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Sweden is now one of the fast growing beer countries in the world. With an in-depth knowledge and major interest in craft beer, the Vikings of Scandinavia are consuming and brewing beer like no other. The Swedes are now one of the leaders of this on-going beer revolution. This fascination just keeps on growing internationally and within Sweden, with microbreweries and major established breweries popping up and establishing themselves over the last few years in and around Stockholm. Below you can check out some of the best beers and some others that we have put to our mouth in and around the Capital of Sweden!

 

WHITE STAR 4.5%
TITANIC

5 STARS - Reviews - Eken Magazine

A golden ale shipped from the Potteries. With a nice shiny full golden look combined with a clean bitter crisp taste rounded off with pleasurable hints of honey and hops. Titanics White Star made of wheat malt and malted barley is an enjoyable easy to drink ale that is a good substitute for the trending IPAs.

CAPTAIN SMITH 5.2%
TITANIC

5 STARS - Reviews - Eken Magazine

A strong ale shipped from the Potteries. This smooth red-brown full bodied beer full of hops and a bitter sweet taste leaves your tastebuds with a nice roasted malt flavour. If you enjoy your ESBs, than definitely try this one and see if your one to a winner.

SWORDFISH 5.0%
WADWORTH


 
 
4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE
Wadworth´s Swordfish is a unique but interesting blend of beer made on Fuggles and Goldings hops and mixed with Pussers Navy Rum. Leaving you with a sweet aroma and a half dry plum and cherry taste on your palate. With its nice strong bronze colour and good cap this ale is a treat you have occasionally sipping on while enjoying the boats past through while the sun sets.

BISHOPS TIPPLE 5.5%
WADWORTH

4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE
Bishops Tipple pale gold beer with it´s nice golden orange colour it gives you a nice strong kick in your gob with its nice zingy and bitter after taste. Bishop Tipple reminds me of another beer I enjoy, Badgers Tangle Foot, a really enjoyable session beer.

 

OLDTIMER 5.8%
WADWORTH

4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE
Old Timer supplies you with a quality creamy look with its chestnut color and filled cap. This ale leaves you with a nice and long but light coated after taste than expected on your tongue. Brewed for over 50 years every year during the cold winter months. A very highly respected and classic beer, also known as “Christmas in a Bottle”.

SHOGUN BULLDOG JIPA 7.2%
GOTLANDSBRYGGERI

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This JIPA from Gotlandsbryggeri is full of character with a smooth fruity taste. It was a pleasant surprise the first time I tasted it at Stockholm Beer 2013 and you can now find in on tap.

 

CREAMY AMBER ALE 6.6%
GOTLANDSBRYGGERI

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5 STARS - Reviews - Eken Magazine
A delightful treat with it amazing smooth creamy taste and feel that comforts your throat all the way down to the belly. This Sleepy Bulldog was the best beer I tasted at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2014! Hoping to see on tap in Stockholm.

SHOGUN BULLDOG JIPA 7.2%
GOTLANDSBRYGGERI

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This JIPA from Gotlandsbryggeri is full of character with a smooth fruity taste. It was a pleasant surprise the first time I tasted it at Stockholm Beer 2013 and you can now find in on tap.

 

TANGLE FOOT 5.0%
BADGER BREWERY

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A lovely and easy to drink golden ale with a very clear and dark golden look to it. With a sweet and fruity taste to it this is a good session beer that won´t let you down.

LANDLORD 4.1%
TIMOTHY TAYLOR

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A real smooth and easy to drink bitter that has won more awards nationally (British) than any other beer. One of my personal favourites and one of the best bitters produced. When served on draught it get it´s a full 5 star score!

 

DRAKENS GULD 6.1%
ÅBRO BRYGGERI

5 STARS - Reviews - Eken Magazine
With a beautiful gold and rich color, the latest Swedish home-brewer champs have together with Åbro Bryggeri delivered an awesome IPA. Boosting with hops, this North American styled beer leaves you with a pretty sweet, bitter and very robust taste and scent with hints of caramel and grapefruit. This is the best beer Åbro have ever produced.

SAMBA KING. 5.1%
BY THE HORNS LONDON CO

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5 STARS - Reviews - Eken Magazine
A blonde beer packed full of exotic & bold flavours! Leaving you with a lovely refreshing Lemongrass and Brazilian Lime summer ale made with one of my favourite malts, Rye (Rye & Torrified Wheat malt). Brewed with Maris Otter Pale, Caragold, Munich and hopped with Sorachi Ace, Galaxy & Citra hops; and conditioned with fresh Brazilian Lime & Lemongrass.

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BELLE CHIC 4.5%
DESIGNBREW

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4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE

DesignBrew´s version of Belgium beer, Belle Chic (Belgisk Enkel) reminds you of a classic Belgium beer. With it´s standard wheat taste combined with a salty caramelised twist this 5.1% unstrained and unpasteurized craft beer leaves you with a nice soft bitter taste with hints of Christmas nuts.

JUICY LUCY 3.5%
DESIGNBREW

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An American inspired Session Pale Ale that won GOLD at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2014. Juicy Lucy has a misty bronze look topped off with a white sealed cap giving you a very nice classy look. This unstrained and unpasteurized craft beer is loaded with hops and delivers a flowery and fruity peach citrus taste with hints of caramel (and salty liquorice) ending with a long filled bitter aftertaste.

 

MARTHA KRIEGER 4.7%
RIEDENBURGER BRAUHAUS

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3 STARS - REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE
Imported by DesignBrew, legendary ecological beer brewer Martha Krieger from Riedenburger Brauhaus has put her own face and name on this easy to drink refreshing beer that will quench your thirst during the hot summer days.

DOLDEN SOMMER SUD 4.2%
DESIGNBREW

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4 STAR REVIEW SCORE - EKEN MAGAZINE
A good easy to drink summer Bavarian Ale enjoyed very cold from Riedenburger Brauhaus and imported by DesignBrew. This clear bright gold coloured beer won BRONZE at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2014.


 

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