Oppigårds Winter Ale | Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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Brewed by:
Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
Sweden | website

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

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

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

Added by bark on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
125
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
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0
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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 125
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with a decent head that fades to a ring. Smells like Wasa crackers. Very dry with lots of grain, and quite crackery with rye aromas. Slight sour aroma from all the grain notes. Taste has a light graininess, is lightly bitter, and has some more of that sourness from the grain. Mouthfeel is a little thin. This one is just okay. Pleasant enough if a little unusual, just not very special and not particularly reminiscent of a winter warmer. Worth a try, but don't go out of your way for it.

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Photo of dgallina
4.32/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, .9 fluid ounce rounded brown bottle lacking brewed or bottled-on date.

Pours clear red-edged dark brown with an inch of creamy tan head and nice lace. The aroma is quite nutty and spicy. Biscuit and carmel malts provide the base, while herbal hops tickle the senses. The beer is quite dry and hoppy for a British-style winter warmer. Initial caramel malts round into a chewy and rather smoky nut center. Finishes with brisk medium-dry pine-needle hop tones. The beer is rich and creamy in the mouth, with sufficient (but limited) carbonation.

A great take on winter bitter from Sweden.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a four finger light head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy brown/amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight chocolate nose. Flavor is burnt chocolate. Seems similar to a porter. Slight bitter aftertaste. $5.92 for a 500ml bottle from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, Or.

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Photo of russpowell
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber/caramel with 3fingers of sand colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Some breadyness & fruittyness

T: A bit of cakeyness & some gingerbread. As this warms more breadyness & brown sugar. Finishes with leafy hops, dryness & toffee

MF: Thin/medium bodied with some carbonation

Drinks good, not sure I'd call this a winter warmer. More of a brown, not worth $5 a .5L for sure

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice very slightly fogged amber with a small crème head off a careful pour. Nose is pretty boring. But the flavor is very nice indeed. Starts off nice and hoppy. Then I get some nice funk on the edge. Then I get a kind of smoked aftertaste. I like this. Feel has a nice level of carbonation to it. Liquid is smooth. This is very drinkable and has an interesting flavor profile to boot. Definitely worth trying. I wish I had more. I wonder if this would ever become available on tap.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cear, deep ruby-hued body with a generously tall off-white head. Plenty of gooey lacing.

Smell: Candyish, sweet-smelling caramel aroma with lemon juice, a dash of bittering herbs, and a dusting of cocoa powder.

Taste: Delightful, sweet caramel flavor at the start. The sweetness diminishes as it warms. Just a hint of lemon zest along with a soft herbal bitterness. Hint of roast emerges in the drying, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Not bad! A solid, sweetness-minded winter warmer.

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Photo of Brad007
4.85/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was new on the shelf so I decided to try it.

Pours a dark ruby-red color with a one-finger head. Smells very rich and malty, somewhat smoky as well. Somewhat hoppy as well. Taste is rich and complex, with a very nice bitterness that lingers and a smooth caramel touch in the aftertaste. Very nice. I love the bitterness here. The caramel is a very nice touch.

This beer is quite complex for a winter warmer. Almost too good for that title. Wow.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at Erickson's Fine Wines in Eagle, Idaho. The owner told me he really liked it, so I thought I would give it a try. 16.9 oz bottle for I think $6.49 (fiancee is going to kill me). Enjoyed while listening to Homero's "Pure Groove #2".

Dark chesnut with quite a bit of head ... leaving behind a nice lacing. Ruby red highlites.

Aroma is nutty grains and little caramel and raisin ... low citrus hops

Taste is toffee and dark whole grain bread .... pita bread and brown sugar. Grassy hops and not quite enough bitterness in my mind. Combined long lingering earthy and sweet caramel finish.

Overall, this is a very good beer .. just not something I would buy again probably without doing some sort of winter beer lineup. I do appreciate the chance to try this, just IMO not worth the price.

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Photo of bark
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The colour is deep brown; the minimal pale beige head dissolves into a thin ring without any lacing.

The smell is roasted and fruity with notes of coffee and cocoa, some malt and aroma hops. The finish is a little bitter. It smells like the way I want ac non-pale ale to smell.

The taste is balanced. There is a foundation of dry, bitter hops with notes of lime and dandelion. The malt, somewhat roasted, develops from a soft nutty flavour into a burned coffee-like note which fails of, leaving room for aroma hops with a citric touch and a balanced fruity finish. The aftertaste is bitter with a gentle note of grapefruit and some cocoa.

Nothing wrong, then? Well, there could have been a little more body. Perhaps it is because of the alcoholic content; 5.3% abv might be a little too low for a winter warmer. Otherwise, this is one of the best non-British winter ales that I have reviewed.

The mouth feel is great; very gentle but at the same time very refreshing with lots of tiny bubbles.

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