Åbro Bryggmästarens Premium Guld | Åbro Bryggeri

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Åbro Bryggmästarens Premium GuldÅbro Bryggmästarens Premium Guld

Brewed by:
Åbro Bryggeri

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 38
Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
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 mothman
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of spinrsx
2.89/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.73/5  rDev -8.7%
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 bark
2.93/5  rDev -2%
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 aztraz
3/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Photo of JamFuel
3.54/5  rDev +18.4%
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 thehyperduck
3.44/5  rDev +15.1%
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 ZachT
3.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kwjd
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Molson2000
2.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of peensteen
3.11/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Electros
2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can served cold into an MGD pint glass. Purchased this Swedish beer from the LCBO for $2.10 CDN. This version advertised at 5.9% making this considered a "strong" beer.

Appearance - Clear, fairly rich golden color. Translucent with tons of lively bubbles rising to the surface. Pours a finger and a half of white head that has some staying power. Some speckles of lacing left behind.

Smell - Not a big nose, but a refreshing does of grain and some light grassy hop aroma too. A slight adjunct-ish note mixed.

Taste - Clean and refreshing, light grainy flavors throughout. Some sweetness at the end and a slight metallic twang, that is harp; this is the only hint to the extra alcohol. Caramel malt bill comes through a little more after a few sips.

Mouthfeel - Finishes quite dry, carbonation is a excessive but fairly typical for the style.

Overall - A decent beer for the style, easy enough to drink and aroma is certainly above average. Won't rush out to pick this up, but certainly at this price, a worthy choice for those parties where where you're not going to remember much after the first few beers but need something decent enough to finish out the evening.

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Photo of pootz
3.21/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of Bf_89
3.37/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pperez38
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Mousel
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of Boo-urns
3.73/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Åbro Bryggmästarens Premium Guld from Åbro Bryggeri
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 38 ratings