Karlskrone 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
Brewed 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.
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.