Mazarin | Omnipollo

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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Columbus, Amarillo, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe. 48 IBU. No hops were added during the start of the boil.

Added by bark on 03-08-2012

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Photo of GreatStoutman
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great, smells pretty good and tastes okay. There's a chance this is an old bottle, but either way I'm not excited. The lack of early hops is probably hurting it's ability to hold up if it is an old bottle but maybe I'm being too harsh.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into an Omnipollo shaker. Paid £3.70 for a single.

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden-orange body with a plentiful amount of fine, streaming carbonation visible. A light, bubbly, two-finger in height, white coloured head, slowly condenses to a frothy cap, leaving behind small amounts of sticky, soapy lace.

The sweet and simple nose predominantly consists of punchy citrus and light-skinned stone fruit. Zesty orange, grapefruit and lemon lead initially alongside plenty of peach, apricot and nectarine. Towards the back-end, fragrant elderflower and honeysuckle become apparent, as well as subtler notes of floral, grassy and spicy hops. Taste follows suit, but as a fractionally subdued version. Bright and juicy navel orange remain evident, leading upfront above lemon, grapefruit and a grainy pale malt backbone. Traces of honeysuckle and caramel follow, sweetening lingering orange to create a subtle candied citrus-like impression that lasts throughout the lengthy mid-palate. Vaguely peachy, light skinned stone fruits enter shortly after, but unlike the aroma in which individual characters are clearly defined, the fruity yeast profiles become softened and somewhat intermingled with delicate but firm malt sweetness. Towards the back-end, grapefruit pulp, pith and rind replace peach and orangey citrus, quickly combining with lightly bitter floral and grassy hops to balance the initially sweet and fruity start. In the mouth, a light to medium body paired with moderate amounts of fine, massaging carbonation start with a slick, smooth and soft feel. After the swallow, traces of pithy white grapefruit and spicy floral hops linger just long enough to dry the palate, finishing quick, crisp and clean, with a restraint but well-balanced and refreshing bitterness.

Overall this is an excellent beer. Bright, bold, crisp and refreshing, but taste falls very fractionally short of delivering every punchy hop profile promised by the nose. At only 5.6% ABV however, exceptional balance and huge drinkability more than make up for this small flaw, so much so, I have already picked up several more bottles. Recommended.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a Omnipollo tumbler glass.

A: The body is yellow having a great haziness from the use of oat. The head is one finger thick, it has lots of retention, lots of lacing and white coloured. This looks fantastic.
S: The aroma is very mild of pineapple and mangoes, it's not that prominent but it's interesting. In the back, there's also some slight hoppiness showing itself.
T: The beginning of the taste is sweet, like mango, citrusy, pineapple, and then moves towards the bitter parts of citrus and pineapple, ending very well in a rather mild bitterness from the hops. It's very well balanced actually.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is not visible but high in quantity. Bitterness is mild.
O: It's actually a very balanced APA, linking this very much!

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Photo of mjgsilva
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sendrag
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy, honey-like color, two finger white head, very good lacing, lots of carbonation.

S: Spicy, sweet, tropical fruits.

T: Bready, spicy, citrusy.

F: Nice, refreshing mouthfeel.

O: Good pale ale from Sweden.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkhara12
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of do_ob
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Dated 07/01/17. Pours a light, pulpy yellow and settles a transluscent, cloudy orange in the glass. Honestly looks like a glass of Tropicana orange juice with a white, fluffy head of foam. Obviously unfiltered. Not surprisingly, oranges seem to lend a hand to the aroma as well. Sweet oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and wavering notes of caramel malt are all there. Overall, a very pleasant, tropical aroma. And damn, I hate to write such a one-dimensional review here, but this beer smells like it looks, and tastes like it smells. Super-sweet orange juice pulp comprises the majority of the flavor here, but balances nicely with a modest hop bitterness and caramel/bready malt backbone. Great mouthfeel to boot. This guy is a pleasure to drink; sometimes APAs fall victim to an underwhelming, flat/thin mouthfeel. Not this one, boy'o. Creamy and full all the way.

Overall, a great beer. I'm having a hard time understanding how this doesn't have a higher rating.

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Photo of DanoBear
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this beer was awesome. the nose was bright citrus and pineapple. color was cloudy reddish gold. but the main thing that set this beer apart from other pale ales is how dry it was. unbelievably crisp and dry. im not sure ive ever had anything like it. i would drink again and again

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Photo of aleigator
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yields a completely clouded, peach pulp color, with a saturated amber note to it, topped off by a very stable, bubbly, medium sized head.

Its nose offers nektarine, lemon zest and a profound dankness, coated up by a resinous quality. Resin introduces cakey malts to the nose, while hops remain doubtless the beers main focus. Despite the juicy, sweeter fruit characteristics, lime remains able to cut through, creating an intriguing refreshment.

A lively carbonation explodes on the tongue, while soothing malts and yeast create a convincing balance. The mouthfeel doesn't turn quite smooth yet, focussed on its refreshing qualities. After the swallow it creates a pleasant, soft silkness.

Begins with a crisp lemon peel foundation, which remains noteable till the finish, immediately joined by an invigorating, aqueous softness and white bread malts. Atop of this foundation settles a juicy hop profile of mint, wet grass and unripe orange, creating a pleasantly bitter hoppiness. Finishes with sweeter malts, its initial aqueous quality and utmost dry, sappy lime, creating a vivid, long lasting bitterness.

Exhibits a great hop intensity, while the beer remains its refreshing character, combining a great mouthfeel with a light, well nuanced body.

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Photo of risenz
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robhag
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mytu420
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Refloosh
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sathanas
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of trevordglenn
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2016 and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that has good retention and leaves a thin foamy layer with nice stringy lacing.

Aroma: Very nice aromas of citrus grapefruit, mandarin and orange followed by tropical pineapple, passion fruit and mango. It finishes with a hint of floral pine.

Taste: There’s a very light caramel malt in the background but strong citrus grapefruit, orange and pineapple. There are also hints of mango and honey while finishing with a grassy pine light bitterness. As it warms, the caramel malts and pine finish were more pronounced.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Wow, this reminded me of Fatamorgana for a while there. Not quite as good in the end, but initial impressions were great. The aromas coming off this beer were stunningly nice and fruity. I would have preferred more tropical flavours considering the aromas, but overall this was still very good.

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Mazarin from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 153 ratings
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