Brewed by Grauballe Bryghus
Style: English Strong Ale
Silkeborg, Denmark


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Danish: En elegant og kompleks juleøl brygget med chokolade- og karamelmalte. Julebrygget er en god ledsager til desserten, men er nok bedst som nydeøl.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (753) - Hammel, - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard. (Dark Christmas) Dark brown colour with a beige head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, spices. Nice mouthfeel. Spicy malty finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkellund42 (610) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle as "Dark Christmas". Pours opaque black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce and ripe fruit. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Body is oily with light carbonation. Finish is long and mostly bitter with notes of roasted malt, gravy, soy sauce, coffee, sweet licorice, overripe pears and hints of cardamom and port wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CTKlubben (71) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2014
the beer pours a dark brown, cloudy beer, with a small fast disapering head. the beer presents itself with a clear caramel aroma, and taste soft sweet and bitter. the mouth feel is medium bodied, with a thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled as "Dark Christmas" - pours a dark brown to near black colour with a medium beige head. Sweet dark malts, slightly roasted, some caramel, choc, dark fruits, spices. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MF666 (289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Udemærket juleøl fra Grauballe. Lidt sprittet, men smager også lidt af kaffe, og en bitter eftersmag. kedelig etikette foretrækker den gamle Free Føroyar!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6645) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from Super Best, Rødovre. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
Botella, comes as "Grauballe Christmas". Unclear dark brown colour with a medium beige head. Sweet toasty malty caramel dark fruity and spiced ( mainly anise) aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of dark malts, caramel, dark fruit, spice (anise, mainly) and some alcohol. sweet spiced dark malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Bottled (as Grauballe Dark Christmas). Slightly hazy coppery brown colour with a small beige foamy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is raisins, some slight alcohol sweetness, chocolate and toffee. Flavour is similar with some spicyness and yeast. Quite pleasant, though the spices dominate the flavour quite much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10728) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Almost black. Maple syrup in the slaightly spicy aroma. Malty sweet, roasty slightly spicy flavor. Licorice, anis and coreander. The spices are not dominant, the beer is quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (5007) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
0.5 l bottle (as Dark Christmas), thanks hanniku! Hazy dark reddish brown color. Sweet aroma of star anise, cola and toffee. Sweet toffeish flavor with plenty of star anise and licorice. Star anise is too dominating.

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