Ikea Beer

Well, not quite, but these 2 Swedish canned beers were available at Ikea (Milton Keynes) on a recent visit. They are both brewed by Spendrups and mercifully, they don’t require self-assembly.

Spendrups

The Norrlands Guld can features the coat of arms of Angermanland – very apt after 5 hours in Ikea. It is remarkably similar to the coat of arms of the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

Angermanland (L), Kingston upon Thames (R)

I think the 5% Spendrups Export has the edge over the 5.3% Norrlands Guld, although to suggest they have varying degrees of edginess is overstating it. They’re both fairly watery, unremarkable pale yellow lagers, just a bit grassy and with a faint bitterness. If I had to describe them in one word… I’d probably say nothing and just shrug my shoulders.

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