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Carlsberg Sverige AB
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #241
Ranked #29,547
2.8 | pDev: 19.64%
May 16, 2021
Jul 22, 2005
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2.77 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Feb 23, 2020
3 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 26, 2019
3.74 by Renata78 from Sweden on Aug 11, 2018
3 by chubenzino from California on Jun 23, 2018
3.14 by Bajengurkan from Sweden on Nov 06, 2017
2.77 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Sep 24, 2017
2.43 by marcrech from Brazil on Jul 26, 2017
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2.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by woomThomas from Sweden

The beer is a clear yellow when you pour it.
The foam is white with large bubbles that disappear pretty fast.
But leaving little thin lines with grooves in the glass.
The aroma is slightly sweet malt with caramel and honey.
A little weak hops tone with hints of fruit.
A little grass, and airy.
The taste is slightly sötmalt, with caramel and honey.
Traces of hops, cooked vegetables and grasses.
Some low bitterness. some bread.
Low Medium body and medium carbonation.
Little Dawn and little watering, in gummen.
A little watering and short bitterness at the end.

Apr 28, 2016
2.83 by 22Blue from Kansas on Oct 02, 2015
1 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Sep 08, 2015
2.94 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Aug 25, 2015
2.8 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Jun 22, 2015
2.75 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Jun 11, 2015
2.75 by AmitC from New York on Apr 15, 2015
3 by Oidmoe from Austria on Mar 17, 2015
3.03 by nigeldazooman from Virginia on Feb 04, 2015
2.92 by JackieKu from Taiwan on Nov 20, 2014
3.5 by halfshell from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2014
3 by vheissu15 from North Dakota on Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LagerCognoscenti from England

A typical pale lager appearance. Pale straw colour. Good head and lacing on this one in a tall pilsner glass.

Aroma is very mild but smells of subtle noble hops and barley malt. The can says it's made with Halertau hops.

The taste is nicely bitter with a bit of dirty lager bite. It's a dortmunder/helles/pilsner type lager that has plenty of flavour. Maybe not the most refined example but tasty and enjoyable with some noble hop flavour and sweet honey malt tastes.

Very decent beer.


Aug 13, 2014
3.25 by wilfonzo from Florida on Jun 28, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -18.6%
by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

Bottle. Not bad tasting, just very watery and thin. The bitterness is almost entirely nonexistent.

Jun 16, 2014
3 by Jah_Json from Sweden on Feb 05, 2014
2.5 by the_danish_swede from Sweden on Dec 13, 2013
2 by gnikola from Serbia on Sep 30, 2013
2.75 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jul 05, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by brureview from Massachusetts

I recently drank this beer in Stockholm on tap. It has a clear honey color, with a nice fruit smell. It pours a small one fingered head.

The mouth feel is pleasantly carbonated, and the finish has a mild fruit taste.

Overall, a clear, crisp Swedish beer. Far better than Heineken.

Jul 01, 2012
2.25 by HankC from Sweden on Jun 30, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by rarbring from Sweden

The beer is clear dark golden, small lively bubbles, a white head leaving some lacing.

The smell is rather weak, sweet malt nuances, some lemon and day-old grass.

Starting with a sweet biscuit taste, some ordinary lemonade, a somewhat grassy bitterness.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, a soft texture, a medium body and a slightly dry finish.

A very normal Swedish "stor stark", but as a delayed train waiting company in a warm and dusty Alvesta (small town in southern Sweden) it was quite enjoyable.

Jun 08, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by Sachsenfreude from Germany

This is a pretty standard and boring beer but by no means taste bad. It's true to the style, a boring style but a style that serves it's purpose, getting drunken and partying with comrades. There are a lot of worse choices to choose from and this one is slightly above average.

Looks straw yellow with a white head. Dissipates quickly but is by no means fizzy and maintains a bit.

Smells of bland barley with some corn sweetness. Also metallic spicy hops.

Slightly above average taste, cheap but still palatable and malty without much sweetness because of the hops. Actually this is well balanced, just of low quality.

Very watery in the mouth with a crisp finish. An easy drink, just ordinary.

Dec 13, 2010
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2.36/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

A: This beer pours golden with a small white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lace. Lots of small bubbles in the liquid.

S: This has a weak smell. Sweet malt with faint bitter hops and even faitner citric notes. I'm guessing there's corn in it.

T: Unbalanced malt faint bitter hops. Citric notes.

M: Short after-taste with faint bitterness. Somewhat creamy. Lots of carbonation and light to medium body.

D: A standard swedish "stor stark". I think that this mainly is a beer you drink to get drunk, not a beer to enjoy (like trappist beers for exampel)...

Dec 18, 2009
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1.84/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
by mfkr from Sweden

A - Yellow/Golden color, large thin head that quickly dissapears and leaves little lacing.

S - Malty and breadlike, there is a strong metallic/artificial feeling to the smell.

T - Mostly malt, some hops, the metallic/artificial feeling is also there.

M - Watery and lots of carbonation.

A booring pale lager.

Dec 10, 2009
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2.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by Kristing from Sweden

Very pale golden lager with a thin head that quickly dissolves. The aroma has some hop flavours, as well as a hint of dried fruit.

The dominant flavour in the taste of the beer is a hop bitterness, that spreads through to every corner of the mouth. There is also a fair deal of carbonation in the mouth-feel. Other than that the beer is quite dull.

This common Swedish lager is not as bad as I thought it would have been. That being said, it is by no means above average. But in the absence of better beers it is better than no beer at all.

Oct 14, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by jrodvog148 from Sweden

Tried this when I was in Sweden. Can't say found too many beers that tasted great out there but this one wasn't too shabby compared what was out there. reminded me a bit of molson beers. Can't say the greatest but worth checking out if you are over there. You will not find this in the states along with most swedish beers due to there retail laws.

Mar 28, 2009
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2.55/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
by jwc215 from Arizona

A friend brought this back from a recent business trip from Sweden. Actually he brought back two brown and one green bottle that otherwise look identical. I am reviewing the brown bottle.
It poured a pale yellow with a very thin head that quickly became barely a lacing. The high carbonation caused the thin lacing, without the high carbonation I would think it would look flat.
There was nothing much to the aroma. Very thin - some fruity hops tried to appear in the smell as the drink progressed, but fell short. There was a very slight mustiness to it.
The taste was thin - watery, but not necessarily offensive. By flavor, it could almost pass as a "light" beer.
Despite the waterish qualities, it left a bit of a somewhat dry, mettalic taste in the mouth.
Despite its boring, non-complex taste, I was able to finish it - probably because of its relatively high carbonation and lack of anything really offensive except a bit of a metallic feel.
I wouldn't recommend this one - It's watery and dull.

Jun 08, 2006
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2.35/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

This was the 7th most sold beer in Sweden in 2004 (the 5th most sold in 2003).

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The low white foam builds a sinking finger thick soft foam.

The smell is bready (is there such a world?) and chemical with some sweet malt and maybe some aroma hops. Not much of bitterness here.

The taste is a bit sweet sour with lots of (almost roasted) malts; it is quite heavy in a bad way. The chemical/artificial feeling is present as it was in the smell. The short aftertaste got some mild, anonymous hops and a sourish bitterness.

Carbonation is fresh with lots of small bubbles.

Another dull pale euro lagerÂ…

Jul 22, 2005
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