Åbro Original Starköl 5,2% | Åbro Bryggeri

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Åbro Original Starköl 5,2%Åbro Original Starköl 5,2%

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Åbro Bryggeri

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Rocko on 02-05-2003

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by Rocko:
Photo of Rocko
3.37/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the standard version of Åbro Original, it's color is golden and clear. On the back label it says, "Pour it vigorously towards the bottom of the glass to create a huge head, then slowly pour the rest in to fill the glass." Naturally this created a big foamy head, it didn't stick around for long at all but left a little lacing on top.

The smells is rather pleasant. Fresh, hoppy with a tone of citrus. This version aint as bitter as the 7.3%, neither is it as sweet, but I can still taste a bit of sweetness in it. Very hoppy taste overall. The mouthfeel isn't that good imho it feels a little watery and the carbonation is between medium to small.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -33%

Photo of rastaman
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light, watery and edgy flavour, but with some bitterness that gave it a bit of length (which was not altogether pleasant, but not bad either). drinkable, but again, nothing to write home about, another boring Swedish lager in the end, nothing particularly special.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
1/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of stjarnflikka
1.9/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a dull looking beer, all clear with no foam or lacing and quite some carbonation.

Smell is malt and malt. Just weak and dull.

Taste is also malt, somewhat bitter and dry, with something undefinable in there as well. Carbonation really makes this an unpleasant beer, unless its ice cold.

I occasionally order this on bars, if my money start to go downhill. This is a dull beer thats only drinkable when its very cold. I always seem to leave the last of the glass if i take more than 20 minutes on me to finish this.

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Photo of bark
3.58/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am confused: Åbro Original is supposed to be a worthless beer, the beer that most of the greasy spoon joints are selling for cheaply to the lowlifes… And I liked it! Maybe the on-tap beer is not as good as the bottled variant?

Anyway, the colour is yellow and the white head is two fingers thick and quite firm

The fresh smell is somewhat sweet with notes of honey and corn; there are also notes of aroma hops.

The taste is smooth and pleasant with a good body from the fairly sweet malt. There are notes of beagles (the bread). The aftertaste got a touch of alcohol and a delicate bitterness and some hoppyness.

The carbonation is just at the right level (with small bubbles) for a pale lager, giving the beer a refreshing mouth feel.

I am a bit surprised, but there you go!

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Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.2/5  rDev -15.7%

Tap. No beer that stands out in the crowd but fine as an intoxicant. Quite affordable in addition.

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Photo of jspruit
2.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle from Donnybrook Fair-they had it listed as a Czech beer. Decent pour and color with nice smell-not too much of a head and it went away fairly quick. Some sweet hoppiness, but nothing to remarkable really about the taste. Very light overall-suprised that it has 5.2% alcohol. I would drink another to try it again-but probably wont be buying it in large quantities anytime soon.

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Photo of Beginner2
2.52/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Åbro Original Starköl 5,2% from Åbro Bryggeri
2.61 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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