Crocodile Original Export Lager
Brewed by Krönleins Bryggeri
Style: Pale Lager
Founded in 1836 by Anders Julius Appeltofft, the Krönleins brewery is to be found in the southern Swedish seaside town of Halmstad.
Anders Julius Appeltofft, the local greengrocer, bought an old half-timbered hospital and converted it into a bar. The beer was brewed in the building next door. For the first ten years he made Svensköl, a traditional sweet low-alcohol Swedish beer. In the beginning business was slow and mostly a local trade. But in 1849 Anders brought his small brewery to a better location, one with an ice cellar and a better water supply. The foundations for a successful brewery were set. The water was of very high quality.
Unfortunately Julius Appeltofft died in 1851, and so his business eventually fell to his son Per Gustav Appeltofft. Money was tight so in 1861, it was decided to transform the brewery into a joint stock company. This extra money helped with employment, modernization and expansion.
The next big change for the former Appeltofftska Brewery took place in 1920. The engineer Anders Krönlein took over the stock majority of the company. Extensive modernizations were made and the business grew. A new era began. Today the Krönlein family still have total ownership over the company, now in its 6th generation of family brewing with brothers Carl and Tage Krönlein in control.
Today the company produces a range of beers, ciders, spirits, soft drinks and water. The cider brand is Halmstad which is produced in approx 10 different flavours including Wildberry, Dry Lime and Apple. The main soft drinks brand name is Three Hearts, a brand name which is also used for a range of beers and some bottled water. The main brand name for the water is Aqua Cristall.
Review: 33cl Bottle of Crocodile lager beer: 5.2% ABV
Tacky enough pic of a crocodile for the logo, looks really cheap and one would never guess that this is a beer brewed in Sweden, where there are, as far as I know, no crocodiles.
Looks ok on the pour, a nice clear golden coloured beer with a small whitish head that sticks around. Some small carbonation. looks not bad.
Has a light lagery aroma, very light on the nose, sweet malts, corn and the yeast. A faint smell.
Taste is water, pure water, minimal to no taste, wow. I guess I might have got the taste of some malts at the start, but I am not sure, it might be my imagination! Flattens out real quick.
Shit beer. One of the worst I have ever had, couldn’t taste anything, all the tastes must have evaporated in the bottle. Not even good enough for necking. An easy one to rate, a big fat zero!