Bedarö Bitter | Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

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Bedarö BitterBedarö Bitter

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Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 07-07-2004

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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 45
Reviews by JustinBathurst:
Photo of JustinBathurst
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrk
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rastaman
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great bitter. Soft malty start-grapes, caramel, oats. Dry bitter finish, with some lemony, grapefruity hops. Reallay nice, somewhere between and English and American style bitter, real tasty, aromatic, yet a little salty and earthy, pretty good balance. Thanks Per.

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Photo of Hammarby
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber with a two finger offwhite head that stays.
S: Citrus, yeast, malt, maybe a hint of dried fruits (raisins) and caramel.T: Hoppy bitternes that lingers, malt, fresh bread and a hint of yeast and citrus (lemon and grapefruit). Aftertaste fruity and bitter.
M. Moderate carboration, above medium body.
D: Very good. A very well balanced bitter.

Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri (Steam Brewery) was started by a group of beer lovers south of Stockholm. Their reputation as microbrewery is very good, and although this is the first of their products I try I can see why. Their selection of beer styles shows a real interest in quality beers.

Very drinkable and unfortunately very limited bitter. Sometimes the micro in microbrewery has it's downsides. Bitter, but with chinook and cascade hops, which may not be very typical for a bitter, but works very well.

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to janM. It amazes me what talented European brewers can do with less than 5%. A pint bottle. Yellow body with tons of foam and lace that softens the tongue and offsets the carbonation. Expirey 12/07. A straightforward bitterness with some malt. More bitter at the end of the bottle. A midsummer night's drink.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
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

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sebastian577
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JamFuel
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
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 sold 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.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
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

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Photo of Harkrank
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of erikwibaeus
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
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...!

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Photo of Bananaman
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of rarbring
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of JanM
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this beer up in a smalltown Systembolaget. How it got there is a mystery. Anyway, Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri is an interesting small Swedish brewery that is turning oput some characterful beer. Bedarö Bitter has a nice (dark) golden color but pours with just a little foam. The well-developed smell is of sweet fruits, perhaps peaches, flowers, rasberries, 7-up and lime. The taste is predominantly bitter, sweet and bready. Unfortunately the bitterness is blocking the fruitiness. It's a very decent beer but perhaps a little too fruity for my personal taste.

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Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of Waggman
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ch1mpy
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of bark
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Euroglot
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +2%

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