Crocodile Original | Krönleins Bryggeri AB

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Crocodile OriginalCrocodile Original

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Krönleins Bryggeri AB

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bark on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by madzanta:
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1.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of mdagnew
2.88/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast... label states that this is the "Worlds Best Lager"... mmm.. lets see...

Poured a pale golden yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy and faded to almost nothing... no real lacing...

Aroma - Sea saltiness, light sweetcorn notes, metallic hints, lemony, creamy traces, little hop or malt notes...

Taste – Creamy lemons, light malts, faint floral honey notes, very light spicy hop bitterness, some nutty sweetness...

Feel - Pretty smooth. Light bodied. Pretty drinkable...

Overall - A very average lager... Worth a try once... Worlds best - i think not...

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Photo of Asgeirr
1.61/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Crocodile Original pours a icterine colour along with an airy white crown of some stature, eventually leaving a layer of lacing. Plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Phenols, rice, and various adjunct-characteristics (such as flour, white bread, corn, corn-starch etc). Possibly chlorine and some citric notes do make the odd appearance, but they are neither powerful nor subtle, just weak and artificial.

Taste: Metallic, artifical with some corn-starch sweetness. The metallic touch in question does leave a weak, yet nontheless, lingering artificial nine-volt battery-bitterness in mouth -- as well as in mind.

Mouthfeel: Thin as the can it came from, full as the same can once I dispatched this failure to its rightful home.

Drinkability: Had to pour this one out -- in the toilet as I werent able to finish it (and since that's were piss belongs anyway).

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Photo of jdhilt
1.08/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

From my notes 6/11/07 pours a one-finger white head that quickly goes to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Hoppy/skunky nose. Light carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is hoppy with a watery skunky finish. Claimed to be world's best lager - wrong. S.Fr. 3.60 ($2.93) for a 330ml green bottle from Drinks of the World Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Photo of woxna
2.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HankC
2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of the_danish_swede
2.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of endless1408
2.75/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of bark
2.48/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The colour is pale yellow with a hint of gold. The white foam sinks quickly down to a lid, leaving some lacing.

The smell is weak with some loaf-like sweet notes and some hints of minerals and a touch of bitterness.

The taste is very sweet. Some mild notes of malt and white bread. The aftertaste got some very light bitter notes with some minerals and metal. It finishes with even more sweetness and some alcohol.

The carbonation is pretty strong with lots of small bubbles. The liquid is somewhat creamy and a bit sticky.

An odd beer. I don’t really get it…

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Photo of Wer34truh
1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.44/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Lodisgrisen
1.17/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Got this from a co worker. Strange sweet taste. Not a good beer.

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Photo of StephenGash
1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Daredevil
2.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a straw colored liquid with a relatively firm head ...

smell is rather strong, with a dominant sunflower note ...

taste is rather light, with a dominant pink grapefruit note, the bitterness is not very well married with the sweetness ...

"world's best beer"?? I wonder which world ....

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Photo of SmashPants
2.79/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: standard green 330mL bottle, really tacky-looking label. I could have sworn this was from Thailand or something, though maybe that is the idea as apparently one should 'Serve Cool - When The Heat Is On".

Appearance: a slightly hazy pale yellow in colour. A huge white head puffs up and drops to a half-centimetre which hangs about for a bit and leaves a sporadic lace.

Aroma: no surprises since this is an adjunct - smells of not much more than cheap grain, rice and whatever other bollocks they normally put into these cheap export adjuncts.

Taste: some sweet grains with a touch of grass hops. Really not much to it, to be honest. I suppose the idea is that when you're slamming them down you don't want it to be too intense.

Aftertaste: disappears quite quickly with only a metallic feel and some cheap grains.

Mouth feel: fine, but not quite suiting the 'SEA tropical climate' style they were going for. Light- to- moderate in body with a moderate- to- higher carbonation. Seems like it should be a bit lighter in body with more carbonation. Still, went down quick and easy.

Overall: living in Queensland Australia, I have to admit that this one goes down easy as that Australian / South-East Asian hot-weather beer. Still, there are so many options from local and SEA breweries, not sure why you would buy a Swedish export version for a bit more money when it is not quite as good. Nice try, but not quite.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

0.5l can poured in an ordinary glass.

A: Clear pale yellow color with a one finger head.
S: Strange smell I would say, it smells malt grains and yeasts but also something that I've never felt before in a beer... (Plastic?)
T: Terrible plastic aftertaste... Urgh... I don't know exactly what it is, I guess it's corn or sunflower grains. That's just terrible...
M: Light body. Medium carbonation and light bitterness
D: Low. Terrible "beer". Just avoid it

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.86/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pour is clear golden with some small bubbles. The head is medium large, white and kind of uneven and airy. Dissipates at a medium pace and leaves some lacings.

S: Sweet malt, corn and faint bitterhops.

T: Faint taste: sweet malt and lots of corn. Almost no hops, kind of artificial.

M: Aftertaste is rather short, kind of unpleasant corny sweetness. Body is light and carbonation is rich, kind of offensive.

D: This is not nice beer.

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Photo of lagomswedish
2.08/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I just don't get where Swedish brewery Krönleins is going with this beer. It's an Australian-inspired lager produced by a West Coast Swedish family brewery and heralded as The World's Best Lager.

I beg to differ...

Appearance - straw coloured. Somewhat watery. Bleached white head that instantly evaporated.
Smell - faintly chemical, metallic, hint of citrus, but you have to search for it.
Taste - basically like a dozen other industrial macro lagers, offering little and lacking a lot of everything
Mouthfeel - fairly average carbonation, with faint malt and then hop aftertaste that fades fast.
Drinkability - If I'd broken down in the Simpson Desert and had already drunk the water from my car radiator and was left with a choice of drinking this or my own bodily fluids I'd drink this.

But it would be a close call.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +37%

Photo of gnoff
2.93/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

50 cl can from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Tried it on April 28, 2006.

Light yellow color, white head.
Some banana wheat scent, mixed with malt.
Malty watery taste.
Grainy aftertaste and pretty much no bitterness.

This beer has been around for some time, at least 15 years, can't understand why...
Label sais something like "Best lager in the world", guess they won a contest long ago, but I really can not agree.
Ok for a hot day, but nothing to drink for good taste.

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Crocodile Original from Krönleins Bryggeri AB
2.19 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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