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Best Cheap Beer at Systembolaget

Good and Cheap..not necessarily in that order

post 19.Feb.2013, 09:30 AM
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Joined: 25.Sep.2012

As everyone knows alcohol is expensive here, but what are your favorites at Systembolaget if your going for cheap and good?

If I want something dark and strong (which I typically prefer) but still with a good flavor I usually go with Mariestads Old Ox 6,9 ABV (in the bottle to avoid the pant) at 16,90 :- 50cl

For strong beer with a light taste I usually go with the Prips Blå Extra stark 7,2 ABV in can at 13,10:- if its time to party (doesn't taste the best, but after the first one it gets better) , but for casual drinking (taste much better than ES) I prefer the Export 5.0 ABV at 11,60 :- 50cl

Not really an IPA fan, but I think the Brutal Brewing Summer Edition 4,5 ABV at 7,9:- in the 33cl can is a steal, and great to just throw in a backpack and go anywhere.

Christmas beer I have to admit this year I tried the Three Hearts Julöl 5,3 ABV at 15,00 and thought it easy to drink with that traditional christmas beer flavor. Grebbestad 5,2 ABV is an old favorite at 20,50:- 50cl but a little more on the expensive side.

I try to keep a pretty tight APK (alcohol per kronor) figure, but at time am willing to spend a little more for marginal improvement.

What are your favorites? Maybe I am missing out on something good? Thoughts?
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post 19.Feb.2013, 09:33 AM
Post #2
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 2.Aug.2011

Samuel Adams Utopias (2010) was good, but it sold out. Waiting for the 2012 edition to arrive in the shop again.

Did you mean cheap in absolute or relative terms? rolleyes.gif

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post 19.Feb.2013, 09:59 AM
Post #3
Location: Västmanland
Joined: 28.Jan.2013

I don't really like strong ale (the taste not because I want low alcohol smile.gif ) so my favourite beer at the moment is Trashy Blonde by Brew Dog and I can buy it at the supermarket. I also like Spitfire by Shepherd Neame, good beer great name.
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post 19.Feb.2013, 10:05 AM
Post #4
Location: Luleå
Joined: 19.Oct.2009

My sambo likes that Finnish beer in the blue cans...Lapin Kulta I THINK it's called...
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post 19.Feb.2013, 01:13 PM
Post #5
Joined: 19.Nov.2005

Go for any of the Åbro range. all are pretty good
at a lower price than most Svensk öl
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post 19.Feb.2013, 01:55 PM
Post #6
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 20.Sep.2011

Just talk to the alcoholics who hang out somewhere near your Local Systembolaget, pretty much all stores have them and they usually hang around during opening hours. These Guys (and girls) will be able to tell you exactly which beers to buy to get the most alcohol for your money.
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post 19.Feb.2013, 02:07 PM
Post #7
Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 2.Dec.2011

The beer thats just called 7.2 is amazing. Great taste, great alcohol content. Cant remember how much it is though.
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post 19.Feb.2013, 02:13 PM
Post #8
Location: Södermanland
Joined: 20.Mar.2012

Fuller's 1845 -

Brooklyn Lager -

Duvel -

Zywiec -

Leffe -
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post 19.Feb.2013, 02:54 PM
Post #9
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

Sofiero is cheap and not too bad.
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post 19.Feb.2013, 03:01 PM
Post #10
Joined: 27.Jul.2012

Staropramen premium


Estrella damm

San Miguel


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post 19.Feb.2013, 03:11 PM
Post #11
Joined: 28.Jul.2011

Life is too short to drink cheap beer.
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post 19.Feb.2013, 04:23 PM
Post #12
Location: Södermanland
Joined: 20.Mar.2012

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Scott McCoy
post 19.Feb.2013, 04:39 PM
Post #13
Joined: 22.Mar.2011

I can get a case of 5.0 at wal mart for about 100kr,,or 10 bucks,,lol.
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post 20.Feb.2013, 10:33 AM
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Joined: 28.Aug.2012

You also try 7.2 beer.I think you loved its taste.
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post 20.Feb.2013, 11:15 AM
Post #15
Location: Malmö
Joined: 17.Oct.2010

IMO if you pay about 50% more than the cheapest prices you can find beers that are several times better.
A few decent beers under 25 kr:

Modus Hoperandi
St. Bernardus Tripel
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Anchor Steam
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Liberty Ale

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