Bedarö Bitter
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

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Bitter - English
Ranked #22
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3.87 | pDev: 13.18%
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright, translucent copper color with an off white head that leaves a lot of lace. Almost no visible carbonation.

S: Nose is piney with ever so slightly sweetened iced tea, lemon rind, with prominent bready wheat notes. A clean yeasty note as well

T: This beer is dry and never gets too sweet. It’s starts out with waves of unsweetened iced tea, some subtle caramel notes, and then shifts to subtle piney notes with ever so slight hints of lemon and cattiness. The finish is long dry, slightly bitter and amazingly bready.

M: Low carbonation that allows all of the flavors to shine through.

O: I absolutely and unconditionally love this beer. It is a delicate gem of a super clean English bitter.

Aug 29, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Impressive head, leaving a thick layer of foamy lace. Clear and deep amber colored.

A bit piney to the nose.

Tastes close to the traditional English Pale Ales but less caramel base. The finish is moderately bitter. There's just a touch of yeast in the flavor as well.

Jul 12, 2015
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is transparent copper with tan head. Nose is grain, bread crust, fair amount of malt, sweet caramel, grassy resinous hop. Taste is bread crust, faint dough, sticky malt, sweet caramel. Hops are fading, pine and resin with a strong herbal grassy hop in the finish. Bitterness lingers on the heavy carbonation and a slightly syrupy body.

Feb 25, 2014
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in Stockholm at Oscar Twist.

Appearance is amber with a one finger head. This English bitter has a nose with pine, caramel, hops and grass. Drinking this bitter and I taste bread, grapefuit, malts and a good amount of sweetness. Its` mouthfeel is medium with a dry, bitter aftertaste, but one that is pleasant. It is a very easy drinking bitter and one that you could quaff a few of in a sitting with still having your wits about you.

Oct 02, 2012
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JamFuel from Sweden

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, clear copper with a nice fluffy head.

The smell is floral, and fruity, with a nice bready base.

The taste follows the nose, sturdy malt base, with clear and fresh floral and fruity notes. Hints of rye bread. The finish is long with a nice, balanced bitterness.

Bubbly, livey carbonation, the liquid is very smooth on the tongue.

This is one of Sweden's original craft beers, and a solid one at that. It isn't spectacular in any way, but a perfectly executed English bitter, that goes well with any kind of food, too.

Aug 25, 2012
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somestranger from Sweden

4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this beer from a bottle well chilled in a tulip glass.

A: Got an amberish clear color, pouring it out of a bottle into the glass gives it a nice little foam head, spinning the glass gives it lots of small carbonation bubbles.

S: The smell is very pleasent, it got a malty tone with some smokiness and hints of sweet notes too. If you have tried other beers from Nynäshamn you will definitely recognize the smell from the malts used.

T: The malty tones comes real nice, the smokiness found from smelling the beer is in the taste as well and grows larger turning into a nice bitterness. As with the smell you will also recognize this as a Nynäshamn brew from the malty tones.

M: Nice small carbonation giving you that great thrilling feel on the tongue. Leaves you with a little bitterness at the end.

O: A great bitter with the recognizable malty and little smokey notes that Nynäshamn often gives you.

Jan 21, 2012
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stjaernstoft from Sweden

4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bedarö Bitter, ABV: 4.5%.
500 ml bottle, 28.20 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: The liquid is golden with orange tones. The head is slightly off-white and leaves smaller remains in the glass.

S: A nose with a fair share of American hops, notes of apricots and citrus fruits (like mandarins and grapefruit), and some malt and toffee in the background.

T: Bitter flavours of fruity and floral hops, with hints of pears, apricots, pine needles, roasted malt, hard rye bread and butter.

M: Big bitterness, medium-sized body and soft carbonation - a great, drinkable mixture for beer in my world.

O: An English bitter with a nice touch of American hops. A really good session beer, that also works well with (for example) a big juicy steak. Good times.

Aug 12, 2011
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dirtylou from New York

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, oliver twist - stockholm

from notes

appearance: medium chestnut-amber body, light beige cream

smell: spiced malts, lightly bitter hops, rye, flowers

taste: bitter european hops, spiced malts, rye bread, metallic, caramel, dry woody notes.

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness

overall : enjoyable

Jun 08, 2011
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tracyjill from District of Columbia

2.51/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 50cl bottle into a goblet.

A- Amber color with no head just a few bubbles around the edges.

S- Little aroma, mostly just a metallic nose

T- banana/clovey maltiness w a hint of hoppy bitterness. But really hollow in taste. I called it metallic hollowness. It left me wondering if that was all the beer had to offer. Really missing balance in flavor.

