Vårlager
S:t Eriks Bryggeri

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Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
2.98 | pDev: 15.44%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
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S:t Eriks Bryggeri
 
Sweden
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Notes: Hopped with Simcoe.
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rarbring from Sweden

3.62/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear pale straw colored, has a white head that settles slowly and leaves some lacing.

Fresh citric notes, grape-fruit and lemon. grass and herbs.

Upfront sweet, dextrose and fruity nuances, green apples, lemon. Then a long bitter finish, a bit coarse, alkaloid.

Medium high carbonation, small bubbles, refreshing, a simple body, a dry finish.

I had this one rather warm (abt 15 C), and there was actually lots of taste in it at that temperature.

Mar 14, 2011
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.8/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The color is pale golden and the white soapy head dissipates rather quickly into decent lacings.

S: A bit mild smell that holds American floral and bitter hops; mainly citric but also piney notes. The sweet malt feels a bit unbalanced.

T: Bitter and piney from the hops. The sweet malt is a bit better balanced compared to the smell. Citric notes as well.

M: Aftertaste is rather short and holds mostly bitterness. Body is actually a bit watery and carbonation is mild.

D: Well, overall too little of everything.

Feb 26, 2011
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bark from Sweden

2.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The smell is citric, hoppy and fruity. Lots of fresh wood, resin and juniper twigs. Some sweet malty flavours, hints of paper pulp and artificial sweetners.

The colour is pale yellow (4 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger white head sinks quickly leaving some lacing and a very thin lid.

The taste is hoppy with quite a strong sweetness. Lots of wood, pine needles, some oily hints, Grape fruit juice. Hints of green grapes in the short aftertaste as well as a bitterness that is medium strong and a little sharp. As the beer warms up, the pulp flavour grows stronger. Paper pulp and sweet flavours in the finish.

The carbonation is mild for a lager, the bubbles small. The liquid is watery.

I can get the ideas behind this brew, but the realization doesn't impress me.

Feb 23, 2011
Vårlager from S:t Eriks Bryggeri
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 3 ratings