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Mazarin | Omnipollo

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
146
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
25.57%
 
 
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 146
Photo of do_ob
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
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 ryanhooks81
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +5.6%
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 kitch
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of Marius
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yellow-white brew, similar to a witbier, with the same fine, white lacing. It smells of citrusy and piney, with some funkiness present, reminding me of bad cheese. The taste is quite pleasant, bitter, with citrus notes, hints of tropical fruits. Very light beer, making for a good sessionable drink.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 1/7/2017. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, lemon/orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance and bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American pale ale. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. It's also probably 2 weeks old considering it's from Sweden. It's so Damn juicy and hoppy, standing up to the fresh Julius from treehouse that we backed to backed it with- and that takes A LOT!!! One of my favorite beers ever, sorry, not sorry

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Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As soon as i poured this beer, pineapple and fruity aromas began drifting from the liquid. Smells sweeter then almost any beer i've opened off the bat.
Taste is great but not as up front fruity as the smell would lead you to believe. Very awesome taste.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow pour with dissipating head. Beautiful nose of citrus, melon and stone fruit. The flavor does not match the nose. The hops have a strong soapy flavor and an unbalanced bitterness. Very mild sweetness but dry finish. Lightly carbonated. This bottle arrived at the store today but I'm not getting fresh hop flavors.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.06/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.

Pours a bright yellow/orange-ish color, with an off-white 2 inch head, and some good lacing.

Smells include earthy hops, soap, orange, and lemon.

There's a weird dirty taste to this I don't love. Slightly soapy, grassy, with some underlying citrus and lemon flavors. I think the hop flavor might have been a little faded at this point, as the citrus hop flavors weren't all that bright. Sweet malt flavors.

Light to medium body, well carbonated, not all that drinkable due to reasons stated above.

Fatamorgana is a game changer, this one's a bit disappointing.

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Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yeast sediment clouded body; golden yellow in color; thick, creamy white head. Deep, malty aroma with a citrus/melon combo hop aroma. Warm grain flavors; toasty; biscuit; bold hop bitterness. Medium bodied; smooth with a slight carbonation tickle; crisp and dry.

A thirst quenching, well-balanced, hop-forward ale. Malt grains get their due, too, providing a rounded, lightly roasted grain character. Nicely done...

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Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. The only reference I can find for "Mazarin" is an album by Swedish pop star Per Gessle, he of 1980s Roxette fame on this side of the pond, which makes sense for this brewery, I suppose. Still don't grok the melting wax candle imagery on the label though.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with a rising tower of puffy, thinly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some random swaths of chunky, fuzzy patchy lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away - I can more or less say that it's got the look.

It smells of fruity citrus hops up front - orange, grapefruit, and pineapple, predominately - a husky mustiness striping all, a softly honeyed caramel malt, and further earthy, floral hops. The taste is more muddled, slightly musty tropical and domestic citrus fruit, mildly grainy caramel malt, a bit of candied honeysuckle, and additional floral, sort of spicy hops rounding things out.

The bubbles are a bit peppy at first, but settle to a middling hum anon, the body medium-light in weight, and workaday smooth, the local hops not up for that particular fight. It finishes off-dry, the pithy citrus fruitiness and muted malt keeping the bitter and musty notes well at bay.

A better than average effort for these Euro upstarts, in trying to emulate an American ideal. Fruity, floral, and just bitter enough to keep me interested, and likewise out of IPA range. Hardly a joyride in the manner of some their overly apish continental peers, but agreeable in its good-enough accuracy, in the 'hey, this toilet flushing mechanism is weird, but at least it still works' sort of sense.

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Photo of ckollias
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a huge white head that lasts forever and ends in a solid lace leaving a partial trail down the side of the glass.

S: Hoppy tart aroma with a pleasant musky smell.

T: Tart and hoppy of front followed by a decent malt middle and finished on the dry side of hoppy.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Nice brew - I would drink this again.

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Photo of Libationguy
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light amber color with reddish and copper hues. Big white fluffy head with large bubble formation. Spotty lacing in the glass.

Citrus, light pine note, guava, honeydew melon, light earthiness, candied orange zest.

Mild citrus twang juxtaposed with a very mild resin quality. Cedar, light pine and mild earthiness.

Medium bodied, with a mild bitterness on the finish.

The hops are prominent in the beer but relatively mild in their attack on the palate. Fairly understated when compared with the style.

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Photo of UnknownKoger
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Stearns Liquor in Long Beach. Poured into shaker pint glass. Love the artwork. Good carbonation on this. Had to really slow the pour down. Big white fluffy head. Smell is decent. This is a pretty good pale ale. It's got a modest hop profile with a nice malt backbone to it. Mouthfeel is good. Overall I would drink this again but the price is a bit steep for a 12oz bottle ($7.99). cheers!

