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Oppigårds Winter Ale - Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
OG: 1056, FG: 1015

Malt: Pale ale malt, pale caramel malt, dark caramel malt, Melanoidin malt and chocolate malt.

(Beer added by: bark on 03-01-2005)
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

02-03-2013 06:02:05 | More by Amalak
Photo of RickS95


3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A thinnish, fairly clear ruby brown pour. The head is pretty stellar, but can't make up for the watery look from the pour. Lots of carbonation leaves a huge head, several fingers thick...offwhite color, the sides fall in before the center. Lots of sticky lace.

Not much scent, it's Earthy and biscuity. A slight spice profile, but you really have to have your nose in it to pick it up. Caramel malts?

There's nothing to indicate this is a winter beer. There's a faint spice character, but little else. Very malty with caramel and pilsner malts providing both some sweet soda flavor and a balancing bitterness. Tiniest bit of cinnamon taste in the finish.

It's got layers of complexity with some sweet, some spicy and some bitter, all at different points. Medium bodied despite the water look upon pour. Lots of carbonation in the pour, but nothing in the way of feel. The savory bitterness and faint spicy feel lasts in to the swallow.

Fairly good beer. Not much in the way of a winter warmer as it lacks any warming alcohol or thick spiciness, but a good beer overall. Goes down easy with good taste and better complex feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 05:08:58 | More by RickS95
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well, a winter warmer this is not. It lacks the abv and spices. So, points are lost, but...

this beer looks really nice. Deep chestnut clear body. Head is foamy and while it doesn't last long the lacing is crystal-like.

Aroma is semi sweet caramel and bread. Perhaps a touch of yeasty spice, some golden apples.

Flavor is nice, but a bit thin. It just seems hollow at the end when the caramel and bread have gone. Not much of a hop profile here. The flavors are not bad, just a touch weak. Which makes this quite a quaffable beer. Almost like an English mild, but not.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 09:53:41 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of madzanta

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-11-2013 09:57:47 | More by madzanta
Photo of Fatehunter


3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of tan head on a copper colored body.
The smell is candy, wet grain and lemon.
The taste is a moderate bitter and malt mix. A little unbalanced. The sweetness comes through stronger beginning to middle with dry bitter ending.
Moderate carbonation and medium body with a slight sticky feeling.
An enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 04:06:09 | More by Fatehunter
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-20-2012 20:32:00 | More by ekegren
Photo of KCM


3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-20-2012 00:49:07 | More by KCM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-17-2012 18:25:54 | More by stereosforgeeks
Photo of leokbelo


3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper into a pint glass. 1 inch frothy head dissipates quickly into a 1/2 inch lacing.
Pine scent, with a hint of caramel. Yeast also present.
Spicy and piney on the palate, medium bitterness, nice hop feel.
A nice brew, would recommend.
Gott öl från Dalarna!
Good beer from Dalarna (northern Sweden).

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 22:39:40 | More by leokbelo
Photo of Boone757


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-02-2012 00:24:33 | More by Boone757
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-22-2012 20:56:45 | More by aztraz
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-30-2012 11:38:58 | More by FunkyFibes
Photo of ohoh


2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at SMÖF 2012.

Pours a very nice dark amber. Some haziness.

Smells a little of alcohol, otherwise quite dull.

The liquid is light, and doesn't leave me with the impression I was looking for. There is, however a satisfying, long lasting bitterness.

Looks nice and is nice to drink, but the taste and aroma leaves me disappointed.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 16:11:42 | More by ohoh
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-04-2012 01:26:37 | More by theformula
Photo of Viciousknishs


3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very English tasting and smelling brew with caramel malt and herbal English hops. Medium body with good carbonation. Smooth with a touch yeast as well. Solid brew with subtle blended flavor. Not something that is going to. Low your mind but more than drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 02:30:21 | More by Viciousknishs
Photo of gopens44


3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought this would be love at first sight. Deep amber color with a nice thick foamy beige head, reduced to a nice layer of foam constantly repopulated by the generous lacing. Then the aroma. Nice hoppy bite mellowed by toasted molasses and a hint of spice. Much to my surprise, the taste went to a fairly pedestrian or, run of the mill, bitterness that didn't carry anything truly distinctive. Especially when compared to what the aroma carried. Please understand that the taste is not at all bad, but it just doesn't set itself apart from what I believe would be a typical black ale. The only sign of defiance from a black ale was upon the finish where a hint of tartness is apparent. The carbonation tends to take away from the body, so it comes across as being lighter than it was probably intended. If given the choice between this and lesser labels, there wouldn't be a hesitation. But - i would pass this by for either a more balanced winter warmer or a more vibrant black ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 04:13:34 | More by gopens44
Photo of Jack53


4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-14-2012 20:55:51 | More by Jack53
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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Oppigårds Winter Ale
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

Thanks to OWSELY069 for this one.

Appearance: Murky yet fairly light amber color. A sturdy pour into a tulip snifter yields a solid bubbly foam. Spotted lace.

Smell: Spicy nose full of holiday spice and spicy alcohol. Toffee, butterscotch, and euro malts with their distinctive lageresque smell. There are traces of herbal noble hops.

Taste: Unassuming in the looks and smell, the taste reveals a great deal of complexity. Toffee like malt sweetness and dark fruits from the yeast upfront giving way to some earthy and spicy notes. Orange peel and lemon zest, some bitterness, mild tartness, and dirty cinnamon (dig). A pinch of alcohol, discernable oak and semi dry clove.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but fairly light on the palatte. Elegant finish with some tartness and bitterness, with pepper, ginger and cinnamon sticking with you long after the partaken sip.

Overall: A world class beer. This tasty concoction manages somehow to be a Winter Warmer, Euro Strong Lager and Saison all with moderate to very good success.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 07:51:57 | More by Stinkypuss
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North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker a russett brown with a thin wispy slight off white head.A good mix of chocolate malt and leafy hops,well rounded and appetizing.A tad thin the feel,I would have liked a fuller feel to compliment the flavors.Chocolate malts and leafy hops match together well on the palate,with a fuller mouthfeel this would be really top notch.I liked this beer it seemed to be a hopped up American brown ale,again with fuller mouthfeel it would be great,as is its solid.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 22:59:21 | More by oberon
Photo of Nerudamann


3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – dark brown with about a finger or a finger-and-a-half’s worth of khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – malty, dark-roasted, a little syrupy and biscuity.

Taste – very much like the smell, it’s malty and has a deep roasted quality. But also right from the off there’s a sharpness and bitterness from the hops, which you can’t taste…only feel. Interesting taste. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced in general, not leaning more toward one side or the other in terms of wateriness vs. creaminess.

Overall – very good tasting and thought-provoking brew!

4 Overall – very good tasting and thought-provoking brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 18:28:57 | More by Nerudamann
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy deep amber to brown-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet tarts, small yeast and earthiness. In the taste, earthy, spicy cinnamon, and notes of fruit and tartness. A small spice bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spice in the aftertaste. Quite different and a bit of everything, being a winter and a saison too.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 16:58:40 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of Oboogie


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-31-2011 04:18:44 | More by Oboogie
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-19-2011 01:47:56 | More by KirstenJ
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-29-2011 19:54:34 | More by imperialking
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-16-2011 23:29:49 | More by wattershed
Oppigårds Winter Ale from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
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