Brewed by Mack Bryggeri
Style: Dunkler Bock
Tromsø, Norway


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bryggingen av juleøl er ekstra viktig for et bryggeri. Enhver bryggerimester med respekt for seg selv forsøker alltid å forbedre smaken fra året før. Mack Juleøl Sterkøl har en rødlig og dyp farge, og har et meget godt skum. Smaken er søtlig, med en hentydning av krydder. Mack Juleøl Sterkøl skal serveres med en god og fyldig skumtopp, og er ypperlig til julematen.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Pours clear amber with a tanned head. Flory with a more perfume taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7980) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2010
Shared bottle at Cardinals juleølsymposium 2010. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is fresh fruity, and dark malts. Taste is light sweet dark caramel. Thin mouthfeel.Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5467) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep bronze body with a medium beige, creamy head. Aroma is caramel, hints of molasses and roasted malts. Taste is caramel, roasted malts with an OK sweetness level. A quite all right Christmas beer; nothing out of the ordinary but all right for an industrial, I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle shared by akevitt. Pours a clear, orange-red body with tan foam head. Aroma of sweet sugary malts, dark fruit and maybe a hint of wine. Flavor is more of the same with a spiced cake flavor near the back of the palate. Light to medium bodied with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. This one was tasty and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 2009: Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. BB 8.10.2010. Vinous aroma, caramel, malt, some hops. Medium-bodied, quite well-balanced. Reasonable aftertaste with a little bitterness. Rating: 12 (5-3-6-3). 2010: Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Vikersund. Clear reddish brown colour. Finger-thick head, no lacing. Fruity malty aroma with bread and cookies. OK balance. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit ’vague’ and lacking in body. Aftertaste has some sour/papery notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2009
Clear amber with tanned frothy head. Fair lacing. Floral, hoppy perfume, caramel, sweet dried fruit. Old wooden cupboard. Medium bodied with some prickling from the carbonation. Syrupy. Lots of malty sweetness and a long bitter sweet finish. Quite enjoyable although a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1317) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2009
33 Cl bottle. Apperance; Dark brown, clear with a small head. Aroma; roasty malt and some spice. Flavour; heavy cloying sweetness at the end. This beer is best to heavy norwegian christmasdinner, Ribbe and salted and dried rib of mutton. This is the beer I allways drink christmas evening, served with aquavit(Gilde Juleakevitt 2008), then you are in Heaven!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2583) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 16.01.2008, 0,33l Bottle. The colour is black/dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt and sweet. Body is medium. some bitterness. average. 15.12.2012. 0,33l Bottle Vinmonpolet Haugesund, BB 20.09.2012. There is a very nice malty flavour to this beer. Its also rich. Its sweet and bitter at the same time. Its also strong with a kind of sharp dry bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2008
33 cl bottle. Brown reddish color, nice beige head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malty and dried fruit, like most Norwegian juleøl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
Dark ruby brown, nice firm off-white head. Slightly roasted, mild butterscotch nose. Little herbal, a bit port vinous. Buttery, sweet vinous, alcoholic flavor. Berry wine and roasted malts. Medium bodied, strongly carbonated palate. Quite warming, but a bit unrefined.

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