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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This spiced winter warmer makes for great sipping. Jul Ol is brewed in the tradition of a Norwegian dark ale. It is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. This ale is only available in December and January.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Petkus331 (290) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
An aroma of lemon peel, clove, and celery. An appearance is dark copper. Taste is Christmas spicy with orange peel, clove and some lightly roasted malt. Palate is very fizzy, almost "burns" your mouth. Overall, interesting, Christmasy, unique, and fun to drink when wanting to change things up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (523) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On tap at brewery. No head. Dark redbrown. Smells and tastes like Scandinavia (a.k.a Ikea). Notes of orange peel, allspice? Maybe some nutmeg. Easy drinking. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of lots of spices - nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Some cinnamon as well. Tastes of the same spices. This one was all about the spices which drowned out anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
I am a fan of Scandanavian style beers, a good variation onthe Belgians spiced and dark. This was brown with some lace. Like a barleywine and old ale. Didn’t get that much of spice, but there is clove and ginger and cardommon thrown together. Enjoyed at the brewpub. Carbonation and mouthfeel they got right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Tap at brewpub. Pours a clear rusty, coppery color with a small of white head. Aroma is spice, nutmeg, clove, ginger. Flavor is spicy too, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, clove. Palate is smooth and medium bodied. Nice holiday brew. Worked for me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Tap: dark red/mahogany in color. Nice spice aroma of nutmeg/clove/cinnamon. Strong spiced ale taste. Smooth crisp body. Very good winter drink, just can’t drink more than one though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2004
On tap at the brewery. Garnet red color with a thin off white head. Strong spice nose with lots of ginger and oragne peel in it. Lots of holiday spices in the flavor with cininmon, clove, ginger and others. A little spice burn on the tongue. I found enough of a malty beer base to support all the spices. I enjoyed this holiday treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Tap. Deep brown color. Almost no head. Huge spice aroma. Hard to discern individual spices but perhaps cinnamon and clove stand out a little. Clean tasting. For me the spice overwhelms this beer. It is decent but overwhelms me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1122) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2004
cask-conditioned at the brewery. looks like a brown ale with a touch of cinnamon or maybe clove added. cask version had significant head, lots of malt presence with a touch of spiciness. very fun winteresque beer, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3893) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Winter 2003 on tap. Light fruit aromas in the aroma - brown pear, sweet cherry, maybe some allspice. Pours an almost-translucent mahogany brown, some deeper reds in there as well. Begins with a lightly sweet fruity malt. Some clove makes itself known throughout the beer and the finish has a touch of mild hops. Texture is mainly smooth and watery, but some brown sugar graininess right away. Alcohol not detectable, moderately carbonated, very clean and sweet, but not challenging at all. Good if you are looking for a light, sweet, beer. Reminded me of a toned down Old Fezziweg. Almost no head, decent lacing.

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