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Brewed by Kinn Bryggeri
Style: Brown Ale
Florø, Norway

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Julefred er eit mørkt koparfarga øl i skotsk stil. Ølet har moderate mengder humle for å gje rom for ein rik maltsmak med karamell og litt rosintonar. Det er bryggja spesielt med tanke på salta og tørka julemat, men høver óg som sjelevarmar for ein frossen skrott.

Julefred er korkje pasteurisert eller filtrert og har difor gjærrestar på botnen. Bør lagrast ståande og serverast ved 10-12 grader C. Lat gjæra bli att på flaska.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2011
Dark amber colour and off-white head. Hoppy and spicy and some yeast. Sweet but balanced. (Tap)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2011
Some samples from a 0.75l bottle @ Kai-Sindre’s (InBreak) wedding. This one pours a deep almost murky brown body with a lasting light tanned creamy head. Aroma has lots of dry cocoa, some chocolate malts and it’s lightly sweet. Really nice actually. Lively carbonation, it has a thin and somewhat watery mouthfeel and it’s quite light-bodied. Flavors are also dominated by that dry chocolate/cocoa found in the aroma, light yeast and it ends with some nice mild nutty flavors. Dry and kinda lasting aftertaste. Yeah, I quite liked this one, although it’s not your "standard" Christmas ale. Did suffer a bit on the palate because of only the ABV 4.7%, so I’m really looking forward to trying it’s big brother!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle, 75cl. A gusher, producing an unclear, brown body and a foamy, two-finger head. Pleasant nose with roased malts, some chocolate and coffee and notes of hops. Big, malty flavor with chocolate, roasted malts and a little bitterness trying to bring balance. Not that it’s balanced, but it’s very tasty anyway. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A pleasant and tasteful beer indeed, but it didn’t bring thoughts of Christmas. Not that I will refrain from drinking it just because of that. 110311

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, grain, caramel. Flavour is butterscotsch, caramel, roasted malt, hop, grain. OK beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle.Pours dark amber with a beige head.Aroma is hay, toasted malt, grains and caramel.Flavor is somewhat sweet with some malt, toasted, hay, grains and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice flavorfull beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium red orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malty, wood - tobacco, light leather. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (8674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 750ml (Batch #47) @ fonefan
Pours brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, dark fruits and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours cloudy amber with a small creamy white head. Spices, bread and caramel. Yeasty flavor with notes of caramel and bread. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yngwie. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a creamy off-white head. The nose has a little roast and some sweetish fruit. Medium body, again some roast and a little tobacco and licorice. The hops are a little dusty bot not that bitter. 290111

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6350) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. A gusher. Coffee, caramel, cocoa and Christmas spices. Nice balance, but lacks a little depth and body.


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