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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.


3.7
   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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10404) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Modeate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long nice heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Perfect balance. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20238) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5095) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges. Berries, blackcurrant, walnuts, marzipan, cocoa and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity, roasted and hopppy taste with notes of cocoa, raisins, marzipan and Christmas cake. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19212) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby, small head. Fruity nose with dried plums. rather sweet with rounded dense mouthfeel. Roasty and solidly maltySoem hay-like hops stay in the background. Good late bitterness. Well balanced and well made. Quite warming and in fact quite delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2007
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 12 Dec 2007) Ruby red colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with dark fruit, wild berries and black-currant. Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, black-currant, raspberries, slightly smokey hints and fresh hops in the finish. Medium body, balanced sweetness. Another nice beer from this new brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, spices, malt, hops and nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1551) - 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.

3.6
   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 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.


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