Dugges / Stillwater - Syrligt
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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American Wild Ale
3.88 | pDev: 8.25%
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Dugges / Stillwater - SyrligtDugges / Stillwater - Syrligt
Notes: Swedish Sour Ale brewed with rhubarb and lingonberry. Mainly brewed for the US market.
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 51
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/2/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy lingonberry, cranberry, rhubarb, strawberry, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, gummy bears, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of lingonberry, rhubarb, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy lingonberry, cranberry, rhubarb, strawberry, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, gummy bears, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lingonberry, cranberry, rhubarb, strawberry, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, gummy bears, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of lingonberry, rhubarb, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent fruited kettle sour. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of lingonberry, rhubarb, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic. Pretty gummy candy like for a sour as I hoped. Great balance of juicy/jammy fruit and Lacto complexity; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp acidic drying. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected. Held up very well for the age and ABV.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey blonde color with a very thin ring of head. Bubbles are left on top.

Aromas are typical berliner - sour apples, flinstone vitamins, fresh bakery bread.

Flavor is very tart, on the lemon-lime side of things, thinking green pixie stix here; some bread and rhubarb, and then you get that true Swedish Fish candy flavor towards the end.

Feel is so heavily carbonated it almost hurts. Scrapes the tongue and then leaves it numb and raw at the end.

Overall, it's not a WOW beer, but it is a pretty decent Berliner - and tastes just like most Berliners do. Vitamins, sour apples, lemons, berries, it's all here.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, bottle cap has a best by date of 2017-07-02 printed on it. Served in a MadTree Teku, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The brew smells like grainy malt, tart berries, rhubarb and some hay. Taste is similar to the aroma, there's grainy malt, tart berries, lemon, rhubarb and earthy flavors. Good amount of tart/sourness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good tart enjoyable brew, tasty now but I'd really like it on a hot summer day. Certainly worth picking up if you've never had it before! $4.99 a bottle.

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Photo of nimrod979
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter.

L: Light golden color with a quickly dissipating thing white head. Doesn't leave much lacing.

S: Fruit, wet hay.

T: Lemon, sour fruit. I'm not really familiar with what rhubarb or lingonberries taste like but maybe thats the flavor I get. I actually think this does have a slight swedish fish flavor. lactose sourness but nothing over the top.

F: Not much here for carbonation. Soft feel. Sour level is moderate and makes this a pretty quaffable brew.

O: Fairly drinkable fruit-forward sour. A bit one dimensional and pricey but a fine beer nonetheless.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 4.99. Bottled 7/2/16. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a little more than a finger of white head. The foam fades, leaving a thin, partial veneer and small belt but almost no lacing.

Smells of sour fruit. Tart berries, rhubarb and wet hay. Prettt nice.

The flavor is sharply sour from the opening sip. Sour lingonberry jam, rhubarb, old hay and a faint earthy woodsy note. A nice mix of sour and fruit.

Light feel with slightly zesty carbonation. Finishes with some sour wheat malt and tart fruit.

Syrligt is some pretty good stuff. Pleasantly sour with a distinctive lingonberry note that goes down easy. I rather wish this was priced for more regular consumption.

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Photo of avalon07
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-ish color and a somewhat cloudy consistency. There was a thin amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: A good aroma of light fruit, an herbal quality, citrus, and a sour quality.

T: Tasted of some citrus (a lot of lemon, but not too much), light amounts of the advertised lingonberry, a hint of rhubarb, a definite sourness, and light malt notes. An interesting flavor that seems more like a Belgian sour than anything else. Light, fruity, and tasty.

F: A below average amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a likable, easy to drink beer. A little unusual, but in a good way. Worth a look.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a light orange-ish amber, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like rhubarb, sour fruit (I don't know exactly what lingonberry smells like), lemon, and a bit of lacto.

These Dugges sours are all very basic, they set out to accomplish a single flavor, and mostly achieve it. This kinda tastes like a sour Swedish fish, with a candied sour fruit flavor. The rhubarb adds a nice dimension to the sourness, which is about a 3/10- not all that sour, really.

This is pretty light bodied, with a crisp mouthfeel, and a juicy finish.

Not too bad, but not their best.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The label pretty well sums this one up. It's like drinking a sour, less sweet Swedish Fish.

