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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2880) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2515) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
Mörk, välkryddat och juligt. En trevlig ny bekantskap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2098) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2007
Dark amber with a small tan head. Malty and spicy tones. Caramel, fruit, herbs and spices. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1962) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2011 Bottle. Dark hazy red colour, with a nice head. Aroma of dust, fruits,malts, some caramely nose in the end. Flavor, had lots of coffe and dark chocolate, nice thin to medium body. Medium fruity finish.27/12-2009! The 2010 beer: Dark red colour, with à Thin white head. Aroma is dominated of Vanilla,Coffee and Dark Chocolate. Flavor: had a thin to medium mouth felling.of vanilla, coffe and dark chocolate. Medium Coffee/vanilla finish. Gives: 7/4/6/4-15=4,4!!!

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1660) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
På fat @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Mörkröd öl med ett nästintill icke-existerande skum. En del julkryddor, samt apelsinmarmelad och kola i aromen. Julkryddor, enbär och apelsin i smaken. Viss beska i eftersmaken.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1522) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1444) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of grain, nuts, apple, resin and hay.
Appearance: A clear chestnut colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting of brown bread, bitter orange, nuts, clove and hint of sweet licorice.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft texture. A small body with a slight dry finish.
Overall: A calm balanced brew.
Note: Cask at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-11-24.


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