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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (409) - Vallentuna, - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 500 ml bottle, pours clear maroon colored with a medium sized tan head that quickly reduced. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dried prunes and maple syrup. Taste of roasted malt, dried prunes, raisins, caramel, butterscotch, muscovado and spices. Average bitterness with a light-medium sweetness. Medium-full body, moderately thick texture and average carbonation. Overall an enjoyable beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10452) - 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 (34741) - 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 (8276) - 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 (1220) - 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 (13350) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Kobber klar skum klar Bær malt citrus Bitter modrat sød lidt Oile blød @f1

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt and hops. Sweet finish and some alcohol present as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10895) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 010314

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jinroh (337) - ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours dark mahogany red, almost with no foam at all. Aroma is relatively weak, has some acidity, bit of fruits and caramel candy. Taste is bitter and unbalanced. If you look hard you can feel some dark fruits in the body and yes, sweet caramelised sugar is also there and quite strong. Aftertaste is rough and bitter, far from being balanced. I wonder why this one is called winter beer only because it has stronger ABV? I would expect some spices, warmth - that is all missing.


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