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Brewed by Krönleins Bryggeri
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Halmstad, Sweden

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
(2004 Vintage) Dark brown reddish colour. Thin tan head. Fruity, somewhat spicy nose. Medium bodied. Some notes of lemon, caramel and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Dark-brown with an orangey red glow, almost no head. Very classical for a Swedish Christmas beer with it’s caramel notes from the Münchener-malts. Nice hop-bite on the palate balanced by the malty sweetness. Quite well-made and harmonious beer. 290603

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2005
Dark amber coloured beer with a small head. Light spicy, fruity and sweet aroma. The taste is light sweet fruit caramel with spices and malt. It is a bit watery. The finish is light bitter. Not worth buying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2005
Dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma from cinnamon, banana, cream and some cocoa. Flavor brings cinnamon, coffee. Has a sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Bottle. The colour is dark brown-red, the big pale beige foam is quite compact.

The smell is fresh with a light sourish note; the malt is somewhat burned and sweet. A trace of cocoa is present.

The carbonation is refreshing; it feels OK in the mouth.

The taste is rather mild and a bit sweet with some notes of burned malt, brown sugar, sweet strong white wine, some diacetyl. The body is good and the bitterness starts with a very gentle taste that slowly grows to a well-balanced malty taste. The aftertaste is short with some notes of a gentle bitterness and a touch of boiled vegetables.

I found this beer very easy to drink; it will probably work fine as an after dinner drink when you just had enough of yuletide food. I found this lager a pleasant surprise as the Krönlein Brewery mostly brews generic lagers in an American/Australian style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2003
Copper-brown volour. Small bubbly head. Toffee, brown sugar and small notes of apricot in aroma. Fruity and malty, hints dark bread with decent hop bite. For a macro brew, it was a nice surprise.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2003
Very smooth, round aroma, a touch of chocolate, a touch of sugar, half a touch of hops. Drinkable, but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10847) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 Bronze color, quite ok off-white head. Not much aroma at all. Flavor is grassy and herbal, finish is spicy and bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2003
Bottled. Ruby colour. Frothy off-white head. Just slightly licoricy aroma. A bit watery and sweetish in flavour with only a little more obvious licorice than in the aroma. Herbal, spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9552) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2003
dark ruby-brown colour, fine head, beautiful lace, grassy aroma, slightly sweet, medium-bodied, salty (!?!) with a dry bitter malty finish - balanced and original


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