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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
(500 ml bottle: Obtained 01-Mar-06 in trade with bogdi1, thanks Juha!) Dry, earthy and moderately roasty with kind of a mocha-like finish, but also balanced with a very herbal, hoppy, bitter kick that really becomes my lasting impression of this beer. The nose really emphasizes the herbal nature of this beer, with the lightly roasty aroma very much in a supporting role. Body is medium but thanks to the herbal nature, the palate is fairly clean for a dark beer. Carbonation is very light, but there’s enough zing on the palate to keep the mouthfeel lively. Cloudy, brick red body. No head on the pour because there was barely a wimper when I opened the bottle. The most I get is a slight filmy layer forming on the pour, and that fully dissipates within a few seconds. As I keep trying more of the Scandanavian beers, I’m getting a sense that herbs play a much larger part in their beer-making than in most other areas of the world. It’s different, but quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - DEC 23, 2005
Full big nose of caramell, raisins. Dark brown color, quick scumy head. Toasted malt body, sharp quick spicey end. Woody too. Watery body. An alcohol effect emerges through the glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Thanks a lot Santa Jonas - it is a treat every time we open one of your bottles you sent. Nice roasted malt nose. Opaque colored - nearly no head visible. Very intense licorice, nutts and moccha taste. Charcoal aftertaste - well., why not, it is a winter ale and winter is heating time ;-)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5658) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2005
Bottle
Red chestnut colouring, low head.Aromatic pine aroma. Roasted nurtty flavors, edgy oranges oranges abd a good herbal and pinelike hop profile. Medium body. Roasted and pine aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2005
Redish brown. No head, low carbonation and a tremendous, deep, lingering aroma. Lots of hops. The flavor has a lot of wood and bread. Exellent bitterness. The label promises "the beginning of a tradition"! Looking forward to that.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
(Bottled) Dark cola color with a very small, but quite lasting head. Interesting, spicy aroma with some sourness. Dryish and bitter, slightly acidic flavor with roasted malt and spices. Light to medium-bodied, sourish palate with quite low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
Red-brown in colour. With almost no head at all. Some roasted malty aroma and some spicyness. Sweet malty flavour with some spices going over in a nice bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
Rather weak and ild brew. Notes of coffee or chocolate in aroma. Some bitterness in flavour. Dry coffee in finish. Mild aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small tan head. Sweet malty, light spicy aroma and a sweet light roasted, spicy taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
Deep reddish with a tan head. Light roasted malty aroma with a fruity sweetness and a faint spicyness. Malty and yeasty flavor.


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