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Balder Julebukk

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Brewed by Balder Brygg
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Leikanger, Norway

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Juletilpassa bokkøl, mørk og med god fylde. Ølet er svakt krydra med sitron og appelsin, noko som merkast på syrligheta.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1178) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Brown colour with tan head. Ginger, cinnamon, malt aroma. Sweet, ginger, cinnamon, caramel taste. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1227) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Clear, deep copper body with a creamy, beige, long-lived head that laces the glass. Malty, moderate aroma of caramel and fruits, and hints of orange and alcohol in the back. Strong flavour of dark dried fruits, generic fruits, caramel and faint spices. It doesn’t actually taste of orange, despite the citric elements of the aroma. It’s a full-bodied, oily, softly carbonated and very sweet brew with just a light bitterness, but it still feels rather crisp and not at all cloying. Could this be the works of the lager yeast? A good one.
[33 cl bottle (actually two of them), from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1510) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Mørkebrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av mørk malt, frukt og krydder. Smak av mørk malt, frukt og krydder. Fruktig og søt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1807) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Lukt: Duft av friske frukter og noe krydder.
Utseende: Brun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt lag dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: God smak av forskjellige frukter og noe krydder.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Verksgata, Stavanger, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@7%

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1984) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
Light beige head on clear dark dark brown ruby body. No lacing to report. Aroma; brown sweet fruity malts, some fruits and nuts, milky chocolate. Taste; brown sweet malts, nut honey syrup, dry hops, leather, tannins, and finishes into the dark sweet malty department with notes of prunes, raisins, chocolate, mocca beans. Finish lasts for a while too. Feels ok bodied and softly carbonated. Overall; the nutty and not naughty beer. [33cl brown btl, abv7% 20IBU, BB01.03.2016, 8€, B@Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsö]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (349) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Bottle at home. Dark copper to brown with tanned head. Aroma of raisins, plums, glue, some smoke. Taste of malt, dried fruits, spices, alcohol. Sweet, but with quite a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (295) - - NOV 21, 2014
Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a slightly orange tinge and a very light brown head. Good aromas of rich, dark malts and caramel. The taste is complex with flavours of roasted malts, caramel, dried fruit, orange peel, coffee and liquorice. The finish is spicy and rather Christmassy. A very pleasant dark bock beer with high drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (906) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
DWFACDSJT; Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a moderate lasting, creamy, off-white head. Nose is intense malt, caramel, dark dried fruit and christmas spice. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a sweet, warming, moderate lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at Cardinal during DSJT 2014. Misty deep orange copper colored body with an off white head. Cardamum, raisins, orange and ginger are among the aromas on this complex nose. Sweet, spicy ginger bread in the mouth. Full bodied and pleasant. Spot on!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lillemarkens. Brown with a red hue. Not that much head. Caramel, malt, some cinnamon, some cola flavour. Dry, soapy. Low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth. Sweet. Some bitterness. Not my cup of beer.


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