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


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderl (1) - Katrineholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2009 does not count
I’m in no way any expert, but I think this beer has both a nice full smell and taste, as well as a nice amber color. A little bitter in the end, but not too much. (A very subjectiv judgement, I know, but this is my first rating and I hope to improve in the future.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
grigoriuri (6) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2009 does not count
Not too much on Aroma, little bread and caramel malt, but that could be that my wife is cooking with garlic and saffron so I can’t appreciate the smell. Beautiful rich amber color with a little haze that suits me fine. Love the flavour. Rich in malt but the hop takes over with a zesty bite. Doesn’t strike me as a winter ale, this is a year rounder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2009
50cl bottle - hazy amber, moderate lace - aroma is lightly spicy, herbal, biscuity, mildly estery, with some buttery diacetyl underneath - full, soft carbonation - some dry, crackery maltiness, with some moderate toffee sweetness underneath - some herbal, tea-like character - a bit of oiliness on the back end, and left behind on the lips - weird - diacetyl and bitterness on the end, a hint of peppery heat - fairly authentic, just not all that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2009
The traditional oppigårds style but with more complexity with the spices and x-mas feel to it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (5786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Bottle 2010 edition cons 2010-12-26 Karlskoga AR: havey roasted aroma, brown sugar and dryness, hopiness AP: dark amber, 2 cm froty thick beige head F: havey bitterness, pine, pineapple, dry finish, a bit sour Bottle 2009 edition. Christmas tasting 2009-11-27 AR: wee hoppy flavor AP: brown body, stady head F. hoppy aromatic, well brewed, a bit citrus a some pine-needle 2008 edition! Mörkröd, brunaktig färg. Fruktig, apelsin, knäck Provdatum: 2008-12-25

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1849) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Good beer with a woody and moderately bitter profile. The beer pours a dusky red with a big, puffy light tan head. The aroma is sweet and moderately malty. There are a bunch of interesting hop smells in it, floral, herbal, citrus. The flavor is bitter and rather dryer than expected. The malt is a slightly sour nutty, caramel presence. It’s an interesting winter beer that I would definitely try again given the chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (5096) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2009 It poured a slightly hazy dark amber liquid with a medium sized beige foam, that left lots of lacing. It had a fresh smell of grass, hops and caramell. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and medium bitterness. Nice to drink, not very intense flavour and a bit sweet. Tasted of grassy hops, caramell and a hint of some spices. This beer worked well with chocolate but not sure how it would work with the salty christmas food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2009
1/2 liter brown glass purchased at Cyclone Liquor as a 1.99 closeout. Pours a dark mahogany hue with a strong fine head that lasts. Abundant tight bubbles emerge from the beer. Aroma is definitely cardboard and malt with a whiff of melinoidens. No hop aroma. Rather simple really but inviting. Mouth feel is thin and crisp. Well attenuated. Smooth with no alcohol evident. Flavor is much more like a dunkel rather than a English strong ale. balanced up front with no hop flavor, sweet dark fruit flavored middle and finishing with a definite dark malt bitterness. Interesting and enjoyable. Overall this is a good beer that would warm you up on a cold winter’s night. The oxidation and attenuation detract a bit, but otherwise I would recommend this beer. I might classify this as an old or stock ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle, 50 cl - Hazy orange amber beer with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malty with evident hints of citrusy hops and caramel. Flavor is sweet malty with hints of caramel. Rather light bodied for being a winter beer but Oppigårds have done a really good job with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
bottle 500ml from Systembolaget Stockholm shared with FatPhil &Anna copper creamy beige head. Kick of tangy hops at first and spicy lasting complex aftertaste. More please.

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