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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, Stockholm, Sweden. A dark brown beer with a full head. Hints of hazelnut and espresso cream in the fairly nice and expressive nose. Flavor shows some similarities, with sherry-like oxidation, and hints of coffee cream. A decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 500 ml bottle from Winooski Beverage in Winooski, VT (May 2008) sampled at cellar temperature from a Samuel Smiths pint glass. A rugged, persistent off-white big-bubbled head crowns this translucent dark bronze/maple beauty, leaving thick lacing as it quite slowly disappears....interesting and strange aroma of caramel, vanilla, herbal/piney notes and some odd sweaty characteristics, overall more odd than anything, not unpleasant but not necessarily inviting either....smooth, full and rich body, nice malt extraction, a bit of smokiness and graininess towards the finish, tastes just a bit over the hill which wouldn’t be surprising really, hops are quite muted and dry, some piney/resinous notes show up with a bit of warmth....carbonation rather low and natural. Solid; I wish I could find an ESB or ESA this good available where I am for less than the $6 this sucker cost.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2008
Doesn’t look like much, laggerish light after initial foam.Somewhat cheesy aroma. The taste is somehwhat hoppy and refreshing. A natural casklike carbonation. Bit of light lemonlime aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
Dark brown with an ecru head. Brown sugar, pecans, caramel aroma. Nutty caramel palate rounded out by vague dark fruit character. A little beguiling, but very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Medium brown slightly cloudy body with a nice one finger active tan head. Musty malt and hop aroma with caramel and dark fruit. Quite nice. Flavor is bitter dry hop with the malt taking a secondary role. There is a bit of anise as well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - APR 28, 2008
a abundantly carbonated brew with chesnut hued appearance that is topped with a fluffy beige head. the aroma is fruity with hint of caramel and spice. sweet flavor with bitter finish, not sure what’s english about it but it is decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6124) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, fine sourness, nutty, very dry finish. Dark malt, grain, real wintery stuff, but it’s not too strong for having a few, either. This would be great with sopups and stews, maybe a bottle in the stew as well?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baggio (320) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2008
500ml bottle. Dark brown/red with a nice creamy lace. Smells of licorice, herbs, cocca. Taste of coffee, citric notes, bread, nuts and metal. Quite refreshing and a nice kick of hops at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pxii (12) - Stånga, Gotland, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2008
500 ml Bottle. Dark brown color with a thick head. Malty smooth taste, almost sweet taste with fruity aroma. It has a great carry that makes you feel the taste for quite a while. Spring or Autumn warmer would suit it better then Winter warmer. =)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3776) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2008
0.5l. Clear, dark copper with ruby tinges and a five-finger head that lasts forever. A bit of initial skunk fades to reveal a funky earthy-spiced malt and salty leather aroma that seems to have a hint of wild garlic as well! Raisin-molasses, winter-spiced caramel, spruce resin, dried wood, toasted nut, cocoa, apple, and crisp, bitter green herbs are some standouts among the medley of flavors. The medium body is smooth and finishes crisply dry. Excellent brew.


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