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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Norrebro Bryghus Bombay Pale Ale Review


Today was a great day. I walked into the local LCBO and walked out with can only be described as three of the most appealing beer bottles/labels you can find in the beer section...at least at a local level. The orange/white label makes this beer jump out and even if it is surrounded by random bottles, it will get your attention.

There are two things I don't like about this beer already - the english translation label, which ruins the look of the entire bottle and the fact that this costs $7.50. Yes, this beer costs $7.50!!!

One thing that made the price bearable was the bottle size - 600 mL. I didn't realize this until I couldn't pour the entire bottle in the glass I normally use for this style. The Bombay Pale Ale has an appealing, deep amber color and pours with a thin head, which quickly recedes to an off white ring around the edges. The aroma is also appealing with subtle sweet dried fruit notes, honey, and a hoppy, floral punch. The taste starts off sweet with some dried raisins and honey. It quickly turns bittersweet with hops, some grassy notes and a bit of honey. The finish is medium long, bittersweet to bitter, slightly dry with honey and hops. The 6.5% cannot be taste, but can be certainly felt towards the end of the bottle. Overall, this is a decent brew, but not that great for the steep price of $7.50!!!!

Scores:
Cost - $7.50 for a 600 mL bottle
Taste - 7.8/10
ABV - 6.5%

Overall - 7.7/10...this gets 0.1 deducted for the price/taste combo

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