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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2008
Bottle - 2008 version. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly about the malts - lots of caramel/fudge, some dried fruits and a hint of warming spices. Flavour begins with roasted malty notes and a little sweetness . lots of caramel/fudge and some citrus fruit. Then the hops kicks in with a good amount of bitterness - you can feel the cascade - with notes of grapefruit zest. The finish is roasted and bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - APR 3, 2008
Brown and fragrant. small head. Rough bitter taste with lots of maltiness and hops. Hints of yeast, figs and prunes. Didn’t go well with the pasta dish I tried it first with, but was excellent on its own. Sparsely carbonated. Puts a golden frame to the moment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 Bottle. Brown color with a small beige head. Aroma: Hops, sweet and lightly roasted malt, caramel, tropical fruits, and citrus. Flavor: American hops, grape, fruitiness, caramel, toffee, light roastiness, dark bread, light saltiness. Bitter finish. Nice balance between hops and sweet malt. Re-rated 090403.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deft (84) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden brown and a little light head. Sweet hoppy scent with bread and fudge. Taste has hops, some caramel, and bread, that stays through. Sweet and high on bitterness. Medium texture.

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 (10854) - 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 (4487) - 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 (6218) - 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 (14790) - 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 (6131) - 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.


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