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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6684) - 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.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle.Pours reddish brown with a small off-white head.Aroma of malt, caramel, dried berries, caramel and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and warming with caramel,licorice and some malty coffee notes.medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6406) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at Cardinals Juleølsymposium 2010. Pours hazy dark amber with a thin white layer of bubbles. Aroma is weak sweet malty caramel, even some toffee. Taste is more of the same, slightly on the sweet side, but not overdoing it. Weak hops. Easy drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Lovely toffee and raisin flavour. Port, almonds. Dry hops discreetly balancing it all. True craftsmanship.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
Sampled at Bar Animale, Madrid. Dry wooden, somewhat wooden strong ale notes. Medium to light body. Aromatic fruity finish. Surprisingly light beer, dangerous

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from Ølbutikken. A bit hazy dark brown with a white head. Sweet with a lot of malt, dark bread, raisin and brown sugar. Also some notes of alcohol. The mouth feel was creamy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from Biernavigatie, BB Summer 2016, large sample. Cloudy brown color, short frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, spicy yeast, raisin, slight fruity. The raisins make it smell like an aged belgian dark, although it’s not aged at all, seeing the BB date. Slight sweet in taste, lots of raisin again. Aroma is a bit more complex, but flavor is all about raisins. Interesting stuff, though a bit one-dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
33cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2010, with raisins, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, spicy/malty and slightly bitter/sweet, balanced, cloudy, small head, nice Winter brew, yet expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5723) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2010 Rerate, 330 ml bottle, ABV 8.3%, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger: Copper colour, big to moderate cream-coloured head. Malty aroma with strong notes of raisins and other dark fruits, brown candi sugar and treacle. Warming mouthfeel. Flavour of dark dried fruits, brown sugar, malts and alcohol. Moderate but noticeable hops in the finish. Original rating: On tap at Cardinal’s Juleølsymposium. Matured with raisins. Dark brown colour, moderate head. Aroma of brown malts, brown sugar and raisins. The flavour has the same elements, but is not too sweet. Moderate hops, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5626) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off white head. Aroma of dark fruits. A flavour mix of roasted malt and dark fruits.


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