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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 Draught at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Deep reddish with a medium beige head. Malty and fruity aroma with dark berries, roasted and almost smoked notes, herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry and bitter with a salty touch.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (4206) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3002) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2007
Draught at Bishops Arms, V Hamngatan, Gothenburg. Dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Chocolate, vanilla, milk, some fruits and licorice in both aroma and flavour.. A bit dry cocoa-bitterness. ALso some pleasant diacetyl present.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1090) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2009
Pours dark brown with good solid head. Malty flavour, good and balanced warmth.

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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1397) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
On draught at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Göteborg. Semi-dark brown colour with a tint of red. Creamy beige head. Aroma is dominated by a nice fruitiness, backed up nicely by toffee, caramel and diacetyl/butterscotch. Flavour is a bit toasty, with buttery notes, and hints of vanilla. Overall dry malty beer with lively maltiness. Great mouthfeel as always(hehe) with Ocean Beers!

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.


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