Brewed by Mack Bryggeri
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Tromsø, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Editor’s note: Was known as Arktisk Juleøl through 2010.

str023's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, - NOV 15, 2011
Dark amber body with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread and brown sugar. Watery texture but has a nice and malty aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lmojoh (371) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2016
Boks 0.5L. Farge mørk rødbrun med hvitt skum. Lukt søtlig malt, karamell. Smak røsted malt, søtlig, karamell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmahut (1846) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle, ďakujem Anička. Pours in clear dark copper with low to none white head, only a ring. Aroma has strong caramel sweetness upfront, dry grainy. Taste has high caramel sweetness, little bit of prunes, no hop flavor. Grainy after taste. Cherry notes. Body is full, high soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (4909) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Fra eksplosiv boks, RB-samling på Vistnes: en ubehagelig aroma bredte seg rundt bordet, og vi fryktet det verste - beer gone bad? Vi går på uten frykt, og det viste seg å være fornuftig. En velbalansert og lettdrikkelig juleøl.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Shared can courtesy of Vidar. Deep clear orange body with a dense light brown small head. Tobacco and raisin on the nose, Light acidic, caramel and toasted notes. Medium bodied. Smoothish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (2932) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Sweet malty aroma with a hint of berries. Round and well-balanced taste. Slightly watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (8030) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Shared can at local tasting. Pours clear brown with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is sweet malty, taste is sweet nutty malts, lingering caramel. Ok, beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
500 ml can as Arktisk Juleøl sampled in 2009. Clear amber body with a moderate sized, dense tan head. Aroma has malt, toast and caramel. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel and mild bitterness. Medium body and rather short malty aftertaste. Drinkable, bur frankly rather boring. Nothing really going on, just another characterless Vienna.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Arve_Christian (4845) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
Backlog nov/dec 2010 as Mack Arktisk Juleøl.AMber color, some foam. MAlty aromas Light/medium body & complexity Sweetness Not to impressive

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
Can, courtesy of Foffern - thanx man! :-) Clear dark coppery body, medium white head. Nose is caramel, raspberries and hints of wet cardboard. A bit of nasty and good at the same time. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel and even some hints of coffee. But wait: boiled veggies in the back? More of both worlds, and this schizophrenic beer seems to have been initiated with the best of intentions only to fall into the hands of an unscrupulous brewing assistant at the last moment. :-P All in all drinkable, but miles from good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foffern (1698) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
Can at home. Golden red brown with a off-white frothy head which diminish fast. Not much aromas, but hints of some leather. More leather in the mouth with dried fruit and some oak. Thin and some slick mouthfeel. Actually more taste than expected. Not the worst christmas beer at this strenght.

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