King Harald Grey Coat

King Harald Grey Coat

Lager Beer.

Alc 4.7% vol.

Ingredients: Water, barley, malt, hops.


    100 ml. contain on average:
    Energy: 109 KJ/26 kcal
    Fat: 0 g.
    Of which saturated: 0 g
    Carbohydrate: 6 g
    Of which sugars: 4.8 g
    Protein: 0 g
    Salt: 0 g
    Please always add the text on each can: Store in a cool place. Away from direct sunlight. Best before: see base of can.


    According to one version, Harald II received his nickname Grey Coat after an encounter with the crew of an Icelandic merchant ship which carried a large load of 'vararfeldir', a type of faux fur made from sheep's wool. The Icelanders were having trouble selling their faux furs so when the king asked them if they would make a present to him of one of the furs, which happened to be grey. The sailors did not hesitate and the king immediately used it as a cloak. This set an instant fashion trend and before long the Icelanders had sold their entire load of previously unsalable furs to the kings men and the locals.