light grassy and touch spicy hops, malts lingering.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall good, nice malts and hop characters, nice dry finish, good Belgian qualities, hops not overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 13:18:01 | More by jlindros
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a traditional English beer mug, Oppigards Well Hopped Lager has a hazy golden straw color, with a finger of white heading. A big hoppy nose greets you right away, followed by fresh grains. As expected, hops take center stage here, though are not abrasive at all. They say that this is a farmhouse beer, and I do get a certain something rustic about this beer. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. I could drink this damn beer all day long. Overall this more than satisfied my Lager craving today. I would love to put this one up against Prima Pils from Victory to see which is hoppier. While it may be a bit on the pricey side, this is a stellar beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 23:19:33 | More by jamie2dope
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up on a whim from KJ Baarons to complete a "mix a six" not a bad selection.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a wonderful crystal clear golden hue with a nice white one finger head atop that faded to leave light side lacing and thin wisps.

S - Very light hop aromas along with light sweet malts. There is a very nice honey note towards the end.

T - The honey really makes an appearance here. Starts off with malty sweetness followed by light floral hops all the while good honey flavours are present.

M - Pretty good mouthfeel with just the right carbonation to make this seem crisp. By the end though it loses most of it and seems thin. Good slight bitter finish though.

O - Overall a pretty good german pilsner. Really enjoying the light floral notes along with honey.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 20:25:16 | More by rudzud
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was listed as Oppigard's Well-Hopped Lager(Swe)on the blackboard at Armsby Abbey. This is listed as an alias here on BA...

Very good beer.

Served in a tulip glass the beer was a hazy dull gold color. Less than a finger of head that fades fairly quickly but does leave a high amount of lacing.

Very pleasant aroma that is assertively hoppy with grassy notes. Light citrus perhaps a bit of lemon rind.

Really nice flavor and pretty interesting. Pilsner malts, slightly bready a touch of grass and a fairly assertive citrus hop flavor for a pilsner. I like it. A slight touch of spice here. White pepper I'd say and a moment of yeast.

Prickly carbonation, refreshing and a fairly fresh tasting beer. Especially for an import.

I really enjoyed this and would look for it again. Nice.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2010 00:55:35 | More by Reagan1984
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wedgie9

Tennessee

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Tasted from bottle at Lush West Town. Pours pale golden with a thin bubbly head. Nose is primarily caramel malt and bread with a hint of berries and hops. Once again, caramel and bread flavors up front with hops bitterness and berry fruits kicking in on the back. The flavors seem a little out of balance. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long fruity and bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 22:02:44 | More by wedgie9
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rarbring

Sweden

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear golden, has a white head leaving lots of lacing.

Malty smells of sweet bread, sour lemons and grape-fruit.

The taste is upfront sweet biscuits, then lemons followed by a good grassy bitterness.

Medium carbonation, soft and sooth body but with a dry finish.

Well-balanced, and well done!

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2010 17:58:35 | More by rarbring
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rocky white head with lots of chunky lace. Very cloudy. Dusty blond color.

The smell reminds me of my homebrewing days when I would use an older hop pellet. It's not bad, but it doesn't smell "fresh". My first thought was skunking but I don't think that is the case here. I also smell a grainy, corn-like smell here. Again, it's not "bad" but it isn't drawing me in either.

The taste is an improvement: Nice lighter malt flavor quickly overwhelmed by a strong bittering hop. Strong biting bitterness in the swallow. Yet, it doesn't last long in the aftertaste--very odd. The body is as expected for the style. The description "well-hopped lager" is apt.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 20:40:29 | More by smcolw
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metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It poured hazy pale yellow in color with a nice sized head that leaves nice lacing patterns. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are distinct aromas of Saaz hops in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of hops, but is not very bitter due to the presence of the underlying malts. The overall taste is very well balanced.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and leaves a lingering taste of wet hops on the tongue.
D: It's very easy to drink and packs in a lot of flavor for a pilsner. I would definitely try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 21:36:07 | More by metter98
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albern

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The jury is still out on this beer in my view. It pours a slighly hazy golden color with a head that at first doesn't do much, but as the beer warms, the head gets a bit more frothy and foamy. It laces ever so slightly, but that is only as the beer warms up. This beer was a bit too sharp for me right out of the bottle. The beer has the strong herbal lager aroma with a touch of lemon, and touch of bittering herbs. The nose is okay.

