Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Pilsener
Grängesberg, Sweden


on tap


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2005
A yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is sourmalty combined with notes of brewmash, while the flavor is plain sour malty. Poor low alcohol beer.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
(Can 50 cl) Pilsener golden with a small, creamy head. Weak flowery nose. No body, no real taste of malt and only a vague hint of hops in the finish. 280705

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Canned. Pale yellow colour, mediumsized white bubbly head. Malty and hoppy aroma, though very weak. Hoppy flavour with malty hints. Very wellbalanced and nice for being 3,5%.

Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Slight hoppy nose, quite weak. Pale yellow body, small white head. Taste like water with a hint of hops.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
Canned. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Aroma of malts and corn with fruity notes. Flavour of malts and corn with a hoppy finish.

TBone (18228) - 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.

veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2005
Pale yellow, thin head. Aroma from grape, citrus, elder and some grass. Grassy flavor with grape and elder. Some soap (!). Quite bitter finish.

larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2005
Canned. Pale golden, large head. Grassy aroma, a bit swetish. Rather fresh and light-bodied. Ok bitterness.

omhper (25750) - 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.

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.

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