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Hornbeer Juleøl (2011-)

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Brewed by Hornbeer
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Danish: Juleøllet har sin sikre plads blandt de danske juletraditioner. Juleøllet har alle dage været kraftigere øl end hverdagsøllet – Hornbeer Juleøl er ingen undtagelse. Den holder lige knapt sine 9 pct alkohol. Vi har i år valgt at brygge vores juleøl efter belgisk forbillede. Der er anvendt gær fra belgisk trappistøl og lyse og mørke malte, så øllet fremstår med en let karamelsmag og lidt brændte noter. Målet har været, at gøre vores juleøl rigtigt velegnet til den danske julemad. Og så har vi lige krydret den med lidt med enebær, en smule anis og andet godt – det er jo jul !


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4645) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
Appearance: Dark as the deepest dungeon with some red blood stains. A nice big beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, chocolate and mild roasted dark malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet with an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, some spices, licorice and roasty.
Overall impression: Powerful taste in this one.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard - fuzzy dark brown pour with a beige head. Roasted malts, Christmas pudding,pretty sweet, some caramel, slight spices, dark dried fruits, pretty decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (708) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Dark brown colour with a creamy beige head. Roasted caramel malts, berries, dried fruits, licorice notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A bit sweet finish. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SNL (253) - - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Hazy Dark Brown, frothy light Brown head. Malty Nose, taste is very sweet, notes of dades, prunes and caramel. Average carbonation. Very sweet christmas beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4542) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized beige to copper brown colored foamy head on top of a hazy to murky deep dark red ish brown colored beer. Aromas of spices, anise, mint, cloves, fruit, peach, prunes and strawberry, barley malts, yeast, some soap and buttermilk hints and some sweet grains with rose hip. Flavours of barley malts, red fruit, strawberries and cherries, spices, anise and some cloves, bitters, some pilsmalts, toffee, toast, bread, yeast, some prunes, dried figs, hint of wood and some hay. Aftertaste pilsmalts, hay, bitters, light dry, some grains, toast and dried leaves. Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy light oily texture. Delicious! Well balanced and even a bit thick and close to being complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2618) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
Flaske: Brunrød let diset øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er klassisk dansk-belgisk juleøl med en god gærnote og en del anis i duften. Smagen er næsten for domineret af anis, men et godt humlebid gør at øllen er balanceret. Klassisk dansk juleøl uden nogle dikkedarer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (911) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
Thick dark body and a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, brown sugar, dried fruits. Full body and powerfull, but well balanced taste heavy sweet, light bitter and sour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarpa (911) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Tap @ nordic. Pours dark ruby red with a creamy beige head. Sweet alcohol aroma. Sticky sweet flavour of malts. Weird.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (1069) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at Freiburg. Dark brown colour with tan head. Malt, bread, yeast and dark fruits aroma. Yeast, bread taste, with some hops. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkellund42 (561) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky brownish black with small light brown head. Aroma is rye bread, sour dough, Vegemite and "øllebrød". Taste is initial very sweet then medium acidic and light bitter. Body is milky to oily with soft sparkling carbonation. Finish is long and sweet with notes of sugar, lactose, fudge, rye bread, dough, cinnamon, cocoa, light orange and sweet grapefruit, overripe plum, hints of nuts and mint. Very sweet but it’s not nauseating - has some resemblance to milk stouts. Surprisingly good and different than your average Christmas ale!


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