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7 Fjell Vinter American Strong Ale

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style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vinter is said to be a crossover between a Strong American Amber and an Old Ale. It features generous amounts of Perle, Citra and Cascade, making it more hoppy than the beer traditionally brewed before Christmas in Norway. The beer pairs well with heavier meat dishes, casseroles and traditional Christmas food. It is also excellent enjoyed on its own, ideally in front of the fireplace on a cold winters night. Vinter was first brewed on contract in the fall of 2013 at Lervig Aktiebryggeri in Stavanger


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1239) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours near clear red/brown with a small head off-white head. Aroma is fat citrus, light petroleum, resin, hoppy-woody, pine, caramel and coffee. Taste is light+ sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is near moderate. Finishes dry and bitter with a solid dark malt base.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours very dark brown, with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is burned malts, with toffee and nuts, as well as a nice hoppy back bone. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is quite bitter with burned malts as well as hops, where the dark leathery malts dominates initially and a fruity orange peel hoppiness follows to finish it off.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8042) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
300ml draught at Beer Palace. Decent rings of lace down the glass. Near naked surface to a deep mahogany coloured body, red-tinged. A bit subdued smell of herbal hops and slightly roasted dark malts. Ashy, dark malts to the taste character, hints of liquorice and chocolate culminating in a long-lived, malt-bitter ending. Very smooth mouth feel. A fine bodied and well crafted brew (Oslo 11.03.2014).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to smaller sized vanilla colored foamy head on top of a deep dark ruby colored beer. Aromas of hops, some hop fruit, citrus, grapefruit, pine, toast, some liquorice, some malts, some cream, reminds me of a BIPA. Flavours of bitters, hops, toast, bread, some grapefruit, peach, some bay leaf, herbs and roast. Aftertaste is bitter, malty, roast, hoppy and some BIPA ish reminders. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy foamy texture. Very nice and easy drinkable beer. Full of flavours, very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Beer Palace. Pitch black colour with a minimal head. Aroma is moderately sweet. Notes of malts as well as some sweet notes of bananas and bread. Flavour is round and balanced. Notes of caramel, liqorice, malts, chocolate. Medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (272) - NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
Had this on bottle at Håndtverkerstuene. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Lots of malt in the aroma, toasty, bread, but also some light hops. Tast is very balanced. Roasty but not burnt flavor. Very easy to drink. Hard to believe its 7.3%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1974) - NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark brown, red hue, big tanned head. Smells of spicy hops, dark malts, some toast and roast, liquorice. Heavy sweet, liquorice, dark syrup, roast, toast, dark sinful flavors. Medium bitter, resins and even more liquorice. Very nice american strong ale. Nice malts and hops. Solid debut from Gahr

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banii (236) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2014
Brown with white head. Toasted malts, caramel, pine, lime and rasins. Very bitter - very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nidaros (40) - NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours almost black with a ruby shine. Nose is dominated by hops, spruce, resin and some citric fruits. Medium to hard bitterness followed by a bit harsh taste of burnt sugar. Aftertaste is dominated by this burnt sugar, some roast and citric notes. Overall a nice beer, but I was a bit let down by the harsh burnt flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1393) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
Frisk duft av citrus og granbar. Mørk brun farge. Lite skum, noe hengende langs kant. God sittende frisk amak av citrusfrukter med en anelse karamell.


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