Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Kronleins Stockholm Fine Festival

Kronleins Stockholm Fine Festival

Brand
Kronleins
Expression
Stockholm Fine Festival
Category
Lager
Style
Strong (inc. Maibock, Bock)
Abv
7.20%
Country
Sweden
Website
www.kronelins.se

By Jeff Evans

69
Nose
Rather skunky at first. Once this wears off, delicate pale malt, perfumed hops and a squeeze of lemon come through.
Palate
Silky pale malt and melonlike fruit offer an initial sweetness. Herbal hops bring things back to bittersweet and also offer a touch of lemon sharpness, but then come the negatives: a background astringency and unwelcome alcoholic warmth.
Finish
Perfumed alcohol on top of dry, hoppy bitterness.
Comment
This Swedish beer has picked up some prestigious awards, but, to my mind, the punch it packs is just too intrusive.

By Zak Avery

73
Nose
Vaguely alcoholic nose, with some sappy pale malt and a little straw. Slightly perfumed/zesty.
Palate
Sweetish all the way through, with an odd bitterness emerging at the end. The bitterness feels somehow synthetic.
Finish
Reasonably well-balanced, and although the strange hop bitterness lingers and builds a bit, it doesn't become too intrusive.
Comment
Although free from any technical flaws, the elements somehow don't quite gel for me, and it seems a little disjointed. Nice enough though.