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Brewed by Oceanbryggeriet
Style: English Strong Ale
Göteborg, Sweden

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with six different malts and five differnet hops. Complex flavours and aromas. Suits the Swedish julbord or as a social drink at the pub.
Changes 2009: Slightly less amber malt. New hops: Galena (50%), Pilgrim (25%) and Perle (25%) for bittering. Cascade and Bramling Cross for aroma.
Changes 2011: Higher BU: 35 30 minute hop: Willamette Late Hops: Willamette & Cacade. Black Malt added instead of amber malt. Over all more hops are used both for bittering and aroma.

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3.1
Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2012
On tap. Aroma hoppy and sweet. Taste: a lot of hops but not a lot of other flavors. Hops dominating.

3.4
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
A very fresh and tasteful winter ale that one can enjoy at dinner time or by it self

3.7
SaintMatty (7611) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges. Berries, blackcurrant, walnuts, marzipan, cocoa and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity, roasted and hopppy taste with notes of cocoa, raisins, marzipan and Christmas cake. Very nice.

3.6
rarbring (2290) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of grain, nuts, apple, resin and hay.
Appearance: A clear chestnut colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting of brown bread, bitter orange, nuts, clove and hint of sweet licorice.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft texture. A small body with a slight dry finish.
Overall: A calm balanced brew.
Note: Cask at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2012-11-24.

2.9
NordicV (2556) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2012
Cask @ Bishop Arms Malmö, Savoy. Brun öl med dragning åt rött. I stort sett utan skum. Doft av mörkt bröd, russin och lätta rostade toner. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med en lätt kryddighet.. Trevlig julkänsla.

3
mzaar (3747) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
På fat @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Mörkröd öl med ett nästintill icke-existerande skum. En del julkryddor, samt apelsinmarmelad och kola i aromen. Julkryddor, enbär och apelsin i smaken. Viss beska i eftersmaken.

3.5
jmgreenuk (10378) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 Cask at The Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs Torg) Malmo. Deep reddish brown pour with a thin bubbly fast dispersing head. A dry yeasty aroma leading into a fruity, medium bitter taste. You could almost chew the fruit. This is a really heart warming flavourful ale and an ideal example of what a Christmas beer should be!

3.7
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
[email protected] (old backlog). Reddish brown colour with a mediumsized beige foamy head that leaves some lace. Aroma is bready and caramel malty with some slight toasted and coffeeish notes along with some ripe fruits, raisins and plum. Flavour is rather similar with some slight spicyness (yeastyness?) to it as well. would probably suit the Xmas food table rather well.

3.3
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
500 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on December 26. Pours clear amber with a creamy gray head that clings to the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with pine, orange zest, allspice and some bread. Taste is rather subtle and malty with bread, orange zest and subtle hints of sassafras. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter.

3.6
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Dark brown with off-white head. Nice beer with plenty of caramel, chocolate, wood, soil and some grassy notes. Quite bitter ending.


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