Brewed by Berentsens Brygghus
Style: Old Ale
Egersund, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Jule-Avec nytes gjerne alene eller som dessert øl. Sødmen gjør at det også passer utmerket til nøtter og småkaker og serveres gjerne i et stort Cognac glass. Serveringstemperatur ca 10 grader Celsius.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottled (thanks Cunningham!). Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is chicolate cookies with nutmeg and some toasted notes. Flavour is chocolate, some mild wooden and grassy notes. Dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Cunningham. Almost black color with small beige head. Aroma of Xmass cookies, vanilla, fruity notes, honey. Taste, roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, nuts. Alcohol bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2458) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Very dark amber / brown with a brown head - Good malt aroma with some caramel and roasted malt - good malt body with some sweetness up front with some caramel and some roasted malt with bitterness in the back - Lasting malt finsih with some roasted malt and bitterness - this was good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2013
Dark dark brown, with a small brown head. Malty caramelly aroma. Taste is sweet, with taste of walnuts, chocolate, caramel and alcohol. I’m impressed. One of the best christmasbeers I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (3141) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle traded with Cunningham. Dark malty aroma with caramel, chocolate, earth, nuts, licorice, prunes, raisins, port wine and alcohol. The flavour is reminiscent of chocolate filled with nuts. Light sweet, light bitter taste, full body, velvety carbonation. Slightly astringent, alcoholic finish, nevertheless very pleasant. A fine Christmas treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1698) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Vintage 2011. Has a hazy black colour with a light beige medium head. Aroma of dried fruit and a good dose of roasted malt, along with coffee, oak and dark berries. Nice roast in the flavour as well with more coffee, dried fruit, rye bread and some licorice and barbeque sause. Feels like it has been aged in bourbon barrels. Has a slick and rich mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A nicely balanced ale with a good roasted touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours dark brown with a small tan head..... The aroma is yeasty, roasted malt, nuts and spices..... The flavor is caramel, roasted malts, spicy and dark fruity.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
This is actually close to perfect! The body, and the combination of bitterness and sweetness is fantastic! Tastes and smells of coffee, chewing gum, licorice, dark fruits and heavy christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (4909) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Flaske hjemme på 1.juledag: aldeles perfekt til nøtter og tørkede frukter og en runde gin rummy! Litt portvinsaktig bitterhet uten den sødme. Et glimrende nippeøl som gjør den mørkeste årstiden litt lysere. Flaske av 09-årgangen hos Arve, mars-13: en delikat aroma med bl.a. litt tranebær. En fantastisk rund, kompleks smak og laang ettersmak. Et strålende øl, synd at Berentsen bare lager det til jul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Underneath a quite large, creamy and light brown head is a dark brown body. The head is long-lived and reduces to a fully lasting layer that laces the glass fairly well. Rather strong aroma with roasted notes, lots of coffee and a light yeasty touch. The taste is pretty standard for a christmas beer, i.e. moderate sweet and moderate bitter. The flavours on the other hand are beyond average, with roasted notes, coffee, chocolate and fruits in the back. The beer is full bodied with a lovely thick oily texture and it has a a marvelous vinous feel. The carbonation is soft. A really nice ale!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

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