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Brewed by Jämtlands Bryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Pilgrimstad, Sweden

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7464) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottled, BB 03/07. Poured a really cool shade of clear garnet with a medium, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly-spiced English toffee and caramel notes.. rather dusty overall, with very good dark fruit coming through with warmth. The flavor shows quite a bit of degredation.. sour oxidation notes had a rather vinous quality.. toffee and some spices at the core.. finished with some sour cardboard and dark fruit. Medium-bodied and sour on the palate, but you could tell that this was good deep down.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6934) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
Medium light brown head. Deep dark barely translucent red body. Light roasty sooty aroma with sugary fruity notes. Dry-sweetish roasty minty taste with resiny chocolatey notes. Lightish body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry burnt spicy licorice and chocolate aftertaste with light acidity. Nice, drinkable. (0.5l bottle from gr0ve.)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6846) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from my European Secret Santa, many thanks Per. Dark chestnut brown color with medium beige head. Caramel, dark malt, plums, spices in aroma. Fruity taste with prunes, dark berries, roasted notes, dark chocolate, spices. Dry hoppy bitter finish. Tasty Christmas beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle from 2008. Dark red-brown with a large head Malty aroma with caramel, spices, raisins and fruit. Tastes malt, caramel, nuts and grapefruit. Nice bitterness. Aftertaste was quite long. A good "Christmas-beer".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6435) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
Dark ruby beer, bottled. Rich and malty. Sweet, a little burned sugar. Some hoppy dryness, though it comes across as too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6404) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 Rerate - previously sampled at the RBESP 2004, but it had a hard time to push through in that line-up, I was happy to be able to try it again
Red brown, tanned creamy head. Roasted notes, nut , chocolate, minerally strawberry. Slightly cardboardy bready malt. Good body, mellow mouthfeel. Milk chocolate and nut aftertaste. Vey nice harmonious brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of omhper. Pours brown with a rocky white head. Smells of soap, perfume, citrus, some sweet malt. Taste is of raisins, spices, pepper and some tea like hints. Lots of wintery flavors and aromas packed into this one. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6335) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Bottled. Dark amber. A nutty, vanilla aroma; almost vinous. Soft and smooth palate. A hoppy, nutty flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6292) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2009
Draught? Bottle?(Stockholm Beer Festival 2009) - Dark brown with red tinges. Fruity and slightly smoky aroma with ash and dried fruit. Fruity taste with raisins, caramel, spicy malt and marzipan. The finish is fruity and slightly sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 <i>Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget</i>. Deep copper color with a thick off-white, almost beige head. Very fruity, complex malt aroma with dried friuts, prunes and figs, and a little roasted note. All backed up by a steady hop character. Medium bodied, with a distinctive bitterness in the aftertaste. The relatively high abv does not reveal itself. An excellent christmas ale.


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