Pripps 1828
Carlsberg Sverige AB

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European Pale Lager
3.5 | pDev: 8.86%
Carlsberg Sverige AB
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of Zorro
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy orange brown brew.

Smell is sweet with a grain and malt scent. Smell of roasted malt comes through in the scent too.

Taste is mild sweet and solidly bitter in finish. A bit of fruity flavor is in there but this is big on grain and bittering hop flavors. No off tastes the fruit quality comes out stronger in the aftertaste. There is an intriguing whiskey like flavor to this I can best describe it as caramelized sugar and oak. Aftertaste is drier than the start.

Mouthfeel is good; carbonation level is low compared to most lagers you see.

Very drinkable brew! Kind of pricey but tasty, I will but this again someday.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque amber/orange with low effervescence. Head is small and dwindled to nothing. Lacing is white and sticky. Aroma is malty and earthy with a hint of citrus sourness. Flavor is one-dimensional; malty with a tart/sour finish. Mouthfeel is moderately fizzy with a bite.

IMHO: Interesting and different. I am pretty sure that I got an old bottle, but it appears to hold up well. I would really like to try this one fresh in Sweden.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Unexpected appearance in this one...not the transparent yellow tint so typical, but a quite hazy dull orange. Head is bright white, but slim and gone.
Malty aroma, murky, smells of pulpy vegetables, ...I can't quite finger this one, but it's not unpleasant, just unusual. Nothing wrong with that.
Taste: flat, blase', malty, but all in all utterly lifeless. I must praise the moutheel, though, for it outdoes many a pale, hollow lager. Vegetal feel continues in the flavor. Not an offensive beverage, but wholly unnecessary, I can't think of a single joy that could result from it's consumption. Rather dry at the end
But, hey, maybe I got an old, tired bottle. Won't someone send me to Sweden, so I can try it fresh off the tap?
At the end, I don't think it's bad, and reworked my numbers, but still stand by the above assessment. Nothing interesting happening, move along...

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Photo of ybnorml
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow body starts with a decent head. Aroma was that kinda sweet lager aroma that a lot of imports have. But the flavor was more grainy, biscutty with a mild bitterness at the end. Not as sweet as the smell fortold. Lagers are not usually my first choice but the rounded softness of the flavors in this beer made it easier for my to drink as compared to other lagers. Also mine came in a "green" bottle.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer came in a handsome 12 oz bottle with explanation on the back about the formulation of the beer. If Budweiser put their formulation on the back, their sales would plummet to more appropriate levels. The beer surprised me with near lack of head and very low latent carbonation. Nice amber to golden color with a very slight haziness. The taste was quite complex with a mix of sweet, sour, roasty, and estery notes. More like an ale than a lager in its flavor profile I think. Slight hop bite in the nose and on the palette, but overall a wonderland of malts.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a one-fingered white head that goes quickly and leaves very little lace. Slightly cloudy golden color. Nose is distinctly malty. Carbonation is good and body is light to medium. Starts malty and finishes slightly dry but with no lingering aftertaste. $2.70 for 330ml.

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Photo of bark
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the premium lager from Pripps, the dominating Swedish brewery (first merged with Norway’s Ringnes 1995 and then Denmark’s Carlsberg 2000).

Pripps 1828 (named after the year of the company’s birth) is slowly brewed with four sorts of malt, and the hops are added in several steps during the maturing process. The result is a lager with a powerful yet pleasant taste.

The foam is white, medium hard and relatively thick. It even builds a small, lasting crater. It is clear and the colour is deep gold. The smell is full of malt and wheat bread, dry medium strong with very small hints of sour wool. Again, the word is “pleasant”.

The carbon dioxide is quite soft, somewhat resembling of pale ale.

The taste comes in several stages: First, a rush of bitterness. Then comes a quick metallic taste that transients into a mild, well balanced bitter flavour. Next, the tastes of the malts develop with hints of rye bread and some mild sweetness. The aftertaste is a long lasting symphony of hops and malts.

A very well crafted lager indeed!

An observation: Spicy food makes the balanced taste of 1828 crumble to pieces; all that is left is a unpleasant, flat metallic flavour.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold color, medium head. Medium to full bodied lager. Very malty, yet very smooth. A blend of 4 malts. Somewhat sweet, yet there is an undertone of roasted malts and a little caramel. Complex flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a pale golden amber with a small white head of creamy foam that had some clingy lace. Smells of fruity sweet cleanness, very nice clear sweet malt. Taste is a nice sweet malt fairly mild with a good fruit-like hop of apple and has some grainyness also located in there. Medium body with a nice fruity sweet hold thats lightly airy dry and lightly silky. Good and smooth and mildly sharp and clean.

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Photo of budgood1
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pours out a slightly hazy, deep golden colour. a thin fizzy head appears and dies down quickly. very little lacing. a quite strong fruit and grassy hop aroma, maltiness prevalant also. quite a bit of grain and malt in the taste, providing an ample body and mouthfeel. quite smooth up front, a bit of mustiness in the middle with a nice snappy hop crispness in the finish. the green bottle and past due freshness date are to blame for the musty, cardboard flavors, but there is not a bit of skunk to be found. this is actually a nice big lager and probably would be quite tasty fresh. as it is...a flavorful brew but kind of stale. would seek out again.

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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Decent clarity with a rich amber golden colour, lace runs real thin but sticks at least. Light fruity aroma of apples and ripe oranges, sweet malt is big on the nose and is well above the fruitiness. Sweet of dextrins to hold a medium body and the carbonation is very smooth and subtly crisp. Lots of pale grain on the palate of fresh cut hay. Hop bitterness is there to not only round out the brew but to bring more flavour to the table. Finishes semi sweet with some grainy flavours. Very flavourful but still in the raw for a lager, not as clean as one would expect but none the less a good brew to have here and there.

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Pripps 1828 from Carlsberg Sverige AB
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 12 ratings