Brewed by Beer Here · Frederikssund · Denmark
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I don’t know what it is, but beers with interesting/good looking labels on them, makes me want to try them. And the label on this beer, namely Beer Here’s Høst Citra is to say the least, quite special. So without much pondering, into the shopping basket it went.
This beer was part of a batch of autumn beers, released on systembolaget earlier this year. It’s original name appears to be Beer Here Kama Citra, but for some reason it’s been re-branded here in Sweden, as Beer Here Høst Citra. If anyone have more input on, as to way, please add a comment and share it with the rest of us.
Pours almost pitch-black, held up towards the light makes a couple of reddish rays shoot out from the glass. Has a nice bubbly beige-colored two fingered head, which seems to stay intact for a long period of time.
Wow, the hops in this beer is the first thing that hits you, very flowery, citrus and a lot of tropical fruitiness. Some burned, caramel, roasted tones comes through as well.
A pleasurable roasted, caramel, chocolaty flavor, mixed with the bitterness from the hops gives this beer a pretty complex character. The flavor somehow feels very autumn like, rainy days and yellow leafs comes to mind.
Has a light to medium body. Good carbonation. The bitterness in this beer is very lingering and will follow you from your first to your last sip.
Overall impression 8/10
This beer’s intriguing label goes very well with this beer’s equally interesting flavor. It’s like a marriage between a Brown Ale, with its sweetness/maltiness and a India Pale Ale, with its hoppiness/bitterness. Beer Here/Christian Skovdal Andersen always produces interesting and sometimes experimental type beers, and this one is no exception.
Total Score 37/50
Very Good – Generally within style parameters, some minor flaws