The taste is quite sharp and quite lemony, but there is a nice lager hidding away underneath. The lemony concentration, the grassy and herbal lagery tastes, the biting and drying hop presence makes this an interesting beer. There is a touch of wild yeast present and that farmhouse unmanufactured quality to the beer as well, which really are its endearing qualities. There is a slight bready quality in the mid section that emerges nicely at times. The lemony sharpness I'm having a hard time getting around. There is a saltene dryness in the finish, and a mouth cleansing bite in the finish that may be a bit too much. This is an interesting lager, pretty well hopped up, with some unique qualities. I'm just not sold on the whole package.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 23:43:20 | More by albern
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single bottle at Whole Foods Dedham. Poured into a pilsener glass. Slightly cloudy body. Yellow color. For a pils, the head lasted a while. Lots of carbonation. Good lacing for a pils too. You can definitely smell the hops in this one. Taste was quite good. Delicious hop flavor, but not biting like an IPA. Mouthfeel was smooth but with just enough body to remain enjoyable. Easy beer to drink, as every aspect of it was well built. This is a beer that everyone can enjoy: hop lovers and those who love a well-brewed pils.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 16:38:28 | More by morebeergood
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops and malts. Tastes like it smells, mostly hops with some malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 15:07:13 | More by tone77
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twelvsies

Maine

4.95/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm not a religious man, but I had a near-religious experience the first time I had this beer. Had never heard of it, but a fan of unfiltered farmhouse lagers and all things "well-hopped", I figured it was a safe bet. Really unlike anything I've ever had - the first beer in a long time to succeed in truly surprising me. Onto the business...

This lager pours a slightly hazed light orange hue, with an excellent rocky head, poking up and over the rim of the glass with a good pour, and snow white. Head lasts all the way down the glass and leaves a ton of lacing. Nose full of hops, dry and herbal, Saaz maybe? Dusty, yeasty, bakery aroma. Hints of a nice rustic earthy funk. Lots of this complexity carries through in the flavor as well, with more of a resiny hop presence. It's hopped so ridiculously for a lager, and using hops that aren't normally used in a beer like this (not like an IPA) it's got a lot of interesting flavors going on. Almost a metallic or rubbery afterthought - in a good way. Nice and doughy malt support. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate, rather than ultra crisp like many great lagers, but retains the refreshing characteristic. Uber drinkable. Wish I could find a keg of this stuff somewhere...

A near perfect beer in my opinion. I hope this catches on and is around for a while. If you're not a fan of lagers, or don't think a beer like this could stand up to a stout or IPA, please try with an open mind... Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 05:20:25 | More by twelvsies
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ETF5000

California

4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- A beautiful amber color, with a frothy white head about 1 finger high. The head quickly dissipates, but it sure is a nice thing to look at.

S- Malty sweetness comes up front, with a hint of breadiness that is nicely balanced with great citrus tanginess from the european hops. For me, this is almost a perfect palance, the great caramel breadiness with a hint of lemon zest.

T- Similar to the nose, this beer has a fantastic balance of classic beer flavors. Crisp lager taste with a great aftertaste that makes this beer truly special. I just wish it wasn't so pricey

M- Wonderful carbonation, but this beer feels a bit thin for my tastes. I'm not too familiar with Swedish lagers, but the mouthfeel could have used a bit more punch.

D- I could quaff this baby all day and love every minute of it. The malt and hops balance each other perfectly. The bitterness at the end of each sip cleanses the palate wonderfully and makes you crave the next round.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 05:58:15 | More by ETF5000
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy apricot body with nice lacing. Bright, hoppy aroma with notes of orange marmalade. Light toasted Pilsner malt upfront with refreshing and lightly tart hop finish. Hops are fruity with notes of citrus. Smooth body. Fun hop flavors meet uber drinkable lager. If only it were a little more affordable.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 16:45:54 | More by BradLikesBrew
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lager yeast, a good amount of hops and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops burst. Then there's some lager yeast and hearty malt breadiness that comes in along with a mild citrus and malt sweetness. Overall, it's pretty decently balanced. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style while going stronger on the hops than most others, this is a nice easy-drinking hoppy lager that is worth sticking with for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 21:41:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle received from Bryanbrick as an extra in trade. Thanks Bryan for the opportunity to try this one. Poured into a Harpoon pint glass.

A - Bottle gushed a little on opening. Pours a hazy/cloudy pale gold with a small cap of white foam. Looks almost hefeweizen like. Classified as a German Pilsner on BA, but says Swedish farmhouse lager on bottle. Don't know what that means exactly, but I'm going with it, because it certainly doesn't look like a German Pilsner.

