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

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle. Aroma was grain and toast. Red body when held to light. Good off white head with some lacing and head retention. Flavor was old stale beer with bitter in the background and malted wet grain. Palatable because I drank it all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle @ Cole’s Christmas Tasting 2007. Mahogany brown body with a small beige head. Odd aroma, light fruit notes and tangy malt character. (6+) Similar fruit and malt in the flavour, light caramel notes. Average palate. Not unpleasant but fairly unremarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2007
From a 500ml bottle--Explosive creamy off-white head that blew out of the bottle upon opening. Medium dark amber body. Nose of sticky caramel hops and malts. Very nice, but a little cardboard-ish. I think it may have not traveled as well as it could have. Nice dry, bitter finish. I would definitely drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2007
(50cl bottle) Large tan head atop clear copper body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, raisin, toffee/caramel, some wood, spice, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, wood/earthy, some plum. Light-medium body, some acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3719) - - DEC 15, 2007
cloudy brown with a small beige head and good lacing. sweet, fruity aroma with lots of toasty malts, caramel and hops. flavor is loaded with nuts, caramel, and toast with a moderate amount of bitter hops for balance and a bitter finish. medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown-red with whitish head. Roasted malt and quite bitter for a Christmas beer but a good ale never the less. Some citrus and caramel, dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2007
I expected this beer to be much better. It did not have much flavor or complexity for a dark beer, and it had a slightly off-putting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Bottle. Red/brown color with a pale beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and hops with notes of caramel, toffee, citrus and cocoa. Tastes of roasted malt, bitter hops, citrus fruits, toffee, light spiciness, butter and nuts. Roasted, bitter and dry finish. Nice winter ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Appearance: Pours a cear, deep ruby-hued body with a generously tall off-white head. Plenty of gooey lacing. Smell: Candyish, sweet-smelling caramel aroma with lemon juice, a dash of bittering herbs, and a dusting of cocoa powder. Taste: Delightful, sweet caramel flavor at the start. The sweetness diminishes as it warms. Just a hint of lemon zest along with a soft herbal bitterness. Hint of roast emerges in the drying, smooth finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Not bad! A solid, sweetness-minded winter warmer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours nice dark amber with a reasonable cream-colored head. The aroma is mostly fruity malts with some spices thrown in to boot. The flavor is rather toasty, with some caramel and spice notes. Toffee in the finish, with some earth and grass. Ok, not great.


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