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

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RATINGS: 172   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullrup (20) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2006
Bottle 2005 Edition. Swedish julöl that usually gets the top score among swedish julöl. One of the best editions in the last years. Pours dark brown with foamy head. A bit sweet, but roasted and hoppy. A little taste of licorice. Goes well with smorgasbord food.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (716) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2006
0.5l bottled Dark amber color, thick head, low carbonation, a nice julol Malty taste, with chocloate and sticking sweetness. Well composed beer but could use some less chocolatemalt

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Bottle. Dark red-brown color with a fluffy but mostly diminishing pale brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, spices, toffee, caramel and hops. The taste has notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, spices, toffee, caramel and alcohol. The finish is bitter, dry and lightly rosted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
50cl bottle from Systembolaget. Transparent, dark brown with a medium-thin beige head. Roasty chocolate aroma is a little sweet and has some hops thrown in as well. The flavor is pretty roasty too, with plenty of sweet chocolate and a distinct hoppiness and bitter finish. Almost stoutish in the roast department. Medium body with lots of carbonation, finished pretty clean. I love the hops in Jämtlands beers, and the Christmas brew blends that perfectly into a nice rich, roasty ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1103) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
creamy beige head. Colour is almost black. Aroma is hoppy, spicy, caramel, dark fruit. Flavour is sweet, spicy I think I note some flavour of coffee and chocolate. There is a very nice biterness to this beer. This year’s edition is much better than last year’s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4634) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle from 2008. Dark red-brown with a large head Malty aroma with caramel, spices, raisins and fruit. Tastes malt, caramel, nuts and grapefruit. Nice bitterness. Aftertaste was quite long. A good "Christmas-beer".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
Clear dark red amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, hay, roasted, caramel, spicy, dark berry, light hoppy, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, peppery and alcoholic finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100125]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle.Trade with omhper. Many thanks Per ! Dar amber color, small froathy off white head. Roasty and nutty malt aroma. Sweet malty taste,nuts, ripe fruit, some coffee. Full bodied , finishes surprisingly dry. nice one !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2012
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 En frisk och lagom söt julöl. Smak och doft av malt, torkad frukt, lätt kolsyrad och besk. Välbalanserad. Har provat denna öl sedan 2006, står sig gott.


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