Stenstrand Sommar Ale
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

Stenstrand Sommar AleStenstrand Sommar Ale
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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,623
Ranked #42,947
3.33 | pDev: 9.91%
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
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JamFuel from Sweden

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark yellow with fine, soapy head.

Smell is citrusy with quite a bit of sweetness to it and notes of nectarine and biscuit.

Taste is sweet and bready, with notes of citrus, rye, biscuits and a floral bitterness, fairly soft and well integrated.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice beer, but is it an APA? More like a blonde ale to me.

Jun 25, 2019
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eriktoyra from Sweden

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The liquid is pale copper colored and slightly hazed. The one finger high head is creamy and off-white. Nice and thick lacings on the glass.

S: Pretty average in smell. Some grapefruit and orange peel. Nothing too complex.

T: Tastes a lot of red fruit like strawberries and cherries up front. Oranges and grapefruit are more present at the end. It has a pleasant and mild bitterness which is nicely balanced up by som candy tones. The aftertaste is mainly of red fruit and some honey.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body. Nothing special.

O: An American Pale Ale which had a character that I would say is more like a British Bitter than I expected. The taste is what makes this beer worth trying.

Aug 09, 2012
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bark from Sweden

3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The colour is amber (20 EBC), the finger thick head is compact and off-white. It sinks quickly, leaving some lacing.

The smell is smooth and semi-sweet. Hoppy flavours of orange and grapefruit. Some bitterness and hints of alcohol. Quite a lot of biscuits.

The taste starts off with a passing flavour of alcohol. Dry hopped flavours of oranges, bitter oranges and lime peels. It is quite bitter, but the bitterness is dry and quite raw. The malt sweetness is a bit sharp and candy-like. Medium body. The aftertaste is dry with some green berries, some unclean alcohol and a fine dry bitterness. The finish got a mild malt sweetens and a rather British earthy hop flavour.

The carbonation is medium strong with many mid-sized smooth bubbles. The liquid is mid-smooth and very dry-hoopped-dry.

A little too dry aftertaste, otherwise a pleasant APA/XPA.

Aug 07, 2012
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.74/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours clear copper with lots of very small bubbles in the liquid. The tan light airy head is rather small and sinks into somewhat nice lacings.

S: Sweet bisquity malt. Faint notes of mugwort, otherwise grassy and grainy. Some honey and bitter hops. Not very much floral American hops.

T: Again the malt is strong, sweet and bready. Bitter hops. Honey, still no floral hops worth writing home about.

M: Long lovely bitter aftertaste - almost like mugwort-schnaps. Body is very smooth and medium full. Carbonation quite strong but not offensive.

O: As an APA way too little American floral hops - almost none.

Jul 30, 2012
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Mike for this random Swedish brew. Best before January 2011. Served in a Pisgah pint glass.

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white foam that settles to a thick cap with some splotchy lacing. Lightly hazed orange body, with a stray bubbles rising upward.

S - Smells spot-on for a 6-month old American Pale Ale. Some faded floral hops, biscuit malt backbone with a kiss of honey.

T - Taste is actually a little better. Some nice orange zest mingles with a bread and toffee malt backbone.

M - This is a little overcarbonated for my liking - burns my upper lip. The 6.8% ABV is much higher than I expected, so I guess the alcohol is well-hidden. Finishes sticky, with some nice residual hop resins.

D - Goes down pretty easy, other than the bloaty carbonation. The 500ml bottle is a nice serving size for this style of beer. It's a summer ale, and probably would have been more appropriate six months ago, but at this stage it's still pretty solid. Nice to know you can get a fresh, hoppy brew in Stockholm.

Jan 07, 2011
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jrallen34 from Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle provided by Bosse, glad Mike finally got around to this so I could tick it...A light gold color with dark notes of orange, not much carbonation...The aroma is really bad, tons of corn and grain, at least its not skunky but what you would expect...The taste is really sweet, lots more corn with some honey notes. To sweet for me to enjoy in this style of beer, lacks any hop, really boring.

Not one worth trying.

Dec 18, 2010
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AgentZero from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - No real head on this one, it pours with a golden orange color. Left the sides of the glass clear throughout consumption.

S - Smells like corn and other assorted grains with some honey notes. Little bit of a grassy smell as well.

T - Honey, corn, and barley. This tastes quite sweet, the honey and corn almost give a corn-syrup like taste. Some farm and grass notes bring this one down a little bit, finishes with a little bit of phenol.

M - Light with a low amount of carbonation going on here. Don't notice this much either way.

D - Solid beer and an easy drinker. Wouldn't seek it out, but wouldn't turn it down.

Dec 16, 2010
Stenstrand Sommar Ale from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 12 ratings