Brewed by Kinn Bryggeri
Style: Brown Ale
Florø, Norway


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4122) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1355) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
75cl bottle. Pours a small white head. Raw natural red brown color. Barely carbonated. Aroma of dark syrup, raisins, hint of pear. Taste of grain, cookies, touch of earth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
750 ml bottle. Slightly unclear reddish brown body with a dense beige head. Aroma has malt, caramel, dry fruit and cellar notes. Flavor is a bit mild malty, hint of caramel, toast and moderate bitterness. Medium body and moderate aftertaste. Decent, but a bit straight forward British brown ale/bitter style ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2013
75cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours caramel brown to amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma with fruity and mildly bready and roasty notes, moderate caramel. Medium sweet with mild roasty flavours and a nice bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink and quite flavourful. One of the nicest shop strenght Christmas beers in Norway in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (3640) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma of brown malts, caramel, apple’ish hops, berries, spices and dust. Fawn big head, deep amber-brown-red body, somewhat hazy, and particles. Lacing; some fields. Tastes spicy malts, hops, roasted malts, dark bread, roasted raisins, dark caramel notes all over the place. Finishes malty with spices, juniper, oak - a fine "brown" malty ale’ish aftertaste. Normal feel, quite good body. Overall nice and good brew. Good for heavy yuletide dishes. [75cl br btl, abv4.7%, B@Eurospar, BB11/2015, #510, T@YuleEvening]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
On bottle from Ica Hasle, bb date 20710/2016. Brown color, some offwhite foam- quite low carbonation. Medium aroma intensity; malt, hops, dried fruits, slightly roasted notes. Medium body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness, but the following bitterness balances well. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
750 ml bottle, kindly shared by gunnar. Dark brown colour, moderate beige head. Fairly nice aroma, moderately spicy notes, also notes of brown malts and leather. Flavour of brown malts and brown sugar (without being very sweet), moderate hops. An okay brown ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
Courtesy of gunnar. Murky amber with a light brown creamy head. Yeast, grass, chocolate and roasted notes on the nose. Acidic, bitter, sweet and roasted flavors. Medium body. Dry. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. A gusher. Coffee, caramel, cocoa and Christmas spices. Nice balance, but lacks a little depth and body.

   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)

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