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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Editor’s note: The 2007 edition was 5.0% ABV, the 2008 has 5.7% ABV.

Danish: Så er det juletid og dermed også tid til at nyde nogen af de dejlige juleøl som vi plejer. Men i år er der derudover mulighed for at nyde en lokal juleøl fra Frederiksodde haandbryggerlaug. Denne gang har de to fæstningsbryggere valgt at lave en lidt utraditionel juleøl, der i modsætning til de mange stærke juleøl kun ligger på lidt over 5 %. Dette gør at man sagtens kan nyde den uden at blive tung i hovedet. Det er en undergæret øl, der er brygget på pilsner malt, aroma malt, rug malt og hvedemalt, som tilsammen bidrager med en passende maltsødme. Humlen der er brugt til juleøllen er en god blanding af de bedste amerikanske humle sorter. Der er blandt andet brugt de to aromatiske humle sorter Amarillo og Cascade som giver en duft og smag af fyrnåle og citrusfrugter. Årets julebryg er med andre ord en spændende sammensætning mellem de søde elementer fra malten og den amerikanske humle som udover den gode smag giver den en kraftig bitterhed, som modspil til den gode julemad. Motivet på årets julebryg, er i modsætning til de andre øl fra Frederiksodde Haandbryggerlaug, ikke fra Fredericia, men er derimod tegnet af den danske kunstner, Vilhelm Pedersen (1820-1859) der blev berømt for sine illustrationer til H.C. Andersens eventyr. Tegningen på etiketten stammer netop fra H.C. Andersens eventyr ”Nissen hos spækhøkeren”.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3766) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle at home. Redbrown with a creamy head. Aroma moderate malty (carame, roasted, dark fruits) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2009
0.5 l bottle, vintage 2008, 5.7 %, thanks Timo A and Hannu N! Hazy mahagony color with thick creamy head. Sweet caramelly and berryish aroma with flowery hops. Sweet caramelly, nutty and berryish flavor with medium bitterness, honey, toffee, licorice, orange, hints of raisins and hints of flowery hops. Too caramelly for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10173) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
It is mahogany-red with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, fruity hops, citrus and a little raisin. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, fruit, different citrus fruits, light raisin, a nice bitterness and a nice caramel foundation. It is an interesting and nice mix of hoppy fruitiness and more traditional, malty sweet Christmas beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Bottled. A murky brown-orange beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops and grass. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grass. The body is a bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10618) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. 2008. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and hopy aroma. Veru nice. Moderate btter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic well-balanced beer but no way a PALE ale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Muddy amber colour with a beige head. Hoppy, piney aroma with a caramel sweet note. Light malty sweet flavor with hoppy fruity and piney notes.Dry, light sweet and hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2008
Bottle, thx to thewolf. Copper colour with a beige head. Aroma is citrus, hop, caramel. Flavour is citrus, hop, hint of caramel, roasted malt. Pleasent nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
Bottle, thx to thewolf. Copper-colored, unclear beer with a beige head leaving lacings. Lovely aroma of American hops with pinecones, citrus and grapefruit, as well as a malty sweetness. Nice sweet and malty flavor with caramel and loads of piney and citrusy hops. Quite low on bitterness. Medium body. A bit thin and sure not a Christmas beer in my book, but besides that, it’s a great beer. (080301)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Reddish amber colour with a nice head. Nice hoppy aroma of citrus and peach. Flavour of hops and caramel, good balanced. Very nice indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
Tasting at thewolf. Pours a hazy red with a big yellowish/beige head. Aroma of american hops. Flavour is very hoppy but balanced.


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