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Nørrebro New York Lager

Rating: 3.2

Another beer from my recent trip to Denmark now, this time a first beer from the Nørrebro brewery based in Copenhagen and one that I managed to try on-tap in an Italian restaurant on my penultimate night in the city last month. The beer is a premium lager brewed using North American cascade hops, apparently in the pre-prohibition style with quite a malty taste. Founded in 2003 by ex-Carlsberg brewmaster Anders Kissmeyer, this was one of the brewery’s first beers when it launched but is sadly not one of the brewery’s two beers that appear in 1001 beers list; that honour going to both their Bombay Pale Ale and Little Korkby Ale offerings.

Nørrebro New York Lager

Appearance (4/5): Light bodied and clear, this one is an amber gold colour and is topped with a quarter centimetre head that’s a foamy white and just about covers the surface, leaving a touch of lacing on the sides too.
Aroma (6/10): Starting with quite a standard lager aroma, there is some solid malts and a touch of corn to open things up before some faint grain and a further malty sweetness come through. The usual grassy hops and hay were both present around the middle and a hint of citrus made an appearance towards the end as well. It wasn’t the most complex or interesting nose but on the whole it wasn’t a bad one either.
Taste (6/10): Beginning with a nice helping of pale malts and sweetness, there is a bit of citrus following on behind as well as some faint corn and a tiny bit of skunk. There’s wasn’t much overly pronounced about the taste either, save for some earthy malts around the middle and a few lager hops and grassy flavours. Some bread malts came through towards the end and I got some faint bitterness as well but again it was quite basic tasting without being disappointing.
Palate (3/5): Light-medium bodied and quite crisp, this one had a tangy feel thanks to the citrus coming through and there was a malty sweetness throughout as well. A faint touch of skunk did come through and overall the beer was quite light and basic with moderate carbonation making it a drinkable but not a very interesting beer.

Overall (12/20): Quite a basic and fairly average pale lager overall here, this one was drinkable but fairly light overall for the most part. There was some nice malts and a little sweetness in short bursts throughout but not much else grabbed my attention and it seemed too much like a regular macro lager for my liking; I can’t imagine it’s one I’ll go for again to be honest.

Brewed In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Brewery: Nørrebro Bryghus
First Brewed: 2003
Type: Premium Lager
Abv: 5.2%
Serving: Draught (400ml)
Purchased: Mama Ludbas, Copenhagen, Denmark
Price: 44 Danish Krone (approx. £4.84)

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