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Zeunerts Höga Kusten - Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)

Zeunerts Höga KustenZeunerts Höga Kusten

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 18.01%


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Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts) visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A mix of ale and lager.

When introduced, this beer was an Altbier. Later, it became a blend of an ale and a pale lager.

(Beer added by: bark on 05-30-2004)
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bark

Sweden

3.05/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is gold (7 EBC), the liquid clear. The three finger head is compact and uneven. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is malty with some semi-sweet caramel flavours. Hints of apricots and a somewhat chemical bitterness. There are some phenolic hints of soap.

The taste got both clean lager-like flavours and fruity ale-flavours. Lots of malt, but not too much sweetness. Some chemical bitter notes with hints of red berries and hay. The aftertaste is quite mild, short and mostly sweet plus a touch of metallic bitterness.

The carbonation is strong and lager-like with small bubbles. The liquid is mid-smooth.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 18:53:13 | More by bark
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Sunnanek

Sweden

2.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A 50 cl brown short-necked bottle with a label with a picture of the "Höga-Kusten-Bron" (the bridge of "Höga Kusten").

A: Gloden pour with a really large airy head. That takes it's time to dissipate. Lot of lacings.

S: Malt and citric notes, but not a strong smell. A metallic off-smell...

T: Sweet malt, bready/doughy. Citric notes, mostly oranges.

M: Creamy medium body with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is rather short and both sweet and faint bitter.

D: Not a beer I'll buy again. Not bad, but not the opposite either.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 18:20:41 | More by Sunnanek
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rarbring

Sweden

2.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is copper toned, an off-white head that stays and leaves some lacing.

The smell is rather short, a malty sweetness, a hint of dried orange.

Mainly sweet, some orange, and a rather short bitterness at the end.

Medium carbonation, rather pleasant mouthfeel.

Nothing really stands out, but nothing is really bad. Goes probably well with the traditional Swedish cuisine.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 13:09:33 | More by rarbring
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JustinBathurst

Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

First off, I didn't approach this review thinking at all of altbier. I think this might have helped me to enjoy it more.

Poured a clear copper-orange with lots of visible carbonation. The white head was very small--around a half cm--but it barely eroded and left a nice lacing.

Smelled of red licorice, orange, bubblegum. Sweeter than I like my beer to smell most of the time.

The mouthfeel is crisp, but watered-down, with medium carbonation.

In the end, the beer tasted much less sweeter than the aroma let on, but reflecting the smell. There was a bitter finish, and a slight touch of white vinegar and apple juice. In a roundabout way, this beer reminds me of an Anchor Liberty Ale clone that misses the mark.

The gaudy label with bright colours made me keep lowered expectations, but I think it's an okay, but average, beer. I wouldn't turn it down, but I won't go out of my way to get it either.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 16:03:06 | More by JustinBathurst
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biglickbrewer

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A friend from our local homebrewers' club gave me a bottle of this beer. He travels extensively in his job, so the beer came fresh in his luggage.


If this is meant to be an Alt-style beer, it is missing the mark. It pours a clear golden amber, almost a light orange color. What little head it had dissipated quickly. The first taste was decidedly malty sweet, but later samplings revealed a dry finish behind the initial sweetness. Very little hop presence; certainly not the hop character of an Alt.


This Sweedish offering is okay, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find more and it definitely fails to achieve the Alt-style it seems to want to emulate.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 21:36:31 | More by biglickbrewer
Zeunerts Höga Kusten from Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)
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