mikkellund42 (766) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark reddish brown with huge white head. Aroma is malt, plums, brown sugar, caramel, fudge and lemon. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Body is syrupy with sparking carbonation. Finish is long with notes of Belgian yeast, plums, tamarind, butter and cardamom.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske spandert av Rune under romjulslunsj i WC-veien 30 Des 15. Gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Aroma av lær & sukkertøy. Smaken søtt krydder, frukt & bær. Innholdsrikt & balansert. Utmerket juleøl.
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ My parent’s place
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, boozy, caramel and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Meny, Amager - dark amber pour with off-white head. aroma and taste is sweet malty, some dried fruit, jule spices, decent jule ol.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, vintage 2014, bought at Barley Wine in Copenhagen more than a year ago. Clear amber coloured body, tiny beige head. Spotty lacing. Smell of brown malts and apricot, mid-sweet. Comprehensive taste of dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar and cinnamon balanced by dusty hops towards the finish. Soft in the mouth. Warming down the throat. Full bodied. Pleasant and not overly sweet (shared with Finn and Vegard, romjulslunsj, Tromsø 30.12.2015).
BBHansen (725) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours cleat amber with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: bread, light brown sugar, light liquorice and some spicy hints. palette: medium malty and yeasty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average to notable malt sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, average duration and an oily texture. Overall: quite decent strong ale - carries ABV well
jesperhammer (4186) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16-DEC-2015, bottle @home, from Meny.
Amber, clear with a low tan head.
Very nice aroma of malt and spice. Taste is more complex with dried fruit, bread, and a Little hops. Quite alcoholic, full body, medium- carbonation. This is one of the best traditional X-mas brews.
(Did not realize that it was a Belgian Strong Ale. Now I can see why it is alcoholic and has bigger body than usual).
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
En god juleøl. Den skal smage af jul, men afdæmpet, og det gøre denne. Den har en lille smule krydderier og er afdæmpet i humlen.
Milter (713) - Nyborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
God juleøl. Flot farve og skum. Frisk i smagen, med gode smagsnoter. For høj alkohol pct.
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orange colour, small off-white head. Aroma is liquorice roots, some zestiness as well as muscovado sweetness to it. Flavour is rather similar, but also has some slight sweetness from the alcohol. Lacks a bit of yeasty/spicy notes, otherwise this would have been a nice BSA. Would need something to hide some of the alcohol in the flavour.