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Brewed by 7 Fjell Bryggeri
Style: American Strong Ale
Bønes, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vinter is said to be a crossover between a Strong American Amber and an Old Ale. It features generous amounts of Perle, Citra and Cascade, making it more hoppy than the beer traditionally brewed before Christmas in Norway. The beer pairs well with heavier meat dishes, casseroles and traditional Christmas food. It is also excellent enjoyed on its own, ideally in front of the fireplace on a cold winters night.

Editor’s note: Vinter was first brewed on contract in the fall of 2013 at Lervig Aktiebryggeri in Stavanger, but moved to 7 Fjell when the brewery was up and running.

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3.4
Nidaros (40) - NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours almost black with a ruby shine. Nose is dominated by hops, spruce, resin and some citric fruits. Medium to hard bitterness followed by a bit harsh taste of burnt sugar. Aftertaste is dominated by this burnt sugar, some roast and citric notes. Overall a nice beer, but I was a bit let down by the harsh burnt flavor.

3.9
nilsas (4779) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
Frisk duft av citrus og granbar. Mørk brun farge. Lite skum, noe hengende langs kant. God sittende frisk amak av citrusfrukter med en anelse karamell.

3.7
berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Inch-thick beige fine-bubbled head, good retention, leaves a persistent band of lacing. Hazy, dark reddish brown colour. Hoppy and malty aroma, floral and resinous with grapefruit, sweat and caramel. Medium body, average/soft carbonation. The taste exhibits a nice, powerful floral bitterness, much in line with the nose. A mild malt sweetness and some acidity provides good balance. Long, astringent (tongue-drying) hop-bitter aftertaste. Very nice beer with Nordic associations.

3.5
larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
Biggish beige head. Clear deep brown body with carbonation and lots of swirling particles. Spicy minty roasty aroma with dark wood and lacquer notes. Dry-sweet minty roasty spicy taste is very clear and harmonic. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny minty chocolatey aftertaste with spicy wooden notes. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.7
Beer5000 (6872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
On tap @ Kick mat & Malt. Clear, dark brown/amber body with a nice, moderate sized beige head. Pleasant, rather mild aroma of dark, moderate roasted malt, citric fruit, pine and some chocolate. Flavor is much like expected from aroma, dark, smooth malt, mild roast, some chocolate, fruity bitterness and pine, some coffee and pleasantly balanced bitterness. Both aroma and flavors grows when the beer is reaching a more appropriate temperature (served a few degrees to cold). Fine body and a nice aftertaste where the bitterness rounds off nicely. Some kind of a different interpretation of a Christmas beer that becomes even better at the second and third pint.

3.4
Geokkjer (7673) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at Kick. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, some chocolate,malt, citrus, butter and toffee. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malty notes, citrus, nuts, butter and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
daje (4554) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at Cafe Sara, december 14th 2013. Dark redtinted amber body, small offwhite head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, coffee. Slightly roasted taste with caramel, dark fruits, honey, chocolate. Dry palate, rich body, with a nice hoppy fruit finish. A most welcome beer, looking forward to more 7F

3.5
Palme (4902) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
On tap @ Apollon. This is a nice cloudy deep copper amber colored one and it has a small quickly islandy and sidesticking off-white top. Smells lovely rich and caramel malty. A nice warm sweetness with nuances of caramelized figs, plums, brown sugar, red fruits and something mild spicy. Lovely nose, just wish I could get it in a better glass. It’s most definitely fresh this. Well hopped, not to much but there is a faint bitter light metallic hint here. Lots of grassy goodness here. Nutty bitter with plums and a little bit of red apple concentrate. Feels nice and oily in the mouth with a above average carbonation level. The flavors really hangs in there with a near everlasting hoppy bitter grassy tail with traces of burned caramel and buttery cream in the aftertaste. Lots if flavor, and even if its perhaps a tad to fresh right about now, a fine first one from this exciting new brewer. 21.11.2013

3.8
Simonsen (1314) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Rødaktig uklar farge, medium karbonert.hvitt skumrand. Smaker furunål, sitrus,grapefrukt, kaffe, sjokolade, gjær, krydder. En utsøkt øl. Gleder meg til å smake mer fra 7 fjell

4.2
AaronTDubs (500) - - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2016 On tap at Naboen. Nice and rich, balanced, yet nicely hopped. Excellent creamy mouth feel, which was the highlight for me. Both bright and deep with a touch of acidity. A delicious beer for a cold winter night. He’s released numerous beers after this, but this stands as his best.


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