Brewed by Oceanbryggeriet
Style: English Strong Ale
Göteborg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed with six different malts and five differnet hops. Complex flavours and aromas. Suits the Swedish julbord or as a social drink at the pub.
Changes 2009: Slightly less amber malt. New hops: Galena (50%), Pilgrim (25%) and Perle (25%) for bittering. Cascade and Bramling Cross for aroma.
Changes 2011: Higher BU: 35 30 minute hop: Willamette Late Hops: Willamette & Cacade. Black Malt added instead of amber malt. Over all more hops are used both for bittering and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woomThomas12 (222) - Falkenberg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
At last they got this bottle in his hand. Lovely design of the bottle and press are very nice, very blue with a little clean and little snow. A bottle I think people can easily pass on the shelf if you do not know what you want, but modern. Now it only in glass: The first thing I respond to that was to cap barely sat at, .... machine errors? ... And what it had done to the beer? But as I said, I began to pour it up and noticed that the carbon dioxide level was a little low, (probably due to the cap) They had to work hard to get up an AK so small foam crown that was white and fine. The foam disappeared almost as quickly as a paycheck so he can not taste the foam. The color was rather dark brown with a dark lager. Now I began to be more specific about what had happened to the beer, the poorly fitting cap had trickled out a lot of carbon dioxide so there was anything left button. But would this affect the taste ?? Scent - 8p Smells toffee, caramel, malty sweet lure of bread and a light grassy humlighet. There are some hidden scents produced by fruit, apricot, orange, then it’s something sweet hidden, it can be a little loaf syrup and spices. Some malt aroma arrive. Taste and Mouthfeel - 9p At first sip it starts quietly, but then comes the lovely rich maltighet comes against one with a distinct bitterness. But it also tastes of butterscotch / toffee, fruity units will muffled by orange and apricot. You can also find some crisp bread and spices, slight hint of cloves and black currant in the end. Good strävja. Juligt worse, a sleek and stylish maltighet balanced bitterness. Must be a perfect beer to food

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear dark amber with a creamy tanned head, good lacing. Malty caramel aroma, toffee and biscuits. Smooth mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Toffee taste, malt, bread, dried fruit and butterscotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (717) - SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2015
Real Ale at akkurat. Creamy with spices and some light bitterness. Well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
k92488 (391) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
DWF 0.5 flaske mørk klar offwhite skum. Aroma malt krydder. Smak malt kaffe bitter. Medium co2.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
circinus (279) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 50 cl from Systembolaget. Clear red/mahogany with a beige head. Berries, bitterness, spices, some roast, very interesting balance between flavours. Medium body, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Very nice taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Seffle (455) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from SB 141230. Very dark ruby with a lacing off-white head. Ashes and malt in the nose. Much more complex palate. Fullbodied maltiness with some coffee and liquorise. Dry but not really bitter. Very nice julöl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gbgbrouge (377) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Poured from bottle, dark red brown with low off white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dark bread, herbs and some pine. Taste is full and a little bitter, well balanced with a medium sweet malt body, slightly bitter after taste. Really nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Backlog. 2011-version. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Im not really a fan of the winter-seasonals and this was just one in the line of un-impressing winter-seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishop’s Arms (Folkungagatan), Stockholm.
Appearance: Red-brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, caramel, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, caramel, fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (2336) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
Really good smell. The taste is heavenly good but the black malt sneaks himself surprisingly forward. The aftertaste is long and good but not too dry. Really good beer as me. Not like other Christmas beers I’ve tried. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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