Three finger white compact head. It sinks slowly leaving no lacing. The liquid is clear and its colour is gold (7 EBC).
The smell is malty with some stale notes of paper. It is rather sweet. It is quite insipid.
The taste got a neutral malt sweetness. Notes of grains. It is quite clean. Light body. Growing notes of paper in the after-taste as well as some bitter flavours. The finish is sweet.
The carbonation is strong; the mid-sized bubbles are short-lived. Semi-smooth liquid.
Lots of paper flavours. Otherwise an OK beer in this style.
A note on the name: Arboga is an old, small village in Sweden. In the late 1400th century an army is said to have been late for a battle after drinking the notorious strong beer in the town. Hence the (partly untranslatable) saying "It turns back like Arboga beer".
Poured from a 50 cl can into a pint glass. Bottom of can marked best by June 5th, 2008.
Not a lot to say about this one. It's your typical euro magro lager. Pours a pale yellow color with a fizzy head. Very faint hops taste although the malt is quite a bit richer than the typical American brewed macro lager. A decent option if looking for something in this category.