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Omnipollo Mazarin

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  • Brewery: Omnipollo (Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Style: American Pale Ale
  • ABV: 5.6 %
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: Barley Wine, Copenhagen
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Omnipollo, aka Henok Fentie (the brewer) & Karl Grandin (the designer), are Swedish gypsy brewers that debuted in 2010. Their beers have just recently become available, and I bought home their Leon (a Belgian Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo & Simcoe, and fermented with champagne yeast) and Mazarin (American Pale Ale) from my recent trip to Copenhagen. Mazarin is a hop-bursted Pale Ale, that has been hopped with Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Columbus and Simcoe to an IBU of 48, which borders to IPA territory. Sounds like my type of beer. The label is simplistic, and features only a sketch of a melting wax candle. Let’s see how it tastes.

Omnipollo Mazarin
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The beer pours with a slightly hazy golden-orange color, and a fluffy white head is formed. The head collapses quite quickly, but it leaves patches of lacing along the glass.
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The aroma is dominated by a citrusy (mostly grapefruit and lemon), resiny, grassy, and tropical fruit-like hoppiness, that is joined by a light caramelly sweetness.
Tastewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
The flavor begins with a very light toasty and caramelly maltiness, that gets overtaken by a floral and grassy hoppiness that features tones of grapefruit, peaches and resin. The hop flavors stay in the mouth for a long time, and they finish in a smooth and quite dry bitter finish. The flavors are very well balanced, but feels the flavor is still missing something. Still very tasty.
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This beer was also very easy to drink and refreshing, with its balanced flavors, medium-light body and medium-high carbonation level. Perhaps a bit too high carbonation level for my taste, but otherwise a great mouthfeel.
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Overall, a very nice American Pale Ale, packed with hoppy goodness, but still remaining very balanced. I really liked Omnipollo's Leon as well, and will be looking forward to trying more of their beers in the future. A shame that these aren't more available in Finland. A great beer!

PS. Thanks to Manker Beer and Henok for sending me an Omnipollo t-shirt. Of course I had to wear it while reviewing the beer.

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