Sleepy Bulldog Pale Ale
Gotlands Bryggeri

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From:
Gotlands Bryggeri
 
Sweden
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 17%
Ratings:
39
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 19, 2019
Added:
Apr 30, 2009
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  12
SCORE
81
Good
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Ratings by Thomas_Wikman:
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3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

I recently drank Sleepy Bulldog Pale Ale from Gotlands Bryggeri in a restaurant in the Old City Stockholm. I thought it was a pretty decent beer.

Look: Hazy reddish amber with a thick white head

Aroma: grapefruit, slightly floral

Taste: The flavor is fruity but not sweet, black currants, grapefruit, and a mild piney bitterness at the end.

Feel: light body, easy drinking

Aug 01, 2018
More User Ratings:
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3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by sherillc from Canada (ON)

Not the most appealing to look at or smell, but it tastes pretty decent. Nothing that blew me away but its refreshing and fruity, mainly grapefruit on the palette with a hint of maltiness and piney bitterness. Pairs well with food.

Oct 19, 2019
 
3.5 by Momon from Philippines on Aug 11, 2018
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3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear golden orange with low, fine foam.

Smell is herbal with notes of pepper, minerals, onion and some floral hops.

Taste is a bit oniony with herbal notes and some sweet malt balancing the mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a pretty good pale ale, nothing fantastic but drinkable.

Jun 26, 2018
 
3.67 by Bajengurkan from Sweden on Nov 06, 2017
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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JonSchwartz from North Carolina

I had this on tap in Gothenburg, Sweden, and definitely feel it was better than its ratings. Recommended.

Jun 20, 2017
 
3.53 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on May 31, 2017
 
3.43 by kmanjohnson from California on Aug 24, 2016
 
3.72 by toscanoigor from Brazil on Jun 18, 2016
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by drmeto from Germany

L:
-pours a clear amber-red with a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-orange,grapefruit,caramel,grassy,gluestick
T:
-Follows the nose plus pine
-medium,lingering bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Fairly decent Pale Ale

May 16, 2016
 
3.73 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey on Apr 27, 2016
 
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Dec 12, 2015
 
3.14 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Aug 01, 2015
 
3.46 by Oidmoe from Austria on Jul 03, 2015
 
4.08 by bruceb from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2015
 
3.67 by chebode2 from Germany on Apr 28, 2015
 
3.39 by nigeldazooman from Virginia on Feb 04, 2015
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4.54/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MellowDia from Sweden

I simply enjoy a great session beer.

Jan 16, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
by beepill from Hawaii

Had this beer on draft at Bjork Bar (in the Marriott) in Stockholm. I wasnt expecting much, but I ordered a pint because there were only two beers on draft that day.

A - Amber-brown body and light tan head. Light lacing throughout.

S - Balanced smells of citrusy hops, bready malt, and sweet apple.

T - Earthy, rye-bread malt flavor and slight orange-like dry hop to finish it out. Seemed quite well-balanced IMO.

M - Perfect carbonation from tap. Refreshing after a long, cold day of sightseeing.

O - I thought this was a pretty well-balanced pale ale, not too malty and not too much sharp hoppy notes. I thought I was just going to order just one, but ended up ordering about 4 pints before going to bed. Its not something I would seek out in bottle/trade, but I would definitely get if I see it on draft again somewhere.

Dec 05, 2014
 
2.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 01, 2014
 
3 by Daniellehto from Sweden on Nov 25, 2014
 
3.75 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Nov 25, 2014
 
2.25 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Nov 07, 2014
 
3.25 by Florya from Norway on Oct 16, 2014
 
3.5 by dirtydisk from Michigan on Sep 05, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

A little boring and stale pale ale without having any excessively exciting flavors or aromas. It isn't nearly as tangy as some other beers in the same style but at the same time 4,8 is quite low ABV.

The taste is however pretty good for being such a easy beer to drink. Drunk on tap.

Jun 22, 2014
 
3.25 by shivtim from Georgia on Mar 03, 2014
 
3.5 by Jah_Json from Sweden on Feb 05, 2014
 
4.5 by Eir from Sweden on Dec 06, 2013
 
4.25 by Joakim from Sweden on Nov 07, 2013
 
4 by the_danish_swede from Sweden on Sep 11, 2013
 
3.25 by Mattias from Sweden on Feb 09, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by sislte

One of my favorites. In it's understated simplicity a fantastic beer. Neat, sorted and with a crystal clear taste profile. Loads of citrus, especially grapefruit. Clear, amber like liquid. Only 4,8% of alcohol. All and all a great summer and session beer.

Nov 27, 2012
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3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mltobin from Connecticut

Served on draught at Engelens in Stockholm.

Appearance is amber with a finger of a light tan head, one large finger tall, that soon leaves some lacing. The nose on this pale ale is nutty, citrus fruits, some grass. Its taste come through with malts, hops, apple and other fruit. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is present, a dry finish to it. All in all, a respectable pale ale, but nothing worth going out of your way for.

Sep 03, 2012
 
2.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Apr 05, 2012
 
2.5 by Harkrank from Sweden on Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by dirtylou from New York

bottle, Pelikan - Stockholm, paired with a pork knuckle

from notes

appearance: shaker pint, pale golden body

smell: grainy, light citrus notes

taste: pretty basic pale - light dry hoppy notes, toasted grain, touch metallic. refreshing beer after the walk to dinner, but nothing special

mouthfeel: light and crisp

overall : decent

Jun 08, 2011
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3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

Pours nice. Clear amber brown with an eggshell colored head. Nose is sweet but seems a bit thin, kind of like the feel. Flavor is nice. Brings enough body to keep it interesting. Nice lasting aftertaste. Though as time goes on, too much of a metallic/dirty tone shows. Okay enough, I guess.

Jun 20, 2010
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2.44/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is brass; the finger thick head is white. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is light. Some grapefruit notes and a metallic bitterness.

The taste is somewhat sweet with very mild notes of grapefruit and American-style hops. The short aftertaste got some sour hints, anonymous hops and a toch of cookie dough.

The carbonation is fresh, the liquid is light.

Wishy-washy.

May 05, 2009
Sleepy Bulldog Pale Ale from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 39 ratings