Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Pilsener
Grängesberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
martinissra (9) - Stockkholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2009 does not count
This is one of the best beers that I ever have tasted, should be served cold and the taste is excellent, could not be better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2005
Can. The colour is pale yellow; the large light foam forms a soft uneven cone.

The smell is full of Saaz hops, lots of bitter notes with some white bread and a flowery flavour of lilac and dandelion (yes!). Very interesting.

The carbonation is fresh and unexpectedly soft for a German-style pils, which makes the taste ever more finely tuned.

The taste is bitter and dry with a flowery touch. It is not very complex, but well balanced and well crafted. The long aftertaste is bitter with notes of bitter almonds, dandelion and a trace of sweetness.

This is a weaker version of Old Gold, the prestige German pils from Spendrups Brewery made to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the stronger variant. To my surprise, I found this beer much more complex and well made than the original, which I feel is just a simple bitter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
Tastes like German beer with good bitterness from the hops and nice body. Skim well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2005
Canned. Pale yellow, rich head. Pleasant saaz hop aroma with hay, aromatic oils and flowers. Light bodied with fairly hard mouthfeel. Low-medium bitterness. If it wasn’t for the fairly mediocre malr profile this could well be a really good Czechish desitka (10 degree lager). Still, it’s a very welcome addition to Swedish supermarkets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2006
Canned. Clear golden colour. Decent head. Bready malt aroma with a dash of sweetness and Saaz. Pretty big in flavour for such a low abv beer, maltiness is there and the flavouring/bittering profile is amazing. Might be the best low alco I’ve had yet! Light body with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle at home from supermarket in Mörby, Stockholm, on 27th June 2012. Pours golden amber with thin mainly diminishing white head. Lightly hoppy aroma, some berry fruits. Hoppy in-mouth, with grassiness and mineral/salt touch and leafy notes. Finish is fairly dry with some remaining grassiness. Bouquet is thus fairly simple yet pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Can (BB 08/2005)
Pale yellow, mostly vanishing white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, some lemon soap mixed in. Good Saaz hopping in flavor. Of course, a bit thin but one of the best Swedish 3,5% I’ve had - much better than "normal" version of Old Gold. Decent Uruqell imitation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2005
(Canned) Very pale, almost greenish yellow color with a decent, medium and foamy head. Slightly acidic aroma has some grassy, aromatic hops and lots of floweriness. Sourish-malty flavor with some sweet honey and buttery, aromatic hops. Light to medium-bodied, slicky-buttery palate with quite low carbonation. Actually, this is a very decent, smooth and balanced pils, especially for the low ABV, and for being a macro. There’s no real character like in the micros, but the quality is very good. Let it warm a bit from the fridge temp for best results.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2006
For a Swedish supermarket strength beer, it is quite good. Smells nicely of bread, light on the malt and some nice dryness. But it is not a real Old Gold - I don’t like them to dilute the name of premium beers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2007
Can. Pours clear golden with medium creamy white head. Bready, grainy malt aroma with some grassy and herbal hops. Watery and thin, bitter, almost acid finish. Good 3.5 abv pilsener.

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