It has a nice rose gold body with near perfect clarity. There is no substantial head to this beer but that is fairly standard for this style. What head it does have is a thin white ring of bubbles with slight lacing.

The nose is that of a Swedish Fish. It has a sweet dusty cherry smell with some hints of gelatin.

The taste is of tart strawberry with hints of rhubarb. I'm sure there is some lingenberry in there, I'm just unfamiliar with that fruit. To me, there is dark berry flavors as well such as blackberry and marionberry. Very fruit forward sour.

The mouthfeel is perfect for a sour. Light-medium body with a nice carbonation zing that adds to the tart flavor.

I really liked this novel sour and I would drink it again. I purchased it at the Craft Beer Cellar in Framingham and they still have some, so lets get to 10 reviews!

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Photo of jmasher85
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not much head and low carbonation, with a thick, sticky body, about what you'd expect from this kind of sour. I'm getting rhubarb and some lime, but I'm not sure what a lingonberry tastes like so jury is out. This one is quite tart, with a slightly sweet first sip but a much dryer finish. No complaints here!

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Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving some specks of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of rhubarb are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate flavors of rhubarb and lingonberries along with some sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a little refreshing tartness to it.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ethricdouble
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Eyes: Not gonna lie, I was attracted to this beer because of its swedish fish-lookin label. While it doesn't taste like swedish fish, the beer does not disappoint. In color it's a very clear, pale, orange-yellow. Very thin quickly dissipating head that laces the sides of the glass for a bit.
Nose: Lemon, sour cherries, rhubarb that I may have confused with grapefruit.
Taste: Where do I begin... Rhubarb in the aftertaste/ mid palate. Cherry. I have no idea what lingonberry is so I cant identify it, but maybe its the cherry I'm tasting. Watermelon. Lemon and lime. A bit of bretty funk pokes through the lactic sourness, which is admittedly very arresting. Still a very complex beer under all that sourness.
Feel: Light, dry, crisp. Lightly carbonated, you may be liable to be called effervescence instead.
I think someone just getting into sour beers would like this, as well as scrupulous fans. I feel like it's less one-dimensional than some might say. There's a lot going on here and while I'm not usually a fan of the fruit/vegetable beers, I think it's a very positive thing in this case. Loved it.

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Photo of HankSingle
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer reminds me how far afield the term 'sour' has gone, in recent months - because this beer *feels* very traditional, and is radically different than most of the other sours I've been drinking; in particular, this is hard to reconcile with the other Stillwater/Dugges combo, Tropic Punch Ale, which feels on the cutting edge of the new sour phase. In that sense, this is probably super successful, because it really reminds me of all the sours I had before I liked them, or thought they were cool - bracing, with lots of soft, curious flavors trying to find purchase around the unfettered sourness.

There's a really lovely kiss of honey after the finish falls off - a sense that I have just drunk a nice mead, or something. The fruits on the front are ruddy and indistinct - but they linger on and become clear as the sour pushes out. Honey, red apple skin, something earthy that might be rhubarb - it's a very dry wine, but it leaves a sensation of sweetness in the mouth.

It's a nice color, a healthy orange, streaming with tiny bubbles, no head to speak of. Those tiny bubbles give it a tight, tingling pull - it drinks light, and sits just heavy enough that I wouldn't call this beer 'refreshing'. I sort of think it would be good to stare into, for awhile, while you were waiting for the rain to stop outside the pub. I like this beer, though as with a lot of medium-to-big body sours, I always struggle to say when I would want to drink it again. Having drunk it, though, I am very pleased. A real 'whole is greater than the sum of its parts' beer.

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Photo of shleepy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color. Minimal head. Slightly citrusy, "dirty" brett smell. Taste actually masks the brettiness very well. Lots of lemon flavor, with a touch of honey; quite sour. Not shabby, but kind of one-dimensional.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick bubbly ring around the edge of the glass and a large bubbly side patch of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Kind of has a cream soda aroma but not sweet.

T- Quite sour initially with a big pucker on the tongue of lactic acid. Once the palate acclimates, the lingonberry comes through a bit to lend some balancing sweetness.

M- Highly tart and dry. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Has a great nose on it but is a little too high on the sourness spectrum for me. Wish there was some accompanying funk but there's none really there. Drinkable enough though and I feel like they hit the mark for what they wanted it to taste like.

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