Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Grängesberg, Sweden


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Don´t get stuck of what to offer family or friends this holiday. Share the gift of great taste with every adult on your Christmas list. Filled to the brim with enough good cheer to last throughout the year. Pilsner – Münchener – dark caramel – caraaroma and melanoidinmalt and with the bespoke blend of hops: Magnum, Perle and Amarillo. Brewed for all: Naughty or nice Have a merry one.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Canned (Thanks omhper!). Deep copper colour, mediumsized foamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, grainy, some starchlike notes as well as mild wood. Flavour is bready, mild toaste dnotes with some mild nutty notes. Also a bit metallic to it. In fact rather harsh flavour after the first few sips.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (24604) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2013
Can. Pours a ruby amber color with a longlasting off-white head. has a fruity malty slightly dusty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity watery caramel bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty bitter caramel finish with hoppy hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24328) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Canned. Clear mahogany colour, rich head. Rich aroma of tropical fruits. Sweetish with clean mouthfeel and light body. Toasty and ashy with sal, black currant and pineapple. Mid bitter finish with notes of plastic. A tolerable dark lager with enough fancy surface in form of hops to take the focus away from the shortaages underneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Canned from ICA Maxi, Motala. Clear amber/mahogany color with a decent beige head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pineapples, mango, bready, pine, hazelnuts, caramel notes. Hoppy flavor, roasted, chocolate, pine needles, mango, citrus, caramel, hay, pineapples. Nice bitter finish with pine, fruits, hay and caramel. Very nice folköl.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (16529) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Can 500ml BB 05/2013
Dark amber color, good beige head, lace. Ryeish aroma with some caramel. Light-bodied. Ryeish, some soya sauce, caramel then harsh notes. Below par.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (9852) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2013
50 cl can thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on January 18, 2013. BB 05.03.13.
Clear brown color, medium sized frothy tan head that leaves plenty of lacing in my glass. Sweet, some red berries, malt, metallic, hints of chocolate, some peach scent. Sweet, raisin, a bit weak, malty taste. Raisin and bitter aftertaste. Lignering bitterness. Sort of weak low co2 mouthfeel, medium bitterness that is grainy and like I wrote, lingers.
Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
(Can) Reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of dark bread, blood oranges, orange peel, black-currant and pine needles. Malty, fruity taste with dark bread, dried fruit, orange peel, caramel, toasty malt, a touch of chocolate and piney hops in a finish with a decent bitterness. Light to medium body, with a touch of sweetness. I didn’t really expect this from Spendrups, this was a very nice surprise. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7386) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
A fine brown and subtle red colour with a big bubbly tan head. Good lacing. Caramel malt and amarillo in the nose. Medium light body. Light sweetness and an ok bitterness. Roasted malt, caramel malt and some hoppy notes. Well done for a Swedish grocery store beer.
[Can from Coop Forum in Trollhättan, Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (7116) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012
500ml Can - Dark brown with red tinges and a small head. Caramel, pine, nuts and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity, hoppy and slightly roasted taste with notes of blackcurrant, chestnuts, dried fruit and grapefruit. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6882) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Canned from Kvantum, Hovås Dark copper with a large, tan head. Fruity, flowery, grassy aroma and flavour. A light body and low to medium bitterness.

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