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


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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Re-rate. Dark amber, creamy tan head. Yeast, cellar, and coffee in aroma. Fruity flavour of dried cherries with notes of dark bread, dark chocolate and yeast. Light to medium bodied. Notes of piney hops, yeast and toffee in the slightly astringent finish. Better than last years version (2.9).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5783) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2004. Dark amber. Malty and spicy. Rather dry and papery with yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13836) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2006
Draught, 5.3%. Very slight fruity aroma. Dark red/brown colour. Small, frothy white head. The flavour starts off roasted, turns a bit malty, then quickly bitter. Late roastedness in the aftertaste and slightly sugary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2008
Doesn’t look like much, laggerish light after initial foam.Somewhat cheesy aroma. The taste is somehwhat hoppy and refreshing. A natural casklike carbonation. Bit of light lemonlime aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Pours dark mahogany with a beige head that leaves solid lacing behind. Smells of a Samuel Smiths beer, sort of minerally with an earthy hop nose. Malts are toasty and nutty, but still thin on the palate. Very similar to Samuel Smith winter warmer, but a touch more hops. The thin palate reminds me of oxidation, but doesn’t have the flavor, just the texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 From a brown 12 ounce bottle - Pours a slightly cloudy orange/yellow color. Smells sweet and hoppy. Below average carbonation. First sip is all grassy hops but is certainly missing a needed stronger malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (2270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smells like an american pale ale. The body is thin. The taste is a bit dry with yeast and some pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2009
50cl bottle - hazy amber, moderate lace - aroma is lightly spicy, herbal, biscuity, mildly estery, with some buttery diacetyl underneath - full, soft carbonation - some dry, crackery maltiness, with some moderate toffee sweetness underneath - some herbal, tea-like character - a bit of oiliness on the back end, and left behind on the lips - weird - diacetyl and bitterness on the end, a hint of peppery heat - fairly authentic, just not all that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
From bottle. Sweet nose with biscuit, caramel, mild oxidized ginger and root beer. Carbonic gaseousness. Papery hop note. The nose is probably past its prime. Dark coppery amber clear with rocky-foamy light tan lacing, lasting head. Medium body with very vigorous carbonation and carbonic tang. Starts nutty and dry with carbonic acidity, dusty grain and light roasted barley. Some spicy character, a little ginger. Spicy hop bitterness with bitter finish and after. Light sweet nutty after, too. Tastes pretty good but not one I’d drink frequently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle:   Deep dark caramel, sparce off-white head, spotty lacing.   Leathery nose, barnish, somewhat musty.   This is another one of those bottles I held onto for a while.   I figure, watching a Swedish movie, why not have a Swedish beer.   Also has some of that powdery sugar like sweetness and slight lime coming through on the aroma.   Minor hop, some candyish sweetness, a little dry.   Doesn’t have any of that biscuity malt backing I expect from an English Strong Ale.   Average body, mouthfeel seems a little ho-hum.   I may have sat on this one too long?

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