Brewed by Gourmetbryggeriet (Harboe)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Roskilde, Denmark


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Inspired by British Strong Ales, spiced with honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon - Jingle Ale is perfect to the Christmas food! Is best enjoyed in a Trappist Glass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (8883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
66 cl bottle. Head off-white, very long lasting. Body Beautiful dark red-brown. Aroma of orange and spices I cannot distinguish. Pleasant though. Flavor of liqorice and hops in an nice sweet/bitter mixture. New taste maybe so low rated ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
66 cL bottle and on tap. Tap better than the bottled. Pours with off-white head. Red-brown colour. Tastes of malt, spicy notes and alcohol. Complex and lasting aftertaste. Really great christmas beer that goes very well with traditional danish christmas lunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2009
66cl bottle from super brugsen birkerød. this better taste good, i bruised two knees, got a hole in my pants, and broke a bottle of cider trying to bike it (and about 15 like it) 8km. home in a stormy night, after a tasting at faroeviking’s place in 2008. best before 29-4-2009 , sampled 3-feb-2009. cloudy deep amber with few small debris, lots of small bubbles. large thick soft solid head. looks very nice. aroma of dark fruits, plums, raisins, faint alc. good aroma but could have been stronger. flavor is soft, dark fruits, faint licorice, sweetness. honey if i should place it, it would be a cross between a mild, soft and well balanced belgian triple or quad, and a danish christmas brew. This is extremely tasty and also an easy drinker. and strong. good for the ladies lol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2013
courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - clear dark red-amber beer with a persistent beige foam left; the aroma of nutmeg dominates leaving notes of honey in the background; full-bodied and pretty sweet; fizzy, gently bitter and with a fair dry spicyness in the finish nicely balanced by the honeyish tones

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pals (17) - DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Light-brown unclear appearance with a very smooth light tanned head, though quick settling. Smells really nutty and caramel, like sirup. Medium carb, a little less would suit the beer more i think. Tastes very little of alcohol, more taste of nuts, caramel and cardemomme. Better than i had hoped for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1475) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2006
Jingle Ale, Jingle Ale,

Jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to crack

a beer at end of day.

The day sucked ass,

I’m glad it’s passed,

Tomorrow’s another day

If I wake up, wish me luck

My wife is on her way...

Oh Jingle Ale, Jingle Ale...etc

Just noticed the ’Best by’ date on this is tomorrow, which is a grand excuse to pull this Danish Christmas cracker. Damn, they’re doing some fine work over there. This spiced strong ale is a clear chestnut brown with a lavish, lacing head. Lovely smoky aroma of Christmas log fires, coffee grounds, cinammon, nutmeg and honey. Yep, Christmas in a bottle - the only thing missing is a pair of socks from yer Gran. The mouthfeel is creamy and soft, like slipping your hand into a velvet glove. Not that I’ve done that. I’m just saying. Very herbal flavour mix, like sucking a shaker of all-spice. Nah, haven’t done that, either. There are nice chewy caramel malts momentarily but the spices quickly swamp the palate like a winter snow-storm. The result is phlegmy, resinous and verging on cloying. Hard to say whether it’s the spice or the 7.3% abv, but the finish is big and warming. It’s a beer that calls for a nut-crackingly cold night and a blazing fire. Which is a pity because this is Australia in Springtime, it’s hot and I’m wearing shorts. Still, I’m loving it. No idea why this rates so moderately amongst local raters. Guess beers like this are two a’penny at Christmas and familiarity breeds indifference. Any road, you’re lucky bastards if this is a 3.0 by local standards. If an Australian brewer made this, he’d be a candidate for Prime Minister. Hell, we elected Bob Hawke. [Disclaimer: this was the 3rd beer of the night and the opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the Management when sober.] (500ml bottle from trade with Papsoe - thanks Henrik!. Vintage 2005, best before 3/11/05)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rane (1036) - Nibe, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with brown medium head. Aroma mainly malty with notes of cinnamon. Taste malty and again cinnamon notes. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle. Clear deep red colour with white or beige head. Very characteristic aroma with Christmas notes of cinnamon and cloves. Sweet falvour from malt and hazelnuts. A real Christmas beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
Beautiful chestnut colour with a fine off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of honey and spices. I also managed to pick up some hints of the nutmeg - very nice. Pleasant dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle. Clear, deep amber with a big healthy offwhite head. Complex spicy and yeasty malt aroma. Doughy. Flavours are spicy and sweet, but still refined with banana overtones. Semi-dry finish. Highly enjoyable.

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