Zeunerts Höga Kusten
Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)

Zeunerts Höga KustenZeunerts Höga Kusten
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From:
Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)
 
Sweden
Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #488
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
75
Ranked #29,035
Avg:
2.98 | pDev: 17.79%
Ratings:
22
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 04, 2020
Added:
May 30, 2004
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
75
Okay
Zeunerts Höga KustenZeunerts Höga Kusten
Notes: A mix of ale and lager.

When introduced, this beer was an Altbier. Later, it became a blend of an ale and a pale lager.
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3.67/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Steve555 from Wales

Appearance is a nice rich amber, foamy head. Smell of honey, brown sugar and grassy hops. Taste is a good balance of depth of ale sweetness, maltiness and crisp refreshing lager with quite a hoppy aftertaste. A good balance of a lager and an ale.

I really liked this despite its generally low acclaim and wish I could get my hands on some more.

Jul 04, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Nofoba

It pours a bright, clear, amber body with visible carbonation. Thick white head with good amount of lacing.

It has a rich and sweet aroma of pale malts, plum, brown sugar and honey.

The taste has sweet, bready malts, with a pleasant amount of grassy hops. The taste of malts linger on in the finish, along with slight metallic notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly bitter and medium carbonated.

Unique and very pleasant.

Nov 01, 2019
 
2.96 by TheGent from New Jersey on Jul 26, 2019
 
3.25 by ant1 from France on Jun 10, 2016
 
3.38 by Thomas_Wikman from Texas on Feb 15, 2016
Photo of EmperorBevis
2.96/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled
Golden bodied and with some giggery pokery created a tiny white head
some golden syrup on the aroma and some mixed coins but very muted
Muted flavours to, some corn syrup some bitterness
quite light for 5.3%
I would take this over say a bud or a carlsberg but not over any real ale

Nov 12, 2015
 
2.36 by CwrwAmByth from England on Oct 01, 2015
 
Photo of chinchill
3.1/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by chinchill from South Carolina

440 ml can purchased and consumed near Hora Stakion, Crete, GR.
An unexceptional but refreshing beer. More hop than malts in the flavor.
Very mildly bitter.

May 19, 2015
 
2.65 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on May 18, 2015
 
2.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 18, 2014
 
3 by Florya from Norway on Aug 22, 2014
 
3.75 by Didier from New Hampshire on Jun 26, 2014
 
3.36 by Alex-Alkis from Sweden on Jun 22, 2014
 
1.5 by TheBrk from Sweden on Sep 18, 2013
Photo of bark
3.06/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

The colour is gold (7 EBC), the liquid clear. The three finger head is compact and uneven. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is malty with some semi-sweet caramel flavours. Hints of apricots and a somewhat chemical bitterness. There are some phenolic hints of soap.

The taste got both clean lager-like flavours and fruity ale-flavours. Lots of malt, but not too much sweetness. Some chemical bitter notes with hints of red berries and hay. The aftertaste is quite mild, short and mostly sweet plus a touch of metallic bitterness.

The carbonation is strong and lager-like with small bubbles. The liquid is mid-smooth.

Jun 08, 2012
 
2.75 by aztraz from Sweden on Apr 07, 2012
 
3 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania on Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.2/5  rDev +7.4%
by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

A 50 cl brown short-necked bottle with a label with a picture of the "Höga-Kusten-Bron" (the bridge of "Höga Kusten").

A: Gloden pour with a really large airy head. That takes it's time to dissipate. Lot of lacings.

S: Malt and citric notes, but not a strong smell. A metallic off-smell...

T: Sweet malt, bready/doughy. Citric notes, mostly oranges.

M: Creamy medium body with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is rather short and both sweet and faint bitter.

D: Not a beer I'll buy again. Not bad, but not the opposite either.

Apr 17, 2010
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2.93/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by rarbring from Sweden

The beer is copper toned, an off-white head that stays and leaves some lacing.

The smell is rather short, a malty sweetness, a hint of dried orange.

Mainly sweet, some orange, and a rather short bitterness at the end.

Medium carbonation, rather pleasant mouthfeel.

Nothing really stands out, but nothing is really bad. Goes probably well with the traditional Swedish cuisine.

Feb 27, 2010
Photo of JustinBathurst
2.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
by JustinBathurst from Canada (ON)

First off, I didn't approach this review thinking at all of altbier. I think this might have helped me to enjoy it more.

Poured a clear copper-orange with lots of visible carbonation. The white head was very small--around a half cm--but it barely eroded and left a nice lacing.

Smelled of red licorice, orange, bubblegum. Sweeter than I like my beer to smell most of the time.

The mouthfeel is crisp, but watered-down, with medium carbonation.

In the end, the beer tasted much less sweeter than the aroma let on, but reflecting the smell. There was a bitter finish, and a slight touch of white vinegar and apple juice. In a roundabout way, this beer reminds me of an Anchor Liberty Ale clone that misses the mark.

The gaudy label with bright colours made me keep lowered expectations, but I think it's an okay, but average, beer. I wouldn't turn it down, but I won't go out of my way to get it either.

Jun 28, 2008
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3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by biglickbrewer from Virginia

A friend from our local homebrewers' club gave me a bottle of this beer. He travels extensively in his job, so the beer came fresh in his luggage.


If this is meant to be an Alt-style beer, it is missing the mark. It pours a clear golden amber, almost a light orange color. What little head it had dissipated quickly. The first taste was decidedly malty sweet, but later samplings revealed a dry finish behind the initial sweetness. Very little hop presence; certainly not the hop character of an Alt.


This Sweedish offering is okay, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find more and it definitely fails to achieve the Alt-style it seems to want to emulate.

Jul 08, 2007
Zeunerts Höga Kusten from Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 22 ratings