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

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BA SCORE
65
poor

16 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.23
pDev: 26.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
Beer added by: bark on 07-15-2005

Sweden's most sold >3.5% beer since 2002.
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Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of TheBrk
2.75/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of aztraz
2.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of rarbring
2.23/5  rDev 0%
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!

Photo of Limanuljaska
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Florya
2.24/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of madzanta
1.75/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of bark
2.51/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of Mattias
2.75/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
1.4/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle. It's a mystery how this beer can be the by far the most sold in Sweden. Filthy taste.

Photo of willjschmidt
2.8/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

Photo of tbeckett
3.4/5  rDev +52.5%
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.

Photo of staless
2.59/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Clear golden, with white foamy head
S: Sweet malts and corn
T: Sweet malt with little aroma. Almost no bitterness.
M: Light and watery feeling, with medium carbonation
O: An average lager, that's easy to drink, but hard to enjoy.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.05/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of PetrusPalmgren
1/5  rDev -55.2%

Photo of jhf2012
1.5/5  rDev -32.7%

Sofiero Original from Kopparbergs Bryggeri AB (Sofiero - Banco - Zeunerts)
65 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.