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Archive for December 19th, 2009

I wrote recently about the ranking of Swedish Christmas beers done by one of the country’s major dailies, and I was a bit puzzled that the standard industrial brews were rated very highly.

A good alternative, at least one that corresponds far better with my taste, is the beer test by Svenska Ölfrämjandet (sure, I’ll buy you a beer if you can pronounce that!), the national beer consumers association.

On top Oppigård Winter Ale. Number two Sigtuna Midvinternattens Mörker and number three Sigtuna Snowblind. Also close tot he top of the list are top breweries like Nils Oscar, Nynäshamn and Dugges.

The two Sigtuna beers were among the most pleasant surprises of the year for me – I’ll get back to that with a year in review post.

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