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Brewed by Oppigårds Bryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Hedemora, Sweden

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1645) - FINLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Copper brown beer with small, velvet, beige head. Aroma is pleasant, exotic fruits, some roasted malts ja pine needles from hops. Flavour is quite strongly bitter, roasted, quite dry, slightly fusty and lot of pine needles. Nice to drink with balanced and low carbonation. Aroma was promised fruitfull and fresh beer but flavour was too compromised and fusty. Not bad beer but I have a feeling that this could has been better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Bottled. Dark copper, fluffy beige head. Good dark nutty aroma with quite strong herbal hops and toffee, even chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, nice hops (grass & some pine), nuttiness, little wood and cocoa, nicely balanced. Lingering herbal bitterness. Really smooth silky palate, perfect for the style. A great ESB, this one makes my easter alright.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (835) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2009
500 ml bottle. Dark reddish orange colour, thin white head. Sweet, fruity aroma with some caramel malts, nuts and hops. The flavour is malty, nutty, slightly roasted, with a nice finish of citrus and hops. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2008
Bottled. Dark brown, rich, malty. A nice piney and hoppy dryness. Dryness dominates in the finish. A well balanced, moreish ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle, 5.3%. Weak hop and yeast aroma. Hazy chestnut colour. Small tan ead. The flavour is light, but OK. Citric hops with a little yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2008
courtesy of Per - hazy ruby-brown colour with no foam left; aroma of red fruits marmelade; chewy malts, sweet with a respectable malt body and a low carbonation; quite long aftertaste of caramel and red fruits

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle. Really nice aroma of some fruit and fresh hops. Taste is really bitter with lots of hops thrown in there. Really refreshing and well crafted beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diar (121) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
(bottle, 50cl) An amber, red ale with golden foam which formed a thin, creamy layer. Fresh, fruity aroma with a clear scent of melon (!). Full palate and very good taste with decent bitterness, well balanced roasted tone and again that melon. I liked this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 9, 2008
50 cl bottle, bougth in Strømstad. Shared with Roger during the Liverpool - Arsenal game yesterday. Brown color, beige head. Aroma is hops and sweet malt. Flavor is Sweet caramel malt, hops and fruit. Bitterdry finish. Really nice beer!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusgus (232) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2008
2008 Bottle. Dark amber to light red color. Very small head. Slight fruity from fermentation and hops. Blood orange and grape. Toasted malt. Flavor is medium big with low carbonation. Lightly roasted and balanced with sour citrusy hops. The bitterness becomes harsh as the beer warms. Fresh but anonymous.


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