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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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pxii (12) - Stånga, Gotland, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2008
500 ml Bottle. Dark brown color with a thick head. Malty smooth taste, almost sweet taste with fruity aroma. It has a great carry that makes you feel the taste for quite a while. Spring or Autumn warmer would suit it better then Winter warmer. =)

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
grigoriuri (6) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2009 does not count
Not too much on Aroma, little bread and caramel malt, but that could be that my wife is cooking with garlic and saffron so I can’t appreciate the smell. Beautiful rich amber color with a little haze that suits me fine. Love the flavour. Rich in malt but the hop takes over with a zesty bite. Doesn’t strike me as a winter ale, this is a year rounder.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhjones1 (6) - - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
(16.9oz bottle from Total Wine Perimeter Atlanta, GA). Caramel aroma with nice amount of spice. Busy carbonation formed nice head but collapsed like a souffle.Taste is malty with some hop bitterness and spice was not too overwhelming like some winter ales. Medium bodied. My first Rate Beer rating and a decent beer to start.

3.4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steinus (4) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Dark ruby red. White head dissolved quickly. Smells wonderfully of bread then citrus. Taste of cocoa. Aftertaste of figs. I like this ale and would recommend it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltmann (4) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2012 does not count
Bottle, Systembolaget. As nice as ever, maybe it should have been a bit heavier considering the winter season.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
binarybrew (1) - - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
Lacks spice and aromas found in most winter ales, no cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cloves notes in the flavors or aromas. Low ABV is not as warming as other winter ales. There is a great hop flavor that is typically uncharacteristic of most winter ales, more bittering hops than aroma hops This is also missing the malty sweetness found in higher gravity winter ales. Overall this is a great strong ale, but not necessarily a great winter ale when compared to the typical styles of other winter ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderl (1) - Katrineholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2009 does not count
I’m in no way any expert, but I think this beer has both a nice full smell and taste, as well as a nice amber color. A little bitter in the end, but not too much. (A very subjectiv judgement, I know, but this is my first rating and I hope to improve in the future.)


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