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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
Cask at Green Lion, Malmö. A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of straw and hops as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, wood, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear reddish brown with a smallish off-white head. Medium body, sweet roasted malts, some dried fruits, berry-like notes and a whiff of smoke. Perhaps a touch of licorice as well. Some perfumy hoppiness comes late leaving some bitterness also. Interesting. 020210

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours dark chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white head. Becomes a thin film rather fast. Aroma is spicy, piney, light smoke and a lot of juniper berries, light chocolate, roasted malts and light cardboard. Medium carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour has light smoke, milky chocolate, roasted malts that dominate in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
A very fresh and tasteful winter ale that one can enjoy at dinner time or by it self

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10895) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget web shop. Hazy dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. I had this on the evening of the hottest day of the year where temperatures had reached more than 30 degrees. It still worked well :-) 020813

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2008
Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Dark brown with tan head. Medium body. Malty roasted aroma with dark fruits. Flavor is malty and roasted wit moderate bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle@home Apperance: Bronze-reddish with a creamy, beige, head. Aroma: Roasted malts, Bitterhops, Pine, Hint of chocolate. Flavor: Roasted malts, Dark bread, Citric notes, Hops, Chocolate. Palate: Lowish carbonation. Liquid feels smooth and easy to drink. Nice bitter aftertaste. Dunno what’s so christmasy about this one but it’s a solid beer. Very english in style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2010
Served on cask at Akkurat (Stockholm). It poured a hazy dark amber liquid with a brown tint and a medium sized dirty white head. Faint smell, but I spotted some fruits. Taste of sweet malts, some spices, fruits, burned toast. Fairly mild overall. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium thick body. Nice and easy to drink. Could have used a bit more flavour though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2725) - 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.


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