Stockholm daily Dagens Nyheter has picked what, in their view, are the best 18 Christmas beers of the 39 available in Systembolaget.
Carlsberg’s Golden Naked Christmas get the best grade, 5 out of 6, while the beer I raved about from Sigtuna only get 3. The Norwegian beers at Systembolaget are not mentioned, I find it puzzzling that they ended up at the bottom of the range.
Good grades for some of the more cheap and standard industrial beers. They were probably the best on the Swedish market ten or fifteen years ago, but they are hardly exiting. But if you’re nostalgic and dream of Christmas past, they probably do the trick. And with some herring on the plate and a shot of aquavit on the side, they will make sure everything is like last year. Like every year.