Oppigårds Bergsmansöl | Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pilsener, Carapils, Carahell.
Hops: Northen Brewer, Saaz
IBU: 36
OG: 1049

Added by bark on 10-08-2005

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just had a fajita burrito from Chipotle, so I'm thirsty and want to rid of the leftover spiciness. Oppigårds, this is where you come in to play. On to the beer:

A little hazy in my glass. Faded yellow color with bubbles bursting to the top. Inch thick suds on top. The aroma is mostly lemon with leftover of husky grain. To taste, it has a mild taste and a fairly medium body. This leans towards the sweet and sour side of the taste spectrum. Lemon grass and a straight-forward bitterness. The sourness is coarse throughout. The hops in this bottle seem faded in offering, and runs around at free will.

A pretty good pilsner, although I would love to try this at the source. A little more time sitting on the shelf is risky for a style this delicate.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange color with a decent stark white head that leaves nice lacing.

Nose is of euro hops and some slight fruit and grain.

Taste is very munich helles like, and does indeed have a clearly emphasized hop presence. A decently bitter finish, and a nice euro hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is slightly undercarbed for the claimed style, but good overall.

Drinkability is pretty strong, but for your average lager drinker the bitterness would seem high.

Overall a very nice and hoppy lager. Not one i would buy on a regular basis, but certainly one i will buy again when i have a (very rare) craving for hoppy lager. haha. Either way, defenitely worth a shot. Seems like a hoppy munich helles to me.

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Photo of ElGordo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a Stella stem glass. Body is a slightly hazy golden color, topped by a pinky-finger's worth of creamy white head. Nice, clean aroma of light pilsner malt and assertive, slightly spicy floral hops. Palate is a tasty, well-balanced blend of light, airy pilsner malt and spicy floral hops, with a lingering bitterness on the finish. Body is crisp and clean, excellent for the pilsner style. This one ranks up there with Victory's Prima Pils as an excellent, refreshing lager. The only drawback is the $4+ price tag. Still, a tasty beer.

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Photo of philipquarles
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh(ish) 500ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark straw yellow with a substantial white head. Heavy lacing. Strong honey-like malt aroma with floral hop notes. Very nice sweet, grainy taste, with some earthy malt character. Grassy hops add a nice bitterness. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, and characterful. Great beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops and malts. Tastes like it smells, mostly hops with some malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of akorsak
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle purchased at State Line.

A: The pilsner has a hazy golden straw color. The haze is cloudy enough to completely blur the translucence. A thin blanket of white head coats the top of the glass, seemingly sealing off the beer from the air.

S: A crisp, earthy hop aroma, full of floral notes, nicely defines the aroma.

T: The bite present in the nose needs a bit of time to come through in the taste. The biscuity malt base is clean and chewy and supports the hop body. The bite is floral, dirty and earthy in a deliciously European way. The first few sips seem to pass on the bite before finally giving way to it. Flowery flavors emerge forcefully at the end of a sip.

M: The mouthfeel is crisp and reasonably clean. The hop bite is pleasant and nicely jumps off of the tongue.

D: Good taste and a seemingly low alcohol level make this a nice sipper.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours slightly hazy light gold and forms decent head that leaves behind fine, light lacing.

S-Bready malts, citrus.

T-Sweeter than what I expected, with citrus notes and spice, hints of wildflower, and hops that grow through the finish. This is unlike any pilsner I've ever had.

M-Nice carbonation and body.

D-I don't think I'd buy this one again, but I really enjoyed the novelty. It is a good quality brew that seems to combine non-traditional blends of ingredients.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oppigårds Well-Hopped Lager (Bergsmansöl) has a medium, fluffy white head, and a very hazy, orange appearance, which really clouds up, once the caked bottom sediment is swished and poured in. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is rather strong: pungent, semi-sweet and rich barley. Taste is of the same, with noticeable, yet not pronounced, hop bitterness (I'd never guess it is a 36 IBU). Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Oppigårds Well-Hopped Lager (Bergsmansöl) finishes a bit rough, rustic, and dirty.


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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It poured hazy pale yellow in color with a nice sized head that leaves nice lacing patterns. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are distinct aromas of Saaz hops in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of hops, but is not very bitter due to the presence of the underlying malts. The overall taste is very well balanced.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and leaves a lingering taste of wet hops on the tongue.
D: It's very easy to drink and packs in a lot of flavor for a pilsner. I would definitely try this one again.

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Photo of wedgie9
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Tasted from bottle at Lush West Town. Pours pale golden with a thin bubbly head. Nose is primarily caramel malt and bread with a hint of berries and hops. Once again, caramel and bread flavors up front with hops bitterness and berry fruits kicking in on the back. The flavors seem a little out of balance. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long fruity and bitter finish.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$9 for an almost big boy glass at Deep Ellum, Alston MA

Deep gold with a frothy white head. Good retention and lace, especially for a lager.

Aroma is good but not as strong as I'd like. Swampy, musky hops predominantly. I can never smell beers well in Deep Elllum which is odd because it's so dark I can't see and the music is so loud I can't hear - you'd think my sense of smell would be heightened. It's not.

Taste is more along the lines of what I'd expect from a hoppy lager: swampy, wet leaf and stem hops from the Saaz and mint which I'm guessing comes from some Northern Brewer. Ample sweet malt body grounds the hops. More pillowy than most German style lagers which I find to be steely.

Not just death metal and finesse hockey any more, the Swedes are gettin' pretty good at brewing.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lager yeast, a good amount of hops and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops burst. Then there's some lager yeast and hearty malt breadiness that comes in along with a mild citrus and malt sweetness. Overall, it's pretty decently balanced. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style while going stronger on the hops than most others, this is a nice easy-drinking hoppy lager that is worth sticking with for a long time.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle

Pours a hazy straw color with a snall white head that fades. Decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma is very crisp. An inviting blend of spicy and floral hops upfront with some pilsner malt peeking through.

