Calsberg Sverige D. Carnegie 5,5%

From the Brewery: IMG_2426

“Carnegie Porter was brewed for the first time in 1836 and tastes the same today as it did then. Carnegie Porter has a creamy head with a scent of coffee. Its sweet and wellrounded flavor is balanced by the bitterness of the hops. Storage helps the flavor mature and enhances its harmony.” 5.5% ABV

Purchased from The Fort in Fresno, California.

The Pour: IMG_2427

Poured from an 11.2 oz glass into a porter/stout glass. Nearly solid black in color, with just the smallest bit of ruby red on the edges. A light tan, frothy head is poured, which leaves good lacing throughout. Some carbonation is visible.

The Nose: IMG_2428

Roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit.

The Mouth: IMG_2429

Medium thin bodied and easy going down, with some noticeable carbonation in the mouthfeel. Flavors are light initially, with faint coffee/espresso and chocolate. Some slight bitter hops come through in the aftertaste, but the main aftertaste is a slightly roasted and nutty characteristic.

Final Thoughts: IMG_2430

My first Swedish beer! It does drink pretty easy, but doesn’t present much complexity. A pretty decent aroma, followed by an underwhelming flavor. It seems to be another of those beers that don’t really disappoint or wow. Standard porter flavors, lightly done. The nose on this beer is more appealing than the taste, and that makes me wonder if I’ve got an old bottle. It is a relatively low ABV beer imported from Sweden, so that is a distinct possibility. There is no freshness date, so maybe its underwhelming nature (in comparison to its B.A. and RateBeer scores) are an aberration. I probably won’t be trying this one again any time soon, so I’ll likely never know. Oh well, plenty of great beer out there to be had. 6/10

Carlsberg Sverige – Falkenberg, Sweden

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