Prince & Pauper | Omnipollo

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3.94/5
Very Good
21 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This collaboration brew between Swedish Omnipollo and Danish Mikkeller resulted in a modern and crisp dry-hopped Grisette.

Recipe by all star phantom brewers Karl Grandin and Keith Shore, label by world famous Scandinavian designers Henok Fenite and Mikael Borg-Bergsø.

Added by bark on 06-26-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
21
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Ristaccia
4.94/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RobinLee
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can into tulip glass, best before 5/4/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, lime, pear, orange peel, red apple, melon, peppercorn, coriander, cracker, spicy rye, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate pale/rye malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon, lime, pear, orange peel, red apple, melon, peppercorn, coriander, cracker, spicy rye, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast/rye spiciness and herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, pear, orange peel, red apple, melon, peppercorn, coriander, citrus rind, cracker, spicy rye, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate pale/rye malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.9%. Overall this is an excellent grisette! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate pale/rye malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the moderately bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very flavorful with a nice body for the ABV. Very classic saison yeast complexity, balanced by earthy hops; with a nice pale/rye malt backbone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The head on this one builds like a bouffant, billowing above the slightly hazy golden liquid; the head grows rocky, over time, and leaves clumps of lacing

Smell: Bready, with spicy rye notes; lemon and melon tones round out the aromatics

Taste: Bready, with melon tones in the forefront - the Belgian yeast and rye adding a spicy edge; through the middle, the lemon emerges, bringing a pithy, bitter aspect; the finish is dry, however

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A really tasty Grisette here; one of the best examples of the style I have encountered; while the dry-hopping is not traditional, it really adds a nice dimension

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

awesome beer between a couple of my favorite breweries. seems like the grisette style has really taken off, and that is to all of our benefit! a good grain driven session saison, this one assuredly features some rye malt, and is far hoppier than most, something i could drink all day long and never get full, drunk, or bored, and there is something to be said for that, as that type of drinking appeals to me more and more as i age. hazy from the can but real heady, almost hard to pour with very active rising white bubbles and a ton of carbonation activity. its highly aromatic too, mosaic maybe on the hops, fruity and dry hoppy and new school, mango, plantain, and oats, its fruity and then starchy, with this green plantain element sort of bridging the gap, i like how grainy and full bodied it is, yet its also dry and subtle, a neat heap of character in here for sure. the hops trump the grain a bit in flavor, juicy and fresh tasting, supported by a fruity saison yeast that has an almost bretty funk to it, kind of young and new tasting, especially with the hops factored in, but the yeast is cool here, white winey, really rustic. not much bitterness to finish, a little rye spice with the funk, and a tropical fruitiness that makes it seem super light. complex for such a ripper. these guys could sell be anything though, i love what they do! also, if the artists did the beer and the brewers did the art, thats pretty awesome too!

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering both the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus, yeast, and grains are present in the nose.
T: The taste is dominated by flavors of yeast (with some associated spices) and grainy malts. Some notes of lemon citrus are also perceptible, and these become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has a nice balance between the grain/yeast and lemony flavors once it starts to warm up.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From cervezasespecials. In Teku glass. After dinner. Light body with zesty carbonation Nice grassy hoppyness in nose. In mouth too, along with funky, lemony and citric notes

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Photo of bark
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The colour is pale gold; the liquid clear. The three finger head is airy and white; it sinks slowly leaving lots of thick lacing.

The smell is bitter-sweet with notes of citric peels, wheat dough, Belgian phenolic yeast and some shortbread.

The taste is quite light with distinct notes of citric hops, spicy-fruity-yeasty notes, lemonade, orange peel and wheat flour. Medium body. The aftertaste got lime juice in the background, bread/yeast and slowly growing bitterness. The finish is sweet with lemon/lime and herbal flavours.

The carbonation is medium strong; the small fresh bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is smooth.

A pleasant and crushable beer. It gets a bit too sweet in the finish, though.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over ever so slightly hazy body with some lacing. Nose of flowers, rye, spice, and a bit of citrus. Nice flavors of more of the same and quite refreshing. Good feel and overall a good beer that could pair well with just about anything. Cheers!

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psychgawsple
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of babaracas
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear light golden color, some fine sediment in suspension, quick soapy white head, a few dots trailing. Smell: floral and rindy - both melon and citrus, rye cracker in the back. Taste: watermelon rind, lemon, some snappy grain alongside a peppery spiciness, orange flavored mineral water. Light bodied, low carbonation, crisp - refreshing but a little steely in the finish. Light but lingering bitterness reminds you this reverse collaboration is a modern take on Grisette, the perfect summer style. Pretty nice.

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Almost clear light golden color with frothy white head. Aroma is quite lemony with floral and slightly spicy yeast esters. Taste is also slightly lemony with grassy and floral yeast notes. Just a hint of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation but feels somehow watery. Not bad though, it makes it really easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Prince & Pauper from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 21 ratings