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


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Mahogany red with a small, but dense head. The aroma has delicious caramel notes and some of malt and light spice. The flavour has the same nice caramel sweetness, and it makes the body smooth and mellow. I also find a bit of spice, but only just. The finish has a nice hoppy bitterness and I think it’s a nicely balanced and charming brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9780) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 500ml bottle (Stockholm) - shared by SaintMatty - thanks!
4 Very bland aroma, just the caramel and some paper
3 Clear deep re, brief head.
5 Very stodgy malts, seems almost underfermented.
2 Sugar-watery, and fairly fizzy. Finish more stodgy, and a bit buttery. Some very harsh industrial hop bitterness.
9 Fullish, but none of it particularly brilliant. Sweet caramelly nonsense.
Rerate 500ml botle (Tallink) (5:4:5:3:10=2.7)
Not sure where the previous hate came from, this is now a very scrummy caramelly dark lager. It’s brainstem-focused, no complexity, just a massive sweet caramelly fire blanket to extinguish any interest in hops. Finish is an enire load of bread - crammed into every corner of your gob. But it ain’t bad, it’s clean, it’s malty, it’s a bit predictable and maybe dull, but it ain’t bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, bread , floral hops and light oxidization. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 First rating. (50 cl bottle from Swedish Systembolaget) Grainy scent. Red color, white head. Grainy corn taste. No bitterness. Just no... 2/2/3/2/4=1.3 \ / Second rating. 50 cl bottle thanks to Reza from 3 Små Rum. BB 170410. On January 16, 2009. Clear deep dark red color, tan head. Malty, fruity, grainy scent. Sweet, sugary, a bit metallic taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Loads better than last time! 6/4/6/3/12=3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
500ml @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Coppery amber colour. Seems to follow the standard Christmas beer pattern for the larger Scandinavian brewers. First take a fairly standard pale lager. Bump up the alcohol level a teensy bit. Add some caramel or colouring to darken the colour a little, taking great care to ensure the presence of loads of toffee and caramel in the flavour. Avoid hops at all costs. Make sure it is as sweet as hell. Leave in plenty of fat, under-brewed malt but skilfully contrive to make the mouthfeel thin and watery at the same time. If possible introduce some tinny or cardboardy elements. Preferably both. This one ticks all those boxes. Not exactly horrible but very dull stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle at DØE Frederiksberg. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear red brown body. Roasted barley malt caramel raisin spicy flavor. I guess the spices are cinnamon clove and cardamomme. Heavily carbonated and a long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2010
A nice malty beer. Flavor starts moderate sweet and has a good bitterness at the finish. But on the other hand, not much going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6321) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 Big brown head. Deep dark red body with carbonation. Fruity, malty wild berry aroma with perfumy, meaty notes. Sweet fruity malty taste with papery meaty notes. Very unusual taste. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Light body. Dryish malty wild berry aftertaste, stil with the meatiness, as well as some hoppy notes. Quite sweet; lacks bitterness. Strange, and not really that good. (0.5l can, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Camons (6319) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of sugar, spices and malt. Taste is sweet malt and caramel. Thin water like body, low carbonation. 190111

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