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


on tap

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 17/20
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
I really like this winter ale it has a fresh fresh taste and I’ll have it any time

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
villevav (447) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Ruby brown, clear, dense white head. The aroma is dominated by sweet, but roasted barley malt. The taste begins sweet and malty, but turns dry and bitter towards the finish. Although the body is relatively full vis-à-vis the ABV, the palate is surprisingly refreshing due to lively carbonation. Well-balanced winter beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (577) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
500ml bottle. Warm nut brown with tan head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, orange, bread, brown sugar and caramel. Taste of pine, grapefruit and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15803) - 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 (910) - 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 (2843) - 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 (4006) - - 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 (5794) - 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 (1670) - 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.

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