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


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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (693) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2013
Appearance was hazy light brown with diminishing creamy off white tiny head, little lacing. Aromas are slight sweet toffee malts with spicey noble hops,touch of eartheryness, no alcohol present. Taste was soft 2-row pale, caramel, toffee, crystal malts. Hops are noble in spicey, soft citrus with bready yeasty thing going on. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then spicey soft citrusy average length off finish. Needs more balance for better finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2631) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Unibroue snifter. A: This great looking beer is a deep red-orange-brown color, with a large off-white head that is exceptionally durable and leaves the glass well coated. Aroma: medium malts and a nice splash of hops, with hints of vanilla and light spices. T: The taste starts out malty and lightly sweet, with some caramel and brown sugar. The hops presence then kicks in creating a fairly well balanced mix. The after-taste is slightly bitter, bready, spicy and hoppy. M: Quite smooth; medium body; medium carbonation. O: A fine hoppy brown ale that will function as a Christmas Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1151) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2013
I like the ruby red pour with a huge tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is a little fain almost metallicy. The mouthfeel is light and creamy and the beer is pretty well balanced. There isn’t really a wow factor in flavor however. There’s a hint of bitterness and a touch of maltiness but not much else. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
2007: A reddish brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a light earthy sweet malt with watery sugar. In mouth, a sweet grassy malt with nutty notes, light coffee, not bad, like a nut brown...6 years old but not oxidized. Tasted with GRM March 1 2013.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Songle bottle, Total Wine. Slightly hazy brown pour with a very slight ruby tinge and a big frothy head. Somewhat funky aroma - fruit and caramel notes but a little musty. Taste is pretty much malts and baking spices, a little grapefruit bitterness at the end. Medium body, silky mouthfeel. Highly sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrissor (6) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear dark copper color with a mediumish head. Aroma with caramel malts and some hoppiness... pine, woody?. Taste of citrus peals.... grapefriuts, crispy and slightly dry. Some residual sweetnes from the malts. All together a very nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1537) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Amber with an off white head - good malt aroma with some caramel and there is some hop there as well - good malt body with some caramel, then the hop takes over with a nice bitterness that leads to a dry end - nice lingering hop dry finish - this was good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Paid $2.99 for a 500ml @ Nikki’s Liquors, Providence, R.I. Lager glass has a dark brown with some pretty ruby highlights. Really strange nose of leather, roasted malt and spices. English malt and or hops are in this for sure. Taste is more on the malty side with light sweetness, light bitterness and spicy notes. Secondary Earthy herbal notes. Hints of toffee. Light notes of fruit with that strange leather coming through in the taste as well. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, an very interesting English Winter Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1138) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
500ml bottle, 2012 edition. Amber body, white crown. Nice hop aroma, along with orange peel, pine needle, fudge, syrup and malt. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3909) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 50cl ($5.95): Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, a bit of hops and some yeast. Taste is a little sweet, with some earth. Mostly very malty. Kind of like a brown ale mixed with an ESB in my opinion. Hardly a strong ale though. Nice though.

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