Category Archives: Sweden

Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake Double Barrel

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij De Molen in the Netherlands

Brewer Description: (from website) The pinnacle of our first run barrel project. An Islay and Cognac Barrel Aged Pecan Mudcake Imperial Stout. Brewed with aromas.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 7th July 2020. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: It was black in colour with a half finger mocha head that dissipates quickly while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, pecan, caramel and whisky with hints of vanilla and cognac.
Taste: Sweet milk chocolate with a nice pecan nuttiness. There are also hints of oak, cognac and peat.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This particular bottle was nice and tasty, but I don’t think that the barrels improved the base beer. It should be noted that this beer has had it’s share of infection. This is my third bottle now, of which I’ve had two good and one infected. The infected bottle clearly tasted sour and was just not pleasant to drink. You will know if you have an infected bottle, so I guess it’s a bit of the luck of the draw at this point.

O/O Narangi

Brewery: O/O Brewing AB
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6.8%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by O/O Brewing at Stigbergets Bryggeri in Gothenburg, Sweden. Pronunciation guide: O/O Brewing = Oh! Oh! Brewing

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Our Narangi is an IPA brewed without any fruit. Only pure hop juice. Made primarily with Mosaic with support from Citra and Columbus.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy tropical but unripe mango and papaya with citrusy orange rind and lemon with maybe a hint of grapefruit.
Taste: Bitter orange rind and grapefruit to begin, followed by breadiness, mandarin, pineapple and mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation.
Overall: A balanced and enjoyable IPA that is easy to drink.

Beerbliotek Nah… Just Had Some Ice Cream

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: 330ml of 2800L. Blueberry & Lactose Berliner

Brewer Description: (from can) In this Berliner, which is our eighth in this series, we mixed a blend of Blueberries, Lactose and Vanilla to create a wonderfully colourful, semi-sour, low ABV beer. Perfect for winter, as it will remind you of summer.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 20th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear ruby red colour with a purplish hue and a one finger pink head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Berry fruit, vanilla, ice cream and yoghurt.
Taste: It was like watered down mixed berry juice with hints of vanilla, lactose and yoghurt. The taste disappears to nothing quite fast.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Tastes too watered down for me to enjoy it fully and on top of that, the taste disappears really fast from your mouth and just leaves you with nothingness.

Beerbliotek What’s Better Than Eating A Mandarin?

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: 330ml of 2000L. Mandarin, Mango & Ginger Berliner

Brewer Description: (from can) For answers to riddles like this one and more, please have a look at the joke book on your uncle’s bookshelf or maybe just Ask Jeeves.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.55
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of xx October 2017 (xx was rubbed off). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated to nothing almost immediately and no lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange, mandarin with a dash of lemon, lightly tart, but not getting much ginger.
Taste: Sour unripe mango, ginger ale, orange, lemon and wheatiness on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Was not great with my first sip, but I must say that it grew on me and got somewhat better. I think it was the ginger that threw me off at first.

Stigbergets Muddle

Brewery: Stigbergets Bryggeri
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: Could not find any information on this beer on their website or on the bottle.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml bottle, batch 599, with a best before date of 19th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some lacing.
Aroma: Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange with a hint of pine.
Taste: Generally quite light and short, but there’s mango and peach followed by bitter grapefruit rind and mandarin rind.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and taste were nice but was a bit disappointed that the taste was quite light and abrupt, especially when compared to top Stigbergets IPAs like GBG and Amazing Haze.