Golden Ale
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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From:
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
 
Sweden
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 11.56%
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 03, 2018
Added:
Mar 01, 2005
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  10
SCORE
84
Good
Golden AleGolden Ale
Notes: Malt: Pilsener, caremel
Hops: Centennial, EK Goldings, Cascade, Herzbrucker
IBU: 32
OG: 1048
Introduced in October 2006.
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Photo of josanguapo
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by josanguapo from Spain

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Khimera, then Life is Strange Before the Storm. 8 month after bbf. Slight oxidation. Malty, some citrusy notes, specially in nose. Fairly strong grassy bitter ending. Flat but pretty drinkable

Apr 03, 2018
 
3.59 by Bajengurkan from Sweden on Nov 06, 2017
 
3.93 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Mar 23, 2016
 
3.75 by Lipa from Slovenia on Feb 22, 2016
 
3.09 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Jun 24, 2015
 
3.75 by leitmotif from Romania on Mar 20, 2015
 
3.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Mar 16, 2015
 
3.58 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 13, 2014
 
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 14, 2014
 
3.75 by TheBrk from Sweden on Nov 06, 2014
 
3.52 by BuddhaBrowett from Sweden on Aug 13, 2014
 
3.5 by silamikanico from Sweden on Aug 10, 2014
 
4 by sebastian577 from Sweden on Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

A very nice thirst quencher drunk on Midsummer evening, a celebration tradition in Sweden.

The flavor has tones of paper pulp, plastics and flavored wort with some malt and hops in it.

A great thirst quencher that is sharper than most lager beers.

Jun 20, 2014
 
4.25 by O_gg_e from Sweden on Mar 29, 2014
 
3.25 by jondavidsson from Sweden on Mar 07, 2014
 
3.5 by zippy236 from Sweden on Jan 22, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

pours dark golden orange with a creamy white head. Nice grain note with strong fruit behind of golden apricots and lemon. Taste doesn't live up to nose, grain is messy, a bit flabby, fruits aren't as bright, a touch of lemon and some subtle malt notes underneath. Body is light, carbonation is moderate, smooth on the throat.

Jul 11, 2013
 
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Jun 01, 2013
 
3.75 by humulus from Sweden on May 25, 2013
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Feb 09, 2013
 
3 by Hultkrantz from Sweden on Jan 21, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grassy and floral hops in the nose, similar to what you could expect from an English Ale. As the beer warms up, the smell becomes stronger and aromas of fruit become equally dominant.
T: The taste shares some similarities to the smell and also has some fruity flavors from the yeast. A very light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is perfectly sessionable.

Nov 17, 2012
 
3 by AgentZero from Illinois on Nov 04, 2012
 
2.75 by donactive from Sweden on Oct 18, 2012
Photo of JamFuel
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JamFuel from Sweden

The beer that got me into Swedish craft, many years ago. I've had it many, many times, but it's time to acually review it.

Pours a clear yellow with fine, soft head.

Smell is floral and clean with notes of citrus, crackers and a hint of rye.

Taste is bready and floral, with a slight, slight, metallic tinge. Notes of citrus, crackers and a mild to moderate bitterness. Very well balanced, and quaffable.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, one os the classics, it's very drinkable and well put together.

Aug 07, 2012
 
4 by welinaspalmeras from Sweden on Jul 24, 2012
 
4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2012
 
3 by HankC from Sweden on Jun 29, 2012
 
3.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Apr 05, 2012
 
5 by rustynosebleed from Pennsylvania on Nov 16, 2011
Photo of stjaernstoft
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stjaernstoft from Sweden

Oppigårds Golden Ale, ABV: 5.2%.
330 ml bottle, 17.50 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: A clear, beautiful, golden liquid, with a slightly off-white head - good retention.

S: Fresh, hoppy aromas meets the nose, with a nice touch of tropical fruits, citrus, apricots, honey, bread, herbs and spices.

T: Hoppy flavours, with grass and flowers, grainy bread, citrus peels, oranges, apricots, honey and spices. Medium-large hoppy bitterness, balanced with smaller malty notes.

M: Medium-sized body. A somewhat oily texture, with a nice bite. High drinkability.

O: This is nothing but an instant Swedish craft beer success - a modern classic - available at every Systembolaget store in the country. The hoppiness is just right to make a very enjoyable ale - heavy enough to make it tasty, light enough to drink more than one or two (or way more) of. My best experience with the 'Golden Ale' is from a sunny summer evening on the country-side, with good friends, barbecued steak and chili bearnaise.