Well crafted blend of floral and spicy hop flavors hit immediately. It's followed by a crisp pilsner malt base and finishes with a dose of hops. Firly clean finish, with just a slight lingering bitterness.

Light body, zippy carbonation.

What a tasty pilsner, although not quite true to style. The use of hops is really pushed, but backs off before it overpowers the base beer. Glad I took a chance on what seemed to be an overpriced bottle...

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Photo of twelvsies
4.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm not a religious man, but I had a near-religious experience the first time I had this beer. Had never heard of it, but a fan of unfiltered farmhouse lagers and all things "well-hopped", I figured it was a safe bet. Really unlike anything I've ever had - the first beer in a long time to succeed in truly surprising me. Onto the business...

This lager pours a slightly hazed light orange hue, with an excellent rocky head, poking up and over the rim of the glass with a good pour, and snow white. Head lasts all the way down the glass and leaves a ton of lacing. Nose full of hops, dry and herbal, Saaz maybe? Dusty, yeasty, bakery aroma. Hints of a nice rustic earthy funk. Lots of this complexity carries through in the flavor as well, with more of a resiny hop presence. It's hopped so ridiculously for a lager, and using hops that aren't normally used in a beer like this (not like an IPA) it's got a lot of interesting flavors going on. Almost a metallic or rubbery afterthought - in a good way. Nice and doughy malt support. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate, rather than ultra crisp like many great lagers, but retains the refreshing characteristic. Uber drinkable. Wish I could find a keg of this stuff somewhere...

A near perfect beer in my opinion. I hope this catches on and is around for a while. If you're not a fan of lagers, or don't think a beer like this could stand up to a stout or IPA, please try with an open mind... Cheers.

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Photo of rarbring
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear golden, has a white head leaving lots of lacing.

Malty smells of sweet bread, sour lemons and grape-fruit.

The taste is upfront sweet biscuits, then lemons followed by a good grassy bitterness.

Medium carbonation, soft and sooth body but with a dry finish.

Well-balanced, and well done!

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Photo of tmitch75
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale yellow, like grapefruit juice, with light thin head but tons of lace.

Smells crisp & clean with lots of fruity hops -- again with the grapefruit. Smells moe like an IPA than a pilsner.

Taste is similar to the smell with more of a floral element. Unusual but quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, just as it should be.

Very pleasing and refreshing. Will me a great summer beer - I can't wait for the snow to melt! Yet another fine Scandinavian beer.

Tasted on 1/28/08

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Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Armsby Abbey,

Huge fluffy head 2 fingers, fades slowly with sticky lacing, clear lighter golden yellow color.

Nose interesting very light and bright spice like aromas, light Belgian malts, light grainy malts, light mild grassy hops.

Taste has Belgian golden malts, light Belgian fruity yeast, nice grainy malts, touch sweet, nice fruity hops, grassy, semi bitter. Dry finish with light grassy and touch spicy hops, malts lingering.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall good, nice malts and hop characters, nice dry finish, good Belgian qualities, hops not overpowering.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rocky white head with lots of chunky lace. Very cloudy. Dusty blond color.

The smell reminds me of my homebrewing days when I would use an older hop pellet. It's not bad, but it doesn't smell "fresh". My first thought was skunking but I don't think that is the case here. I also smell a grainy, corn-like smell here. Again, it's not "bad" but it isn't drawing me in either.

The taste is an improvement: Nice lighter malt flavor quickly overwhelmed by a strong bittering hop. Strong biting bitterness in the swallow. Yet, it doesn't last long in the aftertaste--very odd. The body is as expected for the style. The description "well-hopped lager" is apt.

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Photo of humulusphile
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of portia99
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle received from Bryanbrick as an extra in trade. Thanks Bryan for the opportunity to try this one. Poured into a Harpoon pint glass.

A - Bottle gushed a little on opening. Pours a hazy/cloudy pale gold with a small cap of white foam. Looks almost hefeweizen like. Classified as a German Pilsner on BA, but says Swedish farmhouse lager on bottle. Don't know what that means exactly, but I'm going with it, because it certainly doesn't look like a German Pilsner.

S - A little bit of candilike sweetness in aroma and especially grainy. Malt dominates here. Hop aroma is non-existant. Very typical for lighter European style lagers.

T - Sweet malt with spicy and earthy hops in the background. Lots of bready and cereal flavors and some yeastiness too. Smooth and easy, nothing overpowers.

M - On the thin side. Ample carbonation makes this beer feel very lively and seems to enhance the hop bitterness some. Carbonation also helps to make this a pretty refreshing beer for warm summer weather.

D - Very smooth and easy drinking. Could definitely go for this while doing yardwork or after running a few miles. Pretty good European lager beer.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ETF5000
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- A beautiful amber color, with a frothy white head about 1 finger high. The head quickly dissipates, but it sure is a nice thing to look at.

S- Malty sweetness comes up front, with a hint of breadiness that is nicely balanced with great citrus tanginess from the european hops. For me, this is almost a perfect palance, the great caramel breadiness with a hint of lemon zest.

T- Similar to the nose, this beer has a fantastic balance of classic beer flavors. Crisp lager taste with a great aftertaste that makes this beer truly special. I just wish it wasn't so pricey

M- Wonderful carbonation, but this beer feels a bit thin for my tastes. I'm not too familiar with Swedish lagers, but the mouthfeel could have used a bit more punch.

D- I could quaff this baby all day and love every minute of it. The malt and hops balance each other perfectly. The bitterness at the end of each sip cleanses the palate wonderfully and makes you crave the next round.

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