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

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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9717) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1322) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
konungen (73) - - 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

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
blogmeabeer (13) - 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?

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nisse666 (4432) - 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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11058) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35735) - 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]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1333) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
Deep amber with an off white head - Good caramel malt aroma - Good caramel malt body with a hint of bitterness in the back - The sweetness from the malt goes into a finish that lasts for a little while - This was quite good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. A clear, dark amber beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma has caramel, almost toffee, with some dried fruits and a faint roasted note. The flavor is pretty much the same, caramel, toffee, some dried fruits and a touch of roasted malts. Some faint bitterness. Full body and a soft carbonation level. Caramel and roasted malts in the finish. A pretty boring and un-complex one. 140301


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