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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)
Sweden
kopparbergs.se

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by bark on 05-30-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
27.03%
 
 
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by JustinBathurst:
Photo of JustinBathurst
2.61/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -24%

Photo of ant1
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of TheBrk
1.5/5  rDev -49.3%

Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of rarbring
2.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of biglickbrewer
3.05/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Florya
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bark
3.06/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Didier
3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.36/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CwrwAmByth
2.36/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.2/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.38/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexW693
2.78/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Zeunerts Höga Kusten from Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)
2.96 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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