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

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 (697) - 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 (4530) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Aroma of roasted malt, earth, and spices. Dark cola colors with a minimial head. Dry bitter flavors, roasted malt, burnt toast. Some spiciness but not much. Light palate with dryish finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle at Union Jacks - Pours clear red, with a nice spongy head. Very faint aroma, but interesting - a little spicy, a little herbal. Flavor is, uh, odd. It was a little spicy, with a touch of nutmeg or something, but as it warmed, ah herbal flavor emerged that verged on medicinal. It ended up being kinda hard to finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Pours a transparent copper orange with a well-lacing light tan head. Aroma of earthy, dark caramel malts with some English hops. Starts semi-sweet with an earthy grainy maltiness and some citrusy flavor hops toward a more bitter, thinner and drier finish. Seems like a pretty standard ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Beautiful brown color; creamy head. Very nice aroma, British (despite the usage of Centennial and Cascade with the East Kent Golding) and a quite high bitterness also deriving from it; the final is therefore a bit dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with ruby hints. Medium off-white head. Malty aroma with a note of dried plums. Quite hoppy taste, long finish.


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