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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%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1710) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1707) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 0712. Sample from tap. Julölsprovning at Haket, Göteborg. Brown/red color with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, red berries, roasted malt and some hops. Tastes of roasted malt, toffee, red berries, caramel, nuts and fruit. Balanced bitterness. Nice one! 081129. On-tap. Haket. Roasted, malty, smoky, chocolate, fruit, coffee, balanced by hop bitterness. Probably my favorite among the swedish christmas beers this year.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1374) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2009
Pours dark brown with good solid head. Malty flavour, good and balanced warmth.

2.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (704) - SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2015
Real Ale at akkurat. Creamy with spices and some light bitterness. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
Draught. Black, thin head. Malt, fruit and some smoke? A hint of herbs? Medium body. Dry and bitter finish. Nice Christmas beer.

3.7
   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

2.5
   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


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