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Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Stavanger, Norway

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fyldig, rik smak fra ristede karamellmalter, utsøkt britisk humle og rosiner - ingredienser som sammen med vann og gjær også skaper den rødlige gløden og det gyldne skummet. Fyr i peisen, rull ut bjørneskinnet, hell i glasset. La Lervig Winter Ale med sine 8,3 alkoholprosenter varme opp vinterkvelden.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of KnutAlbert. Pours a clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and overripe fruits in the nose - and what appears like British hops. Solid body - very solid - lots of caramel - a little ashy, some licorice and again a twist of overripe fruit. Quite some alcohol in the finish. 100511

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berlinoise2go (615) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2011
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Storo), Oslo. Clear, reddish golden colour. Finger-thick light beige head, decent retention, settles as a thin ring. Aroma is fairly closed; needs quite a warming-up to reveal a nice, woody and sweet sherry-like aroma with toffee, dried fruit (raisins) and alcohol. Medium body, soft/average carbonation. Taste is subtle/restrained, but well-balanced with mild acidity and bitterness on a sweet malty base. Aftertaste is relatively dry and woody. OK brew, but had expected a more powerful aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden colour witha beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, hop, fruit, malt. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1252) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 18, 2011
Amber with light brown head - aroma is of malts and dark fruits - taste is olso malt and dark fruits - very good and easy to enjoy on a dark night

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8049) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 17, 2011
It’s still winter with a lot of snow in the extreme north where I live, so a warming winter beer seems just appropriate on a Saturday eve. 330ml bottle, bb.31.09.15, bought at Vinmonopolet Oslo City. Pours a cloudy, apricot coloured body topped by firm amount of beige, foam that stays well and leaves fragile lacing at the glassware. Smell of sweet malts and dried fruits. Plums and raisin in flavour together with earthy malts followed by a ending containing lighter notes of yeasty fruitiness along with alcohol warmth. Well bodied, but aroma and flavour feels rather subdued (Tromsø, 16.04.2011).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2011
Medium beige head. Lovely deep reddish amber body with carbonation. Sugary raisiny caramelly aroma with earthy fruity notes. Dry-sweet earthy roasty papery taste with caramelly raisiny notes. Mid-to-full body. Dry-sweet soy sauce and raisins aftertaste with earthy spicy buttery notes. Very nice, and quite unusual. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4208) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 4, 2011
Flaske 0,33l - gave fra Rune. Takker! Gyldenbrun / amber. Høyt svakt farget skum som starter høyt men flater ut i løpet av et par minutter. Forsiktig maltaroma med fruktige undertoner. God. Smaken litt sherryaktig men alkoholen slår inn etterhvert og overtar. Tørr fruktig ettersmak. Litt uvariert - men en god "winter warmer". Dette burde vi ha mer av på våre breddegrader.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13922) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle @ J & C US Tasting, Ulfborg 2011. Thanks Yngwie. Pours amber with a small creamy white head.Nose is spices, yeast and dark fruit. Raisins and gløgg. Sweet and cloying. Alcohol, dark fruit and syrup. Well made - though not my style of beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by yngwie ]. Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, raisin, light roasted, light toffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dried berry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110325]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odland (137) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle @ Cardinal. Pours deep amber with some off white head. Strong taste of caramal, some roastyness and sweetness from either sugars, yeast or raisins. A big beer. Notes of alcohol and a somewhat short ending. Very strong flavors. Should have been more smooth. Hopefully it will even out over time.


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