Oppigårds Amarillo - Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
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3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
A: Golden amber with a big fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacings.
S: Wonderful hop character. Lots of grapefruit, lemon peel and pine-needles. Notes of tobacco and hop resins. Very intense juice-like character. Hints of malts beneath all the hops. Refreshing.
T: The taste follows suit. Some notes of caramel, but most importantly lots of hop flavors, mostly grapefruits and other exotic fruits but also pine-needles and hop resins. Hints of tobacco. The finish is quite bitter with lingering hop notes and unfortunately a hint of aluminum. The taste is not as good as the smell. It's not as fresh and clear-cut.
M: Medium body, smooth texture. Very easy to drink.
D: Well done. Actually, very well done. This is probably the best hop-forward Swedish beer I've tried so far. It's very American in character, and could probably go head to head with many American pale ales. This one has raised the bar for Swedish brewers doing hoppy beers.
10-22-2009 11:03:30 | More by ricke
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
A: Pours a tremendously clear amber bronze color in my Riedel glass. Nice bubbly thick head which seems to dissappear too quickly, but it doesn't at all ruin my tasting.
S: Oh, I know that smell - and I love it! Great Amarillo aroma, very fresh and floral. I get grapefruit and lychees, light exotic fruits and a very slight but pleasant biscuity maltiness. There's absolutely a resin kind of thing happening here by the way
T: Mmm, very clean and thrist quenching. Much less hop flavor than aroma, but delicous nonetheless. Perfectly balanced, more malt character on the tongue than the nose. Caramel malts and grapefruit. Has an almost smokey, slightly alcoholic bitterness in the finish, but this just adds to the crispiness. It actually feels like a California Common, but with Amarillo rather than the usual Northern Brewer. Very fruity but low on esters and clean. Definitely a spring and/or summer beer, not too different from my own Amarillo Pale Ale recipe which I'm very fond of. This beer makes me dream of green, warm summers...
M/D: As I said, very clean and crisp. Thirst quenching and perfect body for the style. No unpleasant surprises. Very satisfying
02-13-2010 16:22:12 | More by krunchie
4.47/5 rDev +9.8%
A clear light amber beer, an off-white head that leaves lots of lacing.
The smell is very, very floral and citric. Lots of summer flowers, fresh grass and grapefruit. Nearly overpowering.
The taste is full of hop, bitter floral and grassy and sour citric notes.
Medium carbonated, creamy mouthfeel.
A beer to slowly enjoy, with or without good company. Very soothing.
02-01-2010 20:02:22 | More by rarbring
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Pours a clear golden/copper colour , with a large head that persist well, big bubbles!
Smells heavenly of tropical fruits, passion fruit, pineapple and citrus abundant, a really filling nose, especially considering that this is a single-hop brew. I seem to get some almond icing, and some additional nuts, hazelnuts maybe. Marzipan? If there is such a thing as tropical fruits flavoured marzipan, this is the smell of it.
Tastes weaker than the nose, but that was not unexpected, only amarillo in a brew like this doesnt really do it in the taste for me, it's wonderful in the nose, but it gets a bit one dimensional when it comes down to the composition of flavours. Some light maltiness backing up the amarillo, but make no mistake, this is amarillos stage, with its tropical fruits making a rather brief visit upon the palate and then fading out in a moderate bitterness, that still leaves you thirsting for more. I really think this might work great in the sun a sunny summer- och springday, it never gets heavy, but still feels slightly incomplete.
Mouthfeel is good, could have been a little lighter though I think, for the refreshing feel, but the carbonation is spot on.
02-19-2010 15:29:47 | More by dqrull
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
The colour is amber, the liquid is clear. The two finger off white head slowly sinks down to a thick lid, leaving lots of lacing.
The smell is hoppy and bitter with notes of fruit candy, exotic fruits, flowers, creamy bitterness and a touch of chocolate. The flavours doesn't really open up.
The taste is fresh and hoppy with an initial sweet fruity flavour. Some exotic and citric fruits. Hints of earth and wood. Flowery and clean bitter flavours in the aftertaste as well as hints of meat, orange juice, grape fruits and apples. The finish got a slight metallic flavour. There is no alcohol whatsoever.
The carbonation is medium strong with lots of very small bubbles. The liquid is smooth.
Highly drinkable with distinct citric notes of Amarillo hops. Good one.
06-23-2010 18:21:07 | More by bark
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
This was part of a beer flight I had last noght and it reminds me of the first time i had DFH 60 minute on tap and how refreshing it was. This is a very well prepared deep amber robusto with deep carmels and sweet malt notes that really give this beer some teeth. The best part is that i had some delicious french freis to counter the floral and earth notes of this top-notch beer. I will look for this at beer shops from now on.
12-11-2011 17:00:01 | More by unclejazz
Oppigårds Amarillo from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
90 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.