Åbro Bryggmästarens Premium Guld
Åbro Bryggeri

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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #241
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
69
Ranked #46,529
Avg:
2.98 | pDev: 15.1%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
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Åbro Bryggeri
 
Sweden
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  6
SCORE
69
Poor
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by pootz:
Photo of pootz
3.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap @ bent Elbow - pours a hazed gold with a decent 2 finger cap, light grainy-bready notes and some light grassy hops. The flavour is richly malty, spicy with sufficient hop bite. I was impressed at how rounded and finished this beer was, it obviously spent some time in conditioning -very pleasant, flavorful and satisfying for a higher gravity brew....../// UPDATE: Have been buying cans of this from LCBO for camping/fishing;football games - I really like the decent flavorful balance and smooth delivery - great go to beer fridge beer - up there with Hacker-Pschorr Helles

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ChrisCage
2.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- Pours a very light gold/yellowish color, seems to have modestly aggressive carbonation and the head is pretty much non-existent but rather spotty patches over top the liquid. The lacing is equally underwhelming, only coating the inside of my glass with a smooth, oily film (adjunts?). A sign of things to come I guess....

S- This has the sweet adjunct aroma of boiled corn, but not as bad as some macros I've had. There are doses of grain malts, apple fruitiness that intensifies the longer it has been in the glass, dry grass and stale grain kernels, and overall is just mild in smell.

T- The flavors are very much the same as the aromas let on, however, there is an underlying astringent bitterness found from start to finish that I find bizarre...also found is a lingering metallic flavor that is just there and sticks around long after the swallow, all of the way to the next sip. Other than this, there is some positivity about it....sweet grain malt, alongside corn sweetness, some dry to very dry herbal/grassy notes and mild orchard fruit. Below average at best.....

M/O- Sticky sweet medium body best describes this one, with relatively modest carbonation allowing the flavors to really coat and show themselves on the palate. I am trying to be kind with this one, as its not bad, but very much a typical Euro lager that is just meh.....I don't find it particularly thirst quenching, or really drinkable/social and I think Im more than done after I get through this pint. Save yourself the time, effort and money and pass....

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Photo of bark
2.93/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The white head is finger thick, it sinks slowly to a thin lid. Some lacing. The liquid is medium yellow.

The balanced smell is dry with some mild malty flavours.

The taste got some malty notes, some sweetness (although not as sweet as Åbro beers used to be) that develops into some bitterness. The aftertaste brings some sweetness, minerals and a flavour of white loaf.

The carbonation is medium strong; the liquid is a little thick.

Conclusion: A unexciting beer for unexciting drinkers.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.44/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can picked up at a Kitchener LCBO; best before July 27 2016, listed at 5.9% and served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear, effervescent, pale golden-yellow colour, producing nearly two fingers of pillowy white-coloured head. Good retention for the style; it seeps away slowly and unevenly, leaving behind a lumpy cap and collar, in addition to plenty of messy lacing. About as visually attractive as this style gets, in my experience. The nose is less interesting, but still approachable - clean, grainy pale barley malt sweetness comprises much of the aroma, with minor accents of fresh bread, floral/grassy continental hops and green appleskin.

Not bad at all - vaguely reminiscent of some of my favoured Polish and Czech lager brands. The malt bill is clean, offering up flavours of grainy, bready pale malt and a subtle diacetyl note. On the back end the hops start to shine through, imparting notes of grassy, floral hops that make this lager feel more like a pils. Light-medium in body, with restrained carbonation levels for the style. Not as crisp and refreshing as I'd like, but it drinks very smoothly and is still decidedly above average for a Euro lager.

Final Grade: 3.44, a worthy B-. Åbro Bryggmästarens Premium Gold is a full-flavoured Euro-style lager that does a better job at mimicking a pilsener than some actual imported pilseners. This is not a style that is apt to impress the average BA, but when compared to its direct competition - stuff like Heineken, Carlsberg, Zywiec, et al. - this is a pretty respectable product that I can see myself consuming again. In fact, the very reasonable price point ($2.35/500 mL) virtually guarantees that I'll give it another shot at some point. The best Swedish lager I've had to date - so what if it's only the second one?

