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Sofiero Original - Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.3
pDev: 27.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts) visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sweden's most sold >3.5% beer since 2002.

(Beer added by: bark on 07-15-2005)
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Finland

2.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 14:28:23 | More by Limanuljaska
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PetrusPalmgren

Sweden

1/5  rDev -56.5%

04-10-2014 00:10:54 | More by PetrusPalmgren
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TheBrk

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev +19.6%

09-22-2013 14:51:23 | More by TheBrk
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Mattias

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev +19.6%

01-30-2013 22:14:34 | More by Mattias
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madzanta


1.75/5  rDev -23.9%

01-11-2013 10:07:11 | More by madzanta
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aztraz

Sweden

2.25/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2012 16:39:25 | More by aztraz
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jhf2012


1.5/5  rDev -34.8%

04-27-2012 10:56:11 | More by jhf2012
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rarbring

Sweden

2.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer is clear pale straw colored, small bubbles, a white rather quickly settling head that leaves some lacing. No curtains.

The smell is sweet corn flakes, a slight canned pear aroma, some metallic sourness.

Starts sweet, white bread, then some lemon jam, and a short alkaloid bitterness.

Medium to low carbonation, a thin body and a watery feeling, a coarse dry finish.

Well this is by far the most sold beer in Sweden, year after year, it must be so that I lack something vital in my senses as it to me is very dull, not even "lagom" good. It's claimed to have won a silver medal in "World Beer Cup" in San Diego 2004 - must have been a competition with two contenders!

Serving type: can

07-19-2011 12:48:35 | More by rarbring
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2.05/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours pale yellow with an enormous white fluffy head that instantly dissipates into almost no lace.

S: White bread and lots of corn. Sweet malt. Faint hops.

T: Sweet malt, but loaded with corn. White bread. An unbalanced bitterness. Some honey. Some boiled vegetables. An artificial off-taste, almost detergent-like.

M: Body is thin and carbonation is medium and smooth. Aftertaste is short.

D: This procuct is boring and kind of flat. I would not recomend it.

Serving type: can

02-18-2011 15:52:34 | More by Evil_Pidde
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Yellow/gold pour with a small white head and medium carbonation. Bright. Typical lager appearance.

S - Noble hop, some honey, and floral notes.

T - More noble hop, grans, honey, and those flowery notes.

M - Good carbonation, crisp finish.

D - I could drink a few of these no problem. Nothing too crazy here just an unoffensive pale lager. Often lagers can be too sweet but this is nicely balanced.

Serving type: can

12-13-2010 03:50:28 | More by tbeckett
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willjschmidt

California

2.83/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500 ml can into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow color with a thin and quickly receding head. Not a lot of aroma. The taste is of standard macro lager, light malts very little hops. It's thin and watery although it is easy to drink. I guess you could do worse if you're looking for an easy drinking pale lager. If you're actually looking for a beer than I would skip this one.

Serving type: can

02-10-2008 21:51:13 | More by willjschmidt
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bark

Sweden

2.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is, by far, the most sold beer in Sweden during the last three years It has won the “World Beer Cup” in San Diego in 2004.

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The airy white head disappears quickly into a thin lid.

The smell is malty and sweet with some notes of honey, wet paper and butyric acid (ugh!).

The taste is first a bit bitter with some notes of wet wood (!) and a touch of some aroma hops. The aftertaste is weak with some dry malt and a hoppy hint of lemon.

Carbonation is... Average.

Why are people buying this? Who gave it this prize? Well: At least it is more of a “boring” pale lager than a “disgusting” one.

Serving type: can

07-15-2005 20:47:46 | More by bark
Sofiero Original from Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)
68 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.