Skol Lager
Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd

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From:
Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
European Pale Lager
ABV:
2.8%
Score:
67
Avg:
2.42 | pDev: 27.69%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
13
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 13, 2020
Added:
May 23, 2011
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
67
Poor
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Reviewed by RedStickPhil from New Mexico

1.67/5  rDev -31%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
This is a shitty beer. I've had quite a few because choices are all poor in the Brazilian Amazon. My advice is to drink it really cold with a squeeze of limão. If you are in the Amazon, enjoy the birds and don't expect much from the beer. Also, each Skol is worse than the previous one. Maybe just have a caipirinha?
Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 2.53 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Jan 01, 2020
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

2.44/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Look: It pours pale gold with a white head. Head retention is average.

Smell: A good healthy dose of skunk from being in a green bottle. There are faint notes of apple and a bit of spicy hops.

Flavor: It has some apple flavors with grainy sweetness. There is a low amount of spicy hops.

Feel: It has a moderately high amount of carbonation and a light body.

Overall, light flavors and an overwhelming light struck smell.
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

2.14/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Canned and bought reduced to clear hence why I'm buying Carlsberg
Pours a crystal clear wheat coloured body with minimal white head
aroma is budget cornflakes
flavour of cheap cornflakes
Oct 17, 2018
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Reviewed by DypsoBubble from England

2.06/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
Less than three quid for four at the supermarket. Poured from can into mouth. Pretty weak as to be expected. Bit of a lemon sherbet taste with little bitterness or hops. Due to this, not really a thirst quencher. Supermarkets in UK have low alcohol beer, then their ‘saver’ bitters and lagers (2% alcohol) which are just a step up from water, then ‘Skol’ at 2.8% alcohol and then all the rest at like one eighty a bottle regardless as to whether they are 3.8% alcohol or 6.5%. If someone made a nice hoppy, malty, bitter ale at less than 3% at a proportional price….it would make a lot of people happy and keep them out of the liver unit.
Aug 24, 2018
 
Rated: 2.56 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

May 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Jsteez from Utah

2.65/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Drank a few of these in Hong Kong, but the can was slightly different from the BA picture. Meh...it's just a beer to drink after a long day in the hot Hong Kong weather.
May 04, 2015
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

2.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
This is a pretty weak example of a weak style. This opinion is based on a local licensed version sampled in St. Kitts. I walked a couple hundred feet to a different beach bar to see if they had anything different. They had this.

It is light yellow, not very aromatic and fairly tasteless. It is neither sweet nor hoppy or yeasty. It isn't really refreshing.

I think a good rum drink would be a better bet. It wasn't worth the walk. The sand was hot (volcanic).
Mar 28, 2015
 
Rated: 2.72 by barryjg from Texas

Oct 11, 2014
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Reviewed by Onefortheroad from England

3.5/5  rDev +44.6%
Thought I'd try as it's been around as long as I can remember but have been put off by the low ABV however much to my surprise this ain't a bad tasting Lager and steals the no.1 spot in the 'session beer' division.
Sep 03, 2014
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +34.3%
SKOL LAGER
,5l can
€,75 @ Spar, Burggasse 2, Wien

Very basic Euro lager. Clear golden with a bright white head that drops fairly readily. Lacing is quite limited. Not much in the aroma, just a dull malt with some dull hops in the background. The flavor follows suit. The malt really doesn't have any character, but at least it doesn't taste of adjunct. Subtle fruitiness of apple. The hops are dull, basically leafy, as if they were just boil hops without any late additions. Median bitterness at least comes through. Average at best.

... ... Ahh, geez, I just realized that it only has 2.8% abv! No wonder. I was basically drinking "near beer". Well, that at least makes sense, and to a certain extent changes my perception of the beer. There's a need for this kind of beer. In Germany and Wien (where I was) they're very hard on drunk driving, even stricter than in the U.S., and it would be embarrassing and shameful if you were caught. But I guess the same is true everywhere. This could be a better option than a non-alcoholic beer, or might serve at the end of a night at the pub or knipe as a wind-down. With that in mind I've bumped up my rating by just a bit.
Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by samparkique4 from England

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by beer_bottle from Colorado

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 1.25 by Slongie from Canada (AB)

May 29, 2014
 
Rated: 1.25 by Sebas from North Carolina

May 18, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 23, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by Duncanster from New York

Sep 09, 2013
 
Rated: 1 by Johnq1964 from England

Aug 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by HopsintheSack from California

Sep 18, 2012
 
Rated: 2.5 by beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

Sep 18, 2012
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A 500ml can with a BB of Oct 2012. Picked up dirt cheap from an off-licence. Brewed in the UK, though the brand can be found world-wide.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that dissipates rapidly. Weak aroma of light malt with hints of stewed leaves and overcooked veg/DMS. An initial metallic note was present, though this disappeared after a moment.

Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Notes of faint noble hops, stewed leaves and overdone veggies. Dry, with a crisp, mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is tingly and dry, but thin and watery. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of mild stewed hop bitterness and veg.

Meh - not very good; a subpar mass-produced lager. Bland and watery, with some vaguely unpleasant off-notes. The low ABV leaves it without a sense of purpose; you can't even use it to get trashed. The only thing going for it is the price. Not recommended - avoid.
Sep 03, 2012
 
Rated: 2.5 by Kornoms from Texas

May 23, 2012
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Reviewed by ElCommodoro from Texas

3.26/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This very cheap beer was poured into a pint glass from a 500 mL can (I consumed the remaining portion straight from the can). It poured a typical gold colour and formed a nearly 2 inch bone-white head. It looked pretty good so far for such a cheap beer.

The smell was pretty typical of cheap beer. Cheap pilsner type of smell. Nothing notable.

The taste was fairly bland as well, but with a pleasant hop taste. They didn't skimp on hops and they didn't overdo it either. That made this beer surprisingly enjoyable despite its low alcohol content. The beer was a bit thin, but considering the 2.8% alcohol content, it was really pretty impressively not thin. The flavour and carbonation level were spot-on enough that I didn't really mind the low alcohol content. Definitely not a bad beer for the money, but still nothing interesting either. I bought it out of curiosity and I'd normally prefer to spend more and get a better beer since this one's not interesting and the low alcohol content means that it's useless for cheap get-you-drunk beer.
Jan 13, 2012
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Reviewed by fullsweep from England

3.3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
440 mL can poured into a pint glass tumbler (also had one straight from the can).

A: yellow--not too thin, but not really amber either, decent head that dissipates quickly but leave some amount of lacing

S: nothing too distinct, mild pilsner smell (which always smells just slightly like garden peas to me for some reason)

T: much better than I expected to be honest for such a cheap lager

M: nice carbonation and bite--great lawnmower beer

O: for a freakin' cheap lager, this is about as good as it gets. I'd definitely get this again at £2.96 for a four-pack. And at 3.0 ABV it's highly drinkable.
May 23, 2011
Skol Lager from Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing Ltd
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 24 ratings