Brewed by Oceanbryggeriet
Style: English Strong Ale
Göteborg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18747) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget web shop. Hazy dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. I had this on the evening of the hottest day of the year where temperatures had reached more than 30 degrees. It still worked well :-) 020813

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17588) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, spices, malt, hops and nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Draught at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Dark mahogany - fluffy white bubbles. High malty, berries, caramel, sweetness, fruity, cookies, butter scotch, light diacetyl, light hoppy, spicy, cardboard box !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Modeate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long nice heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Perfect balance. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12299) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours dark chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white head. Becomes a thin film rather fast. Aroma is spicy, piney, light smoke and a lot of juniper berries, light chocolate, roasted malts and light cardboard. Medium carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour has light smoke, milky chocolate, roasted malts that dominate in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9852) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 First rating
Draught at Bishops Arms, V. Hamng, Göteborg
Date: November 30, 2007.
Clear dark coper color, tan head. Hoppy and slight bitter taste, some herbs. Also roasted with a faint touch of alcohol. Rather fresh aftertaste with roasted tones in it. Hoppy and fruity scent, also some alcohol. Some toffee as well. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Very nice! I wish Göteborg had been given a higher piece of the cake ;)

Rerate at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on November 23, 2010
Very clear dark red color, tan head. Sweet, yet dry and herbal, fairly bitter taste with a crisp, clean, herbal, mineral, bitter finish. Some bready notes and hints of cream too. Medium full moussy light co2 mouthfeel. Medium high herbal bitterness. Sweet and fruity scent.
When served this cool almost felt like a dark lager or at least bottom fermeneted. When warmed up quite a bit the fruity notes got more potent though. I spoke with the brewer a bit this evening and the beer had fermented at 21 C, and was brwed with a top fermented yeast.
Very drinkable, very nice, though for a Christmas beer I personally want some spices, but hey, I’m like that...

50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On November 30, 2013.
Clear brown color, small teal head. Sweet, fudge, butterscotch scent. Sweet, malty, butterscotch taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle. Low fluffy off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Aroma of plums and raisin with a spicy note. Weak malty sloightly spicy caramel plum flavor. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (8531) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, e-order in November 2016. Clear dark amber with a small head. On the sweet side with caramel, light roasted malt and some dried fruit. The body was around medium. An ok one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (8510) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8131) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2007
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 12 Dec 2007) Ruby red colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with dark fruit, wild berries and black-currant. Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, black-currant, raspberries, slightly smokey hints and fresh hops in the finish. Medium body, balanced sweetness. Another nice beer from this new brewery.

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