KARLSKRONE - I have to say that this smelled a little funny when I opened the bottle and started to drink it. Maybe it's the plastic bottle??? Must be just the bottle, because the beer actually tastes pretty darn good! One of my favorites so far. It was bought at a local market (Aldi) in Koln Germany. Oh, and perhaps the good taste was due to bottle in one hand & awesome shortbread cookies in the other!!! You should try this some time.