Oppigårds Old Town Ale

Formerly brewed at Oppigårds Bryggeri
Style: Scottish Ale
Hedemora, Sweden


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This ale is brewed from no less than four different types of malt as well as barley flakes and roasted barley. The amounts of hops used are relatively small, which gives the beer an evident malt character.

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DarkElf (3346) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 18, 2017
18-Sep-17 (500-ml bottle: Obtained 01-Mar-06 in trade with bogdi1, thanks Juha!)
Aged, but not significantly oxidized, this Scottish Ale pours a medium-dark brown body and half an inch of pale-tan head that settles to a bubbly ring. The nose is richly malty with caramel, dried fruit, and honey. On the palate, there's some pleasant smokiness that's not among the aromas as well as dark, caramely malt, light prune and perhaps raisin, but also a bit of apple skin. The beer is medium-full in weight, medium-minus in carbonation, and smooth in mouthfeel. Overall, this is a decent Scottish Ale that was certainly better back in the day, but with the apple skin overtone, the cellaring hasn't worked to the beer's advantage this time.

olsvammel (7772) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
It poured a clear dark brown liquid with a small light brown foam. Smell and taste sweet, honey, caramell, yeast and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel, thick body.

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle (Vintage 2005) at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Berries, caramel, red berries, malty, light roasted, soapy-hoppy. A bit boring !!

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle, Tegnérs Gömställe. Just a yellowy film covers the clear dark mahogany pour. Slightly oxidized (BB July 2006, 2005 vintage) nose with sherry and almond notes that cover the neglectable hops and dried raisins maltiness. nothing very intense, all smoothened, polished light plum and slightly earthy flavors. Low carbonation enhance that smoothness sensation. The malts remains fairly toasty, not too fruity, mostly darker grain flavours though not quite roasty. Ultimately, feels a bit touristy, you never quite get to know the beer with all these flavours remaining on the surface. Short finish and a bit tired body. Still interesting.

ekstedt (7576) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown, medium fluffy beige head. Roasted and syrupy aroma with citrus hops. Medium bodied and very smooth. A bit sweet but a firm bitterness balnaces this beer very well.

thomat (4444) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2007
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Malty with some roasted tones. Medium body with a bitter finish.

Marsiblursi (3075) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2006
(Bottle from 2005) Pours clear dark brown/red. Malty, raisin aroma with some toffee hints. Salty but honey sweet. Sweet dark fruits flavour with a well blended bitterness but a unbalanced sweetness. Some chocolate. Small to medium body.

Bov (14987) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 2005 vintage - hazy dark brown colour with almost no foam; aroma of nutand wood; very robust malt body and a pronounced dry bitterness and a long biscuity maltiness with light hoppy notes - a solid brew with an impressive malt profile

gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 First rating
Bottle from Swedish ''Systembolaget''.
December 2005.
Dark color, small head. Sweet flavor.

(Bottled at SMÖF-08)
October 25, 2008
2005 version
Clear dark reddish brown color, light brown or tan head. Malty, minty and spicy scent. Grainy, dry, harsh bitter taste, not pleasant. Long dry, hars, bitter aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, dry harsh bitterness, a bot low. Hasn’t aged with dignity.

pilsnerrogge (3278) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2006
Dark amber. Nice head. Sweet, malty aroma with notes of liquorice. Sweet, malty flavour with notes of toffee, chocolate and maybe some liquorice.

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