Örebro Bitter | Närke Kulturbryggeri AB

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33 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
16.79%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of johansan
1/5  rDev -75.3%

Photo of MathiasO
3.03/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BartMcStout
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of danielfda
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of stcules
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
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 -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of pperez38
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Niklas
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
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 -3.5%
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 -1.2%

Photo of jisak74
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Rickard
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ggaughan
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +0.7%
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 +0.7%
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 +0.7%
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 +1.2%

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 +1.2%
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 +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mar02x
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Borefts beer festival.

A - Dark amber colored beer, no carbonation visible and with a decent white head.

S - The smell is like 'fruit vinegar', I just haven't got any other words for it.

T - The taste was actually a bit surprising as I expected a bit more from my first Närke brew. It's a nice fresh tasting beer that you can drink over and over again. Flavors; lemon and pine hops.

M - Lower carbonation, nice dry finish to complement the bitterness, smooth and creamy, good solid body. Nothing to complain about here.

D - A very reasonable thirst quencher but not really special to me.

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Örebro Bitter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
4.05 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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