Oppigårds Golden Ale | Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
Sweden
oppigards.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pilsener, caremel
Hops: Centennial, EK Goldings, Cascade, Herzbrucker
IBU: 32
OG: 1048
Introduced in October 2006.

Added by bark on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
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4
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi cloudy straw golden with a medium off white head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, light grapefruit, some lemon and bread. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon and light bread. Fairly bitter. Light to medium body, crisp texture. Very well hopped for a blond ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Asgeirr
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Oppigårds Golden Ale pours a light orange-to-golden colour along with a clear white, airy crown consisting of small bubbles. The crown in question disappears pretty quickly, it's more or less vanished after 2 minutes. Additionally, a small amount of bubbles are visible.

Smell: The sour and sweet scent of orange, or lemon and peach, are vividly present along with a underline of caramelly notes and a slightly bitter touch during the end.

Taste: The aforementioned fruitiness of peach peaks out in a mild but still prominent manner, sweet and almost vanilla-like at times. Continually, a acidic tone mellowly stings its way out in the middle followed by a distinctively bitter aftertaste which is greatly reminiscent of wormwood, but not in the overwhelmingly putrid penicillin-like sense of mould...

Mouthfeel: Rather flat, medium-to-thin in its body, smooth and round as well. The aforementioned bitterness leaves a dry feeling in the mouth.

Drinkability: Smell might be the most distinct sensory characteristic here, it differs greatly between smell and taste and it's all too flat for my taste. However, interesting, but not spectacular.

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Photo of bark
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The high compact foam forms a warm white head with a nice crater. Lots of lacing.

The smell is dominated by a mild hoppy flavour. Notes of butter, honey and flowers. There is a clean bitter note too.

As usual with beers from Oppigårds, the taste is hoppy with both English and American flavours: Balanced, but never bald. The beer is one of the milder from this brewery, almost like a lager. But that is the point of a golden ale, isn't it? Some citric bitter notes, a very pleasant mild clean bitterness. The aftertaste brings more of those mild citric-bitter flavours balanced by creamy malts with just a hint of roasted notes. There are also some hints of hay and cooked fish.

The carbonation is medium strong; the fresh bubbles are medium sized. The liquid is light and smooth.

"Springtime yum-yum" the bartender had written as the description for this ale on the slate. I agree fully - this is an uncomplicated fresh ale with high drinkability.

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Photo of JustinBathurst
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours perfectly clear gold with 2 cm white head. The lacing is awesome and the head pretty well remains.

The aroma resembles the hand sanitizer I use in the kitchen--Juniper hand santizer--which disturbs me. I also detect celery, grass, metal, red licorice, grain, and the overall smell of a horsebarn. This is hilarious considering the beer comes from Dalarna.

The mouthfeel is slick with the consistency of carbonated water.

The taste? The hops are front and centre. Hoppier than any representation of the style I've had. It's almost like Nils Oscar's India Ale in some respects, but with winegums and lemon added in. The aftertaste is extremely copper.

A solid brew, even if the aroma put me off initially. The best example of the style I've had.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oppigårds Golden Ale from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
3.83 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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