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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2005
Bright dark chestnut colour. Aroma is toffeeish, slightly hazelnutty, with earthy & brown sugary accents. Rich, earthy, woody, nutty body with toffeeish overtones and a slight hint of diacetyl. Toasty, sweet, "peculier" finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (817) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2646) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2007
A dark brown appearance with a ruby tint. A small sized beige head is present. The aroma is quite nice with some chocolate, raisins, molasses, and caramel. The flavor is a bit sweet with some milk chocolate, plums, raisins, and licorice and a hint of nutmeg. This is a complex beer to say the least. And a good choice for #1500!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3862) - - DEC 15, 2007
cloudy brown with a small beige head and good lacing. sweet, fruity aroma with lots of toasty malts, caramel and hops. flavor is loaded with nuts, caramel, and toast with a moderate amount of bitter hops for balance and a bitter finish. medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4741) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2008
16.9oz bottle. Thick super deep brown-red toffee stained-glass color. Fills the palate, very complete thick and malty beer. Semi-dry finish, super enjoyable. Mild spicing perhaps, more subtle than an Anchor Christmas but in the same genre of beers. Another quality beer from Scandinavia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2008
Sweetish malts and hops on aroma. Mild roasty flavours and a hint of smoke to go with nice, rounded malts although not so full-bodied. Finishes off with lovely hopping that mostly takes over the flavour but still quite delicate. Class act this is. A nice winter session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1532) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Mahogany appearance with a fairly large, fast fading, tannish head and decent lacing. Dark fruit, molassas, soy sauce and caramel come through in the aroma. Sweet malty taste, subtly hopped, with notes of ripe fruit, nuts and toffee. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Finish turns drier with the hops being a little more apparent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2241) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
Man skulle kunna hävda att de flesta av Oppigårds öl har en snarlik smak. Man skulle kunna hävda att deras winter ale inte är så julig. MEN sätt dig vid granen med några för årstiden lämpliga citrusfrukter så förstår du också vari det juliga består. Det får dig att vilja byta ut alla söta eller överkryddade julöl mot denna friska välhumlade ale varje dag i veckan hela julsäsongen. Det juliga eller vintriga med denna ale är att malten ges lite mer utrymme väl matchad av en spänstig tallterpentinsk grape- och pommeransbeska. Det blir fler av denna. Garanterat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CarlJonas (218) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2011 Amber colour, off-white head. Malt and grapefruit in the aroma with some spicy notes. The flavour is sweeter than your average Oppigårds but the bitterness still maintain the upper hand. Hefty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2378) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Poured from a bottle. Deep brown with a huge white head. Toffee, spices, earthy, fruity, slight oxidization.

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