As we've already learned, Dutch and Danish breweries were the quickest to return to the UK market. The speed with which they returned is all the more remarkable given that they were clearly brewing beers specifically for the UK. A quick glance at the OG is enough to prove that.
It's particularly easy to spot in the case of Tuborg and Carlsberg as I also have analyses for the standard export versions, which Whitbread had somehow purchased in Singapore. These are the strength that you expect forr a continental Lager: 4.5-5% ABV.
This is in contrast with the situation before WW II, when both the Carlsberg and Tuborg sold in the UK were the same strength as they were on the continent. I assume that the standard-strength version would have been too expensive for the UK market after the war.
|Continental Lager returns|
|Year||Brewer||Beer||Price per pint (d)||OG||FG||ABV||App. Atten-uation||colour|
|1947||Barclay Perkins||Draught Lager||26||1033||1006.4||3.46||80.61%||8|
|1948||Carlsberg||Pilsner ex Singapore||1049.9||1011||5.06||77.96%||9|
|1948||Tuborg||Export Beer ex Singapore||1043.9||1009.4||4.49||78.59%||9|
|Thomas Usher Gravity Book held at the Scottish Brewing Archive, document TU/6/11.|
|Whitbread Gravity book held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document number LMA/4453/D/02/002.|