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Brewed by Oceanbryggeriet
Style: English Strong Ale
Göteborg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4784) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 Cask at The Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Malmo. Deep reddish brown pour with a thin bubbly fast dispersing head. A dry yeasty aroma leading into a fruity, medium bitter taste. You could almost chew the fruit. This is a really heart warming flavourful ale and an ideal example of what a Christmas beer should be!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Cask@Akkurat (old backlog). Reddish brown colour with a mediumsized beige foamy head that leaves some lace. Aroma is bready and caramel malty with some slight toasted and coffeeish notes along with some ripe fruits, raisins and plum. Flavour is rather similar with some slight spicyness (yeastyness?) to it as well. would probably suit the Xmas food table rather well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2939) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
500 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on December 26. Pours clear amber with a creamy gray head that clings to the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with pine, orange zest, allspice and some bread. Taste is rather subtle and malty with bread, orange zest and subtle hints of sassafras. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Dark brown with off-white head. Nice beer with plenty of caramel, chocolate, wood, soil and some grassy notes. Quite bitter ending.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Pours hazy dark brown with a huge tanned creamy head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted, malty, bready, fruity, spicy and licorice. Flavor is fruity, acidy, a bit sweet, roatsed, malty and bitter. Finishes bitter fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
Nose is cane sugar, cedar wood, medium, sweet alcohol, marcipan, umami, feel is watery, carb is low, taste is bittersweet tobacco, lightly roasted malt, leather, quite mellow bitter hops bite

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1309) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
Slightly sour and burnt malt aroma with hints of sweet licorice. Taste of burnt malt with a slightly harsh hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2146) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
Mörk, välkryddat och juligt. En trevlig ny bekantskap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2011
Aroma is flowers, christmas spices. Taste is balanced; caramel, malts, coffee, menthol, spicy and cream. Some hops kicks in at the end with the menthol building up into a very fresh finish. Good with greasy christmas food.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle. Has a casky look. The head is small and quickly fades into a mist on the surface and a porous ring around the glass. The colour is dark copper. Aroma: very fruity with some butterscotch and perhaps licorice. Taste: a soft maltiness, oranges, dried fruits, hard candies, and a medium bitterness (grapefruit and grass) that grows towards the end. The mouthfeel also feels a bit like hand pumped: smooth with a slight carbonation, a bit flat. A nice English style winter warmer.


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