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Gotlands Sleepy Bulldog Winter Ale

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Brewed by Gotlands Bryggeri (Spendrups)
Style: Brown Ale
Visby, Sweden

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bulldogen Krut sniffade fram en unik säck Galaxyhumle från Australien. En humlesort vi förmodligen var först att använda i Sverige! Njut av mötet mellan den mörkrostade karaktären från en äkta Brown Ale och fylligheten från den svenska julölstraditionen. För att maximera upplevelsen har vi adderat NelsonSauvin från Nya Zeeland - en lyckad symbios!

Doft
Humlefruktig doft med inslag av ananas, apelsinmarmelad samt utpräglad mörkrostad matarom som påminner om espresso.

Smak
Tydlig men balanserad beska med påtaglig maltfyllighet och eftersmak av kaffe och choklad.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (417) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
Decent taste and aroma. This is a brewery pretending to be independent but owned by Spendrups.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fonkelbroon (5) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2016 does not count
Rödrostig färg, inbjudande lukt av humle och frukt. Första smak av rostad malt, kaffe, karamell, som snabbt går över en distinkt beska med smak av grapefrukt. Grape hänger kvar länge i eftersmaken. En aning för besk i kombination med den mer rostade malten för min smak.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erbenaut (11) - VANTAA, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle (0.33 l) at Bierhuis Rotterdam/Helsinki. Warm biscuit/caramel, chocolate, coffee and light roasty malt with floral and fruity (pacific/exotic) hop aroma. Brownish black, clear with a slightly tan, nice head. Malty, medium sweet taste, medium to heavy, well balanced bitter. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with soft carbonation, and long aftertaste. Good match to a beer I like to taste and share with a friend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (1199) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Taste brings a dried fruity taste with a red berry hint. Medium bitterness with some attitude. A lot more drive in it than expected.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (732) - SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle Dark brown, light brown head. Aroma of berry, corn, candy Taste bitter, gin, thin feel, slight tart. But a not too nice taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle@Yesprs - Amber brown pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is malty and hoppy, some caramel sweetness, herbal piney hoppy notes into the finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11037) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, fruit, spice, nuts and excotic fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is solid hoppy, slight herbal, pine and mild fruity. Fruity, pine and solid hoppy. Toasted and slight bitter, mild herbal far finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ninecats (470) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle. Clear reddish brown, big beige foam, good lacing. Aroma is fruity with pine, malty breadish, swedish julmust. Taste is a mashup of bitter hops and malt, with more emphasis on the former, minimal cookie/nutty feel as usually found in a brown ale, but more hoppiness made out of grassiness and coffee in the finish, fairly dry. Light to medium body, medium carbo. Not the typical brown ale but clean made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (732) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm. A brown color with a reddish tinge; frothy, handsome head. The aroma features both maltiness and hoppiness; caramel and bread from the former, pine and citrusy fruitiness from the latter. The balance is surprisingly slightly on hops, probably due to Nelson Sauvin. Taste confirms the expectations set by the aroma: this is definitely a hop-driven brown ale. Not much sweetness appears; instead, dryish, crisp bitterness pushes to the forefront with maltiness balancing. Piney, fruity hoppiness is complemented by bready, toasty malty notes. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth texture and a low to average carbonation. Original, crisp and tasty brown ale all in all.


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