Mazarin - Omnipollo
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3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
Hazy light amber color with reddish and copper hues. Big white fluffy head with large bubble formation. Spotty lacing in the glass.
Citrus, light pine note, guava, honeydew melon, light earthiness, candied orange zest.
Mild citrus twang juxtaposed with a very mild resin quality. Cedar, light pine and mild earthiness.
Medium bodied, with a mild bitterness on the finish.
The hops are prominent in the beer but relatively mild in their attack on the palate. Fairly understated when compared with the style.
08-21-2013 22:56:20 | More by Libationguy
3.94/5 rDev +2.3%
330ml bottle. The only reference I can find for "Mazarin" is an album by Swedish pop star Per Gessle, he of 1980s Roxette fame on this side of the pond, which makes sense for this brewery, I suppose. Still don't grok the melting wax candle imagery on the label though.
This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with a rising tower of puffy, thinly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some random swaths of chunky, fuzzy patchy lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away - I can more or less say that it's got the look.
It smells of fruity citrus hops up front - orange, grapefruit, and pineapple, predominately - a husky mustiness striping all, a softly honeyed caramel malt, and further earthy, floral hops. The taste is more muddled, slightly musty tropical and domestic citrus fruit, mildly grainy caramel malt, a bit of candied honeysuckle, and additional floral, sort of spicy hops rounding things out.
The bubbles are a bit peppy at first, but settle to a middling hum anon, the body medium-light in weight, and workaday smooth, the local hops not up for that particular fight. It finishes off-dry, the pithy citrus fruitiness and muted malt keeping the bitter and musty notes well at bay.
A better than average effort for these Euro upstarts, in trying to emulate an American ideal. Fruity, floral, and just bitter enough to keep me interested, and likewise out of IPA range. Hardly a joyride in the manner of some their overly apish continental peers, but agreeable in its good-enough accuracy, in the 'hey, this toilet flushing mechanism is weird, but at least it still works' sort of sense.
10-24-2013 00:44:58 | More by biboergosum
3.61/5 rDev -6.2%
Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. I have no info on date brewed however. Subtle grapefruit flavour. Large retained head. Easy drinking, with some mouth puckering lemon tangy finish. Middling mouthfeel with prickling carbonation.Very light coloured body.
02-17-2013 21:37:55 | More by Sammy
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, citrus, citrus hop, lemon zest, floral hop, and floral. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, and floral hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I was really pleasantly surprised with what I found going on in the nose on this one. The touch of lemon zest and floral notes definitely stepped this one up a notch and really impressed me. However, the remainder of the brew was only decent. While there were a lot of nice notes going on in the flavor a lot of it just seemed forced to me. If some of the lemony zest flavor would have carried over into the flavor this might have been a different story as it would have added a nice layer complexity. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity.
09-27-2012 10:48:21 | More by thagr81us
4/5 rDev +3.9%
330 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with an inch and a half off-white head. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrusy hops (tropical fruit, tangerines, grapefruit), and some bready malt. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it's mostly citrusy hops (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and bready/grainy malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and slick with a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a good overall brew. Not sure if it's worth $5.59 a bottle or not, but it is worth trying.
08-12-2012 00:00:22 | More by bluejacket74
3.04/5 rDev -21%
On tap at the Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.
Pours a bright yellow/orange-ish color, with an off-white 2 inch head, and some good lacing.
Smells include earthy hops, soap, orange, and lemon.
There's a weird dirty taste to this I don't love. Slightly soapy, grassy, with some underlying citrus and lemon flavors. I think the hop flavor might have been a little faded at this point, as the citrus hop flavors weren't all that bright. Sweet malt flavors.
Light to medium body, well carbonated, not all that drinkable due to reasons stated above.
Fatamorgana is a game changer, this one's a bit disappointing.
12-23-2013 02:07:09 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a cloudy medium orange amber with a massive white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Great aroma of citrus hops, sweet malt and pineapple immediately after opening and during pour. Flavor is suprisingly dry, grapefruit, citrus hops, faint malt. Not as aromatic as the aroma, but nice. The dry, hoppy taste is unusual and interesting in an american pale ale. At first I was hoping for more intense flavor, but grew to really enjoy the subtle flavors underlying the aggressive hops in this brew. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Well done and satisfying.
08-07-2012 04:06:48 | More by LiquidAmber
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high frothy off white head that only died down a little and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of orange citrus in the nose along with some notes of passionfruit.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but a little more complex with added flavors of earthy and floral hops along with some notes of spicy hops towards the finish. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink—as one with a light body should be—but really has an interesting mix of flavors in the taste due to the variety of hops that were used.
01-19-2013 04:09:16 | More by metter98
Mazarin from Omnipollo
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.