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S:t Eriks APA - Galatea Spirits

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S:t Eriks APAS:t Eriks APA

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BA SCORE
76
okay

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 16.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Sweden

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A tribute to the Cascade hop variety.

(Beer added by: bark on 03-20-2012)
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Reviews by madzanta:
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madzanta


4/5  rDev +28.6%

01-11-2013 09:11:02 | More by madzanta
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jisak74


2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-08-2012 09:45:57 | More by jisak74
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hreb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

I couldn't help but try this Swedish take on American Pale Ale. Hooray for America being a rule maker of beer styles to be emulated in the Old World. 330 mL bottle (very fancy, long tapered neck with royal images embossed). Best before reads "3 03-26" on the first line and "359" on the second, though I have no idea what that means.

Beer pours a crystal orange amber with lots of bubbles and a pleasing off-white head. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and even Cascadey and floral, suggesting even a low strength American IPA. Impressive. Flavor is less so, unfortunately. Flavor profile has hops and bitterness up front, but totally empty in the middle, and lacks malt backbone to carry it through. It does finish mostly dry and without aftertaste, at least.

07-28-2012 17:56:37 | More by hreb
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aztraz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-09-2012 15:57:22 | More by aztraz
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

08-02-2014 03:30:36 | More by joemcgrath27
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JamFuel

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-29-2014 17:33:59 | More by JamFuel
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-04-2013 20:59:01 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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rarbring

Sweden

2.98/5  rDev -4.2%

A clear light amber brew, an off-white foamy head leaving some lacing and having small curtains.

Malt, grain, eggnog, a small metallic acidity. A bit of stale water?

Staring with sweet white bread, then some old apple nuances, a hint of oranges and crushed lemon seeds.

Medium low carbonation, refreshing texture, a medium body, a dry finish.

A so so beer, lacks character in some way. The smell did not put me on.

04-27-2012 15:19:07 | More by rarbring
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zippy236

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-02-2014 06:36:47 | More by zippy236
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bark

Sweden

2.63/5  rDev -15.4%

The colour is amber (20 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger white head quickly sinks down leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is a bit hoppy with some bitterness. Dry notes of green bananas and other unripe fruits. Some cream/toffee.

The taste is bitter and fresh. Some anonymous fruity notes, hints of butterscotch. Dried fruits and flowers. Medium body. Notes of dough and butter in the medium-bitter aftertaste as well as a robust bitterness. The finish is a bit dry with some fruitiness.

The carbonation is strong; the many small bubbles are fresh. The liquid is a bit dry.

A bit unclean and one-dimensional.

03-26-2012 18:45:49 | More by bark
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somestranger

Sweden

3.48/5  rDev +11.9%

Testing this beer well chilled poured into a tulip glass from a bottle.

A: A truly pale and very clear beer is poured out from the bottle into the glass, creating a small foamy head with rather large bubbles that shrinks fast. Twirling the glass increases the foam head, and shrinks rather quick again.

S: The smell is pretty hoppy and well balanced with plenty of malts too. It's a pretty clean simple smell that goes well with appearance.

T: As picked up from the both the appearance and the smell i'm pretty surprised (and it's a positive one!) that the taste got that strong bitterness. The malt has to stand back somewhat for all the bitter hops in here.

M: A nice and easy drinkable beer with lots of bitterness that stays for a while. I would have appreciated some more carbonation here to start with, guess this beer will be pretty dull if i don't finish it quick enough.

O: A nice clean APA with well balanced appearance and smell. There's a surprising strong bitterness hidden in the taste. It could though need some more carbonation, then it would be more enjoyed for a longer time.

04-04-2012 18:20:55 | More by somestranger
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SimonTja

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

07-20-2013 02:27:25 | More by SimonTja
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jondavidsson

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-07-2014 10:58:56 | More by jondavidsson
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-14-2013 21:41:38 | More by mltobin
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2.6/5  rDev -16.4%

A: Pours amber with a rather small white creamy compact head that sinks into decent lacings.

S: Hoppy and bready malty. Dark bread and bitter hops, but slighlty artificial in smell. Nettles. Not very American when it comes to the hops.

T: Still mostly nettles and bitter hops. The malt has some sweetness to it, but very faint. Some fruityness and some flowers.

M: Long bitter lovely aftertaste. Body is medium and carbonation is strong but very smooth.

O: One question about this unbalanced all-over-the-place APA; Where is the American in this one?

05-04-2012 17:21:51 | More by Evil_Pidde
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apanloco

Sweden

2/5  rDev -35.7%

06-08-2013 14:00:42 | More by apanloco
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defect_

Sweden

3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-26-2013 19:51:18 | More by defect_
S:t Eriks APA from Galatea Spirits
76 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.