Arboga 10,2 | Galatea AB

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Galatea AB
Sweden
galatea.se

Style: European Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
9
pDev:
35.26%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 9
Photo of JamFuel
2.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear yellow with fine, wispy foam. Looks pretty good!

Smell is... ok. Sweet and malty with notes of corn, and some nuttiness.

Taste... oh my word. Sweet, dirty and very boozy. Notes of corn, spruce and honey and a sharp, potent metallic bite before the booziness overwhelms anything else.

Mouthfeel is medium, oily and well carbonated.

Overall, this is close to undrinkable. The alcohol is way too prominent and turns this into an absolute mess. This is basically Swedish malt liquor. But hey, it'll get you hammered in no time!

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Photo of Alex-Alkis
1.35/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

The color is copper colored with a foam that leaves a fairly large residue on the glass. So far so good. The taste is very boozy, with tones of chemicals. The taste is boozy as well. Had to pour out half the can.

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Photo of rarbring
1.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The beer is clear and has a brown-golden color, the off-white head settles quickly and leaves a few murky lacings.

The smell is distinctly sour dish rag.

The taste is sweet, alcoholic, sour notes of lemon and apples. A warm almost dry feeling from the alcohol.

The carbonation is low, the liquid oily and leaves a distinct alcohol feeling.

This is a great beer - if you're after much alcohol. In other aspects most remains ...

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.09/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is my third (different) Arboga beer tonight. I'm wondering why I didn't stop at the second (crappy) one. I must be stupid! But, here we go:

It comes in a black and grey striped 50 cl can. A picture of an black eagle. Just like the other two, the only thing that differs is the colors.

A: Color is clear golden and the white rather large head is pretty compact. Slow dissipation leaves some lacings.

S: Corn galore! Sweet malt. Alcohol. Some fruit.

T: Sweet malt. Faint dark dried fruits. Lots of alcohol.

M: Aftertaste lingers for some time - but mostly because of the alcohol. Body is full and carbonation is medium.

D: I still wonder if I-m stupid - earlier tonight I had two (different) crappy Arboba beers. This one also is crappy. So my conclusion must be - I never learn! Be smarter than me and avoid this one!

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Photo of dqrull
1.77/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a totally dead and flat amber.

Slight hoints of sweet malts and stale urine, but they're all very faint.

An initially fruity thing that doesnt really linger, alcohol makes it sickish, meh.

Stingy and flat mouthfeel , shit.

from the can: "Arboga 10.2 is an extra extra-strong strong beer with a huge fullness and arome" uhuuu

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Photo of bark
1.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Oh Lord… Here we go:

The colour is deep gold; the two finger thick foam quickly falls down to a very uneven layer leaving a fine lacing.

The strong smell is very fruity with notes of plum, almonds, some burned bitterness and an odd alcoholic metal touch.

The taste is loaded with semi sweet malts with a burned flavour. The archetypal strong-lager-marzipan note is there, oh yeah. There are also some fruity notes of plums and raisins. Full-bodied? Yes, but it is mostly because of the potent alcoholic content. The aftertaste is short with lots of alcohol, salt, and cheap fruit candies and metallic notes.

The carbonation is, at its best, average.

“Arboga” was bad at 5.6%. It is terrible at 10.2% abv. The only reason for drinking this crap is to get really drunk at a relatively low price. I contempt this brew, and I only managed to dring 15 cl of it.

A note on the name: Arboga is an old, small village in the middle of Sweden. In the late 1400th century an army is said to have been late for a battle after drinking the notorious strong beer in Arboga. Hence the (partly untranslatable) saying “It turns back like Arboga beer”.

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Arboga 10,2 from Galatea AB
Beer rating: 1.9 out of 5 with 9 ratings