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S:t Eriks Pilsner | Galatea Spirits

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Brewed by:
Galatea Spirits
Sweden | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in April 2010. Mainly hopped with Amarillo.

Added by bark on 02-10-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of mltobin
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Man in the Moon in Stockholm.

Poured into a pint glass, the appearance is straw yellow with just less than a finger of white head. This pilsner has a nose with lemon, flora, light hops. It has a refreshing taste, with citrus, grass, sugar and malt. Mouthfeel is light, a clean finish with just another dash of that hop profile. All in all, a decent pilsner. It was nice to try yet another new to me beer on my trip to Sweden.

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Photo of rarbring
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light yellow clear brew, a white firm head leaving good lacing.

The smell is distinctively citric and floral, grape, hay, pines, american hops I dare say.

Some digestive biscuit sweetness and maltiness, a lot of grapefruit juice, green apples, and a good lasting bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, but a soft and rich feeling.

This was a pleasant surprise, I do not have high hopes foe American Pale Lagers. But this one combined the Czech Pils with the best of the new world.

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Photo of bark
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is pale gold; the 3 finger head is airy and off-white. It sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is very hoppy. Lots of bitter-sour citric fruits (lime, lemon) and a touch of flowers, wood and resin. It is dry and very bitter.

The taste is much stronger and more alcoholic than the 5.3% suggests. Hoppy flavours dominate the flavours with lots of lime and a chemical hint of floor polish and diesel. Some flowery notes and an overall bitter-dry taste. It lacks some body, I think. The strong hoppy flavours (mainly from Amarillo) leave some room for a mildly sweet malty flavour in the aftertaste. There is a note of exotic fruits in the finish as well as a gentle earthy flavour.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles fresh. The liquid is a bit sticky.

A very fresh and hoppy beer that misses something, probably some roasted malt.

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Photo of ohoh
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Agree, lots of floral hops and citrus, but it's all a bit understated. Of course, it's a lot more floral hopsy than you'd expect from a pilsener. Rich, but light taste with hints of real craftmanship. Same goes for the aftertaste.

Is this a IPA? No. It's still very (hoppy and) aromatic, but lacks that bitterness to make it seem an IPA. I don't really see it as a pilsener, but more as a spring lager.

Surprisingly good, and plus also for the bottle which is nice. I thought it would be a bit gimmicky because of it, but I think it really suits it's taste. Slender and flowery, and not even a little bit of cynical bitterness.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle looks like a small wine-bottle, brown 33 cl longnecked. The small label at the bottom is blue and golden and has got a picture of S:t Erik (or Erik Jedvardsson, a swedish king from the mid 12th century).

A: Light golden with a rather nice white large head that dissipates after some time, leaving some lacings.

S: Lots of american floral hops, piney and citric. Some caramell malt. Some bitter notes as well.

T: American floral hops, pine and lemon together with lots of hazelnuts. Caramell and pilsener malt.

M: Medium body and rich carbonation. Dry bitter aftertaste that stays for quite some time.

D: Surprisingly nice. A mix between American hops and pilsener malt (a bit Czech to me). I like this one.

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S:t Eriks Pilsner from Galatea Spirits
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