M- nicely carbonated - nothing amiss with the mouthfeel

O- This beer was very flat and hollow in flavor for me. Obviously it should be somewhat of a session beer given its style, but I didn't even want to have a second session - if that tells you anything.

May 22, 2011
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Brabander from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not a bad bitter at all. I got this bottle from a collegue who goes to Sweden every year for holidays. Thanks Diana!

Poured in my Struise glass the beer is copper coloured with a big white head. Too bad there is almost no carbonation.

You can smell the fruity hops ans i also smelled some spices and banana. Good drinkable beer.

Jan 29, 2011
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jrallen34 from Illinois

3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a pint glass at Black & Brown.

The beer pours a super dark and clear gold with good head and lacing. Nice pour...The aroma is super malty, way to sweet for my liking, almost like there was high fructose corn syrup...Not a huge fan of the taste sweet with an off esb esque bitterness, not bitter from hops.

This beer was recommended to me by two different bar tenders so they must like it here. I don't think its anything special.

Jul 05, 2010
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours beautifully. Frothy thick crème head that stays. Nose is....beautiful. Nice spicy, hoppy, bitter thing going on. Flavor is quite nice. I love when I have a beer for the first time and the first sip turns into a gulp which turns into me downing at least 20% of the whole thing in one shot. Slight sweet tone rests over a bitter body. Man. This is one nice beer.

Jun 20, 2010
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rarbring from Sweden

4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An amber clear beer, that pours with an off-white, rather small, head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is, actually, citric hops, grape-fruit, sweet bread-like nuances, some bitter aromas.

The taste is dominated by the bitter hops, and some citric nuances as well, bitter orange but with a faint sweet caramel sugar taste. Well-balanced and a long remaining bitterness.

The carbonation is medium, and the beer has a nice dry finish.

This is a really good bitter, more citric than expected possibly. A standard ale in my beer cellar.

Mar 10, 2010
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erikwibaeus from Sweden

4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A golden beer, very nice appearance with great foam sitting on top of the beer, notify that the foam goes quickly from 2 finger to ½ after serving.
Smell is excellent and its easy to drink. Can warmly be recommended. From last year on, this brew is now on the regular part of "Systembolagets" regular list. Around a 100 stores has this beer. Its also exported to a couple of countries including the US. Please, go find it! As everything else from this brewery this beer is money worth spent...!

Feb 15, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours amber into the glass, with a small white head that dissipates a little to soon.

S: Malt hits your nose at first, then there is hops (I'm guessing Cascade and some other hops), fruit and a slight smell of smoked ham!?

T: In the beginning there is hops, and only hops, both bitter and floral. After the first "shock" there is fruit and some caramell to this very dry beer. It's very fresh.
The aftertaste is long with great bitterness.

M: Slightly creamy and dry.

D: Great hops, if you're into hops this is a must!

Jul 21, 2009
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Phyl21ca from Canada

2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light copper color ale with medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry English hops with notes of lightly sweet caramel malt. Taste is also a nice mix between some caramel malt with a dry lightly hoppy finish. Average body with OK carbonation. Not the most complex beer out there but still enjoyable

Mar 16, 2009
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Ljunkan from Sweden

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a copper color with a large white head. It lays down after a while, but remains until the beer is finished.

Smell is malty, fruity and hoppy. Actually, the first thing I noticed was some wheat beer-like smell, and I looked on the bottle and they use wheat malt in this, so it was probably that I noticed. Spices, citrus, grapefruit, pine-needle is found.

Taste is very good. The name says it all... it is moastly bitter, but at the same time, balanced with some sweetness from the malt. Notes of citrus, grapefruit and some pine-needle. Ends with a big bitterness. Slightly spicey with notes of wheat.

Mouthfeel is very good for 4,5%. Filling, smooth with low carbonation and the liquid is medium-like. Dry!

Drinkability is of course very high. One of the best session beers here in Sweden. Ah, amazing...

Oct 31, 2008
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Bananaman from Sweden

4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

At first I wasn't very impressed by this one, but I've tried it a couple of times since then and I has really growed on me.

Copper coloured with a nice large white foam that lasts until the beer is finished.

Smells really nice! You can really notice the american hops by the pine-needle smell, amazing hoppiness!

Taste is full on notes of pine-needles, grapefruit and of course some nice maltiness that makes it a really well-balanced beer. Great that it is so complex and interesting for the low ABV.

Oct 26, 2008
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baggio from Sweden

4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Appearance: Golden brown with a thin white head.

