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

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deft (84) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2008
50cl bottle at home. Red/brown color with medium tan head. Sweet smell, with nuts and bread. Taste is bitter and a bit hoppy and a long bitter aftertaste. I’ve had several of these and under the right conditions this one is wonderful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown colour with beige head. Refreshing and a bit fruity on the nose - hops, some dried fruits and liquorice. Flavour is mostly about the hops. Also some roasted malts with some dried fruits (without the sweetness). The finish is quite dry and bitter, The aroma was superior to the flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2008
Lots of cascade in the nose. Taste also hoppy with a citric theme along with acidic apples and hops. A bit thinner than I would have liked it to be.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Tasted 2/27/08. 500ml bottle. Hazy with a ruby brown hue. Spotty off-white head. Cocoa toffee and mild berry aromas. Toasty and malty. Medium bodied with good effervescence. Toffee malts and a bitter finish. Good body and a good hop palate. Notes of tart apples. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dunbar72 (134) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark amber with a medium sized beige head. Malty, fruity aroma, hoppy malty flavour with a balanced bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
In short: Very drinkable earthy and nourishing English Ale.
How: Bottle 750ml. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Almost clear copper body with a medium beige head
In long: Very pleasant nose of aromatic hops with a tea-like perfume. Really smooth mouthfeel with earthy butterscotch and honey. Some tree leaves and woody hops bring a nice bitterness. Very earthy. Body is fuller than usual for the style. Nice session ale. I usually expect a bit more punch from so called “winter beers”, must be the climate change.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin white head. Interesting aroma of herbs, spices and fruits. The flavor also has herbs, spices and fruits, but feels less interesting than the aroma. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
My Bottom Line:
A gripping leafy hop presence surrounds the Ringwood-like yeasty butterscotch touch of this well-malted, quaffable English-style Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the dark copper.
-Carbonation is quiet, increasing this beer’s drinkability.
-Base malts offer a good cereal crunch which supports the caramel leanings.
-There is some light fruitiness throughout, although it does not affirm itself fully.
-The finishing hop bitterness is lengthy and very enjoyable.

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle: Caramel color, thick tan head, nice lacing. Nose of chewy earthy malts, some fig and russet notes. Fruit and hop are vague. The flavor is dry and musky, some bitterness speaks through all that muddled malt nonsense. The finish is a little nutty, some earthy hops and a touch of diacetyl. Bready mouthfeel and a zesty light roast and yeast tail.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2008
16.9oz bottle. Thick super deep brown-red toffee stained-glass color. Fills the palate, very complete thick and malty beer. Semi-dry finish, super enjoyable. Mild spicing perhaps, more subtle than an Anchor Christmas but in the same genre of beers. Another quality beer from Scandinavia.


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