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20th-Jan-2011 12:56 am
There are some things one can develop a love hate relationship with. Svagdricka is one of those things. Like I with many things, such as, saffron, snaps, whiskey, Swedish hot cheese pie with ice cream and raspberry jam,  raspberry jam, salt liquorish, people, the Japanese, people, sushi, people, dried fruit, Family Guy, Keanu reeves, summer, alcohol-Infused Bonbons  ... well many more that I can not think of right now, and svagdricka .
If one describes it it sounds HORRIBLE and you really do not want to taste it. But so far, almost everyone of my guests, friends, acquaintances, who've accepted my offer,  they all say: well not that bad really ...

It is something like ... how should I say this? Imagine a cheap low alcohol beer, mixed with pepsi cola (ofcourse I say pepsi because it is sweeter and it's crap).
Yet, I must say, it is quite the beverage.
And besides ... I love this bottle ...

So, I cannot sleep ... again ... of course ... so ... cheers ...

Ewwww ... yum...? ... Ewwww .... mmm yum? .... eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww ...... YUM?
meh ...
20th-Jan-2011 08:58 am (UTC)
According to Wikipedia and Google translate Svagdricka is called "Small beer" in English and it really has a facinating history, I feel the need to buy some now.

From Wikipedia.org
Small beer[16] (also small ale) is a beer that contains very little alcohol. Sometimes unfiltered and porridge-like, it was a favoured drink in medieval Europe and colonial North America, where George Washington had a recipe for it involving bran and molasses.[17] It was sometimes had with breakfast, as attested in Benjamin Franklin's autobiography. In those times of lower public sanitation, water-transmitted diseases were a significant cause of death. Because alcohol is toxic to most water-borne pathogens, and because the process of brewing any beer from malt involves boiling the water, which also kills germs, drinking small beer instead of water was one way to escape infection. Small beer was also produced in households for consumption by children and servants. It was not unknown for workers in heavy industries and physical work to consume more than ten pints or five litres of small beer during a working day to maintain their hydration levels. This was usually provided free as part of their working conditions, it being recognised that maintaining hydration was essential for optimum performance.[citation needed]

Small beer, or small ale, can also refer to a beer made from the "second runnings" of a very strong beer mash (e.g., scotch ale). These beers can be as strong as a mild ale, depending on the strength of the original mash. This was done as an economy measure in household brewing in England up to the 18th century and is still done by some homebrewers and microbrewers, such as the Anchor Brewing Company [compare second wine].

Metaphorically, small beer means a trifle, a thing of little importance. The term is also used derisively for commercially produced beer which is considered to be too weak.
20th-Jan-2011 11:28 am (UTC) - :)
Well whatdayaknow!
And I thought it was a Swedish thing. Since I never heard of anything like it anywhere else. I looked on wiki a long time ago when I first tried it, but I only read on the Swedish link so I completely missed this one :)
Interesting story indeed :)
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