Örebro Bitter | Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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3.92/5
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35 Ratings
Örebro BitterÖrebro Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Sweden
kulturbryggeri.se

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hops: East Golding and Cascade.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,808
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
35
pDev:
16.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
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2
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of johansan
1/5  rDev -74.5%

Photo of MathiasO
3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BartMcStout
3.21/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of stcules
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep bronze color, slightly hazy. Average white foam.
In the smell a good earthly hop, on a good malty base. Tea notes.
In the mouth, after a light maltiness, there is a good earthly bitterness, pleasant, long.
Not too drinkable (not like an english bitter), but not bad at all.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours hazy, copper-brown, with a two finger highe, fluffy, beige, head.

Nose: Very fruity! Plum, dried fruit, raisin, apple, dark berries, caramel malt and fudge.
Taste: Not as big as the nose but very subtile and great! Dry but still sweet. Dried fruit, dark bread, raisin and malt.
Mouth: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet and dry ending. Great beer!

Conclusion: A beer in a beatiful bottle with a personality. Deep, complex but still easy to drink. A beatiful beer paring with BBQ meat, christmas food etc.

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Photo of rarbring
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat hazy dark amber, nearly brown color on the beer, a beige head leaving lacing.

The smell is fruity, pears, apples, malty, bread and nuts, and distinct hops.

Upfront sweet, raisins and dark bread, then oranges and lemons and a good concluding bitterness,

Medium high carbonation, a rather complex feeling, a dry finish.

A good balanced and rather complex beer.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a BrewDog snifter glass.

A: The body is very coppery and mildly dark. The head is white to beige with medium retention and somewhat living only close to the glass. It's medium hazi but shows a light body.
S: This beer's aroma is very strong in malt and in orthodox hops, having a clear distinct character of the east golding as it is one of the most commercial hops known to men. You can feel it clearly here. In the end, the aroma feels like a hop-powered light barleywine.
T: Taste starts off with a sweet and giant malty tone, very strong. It then moves lightly to the bitter end of the sip with a crystalline bitterness with no harshness from the mainstream hops used.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is great. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is high.
O: Again, this is just my second Narke beer and even though I'm not in love with it, this is certainly technically very well executed.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Akkurat in Stockholm. Beer poured a cloudy amber body with a huge, massive while head that gives the effect of an ice cream float. The top looks like a baseball submerged in my beer but luckily it didn't taste like that. There was a nice citrus, hop aroma. The taste had a nice malt presence but also a refreshing citrus hop bite as well. Filling body and overall well rounded taste. My first Narke and hopefully not my last.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours quite dark in a brown amber color. Malty nose leads to the same on flavor. Slight spicy bitter taste hits over the tongue and on earthy/dirt kind of aftertaste stays. I wouldn't quite call this an easy drinker by a long shot. Much heavier than what I feel a standard bitter is. Still, it's well made. And besides, it's Närke. *cue out of control screaming shrill and shrieking voices conveying undying love and admiration*

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Photo of Crosling
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draught, Glenfiddich Warehouse # 68, Stockholm, Sweden. Appears darker than expected, a rich bronze-almost brown colored beer with full foam. Juicy hop nose with sweet malts. Quite a lot of depth in the yeast and malt components, producing a variety of fruit flavors. Not a lot of describable hop character, but present. Finishes clean and lasts well in the mouth. My first Narke beer. Extremely high in quality.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this from a bottle and a keg at Narke with Hans into a Narke tulip.

The beers a really nice dark copper with a hint of dark orange. There is a tope head that rises about two fingers with good retention and thick lacing...The aroma is similar to most esbs, a very sweet slight alcoholic bitter throughout, not a ton of sweetness to balance it out, but not sure if its needs it really...The taste is better than the aroma, light sweet to start and a light bitter through your sip with a very strong bitter finish several seconds after you swallow.

This is the most popular Narke making up a third of production. I think it is very good, not their best though. Its worth trying but but for a drinker Id go with CAmarillo.

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Photo of safaricook
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Really tasty bitter with a good balance of caramel malt and English hops with strong bitterness.

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Photo of lagomswedish
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured unpasteurised from a 500ml bottle at 12 degrees.

Appearance: Slighty murkey, tea-like colouration with a thick pillowy, vanilla tan head.

Smell - Piney notes from the Cascade hops, dark fruits (plums, raisins) with a touch of apricot. Slightly rusty smell, and a whiff of alcohol.

Taste - Great blend of Cascade and East Kent Golding hops delivers a refreshing, fruity punch. Slightly smokey finish, with lingering dark chocolate bitterness.

Mouthfeel - an initial tip-of-the-tounge fizz quickly vanishes, leaving a low carbonated, smooth slightly oily mouthfeel in keeping with the bitter style. A distinct whipcrack of hop bitterness.

Drinkability - At 5.8% this is a deceptively easy drinking premium biitter. The slightly late and lingering dry bitterness bite does shave off a point however.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Örebro Bitter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 35 ratings