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Photo of lstokes
3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours amber gold with nice carbonation but virtually non-existent head and lacing, and smells like sweet deep malts.

The taste was hops, with a bit of honey--I was impressed that I almost thought I was drinking a pilsner, so evident were the hops--but the finish was sort of slick and sweet and shattered my illusions on that score. An average beer.

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Photo of Electros
2.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothman
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cyrenaica
2.17/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

473ml can
5.9% ABV (as displayed on can)
Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
March 15, 2016
$2.50
The beer pours a translucent light gold colour with a generous white bubbly head that lingers a while. The aroma is grainy malt, macro style and weak floral hops. The mouthfeel is weak to medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is very malty with grainy malt, and a weak hoppish bitterness in the finish. Again, not something I would revisit.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500ml can, at 5.9% ABV - not a lot of other Swedish brews available around here, so, well, neat.

This beer pours a slightly tarnished, medium golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some chunky rune character lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of gritty, grainy pale malt, wet breakfast cereal, faint apple and pear notes, and a mildly skunky floral, herbal, and grassy hop bitterness. The taste is rising white bread, semi-sweet grainy malt, earthy honey, stale pome fruit, muted white pepper dust, and more fairly bitter, if still tainted herbal, leafy, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is kind of bleak in its way too understated frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, but a bit too clammy to be considered particularly smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the cereal-friendly nature of the malt letting the hops burn themselves out.

For the style, this is barely above average, but it does exhibit some decent malt attributes, while the hops teeter on the edge of the Heineken Stank Index, before genially wisping off into the ether. I'd call this a simple session lager, but at near 6 points of booze, maybe not - or perhaps Swedes drink like the Finnish, I dunno.

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Photo of pperez38
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of JamFuel
3.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with fine, soft foam.

Smell is clean and light with a soft maltiness and some floral hops.

Taste is clean, crisp and malty. Mild bitterness with some floral elements to it, and notes of citrus and knäckebröd.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a good pale lager, nothing special but well made and easy to drink.

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Photo of scott451
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwjd
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The color is light golden and the head is of medium size, white and quickly evading. Only some lacings.

S: White bread and kind of mild sweet malt and bitter hops.

T: Bready sweet malt, balanced with bitter hops.

M: Aftertaste is too short, and holds a mix of sweetness and bitterness. Body is a bit watery and carbonation is medium.

D: Overall, a typical Swedish macro lager.

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Photo of andrenaline
2.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Molson2000
2.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of peensteen
3.11/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of joemcgrath27
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of spinrsx
2.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

A: Pours a pale golden liquid with lots of carbonation bubbles into the glass. The head is about two finger thick at first and then dissolves leaving thin lacings on the glass.

S: Smells of white bread, some hints of floral hops and sugar sweet cakes. Maybe a little honey at the end. In general all of the smells are very well hidden.

T: Much better than I expected it to be since Åbro's beer usually are very sweet. This one is not sweet, rather medium dry. The hops, that I can taste because they are well hidden, are spicy and a bit peppery. Some Pilsener malts at the end and in general a rather ok malt balance.

M: Strong carbonation. I think it is to strong for the rather weak body. It feels more like drinking sparkling water than beer. The alcohol is present, but not dominant.

O: Nothing special. This brewery tend to brew a lot of bad Euro Lagers and this beer fits right into that description. If I should say anything positive about it I would say that it is not as sweet as their other beers.

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Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It should be clear by now that regardless of personal preferences, there are two worlds of beer. One follows a craft, the other sells a beverage.
This one is part of a mass produced liquid that is quite forgettable. The can is nice.

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Åbro Bryggmästarens Premium Guld from Åbro Bryggeri
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 39 ratings