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S:t Eriks Sommarlager - Galatea Spirits

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.72
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Sweden

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 03-25-2010

Introduced in May 2010. Mainly hopped with Simcoe.
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5
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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.31/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, very bright yellow hay with a crisp white head, about a finger thick. The head lasts for some time as well. Looks refreshing and summery.

Smells of fresh white bread, a little bark, vegetables and american hops, I h ad expected the hops to be more pronounced though. The hops come through a bit with light pine, grapefruit and a little grass. The breadiness reminds me of a bread in the process of fermenting, and it is slightly overpowering along with a lagerish vegetable-taste.

Taste is much cleaner than the nose, with a little more pronounced hop profile, with a little herby hint to it, along with slightly piny grapefruit. Slightly watery mid palate, finishes of with a light bitterness, quite round and fruity bitterness actually.

A little too stingy carbonation to be really refreshing, quite light bodied.

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3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to say, when I see seasonal ales, I cringe a bit as I've rarely had many that left an impression. It always seems like breweries are trying to cash in on a quarterly basis with mediocre productions that won't be missed a few months down the road. But baby. We ain't in America right now.

The first thing that really struck me was the grass tones on this thing. And not just a blunt plain grass. A very delicate and fragile kind. It seemed like the grass had been cut just hours previously and then the beer was brewed specifically for me to drink. (Don't worry. I know it takes longer than a few hours to get a beer done.) Overall refreshing and crisp. A pleasure to drink.

It's a shame that I was only able to try two of this brewsters beers. Word is she has garnered some respect in the Swedish beer community. And after trying two vastly different styles of beer that I normally can't even stand to think about, let alone drink, it seems like she seems to harbor beyond what is a common amount of skill.

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3.56/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The bottle looks like a small wine-bottle, brown 33 cl longnecked. The small label at the bottom is yellow and has got a picture of S:t Erik (or Erik Jedvardsson, a swedish king from the mid 12th century).

A: Pours pale golden with an airy white, kind of fluffy head. Slow dissipation leaves quite nice lacings.

S: Lots of American hops, piney and citric - there are both grapefruit as well as pineapple. But besides the nice-smelling hops I can't smell anything else.

T: The taste is better balanced than the smell - there's everything from the smell, but in combination with a slight roasted maltyness.

M: Aftertaste is short, but holds both some sweetness but also bitterness. Body is kind of weak and carbonation is medium.

D: Not a bad beer, but there are lots of other "summerbeers" I rather drink. The good thing about this one is the bold hoppyness. But if you aren't into hops this one would do nothing for you.

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3.77/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is pale gold; the three finger head is airy and white. It sinks slowly leaving some very nice lacing.

The smell is very hoppy in an American way with lots of grapefruits and other citric fruits. Some notes of fresh meat and resin. Sweet hints in the background.

The taste is fresh and very citric with robust bitter notes. There is not very much malt in the taste, ant the rather low body doesn't really match the hoppy flavours. The aftertaste got hoppy medium bitter flavours of citric fruits and a dry chemical hint of citric acid and a creamy hint of wood and sour candy. The finish is somewhat chemical with a long lasting bitterness.

The carbonation is medium strong with lots of small fresh bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

A nice American micro-lager with lots of fresh hoppy flavours. A bit too tart in the finish, though.

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3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light golden, almost straw, colored clear beer, a white head that settles rather quickly, but leaves a nice lacing.

The smell is surprisingly much citric and floral, lime peel and grape-fruit juice, some flowers, elderberries.

A light sweetness, light syrup, then refreshing lemon juice and grape-fruit peel, a good and lasting bitterness.

Rather high carbonation, lively and refreshing, but actually with a dry finish.

This is an uncommonly well-hopped lager, a combination that works for me when I want some summer freshness.

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S:t Eriks Sommarlager from Galatea Spirits
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