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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”.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
(on bottle, thanx to thewolf) Dark colored, beige head. Fruity, minty and a hardpowered maltaroma. There´s an estery and hoppy feel to this, as in US strong ales, even though UK types are used. Even though it has a dark and malted profile, the hops are floating above it all, givin great balance. Warmth up and gets quite peppery in the end. Very nice beer indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy orange-brown colour. Fruity, pine hoppy aroma. Nice mouthfeel. The flavour has a very soft pine fruity hoppy spiced flavour. Great brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Myrup]
Pours a light muddy red with a great creamy yellowish head - with super lacing. Aroma is very nicely hoppy, grapefruit and a background of sweet caramel. Super-dry mouthfeel. Flavour i nicely hoppy and includes some spices amongst roasted and caramel maltiness. Super surprise!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
[Courtesy of Myrup, session @ yespr] Brown with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with loads of hops, grapefruit and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, hops and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Myrup. Hazy, dark brown, muddy and opaque with a huge sediment and a creamy, beige head. Fresh, citrusy aroma hops in the nose. Medium body with lightly sweet caramel accents and then this distinct citrusy hoppiness that also leaves a dose of bitterness. If it wasn’t bottom fermented I would’ve considered this an APA. Not bad at all, and a very unusual choice for a Christmas beer. 281207

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kusken (7) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008 does not count
Bottled, Dark to amber in color, The beer is bitter, but witch i thinks is good. Its a good x-mas beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled. Murky amber coloured. Light brown head. Citrus, flowers, herb s and ligth caramel in the aroma. Flavour as well has the same notes. Is somewhat citric as well. Medium bodied. dry. Sharply bitter in the end, which unfortunately makes it a bit unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with an off white ehad. Aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles. Flavour of hops, fruits and pine needles. Hoppy finish. Very hoppy for a christmas beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a big beige head. Dusty caramel malt, heavy hopped, pine, peach aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish. Even though it´s not realy a X-mas beer but more like a IPA, I´ll drink this for X-mas anytime.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
50 cL bottle, thanks to Myrup. Pours hazy brown with a dense light brown head. Slight soapy fruity/floral hoppy aroma. Flavour is dry hoppy with a fruity note and a sligt soapy note towards the finish. Mellow bitter finish of a quite fruity hops note and little bitterness. Slight liqourice edge in the far finish. Unusual hoppy Christmas brew, I wonder if this was intended as an X-mas brew initially...


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