Sep 02, 2011
Photo of elginirishpunk
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by elginirishpunk from Illinois

Appearance- Poured with a cloudy orange/yellow hue.

Smell- Citrusy with a light flowry hop scent at the end.

Taste- Smooth yeast and light citrus flavor that developes and finishes with a hoppy almost Pale ale like bitterness.

Very good beer and different interpritation of a "golden ale/Farmhouse ale." Not bad or my first Swedish beer.

Jun 21, 2011
Photo of rudzud
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Picked up on a whim from KJ Baarons. Glad I tried it.

A - Pours a glorious light yellow colour with some nice orange hues in the center. Atop was a big two finger white head that very slowly faded to leave about a quarter inch head. Not much lacing.

S - Some nice light yeast aromas but more importantly I'm getting some really nice, potent honey aromas. Really, really good honey aromas.

T - A combination beer. A good one. Nice saison qualities intermixed with larger qualities. Yeast, floral, spice, and more of that delicious honey. Wow, I really really love this honey aroma and flavour.

M - Somewhat light on the mouthfeel. Borders on almost watery but the carbonation is just high enough to keep it from doing so.

O - Yeah, I really, REALLY enjoyed this beer. I'm not sure if the honey aspects are a usual for this style but it works so great here that I just cant get enough. My only knock is its a little pricey.

Mar 29, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerLover99 from Illinois

A: cloudy deep orange, slight hue of light brown, trace head, patchy lacing.

S: malt, grain, slight citrus aroma

T: malt, grain, fresh citrus flavor with a splash of bitter in the finish.

M: Medium body, smooth

D: My 1st Swedish beer and it was quite nice. Golden Ale is great session beer. Fantastic gateway beer for your apprehensive friends + family. If they are hip to euro lagers, they will love this. Look forward to tasting more Scandinavian brews.

Feb 05, 2011
Photo of ChopperSmith
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
by ChopperSmith from Minnesota

Poured from a 1/2 liter bottle into a 1/2 liter Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy deep golden color with a nice white foamy head that didn't leave a lot of lacing, but receded to a nice frothy white cap for the duration.

Smell: Yeasty, hops, wheat and a little sweet fruit on the nose. Has a sort of Belgian Saison funk to it, which fits since it's called a "Swedish Farmhouse Ale".

Taste: Very nice. Good yeast phenols with banana, apricot and spices. Sweet, with a good balance of noticeable hops and roasted malts. The yeast is the star of the flavor. This falls somewhere between a Belgian Saison and a HefeWeizen in flavor, with just a little extra hops 'oomph' (which is good).

Mouth Feel: Medium bodied with a thick and creamy feel on the tongue.

Drinkability: I would drink this again for sure, especially in the 1/2 liter bottles. Low ABV and refreshing sweetness, with a nice hops bite as well, make this a good spring/summer brew.

May 29, 2010
Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drpimento from Wisconsin

Not a great beer, but not bad. Pours with a nice foamy frothy off white head that lasts and a little lace. Color is an ever so slightly hazy amber. Aroma is malty, grassy, hoppy, and bready beer. Flavor's very similar along with pretzels and with bitterness coming out at the end. Good body and carbonation. Finish is good. Drinkable beer. Could be a session.

Feb 23, 2010
Photo of rarbring
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by rarbring from Sweden

A golden clear beer with a rather quickly receding off-white head leaving good lacing.

The smell is full of citric orange like notes complemented with a floral summer smell. Some faint pure sweetness as well.

The beer is well balanced, but with a clear bitter dominance that stays for a long time. A sweet alcoholic presence is noted.

A good refreshing carbonation makes the beer perfect for sipping on the porch a nice summer's eve.

Jan 31, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of citrus, a good amount of hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a decent burst of hops bitterness that is strong for the style, followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy; however there doesn't seem to be a very good balance amongst all of the flavors. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is the second beer I've had from this brewer and both have been on the hoppy side for their respective style, while I like that trait, this particular beer just isn't that good overall. There are several other beers in the style that I would choose first even if they aren't as hoppy.

Oct 17, 2009
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

A: This beer pours light golden with a rather nice white head that sure takes its time before it dissipate, but when it does - NICE rich lacings.

S: Floral hops (I'm guessing Cascade), but there is also a bready smell with a caramell twist. Some citrus is also traceable.

T: The floral hoppyness from the Cascade hops is rather strong, but there is also a freshness to this dry beer with a citric tone.

M: Bitter and dry with nice carbonic acids.

D: A nice beer that was just perfect on the warm summer night on the balcony. If I could change anything it would be the quantity - I didn't buy enough!

Jul 27, 2009
Golden Ale from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 51 ratings