karlskrone Lager, Aldi Special

karlskrone Lager, Aldi Special


karlskrone Lager


karlskrone Lager, Aldi SpecialKarlskrone is the registered trademark of discounters Group Aldi Süd and belonging to the Group discount chains Hofer and ALDI Switzerland , whose varieties are produced and bottled by different breweries. It is brewed in Belgium, but as its an Aldi product I decided to class it as a German beer.

Aldi’s Karlskrone, at a whole .49 CHF. (about 0.45 Cents in Euros) per bottle is top notch value and since it is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, means they can’t have any cheap filler, just water, malt, and hops. The price to quality ratio might be worth a try for this discount beer.

Review: Bottle of Karlskrone Lager 4.90%ABV

karlskrone Lager, Aldi SpecialBrewed for the German supermarket chain, Aldi but only for their Swiss chains, Karlskrone is an affordable lager that comes in a 500 ml plastic green bottle, with a screw cap. Having a volume of ABV of 4,9% the beer is a good thirst quenching bargain at roughly .49 Swiss cents, a cent for each volume!

Pours a nice clear golden coloured beer, and a decent sized head formed with quite good retention, some small lacing afterwards.

karlskrone Lager, Aldi SpecialThere was a clear strong aroma of grainy malt and stale hops that smelled of straw/rice. The smell was very sweet.

The taste was also very sweet and left a sickly bitter aftertaste that took a while to get used to. The flavour was of sweet grain and malt. After the initial shock the drink settles on your taste buds and eventually becomes a rather refreshing drink. It is a nice slow burner, that grows on you, and for the price it sells at, its excellent value.

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2 thoughts on “karlskrone Lager, Aldi Special

  1. Teun

    I do like this beer, especially for the price, but i totally disagree with the description of the head. It does not retain any foam whatsoever. The bubbles that form are really thick and explode instantly, leaving a very shallow foam head. Taste is very typical for a german lager, even though it’s Belgian. Very neutral, but for a cheap beer that’s actually an accomplishment. Much better than what Aldi sells elsewhere in Europe. I also prefer the bottles over the cans.

    1. Rob Nesbit Post author

      Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. As far as I can remember i had them served pretty cold, so that perhaps might have led to a decent head. I think the thing I was most impressed with was how cheap they are. You will find it hard to get a half decent beer for that price in any other supermarket


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