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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4565) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Pours a nice very slightly fogged amber with a small crème head off a careful pour. Nose is pretty boring. But the flavor is very nice indeed. Starts off nice and hoppy. Then I get some nice funk on the edge. Then I get a kind of smoked aftertaste. I like this. Feel has a nice level of carbonation to it. Liquid is smooth. This is very drinkable and has an interesting flavor profile to boot. Definitely worth trying. I wish I had more. I wonder if this would ever become available on tap.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
A deep chestnut body with a weak tan head. Aroma was nutty with some toffee notes and salad greens (odd). After some of the other winter ales I’ve sampled, this seemed rather light. The flavor was nutty and slightly sweet but had an odd aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
500ml from Rodman’s, D.C. Dark beer with impressive head/carbo, but a fairly anonymous aroma. Very hoppy, bordering on aggressive for the style, with only modest spices and winter flavor. Almost like an alternately spiced Celebration, but not as good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 19, 2008
Dark mahogany color with creamy tan head. Nice lacing and head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, bread and slight pine note. Taste is of toffee, biscuit malt with bitterness that balances malt flavor nicely. The finish is slightly dry but an excellent satiating brew. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Dark malty aroma with evergreen musty notes. Mahogany color with white, rather flat, head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is dark bread with floral, fruity, evergreen hop mix. The finish is fairly dry, with the malt and hop well balanced (though I didn’t think so at first). Very pleasant in the mouth. Really like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
[982-20071215] 1pt0.9floz (Holiday Tasting 2007 @ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY). Musty evergreen aroma has some malty dough grain. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Boozy roasted malt flavour has notes of toasted grass. Medium-full body. Average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a deep burgundy body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, light floral, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, citrusy hops, and a touch of chocolate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle. Meh, I can see why this beer has low ratings. Pours a nice reddish-brown color with not much of a head. Not much of an aroma. Malty mouth feel, but mainly came off flat and uninteresting. I’ll pass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2008
500 ml bottle purchased at New Pioneer Coop in Coralville. Poured a clear ruby red-brown color. Head was rocky and light tan with good retention. Attractive aroma of citrusy/flowery hops and malty caramel. Slightly sweet on the tongue. The flavor profile was malt dominated with nutty/earthy, caramel, and toffee elements. I also tasted some grassy/sprucy hops. The finish was dry with moderate hop bitterness that peaked at about 4 out of 10. Good beer.


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