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Mazarin | Omnipollo

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
153 Ratings
MazarinMazarin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

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
Ranking:
#8,567
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
153
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Photo of Sammy
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
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 Texasfan549
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a slightly hazy yellow color. The head on top was white and had a good amoun of retention to it. The smell of the beer had a pretty good balance of hoppy aromas and yeasty grains in the mix. The taste of the beer had a subtle sweetness up front that quickly faded into a sharp bitterness. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean feeling. It's drinkable but a little too sharp to be sessionible I think. Overall it's a pretty good brew. I wouldn't have to buy it again though.

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Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev 0%
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 BEERchitect
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
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 biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
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 superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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 largadeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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 nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
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 RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
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 aasher
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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 LiquidAmber
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a cloudy medium orange amber with a massive white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Great aroma of citrus hops, sweet malt and pineapple immediately after opening and during pour. Flavor is suprisingly dry, grapefruit, citrus hops, faint malt. Not as aromatic as the aroma, but nice. The dry, hoppy taste is unusual and interesting in an american pale ale. At first I was hoping for more intense flavor, but grew to really enjoy the subtle flavors underlying the aggressive hops in this brew. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Well done and satisfying.

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Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of citrus (a lot of it), hops, and malt as well.

T: Tasted of hops (a decent amount), some malt, citrus (grapefruit), and a slight graininess. While it doesn't quite live up to the expectations of the smell, this is a pretty good flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a solidly made, drinkable beer. Not groundbreaking, but still very likeable.

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