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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2008
Sweetish malts and hops on aroma. Mild roasty flavours and a hint of smoke to go with nice, rounded malts although not so full-bodied. Finishes off with lovely hopping that mostly takes over the flavour but still quite delicate. Class act this is. A nice winter session ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - DEC 10, 2008
Pours a darkbrown color with a nice beige head. Some lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus, pine needle and apricot. Flavour is first of all hoppy. There is notes of grapefruit, pine needle, a bit of grass. Some caramel too. It ends with a good bitterness. Mouthfeel is maybe not that filling, the body is medium and with medium carbonation. A highly drinkable beer from Oppigårds. They truly make good beers, though they seem too stay at the same level all time. You will not get dissapointed, neither surprised. At least I havent...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Pours a deep dark ruby copper with a thin, beige head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of caramel, burnt sugar, spice, pine, molasses,and dark fruits. The taste is full bodied and rich without being overpower. Nice bready, earthy notes with pine and grass hop, sweet caramel pine, and subtle but sturdy spices throughout. I like it a lot. It tastes much beefier than 5.3%, but in a very good way. A sipper that won’t get you hammered.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11338) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Malmö.
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Pours nutty brown with a great, off-white head - almost looking like dirty whipped cream. Fine duration and lacing. Great bready malts aroma, some pine hops and general sweetness. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely ashy, some roasted notes, good pine hoppiness and dryness. Really lovely and refreshing with plenty of hops to warm.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice red color. Aroma is hoppy with lots of grapefruit notes and some malt. Taste is hoppy with lots of citrus notes and some cloying sweetness. A bit unbalanced but still good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1200) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2008
ruby colour beige head some lacing aroma is hoppy pine lemon, grapefruit Flavour is full of hops pine, some sweetness too mouthfeel is rather lively the bubbles are small I really like this beer, together with Jämtlands the best swedish beer for the winter season Ive tried so far

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (2320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smells like an american pale ale. The body is thin. The taste is a bit dry with yeast and some pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
Dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Light sweet malty aroma with hints of butterscotch, Quite nice plain flavor of malt, ryebread, and a touch of orange. Smooth, pleasant and relaxing

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hirigalzkar (2414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle. Redbrown. No head. Smells malt, butter, some hops. Mild hoppy flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle). Semi-sweet fruity aroma. Cloudy orange-brown body, off-white head. Flavor is nutty, slightly sweet, and malty. Gentle finish. Quite nice overall.


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