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Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Caramalt, m├╝nchenmalt, wheat malt. Hopped with Cascade and Simcoe. Introduced in February 2010.

Added by bark on 01-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.97/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer comes in a 50 cl brown long-necked bottel. The green label got a picture of a bird.

A: The pour is hazy golden with a medium-large white sparkling uneven head that dissipates, leaving some lacings.

S: There's butter from the yeast at first (almost like a Brown Ale). American hops gives it a citric and faint piney smell. Very faint smell from the malt.

T: American hops, pine and citric. Some faint yeasty notes. Not much else going on.

M: Aftertaste is short but holds nice dry bitterness. Body is thin and carbonation is medium - a bit uneven bubbles.

D: Goes down smoothly, but a bit to thin in body and taste to be up my alley.

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Photo of bark
2.88/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is gold with a tint of brown; the liquid is a slight bit hazy (chill haze?) . The two finger head is compact and white with a warm tint. Almost no lacing.

The smell is dry and hoppy with American citric notes. Some light earthy-fruity notes and a sour touch.

The taste is dry and a bit hoppy (tamarinds, lemon peels, apricots) with a slight earthy notes. It is quite light when it comes to the body and taste. A medium strong bitterness that borders to the tart. The short aftertaste is a bit earthy with hints of minerals and lime.

The carbonation is medium to strong, the many small bubbles very fresh. The liquid is rather light.

The first widely available lager from Dugges, this one doesn't really convince. I have heard that this beer is "designed" to be paired with spicy food, so I tried it with a portion of Indian chicken Bhurna: It worked better than on its own.

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Photo of tofulegend
3.85/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Hazy deep gold color. Looks more like a pale ale than your average lager. Off-white head with some lacing on the glass.
Smell - Dominated by citrus and pine from the hops. Even before tasting you can tell that there are a lot of American hops in here.
Taste - A bit of caramel and fruity flavors are detectable but overall the hops are very dominating. Strong citric flavors with a long bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Average for a lager but paired with this amount of hops it feels a bit thin.
Drinkability - Very very good.

A truly tasty but not very traditional lager. An interesting take on the style but maybe too much of a lager trying to be an ale.

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Photo of rarbring
2.74/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer has a hazy copper look, the off-white foam recedes quickly leaving a good lacing.

The smell is mostly citric hops, with distinct lemon notes, some sweetness like candid sugar, a hint of raising dough.

The taste is dry, sour notes in the malt vinegar area, the bitterness rather sharp - a bit alkaline.

A very flat low carbonated, nearly watery fluid.

The label says lager, but the experience is a less successful pale ale.

I had much higher hopes for this beer, Dugges do a lot of nice ones. Or was it my bottle only?

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Spring Beer from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
2.95 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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