S - A little bit of candilike sweetness in aroma and especially grainy. Malt dominates here. Hop aroma is non-existant. Very typical for lighter European style lagers.

T - Sweet malt with spicy and earthy hops in the background. Lots of bready and cereal flavors and some yeastiness too. Smooth and easy, nothing overpowers.

M - On the thin side. Ample carbonation makes this beer feel very lively and seems to enhance the hop bitterness some. Carbonation also helps to make this a pretty refreshing beer for warm summer weather.

D - Very smooth and easy drinking. Could definitely go for this while doing yardwork or after running a few miles. Pretty good European lager beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 17:00:35 | More by portia99
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soupermirl

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great smell, unlike other lagers. Pretty awesome infact. The apperarance was nice a bit cloudy, unexpected but very good. Taste was good. Again, not exactly what you would expect from a lager. Tasty... Mouthfeel was most at the front. Not lots near the end. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 22:28:02 | More by soupermirl
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange color with a decent stark white head that leaves nice lacing.

Nose is of euro hops and some slight fruit and grain.

Taste is very munich helles like, and does indeed have a clearly emphasized hop presence. A decently bitter finish, and a nice euro hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is slightly undercarbed for the claimed style, but good overall.

Drinkability is pretty strong, but for your average lager drinker the bitterness would seem high.

Overall a very nice and hoppy lager. Not one i would buy on a regular basis, but certainly one i will buy again when i have a (very rare) craving for hoppy lager. haha. Either way, defenitely worth a shot. Seems like a hoppy munich helles to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 03:13:38 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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philipquarles

Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh(ish) 500ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark straw yellow with a substantial white head. Heavy lacing. Strong honey-like malt aroma with floral hop notes. Very nice sweet, grainy taste, with some earthy malt character. Grassy hops add a nice bitterness. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, and characterful. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 23:55:56 | More by philipquarles
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DigitalHype

Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw-yellow with lots of activity in the glass. Big white foamy head with good retention. Heavy lacing. Smells of citrus and biscuit malts, with faint herbal notes.

Light malts, and mild hop bitterness. Sourness dominates, with lemony citrus, green apple, and sourdough.

High carbonation. Very light and crisp. Easy enough to drink. But, nothing too exciting.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 00:49:26 | More by DigitalHype
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DoubleJ

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just had a fajita burrito from Chipotle, so I'm thirsty and want to rid of the leftover spiciness. Oppigårds, this is where you come in to play. On to the beer:

A little hazy in my glass. Faded yellow color with bubbles bursting to the top. Inch thick suds on top. The aroma is mostly lemon with leftover of husky grain. To taste, it has a mild taste and a fairly medium body. This leans towards the sweet and sour side of the taste spectrum. Lemon grass and a straight-forward bitterness. The sourness is coarse throughout. The hops in this bottle seem faded in offering, and runs around at free will.

A pretty good pilsner, although I would love to try this at the source. A little more time sitting on the shelf is risky for a style this delicate.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 03:59:11 | More by DoubleJ
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jophish17

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle purchased at Green's on Ponce, Atlanta GA

Aroma: typical pils aroma, some hops, some grapefruits and a little musky

Appearance: clean pilsner body, yellow-golden hue, foamy head that dissipates rather quickly and sticks to the head.

Taste: a little bit of a hop bite to start. Lemon and more grapefruit mixed in. The malts are there but lend little to the taste, more to the feel - as I keep drinking, the hops start to stick on the palate and in my mind.

Feel: A nice pilsner - could use a bit more carbonation, but the light body and crisp feel are good for the style

Drinkability: pretty easy to drink, the alcohol doesn't hold me back as much as the pretty average taste does

The Well-hopped Lager is an ok pilsner, and has nothing really wrong with it, but it falls short of the great pilsners

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 00:03:45 | More by jophish17
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roan22

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a german pilsner style beer from Sweden. The appearance is typical of the style, a light clear gold color. The smell is meh, nothing too notable but sweetness and corn, some hops. Taste is fairly hoppy, but as this beer warms up the drinkability goes way down, as the sweet corn notes come out more. the bitterness in the hops used does not last too long on the palate, and there is a bad funky aftertaste. It is not as good as my local Braumeister Pils from Victory, but overall not terrible. Just too expensive as an import for me to buy regularly. I bet if its fresh from the brewery and on tap it makes a world of difference. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2008 18:19:43 | More by roan22
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