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The Rover

Fairly close to the Bishops’s Arms, the Rover is in a quiet side street. A small pub dominated by a long bar, 20+ beers on tap, at least a dozen of them Swedish micros, craft beer imports as well. Friendly staff as I find a seat at the bar, welcoming atmosphere.

I have a Jämtlands IPA, one fo the beers not available in bottled form. A well balanced session beer. Bittersweet, fine malty base, grass and pine. Even better is the Oppigårds Chinook. Grassy hops, light and refreshing. Quite short finish with a little grapefruit.

It’s interesting to overhear conversations in a place like this. A couple comes in, and he orders two stor stärk. This means literally big and strong, and refers to the taxation class stärköl. It’s the usual way of asking for the standard lager on tap. The barman politely answers that they non’t have a generic beer like this, but perhaps an IPA could be of itnerest. A nice way of educating the public.

The food here has a good reputation, and there are lots of beers I would have liked to explore, but there were several more pubs to visit. But I am sure I’ll be back!

You become what you drink - Ôrebro Bitter

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