Eriksberg | Carlsberg Sverige AB

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Average: 2.93 | pDev: 17.06%

Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 29

#159 ranked European Pale Lager | 5.30% ABV

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 29
Photo of MKV
2.97/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark golden color. Not much of a smell. Watery body, decent carbonation, flavor on the bitter side of well balanced. Darker palate as expected but without any distinct characteristics.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.31/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, light amber, with thick, fluffy head.

Smell is floral andbready with hints of wheat and some spiciness.

Taste is softly bitter with a hint of sweetnes along with floral notes and some rye.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, this is among the better of its style. Pretty tasty.

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Photo of metter98
2.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle at Stockholm Arlanda Airport Terminal 5, Sweden

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger white head covering the surface that hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of bready and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a little sweetness with some bready malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and somewhat smooth in the palate and with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down quite easily easily. There is a good balance in the taste between the bready malts, sweetness and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of woomThomas
2.08/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer has a clear dark yellow color. The foam is white and thick. The foam has small bubbles and disappear at the right pace. The foam discrete leaves traces. The smells of malt and yeast. Small hints of hops and light bread. A little sweetness from the honey. But this fine thin tones of apricot and some herbs. The taste is malty and slightly sweet. Even here there is a little yeast, hops and very thin. Fruit flavors are thin but there are apricot, a little citrus. Sweet, honey little brödig. Small bitter notes and a quick end in the aftertaste. Light body. Moderate Carbonic. Sweet with slight bitterness.

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Photo of rarbring
2.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer is clear dark yellow with small bubbles, a white uneven head with some lacing.

Smelling of white bread, grass and boiled vegetables.

Starting taste is sweet corn flakes, then the boiled vegetables, maize, and some grass notes to finish of with.

Medium carbonation, a rather fresh texture, small bubbles - and body, slightly dry.

Rather boring boiled vegetables experience, the grassy hops helps a bit.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at an Irish pub in Stockholm. Overheard somebody talking about it being good so I gave it a shot since I'd never heard of it before. From notes.

A - Pours with a one finger white head on a dark gold body which might be a result of the lighting. Mild visible carbonation. Head fades fast to a weak cap and leaves very slight lacing.

S - Lot's of noble hop. Skunky. Lemon, soapiness, and corny/grainy notes.

T - Noble hop and skunk with that grainy/corny element again and a lemon note appears once more. No soapiness this time though.

M - Medium carbonation with a light or medium body. Seems like a big body for the style.

O/D - Has flavour that isn't offensive for the style. I could have a few but would never seek it out but it was worth a try to see that there are EPLs that aren't that terrible.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is golden with lots of small bubbles in the liquid. The large off-white head is foamy and a bit uneven. Dissipation is medium-fast and leaves some lace.

S: Sweet malt together with some corn gives it a "boiled vegetable vibe". A metallic off-smell lingers in the back. Some bitter hops helps this beer.

T: Sweet malt with only faint corn - white bread instead of boiled vegetables. Some bitter hops are in the background. Kind of creamy taste.

M: Body is mediumfull and carbonation is mild to mediumstrong. Aftertaste holds a nice mix between bitter and sweet and actually lasts for some time.

D: A macro beer, is a macro beer, is a macro beer... This beer is like a million others.

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Photo of headius
3.84/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm going to review this beer considering its class: macrobrewed lagers. Among that family, this is definitely unusual and better than average.

Much more flavor and less of the usual macrolager skunk. More hops than typical. Malt is there but not overpowering. Slight sweetness, but I think there's enough hops to cut it just fine. A very good beer for a cold day in Stockholm with a bowl of pea soup.

Ultimately, when traveling in a place that only has macro-brewed beers, I'd choose Eriksberg before a Heinekin or most German lagers.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.48/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

bottle into a plastic pint glass, NICE.

Pours gold with a light white head, not much retention or lacing...The aroma is light wet and skunky hops, not much going on...I didn't expect much in the taste not much was there. Light hops, bitter, skunk but not as much as I thought.

Compared to most swedish beers this is decent but nothing special nor worth getting. Better than an american macro but that's not saying much.

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Photo of bark
3.17/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours with a fizzing sound. The colour is medium gold, the two finger head is off-white.

The smell is fresh and sweet with some hoppy flavours. Notes of cookies, crisp rye bread and sweet dough.

The taste is dominated by a sweet flavour of white bread, some butter/cookies. The bitterness is low; the taste soon becomes even more sweet, almost insipid. Some minerals and a touch of yeast in the aftertaste as well as mixed notes of margarine and aroma hops. The finish got a hint of fat milk.

The carbonation is medium, as is the bubbles. The liquid is a little thin, yet somewhat sticky.

All the sweetness gets just too much after a while. Maybe some more bitter hops could have saved this beer?

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Eriksberg from Carlsberg Sverige AB
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 29 ratings