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Brewed by Jämtlands Bryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Pilgrimstad, Sweden

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Pours a dark red/brown color in my Jämtlands glass. It has a nice foamy head. A bit of lacing. Aroma is interesting of caramel, very malty, some toffee notes along with a typical fruitiness. Flavour is malty, caramely (very caramely actually) with a good bitterness. Notes of citrus, some aromatic hops, toffee and dried fruits, it also got a slightly burnt note with a bit of nuttiness. Overall very balanced and tasty. There’s also some special Jämtland note, which I tend too find in moast of there beer. Here it makes it very well with the other flavours, so nothing negative about that. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and filling with a certain "bite" in it. A very drinkable and nice Christmas beer, I’m glad I finally tried it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget, at home. December, 2011.
Pours dark brown with a clear red hue and a off white creamy head. Slightly sweet, nutty aroma with notes of roasted malt, sweet bread, caramel, and butter. Full taste and body with notes of dried fruit, figs and plums. Some spicy malt, bread and warming alcohol towards the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
Sweet aroma but also some salty meat among the chocolate. Flavour seems and odd clash of sweet malts and almost sour tasting hops(?). Not bad but feels schizo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (496) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 500ml bottle, pours opaque dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, prunes, caramel and muscovado. Light sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, smooth texture and average carbonation. Less sweet and better balanced than most Swedish Christmas beers, low on spices however. A pleasant tasty beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Bark, brownish with a large but disappearing head. Fruit, caramel and some hops. Low carbonization. Roasted in taste. Short, dry aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle. Deep amber/red. Malty throughout with hints of hops. Lacking in some way.. Slightly disappointed, but I find Jämtlands to be slightly hyped..

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (417) - Bromma, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
Reddish dark brown with low head. Nutty, sweet aroma. Earthy, sweet taste, rather long bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HULK777 (413) - - NOV 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Farmhouse, cacao, and straw aroma. Similar taste, but also hints of raspberries and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2003
Dark, looks like coco-cola. Has a great aroma frpom tofee, but the flavor is way too bitter. Especially the finish is hard to handle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2006
Aroma: nice, fruity with hints of red apples, cloudberry, cinnamon, several different malts. Fruity, fresh hops accompany the malts superbly. Burnt sugar, coconut (vaguely), liquorice, cream & almonds.
Appearance: pale beige head that fizzes away in a matter of seconds, leaving as suspect looking island in the middle. Rusty red brown, clear colour.
Flavour: initial dry spicyness - lovely. Apparent hop bitterness w/ sourish-sweet malt, caramel/hop aftertaste. Overall very balanced, fruity and refreshing. Noticable alcohol.
Palate: really nice considering the high co2. Full-bodied, smooth yet crisp.


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