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


on tap

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Fine dark amber. Decent foam disappeared quickly, leaving residues. The nice smell contained hops, caramel, some grass and grapefruit. The taste was fruity and sweet, toffee, nuts. Medium bitterness and body. Descent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange amber with a lacy off-white head. Caramel fig nose with a bit of orange. Medium body. Sweet caramel taste, with bread, brown sugar. Grassy/spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
DecemBeer. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Dark red beige cover. Caramel, toffee, light spicy aroma. Taste is fruity, caramel, toffee, sweet.

   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 (5732) - 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 (277) - 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 (6301) - 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 (2010) - 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 (6200) - 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.

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