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Fanø Jule Ale

Formerly brewed at Fanø Bryghus
Style: English Strong Ale
Nordby, Fanø, Denmark


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
Beautiful and persistent foam. Welcoming vinous aroma with notes of rye bread, cinnamon and prunes. The flavor is not as heavy as the aroma might indicate, but it is very rich of both prunes, cinnamon and caramel. Something sweet fullness, which emphasizes that it is a ale for Christmas. Faint hint of orange maintains hop bitterness thus never become dominant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Courtesy of Papsø; expired Sept 2009, 1 year ago
Very dark amber color, close to black; not much carbonated, it produces just a thin layer of foam. The aroma is strange, it reminds me roasted turkey, and some spices (cinnamon and others, maybe cardamom and nutmeg). Quite good body strength; it has a solid caramel flavor, with a pleasant degree of sweetness, but almost spoiled by a light trace of spices; the bitterness is quite low now, but instead in the final it’s easier to notice an impression of liquorice. Funny Christmas beer, again, I can’t say it’s bad, but it’s surely not in my radar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. A hazy, ruby-colored beer with a small, tan head. Spiced, malty nose, quite meaty. The flavor is roasted and malty, some berry-like notes, but not in a sour way. Dry, full-bodied and a bit too flat. Chocolate and some coffee in the finish. I would like more hops in this one, even for Christmas, but it’s quite decent anyway. 100814

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010
Hazy brown with a small off-white head. Spicy and herbal aroma with a bit of yeast. Sweet cookie spice flavour, getting a little cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12569) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle from Papsoe, thanks! Dark brown color. Malty spicy aroma. Malty caramelly flavor with anis, cardemom. Sweet with apple syrup. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2010. Pours amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Quite fruity nose and flavor. Cookie dough and cocoa. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle, 6.0%. Mild spicy aroma, cookie dough mostly. Cloudy dark red brown colour. Small frothy tan head. The flavour is also spicy with cookie dough notes. Mild but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
Dark amber with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and spices. Flavor had toasted malt, caramel and hints of hops, finshed dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
Pours brown with large beige head. Aroma is malt, cinnamon and anis. Real christmas spices. Flavour is malty, cinnamon and clove. A bit watery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a huge fluffy tan head - extremely high head production could hint at an infection. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, but also an acidic edge and notes of caramel and spices. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel, and medium notes of spices, cinnamon and coriander, and alcohol, leading to a lightly bitter finish. The alcohol tickles the top of the throat.

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