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To satisfy the thirst for citrusy drippy American hops but without the risk of heightened inebriation, Omnipollo devises this "Extra Special Pale" ale but with the proportions rearranged to meet American IPAs.

Bright peach in color, the beer glows with diffused haze. Its dry hop character is evident. A creamy ecru-white head floats on the beer, seeming like meringue or the froth of hot chocolate. It's a delightful looking beer, emulating IPA the best it can.

Starting bright, citrusy, and zesty- the malt character is hard to find. Its certainly an IPA as a burst of grapefruit, ripe oranges, pineapple and apricot flavor wraps around the tongue. A teasing type of sweetness is caught between honey and caramel- giving the hop "fruit" character is sweeter, more candied effect. An even fade to crisp and refreshing citrus bitterness closes the beer lightly grassy, mildly pungent and with an herbal bouquet.

Medium-light in body, the beer now leans Pale Ale. The modest sweetness trails, taking with it the creamy notion of carbonation. What's left is the resinous bitterness of hops that stick to the back of the mouth in dry bitterness, shy alcohol warmth, and a linger of citrus peels.

Where the current trends of Pale Ale is to resemble IPA but with drier and less sweet taste and body- the Swedish aren't just chasing the scene, they're driving the bus.

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Photo of palma
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at torst brooklyn.

Floral and manderin orange in the nose.

Creamy, sweet, light, floral hop profile. Very smooth and uncharacteristic creamy mouth feel. Excellent. Super enjoyable. Complex enough. Mouth feel just unbelievable.

Extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Sammy
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. I have no info on date brewed however. Subtle grapefruit flavour. Large retained head. Easy drinking, with some mouth puckering lemon tangy finish. Middling mouthfeel with prickling carbonation.Very light coloured body.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into brandy snifter. Unfortunately, the date on the top has rubbed off.

A: Three fingers of white lacy head fades quickly. Hazy dark amber-wheat is highly translucent.

S: This smell generates an enormous grin from me. I can smell the Citra, which I adore, and fruity Amarillo, and generally it smells like a Double IPA, even down to sweetish-pleasant malts.

T/M: Delicious. Light, crisp, and fruity, with the hop presence surprisingly gentle, but providing almost all the interesting aspects of the beer-- the fruit, the bitterness, the dryness, the complexity...The finish is subtle, but with more than a tinge of malt. Mouthfeel is pleasant but neutral.

O: So far I'm a big fan of Omnipollo. I look forward to trying more. This is a great pale ale. Recommended.

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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high frothy off white head that only died down a little and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of orange citrus in the nose along with some notes of passionfruit.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but a little more complex with added flavors of earthy and floral hops along with some notes of spicy hops towards the finish. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink—as one with a light body should be—but really has an interesting mix of flavors in the taste due to the variety of hops that were used.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, and pine hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, and pine hops with some bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, bit of lemon peel.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and sweet finish.

D - Nice hoppy APA. Good hop profile and balance.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, citrus, citrus hop, lemon zest, floral hop, and floral. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, and floral hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I was really pleasantly surprised with what I found going on in the nose on this one. The touch of lemon zest and floral notes definitely stepped this one up a notch and really impressed me. However, the remainder of the brew was only decent. While there were a lot of nice notes going on in the flavor a lot of it just seemed forced to me. If some of the lemony zest flavor would have carried over into the flavor this might have been a different story as it would have added a nice layer complexity. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After visiting Stockholm and drinking a lot of Swedish beer, I am interested to see how this production turns out. The Swedes love their hops.

This apa seems to have a thicker malt presence than I would have anticipated. Hop spices are there, sure. But I feel like it could be a bit stronger. Decent, but not really doing much for me. Especially considering the price.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Another Euro attempt at an APA. These are often interesting. Slightly cloudy golden-amber pour with a small white head that receded to a tiny ringlet of bubbles. Light aroma, citrusy, grassy. Interesting taste, I actually got a huge hit of apple skins in this one, and not necessarily as an off flavor, it seemed to meld well with the zesty hops, crisp and grassy, with afterthoughts of pale biscuity malts and toasted grains. Lots of hops, but very little intensity to the bitterness...which I'm guessing is what they were going for, as the description indicates that the bittering hop phase was eliminated. Body is pretty much light to light-medium, majorly crisp and smooth. Not as flavorful as some of the bigger names in APAs, but quite good and quite drinkable.

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Photo of dtmets84
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle. Poured into my HF snifter. Thanks to the lady for buying this for me.

Beer pours a typical IPA/APA w inch of white head

Nose is of grapefruit and nectarine and clementine.

Taste follows the nose with a decent hop bite but not too overwhelming.

Decent and happy to tick it but I would not seek it out again.

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Mazarin from Omnipollo
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.
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