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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber with white head. Nice fruit and bitterness. Grass, sweet. A bit metallic. A bit of perfume? Good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2008
Amber/mahogany color, offwhite head. Vert nice fruity and hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, grassy and with some floral notes. Hoppy grassy, metallic flavor, perfume notes, some fruit, but not as much as in the very balanced aroma. Grassy metallic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2008
500ml bottle. Dark Red/brown body with a medium beige head. Strong citrus/hoppy and some spicy aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, hops and a light roastines (smoky?). Well balanced and well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (5965) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
Smallish brown head. Deep red body with ongoing carbonation. Sweetish, mealy roasty caramel aroma with hop notes. Dry watery resiny burnt malt taste with smoky yeasty notes. Sharpish mouthfeel. Bitter, burnt almond aftertaste. Very nice. (0.5l bottle at Oliver Twist.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
Dark amber color; big head. A quite solid brew, with some malt aroma and taste, stronger caramel aroma and flavor, some nice English hop aroma, some rubharb candies taste; but the end is simpler, with just a thin body and some caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
A grainy, spicy, toasty nose where the blueberry jam, milk chocolate and tomato seeds form an original and hard to describe nose. Quite tight. Following in the same registry, the palate is malty, with a dose of earthy hops and wild flowers, roots toi follow up. Rather salty (celery salt) bitterness. Original flavours in a toasted malt foundatrion. A bit more residual sugars than I’d want, especially that the body does not put them to good use, feeling quite airy and paradoxally creamy yet foamy, never biting, but never full. Lager-like mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Thanks to Joris for hosting and world traveler Stefaan for the beer... deep ruby red ... bit of mouth fizz ...light sweet nuttynose ... rich toasted malt with slight burntness... lots of hoppy juicyness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2007
Chestnut to Coca-Cola colour; good yellowish head. Very nice, fresh hops nose, mixed with a very obvious and remarkable lemonbalm aroma. Very hoppy taste, a bit of cigar ashes, melanoidins; wood & tannines retronsal. Smoke coming up after a while, both in nose and taste. Quite well-bodied, even some alcohol for its meagre 5.3%. A very good, very original Swedish ale, well worth searching. Thanks to IKEA traveler Stefaan

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (9922) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, spices. Flavour is hop, caramel, nut , malt, spices. ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle. Clear, chestnut body with a beige head. It has malt, hops and some spicyness in the aroma. In the mouth it is a bit soapy, medium fullness, and flavors of malt, some spices, nuts and hops. Spiced and hoppy finish as well. The beer is quite good, yet not my cup of tea. (070427)


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