Smell: Citric notes, Caramel, Pine

Taste: Caramel, Citric notes, Grass, Hops

Mouthfeel: Dry and bitter with some malt in the bakground.

This is a really good bitter and it is packed with flavour at only 4.5% ABV. Good stuff!

Oct 18, 2008
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Ch1mpy from Sweden

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri (steam brewery) name all their brands after the local geography. Bedarö is an island outside Nynäshamn's harbour.

Beautiful amber colour with a large beige head with an almost creamy texture. Good amounts of lacing on the glass.

Hoppy smell of grapefruit. Hints of cloves can be noted in the background.

Taste is bitter. Large amounts of grapefruit and gooseberries. Carbonation is low.

Mouthfeel is smooth, yet somehow stingy. With the low ABV - this is a great beer for a skinny person like myself.

Jul 30, 2008
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JustinBathurst from Canada

4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper-orange, with a 1.5 cm tan head.

Aroma is lemon, pineapple, coriander, starfruit, and these poisonous vines with beautiful-smelling flowers that people plant in their gardens in Sweden. Absolutely fruity and absolutely fantastic smelling.

The mouthfeel is slick with low-medium carbonation.

The taste is pretty much how I imagine those poisonous flowers would taste if they were not poisonous (imagine that!) and apples. Quite nicely sweet, lightly bitter (true to the English style as represented around Kent). Unlike any other bitter I've ever had, this one is ridiculously fruity, but I like it.

A great beer. Awesome.

Jul 14, 2008
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Crosling from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden. Light bronze colored beer with a full, wispy head that lasts. Woodsy, herbaceous and spicy hops in the nose with some juicy fruits. Nicely balanced. Lots of expression for its size. Hints of lemon and citrus with juicy fruits from the hops. A very nice bitter.

Jun 11, 2008
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wl0307 from England

4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the Foreign Beer Bar of the NWAF 2008, Manchester. BB 06/2008, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a pale copper hue, coming with a well-lasting, light beige frothy head and constant but moderate carbonation.
S: the nose is utterly aromatic, with a yeast-hop mixture as of Belgian Ales - peardrops, sweet fresh longan-fruits (likely from crystal malts), lychee-like juicy hops, a touch of pine sprigs and flowery scent (apparently from American hops), muted but enticing banana-esters (from Belgian pale ales), and a very settled tinge of roast tea leaves. So vivid, complex, and delicious.
T: immediately developing upfront is a lychee-shell like aromatic hoppiness (resulting from dry-hopping?), sending an impressive wave of chewy and tannic bitterness that is slightly piney with a lightly tannic feel of citrus seeds, on top of crystal malts and burned sugar... the incredible length of bitterness and settled hop flavour linger well till the very end. Overall, despite being very bitter, the flavour remains refined throughout...
M&D: creamy soft on the texture, medium-bodied, balanced, very well bottle-conditioned (I guess?)... All in all, I find this more like an American PA added with exotic yeasty twists and tremendous bitterness of an IPA - maybe it can be called an American Bitter? A wonderful beer anyway.

Jan 22, 2008
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bark from Sweden

4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is copper; the liquid is clear. The finger thick head sinks slowly to an off white thick lid, leaving some fine lacing.

The smell is fresh and inviting: Sweet fruity flavours dominate, but there are also bitterness, some lightly roasted notes and touches of yeast and butter.

The taste is bitter – is it really a bitter, I think it borders to an IPA – with lots of fruitiness and creamy sweet malt. The aftertaste is not as bitter, there are notes of butter, dried apricots and other exotic fruits, a mild sour-yeasty mineral taste with a touch of butterscotch.

The carbonation is mild with some medium-sized short bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

This is one of my top 5 when it comes to British pub style ales. And widely available in Sweden, too.

Nov 24, 2007
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johnnieoz from Hawaii

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed with Chinook and Cascade hops; Pale Ale, Crystal and wheat malts.

A: Golden orange with a thinnish, yet large head. Some lacing.

S: This is all about the hops. And just a hint of cloves. Nice!

T: Yes, Hops Central. With the mild fruitiness of a good bitter.

M: Rather filling on the tongue, less watery than other bitters with this ABV (4.5%). Dry (chalky) and smooth as it goes down the hatch.

Drinkability: While I am not a hophead, I like this beer quite a lot (could it be the Chinook or Cascade hops? Or just the balance achieved with the malts?) This may not be a typical bitter, but it´s certainly a great one.

Another solid brew from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri.

Oct 22, 2007
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