Mazarin - Omnipollo
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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
3.93/5 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
4.16/5 rDev +8.1%
To satisfy the thirst for citrusy drippy American hops but without the risk of heightened inebriation, Omnipollo devises this "Extra Special Pale" ale but with the proportions rearranged to meet American IPAs.
Bright peach in color, the beer glows with diffused haze. Its dry hop character is evident. A creamy ecru-white head floats on the beer, seeming like meringue or the froth of hot chocolate. It's a delightful looking beer, emulating IPA the best it can.
Starting bright, citrusy, and zesty- the malt character is hard to find. Its certainly an IPA as a burst of grapefruit, ripe oranges, pineapple and apricot flavor wraps around the tongue. A teasing type of sweetness is caught between honey and caramel- giving the hop "fruit" character is sweeter, more candied effect. An even fade to crisp and refreshing citrus bitterness closes the beer lightly grassy, mildly pungent and with an herbal bouquet.
Medium-light in body, the beer now leans Pale Ale. The modest sweetness trails, taking with it the creamy notion of carbonation. What's left is the resinous bitterness of hops that stick to the back of the mouth in dry bitterness, shy alcohol warmth, and a linger of citrus peels.
Where the current trends of Pale Ale is to resemble IPA but with drier and less sweet taste and body- the Swedish aren't just chasing the scene, they're driving the bus.
05-25-2013 16:58:28 | More by BEERchitect
3.35/5 rDev -13%
This beer poured out as a slightly hazy yellow color. The head on top was white and had a good amoun of retention to it. The smell of the beer had a pretty good balance of hoppy aromas and yeasty grains in the mix. The taste of the beer had a subtle sweetness up front that quickly faded into a sharp bitterness. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean feeling. It's drinkable but a little too sharp to be sessionible I think. Overall it's a pretty good brew. I wouldn't have to buy it again though.
08-09-2012 01:29:11 | More by Knapp85
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
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
After visiting Stockholm and drinking a lot of Swedish beer, I am interested to see how this production turns out. The Swedes love their hops.
This apa seems to have a thicker malt presence than I would have anticipated. Hop spices are there, sure. But I feel like it could be a bit stronger. Decent, but not really doing much for me. Especially considering the price.
09-03-2012 03:28:36 | More by RblWthACoz
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA
Another Euro attempt at an APA. These are often interesting. Slightly cloudy golden-amber pour with a small white head that receded to a tiny ringlet of bubbles. Light aroma, citrusy, grassy. Interesting taste, I actually got a huge hit of apple skins in this one, and not necessarily as an off flavor, it seemed to meld well with the zesty hops, crisp and grassy, with afterthoughts of pale biscuity malts and toasted grains. Lots of hops, but very little intensity to the bitterness...which I'm guessing is what they were going for, as the description indicates that the bittering hop phase was eliminated. Body is pretty much light to light-medium, majorly crisp and smooth. Not as flavorful as some of the bigger names in APAs, but quite good and quite drinkable.
09-03-2012 02:41:39 | More by Rifugium
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
De proef gypsy brew on draught at City Beer, Mazarin is a clear, slightly dull gold, with a small white collar leaving light lace.
Smell is really muted, a little tangerine. Yeasty.
Taste is really hoppy, earthy, a little citrus, modest sweetness, and a little biscuit malt.
Mouthfeel is dry, medium-light bodied.
Drinkability is pretty high, this is very well done. A great showcase of yeast and hops in a managable device.
08-05-2012 23:25:41 | More by ccrida
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
4.55/5 rDev +18.2%
The colour is pale amber with some red (20 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick warm beige head is compact. Good head retention. Some lacing. There is yeas sediment in the bottle.
The smell is dry fruity and very hoppy with a mild bitter note. Grapefruit peels, kiwi fruits, green bananas and cream candy flavours. Some light clean sweetness and lemon candy. It is very fresh.
The taste is at first bitter, but it fades leaving room for green fruits and berries, citric fruits/juice/peels. Some lightly roasted hints of malt. Light to medium body. There is some smooth bitter flavours in the aftertaste as well as notes of lemonade and (dry) orange juice. The finish is mellow, balanced and citric with a hint of alcohol.
The carbonation is strong, almost soda-like, with lots of medium sized short-lived bubbles. The liquid is dry and medium smooth.
The most drinkable and refreshing beer for the summer of 2012? I vote for this one.
06-24-2012 18:57:51 | More by bark
4/5 rDev +3.9%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.
S: A very nice aroma of citrus (a lot of it), hops, and malt as well.
T: Tasted of hops (a decent amount), some malt, citrus (grapefruit), and a slight graininess. While it doesn't quite live up to the expectations of the smell, this is a pretty good flavor.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: On the whole, a solidly made, drinkable beer. Not groundbreaking, but still very likeable.
07-19-2012 13:04:12 | More by avalon07
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
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured from a 33cL bottle into brandy snifter. Unfortunately, the date on the top has rubbed off.
A: Three fingers of white lacy head fades quickly. Hazy dark amber-wheat is highly translucent.
S: This smell generates an enormous grin from me. I can smell the Citra, which I adore, and fruity Amarillo, and generally it smells like a Double IPA, even down to sweetish-pleasant malts.
T/M: Delicious. Light, crisp, and fruity, with the hop presence surprisingly gentle, but providing almost all the interesting aspects of the beer-- the fruit, the bitterness, the dryness, the complexity...The finish is subtle, but with more than a tinge of malt. Mouthfeel is pleasant but neutral.
O: So far I'm a big fan of Omnipollo. I look forward to trying more. This is a great pale ale. Recommended.
01-27-2013 07:22:06 | More by AgentMunky
4.23/5 rDev +9.9%
A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, and pine hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, and pine hops with some bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, bit of lemon peel.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and sweet finish.
D - Nice hoppy APA. Good hop profile and balance.
01-07-2013 00:17:04 | More by ngeunit1
Mazarin from Omnipollo
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.