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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
From cask at Green Lion. Pours dark brown, golden orange glare with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Roasted malty, light chocolate and distinct fruity flavoured from the hops. Light spiced too. Lingering hops and mild chocolate malt base. Ends dry yet light and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4102) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle, Christmas test 2009-11-27, 2009 edition AP: dark brown medium high white head AR: maltyness F: bitter matyness, must, a bit oily - a very good christmas ale

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2468) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2009
Draught @ Glenfiddich Wharehouse No. 68, Stockholm:
Pours dark amber/copper colour with a creamy head. Fruity and sweet aroma. Malty, spicy, light roasty caramel flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1084) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2009
Pours dark brown with good solid head. Malty flavour, good and balanced warmth.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Dark mahogany - fluffy white bubbles. High malty, berries, caramel, sweetness, fruity, cookies, butter scotch, light diacetyl, light hoppy, spicy, cardboard box !!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with notes of butterscotsch. Fruity and spicy flavour of caramel with notes of hops and cardboard. Spicy and hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
(Cask at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Göteborg) Amber color, small head. Diacetyl aroma, butter, vanilla and some fruits. Malty, fruity flavor, hoppy, grassy and a bit dry. Nice hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2008
Cask @ Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity and slightly spicy malty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Sweet malty spicy flavor with hints of chocolate and licorice. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm as Ocean Strong Ale. Dark reddish brown appearance with a low beige foam. Big and rather dry aroma of grass, nuts, chocolate cream and spicy hops. Full flavour of walnut, crackers, toasted bread, chocolate sauce and nuts. Bitter finish of earth and nuts with touches of oranges and grass.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2007 Total Score: 4
Draught at MacKinley’s Inn, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear reddish brown colour topped with a big rocky beige foam. Dense but still balanced and complex aroma of nuts, fudge, dried oranges, chocolate-sauce, red berries, yeast and earth. Full, sweet flavour of milky chocolate, almonds, vanilla and figs with dense notes of earthy hops. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Fudge, nuts and dripping chocolate in the finish with subtle hoppy notes of grass and currant. A very well made winter warmer on the complex malty shore. I need more of this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2008
(Draught) Pours beautiful deep dark red. The aroma is of cookie and caramel like malt with a hop blanket of oranges covering everything. Also some notes of sweet liquorice and chocolate. The undertones hold some notes of fruits and flowers. The flavour is clean, full and complex malty with tones of liquorice and caramel. Some notes of oranges as well. The mouthfeel is mild roasted, soft, round, smooth and full. This as good as this type of ale gets. Extremely clean without being lifeless. I like.


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