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Brewed by Oceanbryggeriet
Style: English Strong Ale
Göteborg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gbgbrouge (273) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Poured from bottle, dark red brown with low off white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, dark bread, herbs and some pine. Taste is full and a little bitter, well balanced with a medium sweet malt body, slightly bitter after taste. Really nice!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
circinus (241) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle 50 cl from Systembolaget. Clear red/mahogany with a beige head. Berries, bitterness, spices, some roast, very interesting balance between flavours. Medium body, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Very nice taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2009 2009-12-01, draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö, 8-4-6-3-13=34
Hazy amber color. It has a very nice hop aroma, a bit fruity, and some caramel. The mouthfeel is drier than I would like, dry caramel flavor, a bit dusty, but this is expected from Ocean.

2007-12-13, cask conditioned at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Dark brown color with ruby shades. The aroma, initially fresh, turns into some simple caramel. Easily drinkable, with a down-to-earth caramel flavor, light chocolate and toffee, medium body strenght, quite strong ending bitterness, with roasted malt too. Plain.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18351) - 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 (29987) - 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 (25074) - 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 (11314) - 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 (12436) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (322) - 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.


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