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Brutal Brewing Hale To Winter (And The Darkness It Brings)

Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Grängesberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CloakedDagger (728) - - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear, nutty brown with an off-white head. Nose is a bit....messy: rotty, tart. Medium body, some sweet caramel notes, again this rotten fruit and a dry, nutty finish. Wonder if it’s the yeast that messes this up pretty bad. 171214

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1839) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
Clear red-amber body (very red when held to the light), modest fawn apricot tart cream head, poor lacing. Aroma; floral hops, caramel malts, ashy barbecue notes, dark smoked fruits. Taste; roasted malts, resin, hops, fried prunes, smoked toffee honey fudges - dark finish with roasted malts, smoked fruits, surviving hops. Feels well bodied, medium carbonation. Overall an interesting xmas ale with roasted-smoked sides. [50cl brown bottle, 6.8%abv, BB250915, B@Systembolaget Storheden Luleå, T@specialsession]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2014
courtesy of Antonio Rey - pours a hazy dark red-amber beer with a little foam left; aroma of caramel and spicy hops; full-bodied, sweet and with some tart earthy bitterness; more spicy hoppiness in the finish - not much character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1394) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Mørk orangebrun klar med lavt beige skum. Bark, kaffe, sviske og noe alkohollukt. Mye sødme i denne, tung honning og karamell, kaffenyanser og syrlige bær. Noe krydder mot nellik. Vinøs

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
konungen (84) - - NOV 22, 2014
Mörk röd-brun öl med beige krona. Malt, torkad frukt, humle, frukt, lång sötma. Ingen ny favorit nej. Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
blogmeabeer (19) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Dark red brownish in coulour. Somewhat strange aromas, cheese and cardboard. Slightly burnt taste, sweet, unpleasant, rubber, cardboard. Something is wrong here. CIP residues? Bad batch?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nisse666 (4492) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-11-08 Göteborg AR: odd aromas - something bad, gun powder, malt extract, AP: murkey ruby, stouthy cream beige head F: roasted malt, gun powder, ripe red grapes .... can’t take it anymore down the pipes!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, alcohol. Flavour is hop, roasted malt, alcohol, caramel. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Brutal Brewing Hale To Winter ].
Clear medium red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malt extract, brown sugar. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, carame, malt extract. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9925) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland Saturday Session 2 - 01/03/14. Chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering. Nose is toffee, spice, bitter fruits, earthy notes. Taste comprises toffee, dark malts, dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so affair, lacks any real depth or character for the ABV presented!

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