duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Bottle. Lots of dark fruit notes, yet it isn’t overly sweet. Caramel comes through aswell, dark fruit, and also some lightly citric hops in the finish. Really pleasant and with a decent lingering bitter finish. Nice.
ekstedt (5355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red with an off-white head that quickly disappears. Somewhat sweet malt aroma with berries and a little spices. Flavor likewise, with a nice lingering bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Perhaps a bit plain.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep reddish colour with an off white head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with notes of dark fruit. Malty, fruity sweet flavor with a spicy note and a light bitter finish.
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2006. Reddish brown color with small head. The aroma is sweet, malty, biscuity, nutty, caramelly and toffeish with hints of melon. The flavor is sweet and bisquity with some caramel. The maltiness is good but this is too sweet.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Hazy, darkish red-amber with a small, tanned head. Port-raisiny aroma with lots of dried, dark fruit and cardamom spiciness. Flavor of chocolate cake, dark fruit and some caramely-malty sweetness. Medium body with soft, lowish carbonation. At 2 years, this is probably close to its peak. A nice and christmasy brew with nice dark-dried fruitiness.
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2008-12-13) Dark reddish brown. Medium sized white quickly disappearing head. Raisins and sweet malts in nose. Full bodied and dry palate with little carbonation. Malts, raisin, mämmi, some roastedness and bitterness in taste. Raisun and roastedness in aftertaste.
gyllenbock (4433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (thanks to my friend Balder for this one) BF dec 2012.
Brownish/yellow with a small head. Rather vinous, it reminded a bit of Madeira. Dried fruit, some butter, toffee, nuts, some dust. Not much carbonation left. Also some light spices. Still drinkable. I wonder how it tasted 6 years ago? Now I finally have sampled all the vintages of NO Julöl.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Head was small and slightly off-white creamy. Color was brown with a clear sparkling body. Aroma was raisin, prune, fruit, caramel, rye bread, almond, licorice. Some Christmas spice can also be detected in nose and mouth. Medium boded with a soft carbonation and light alcohol texture. Flavor was mostly sweet, but light notes of bitterness balances this one. Nice sweet finish. Great Christmas beer.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Reddish brown with a thick beige foam. Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, mild flowers, peaches, caramel and light chocolate. Sweet amlty flavour of fudge, nute, light chocolate, orange-peels and grass. Long bitter aftertaste of grass, orange-peels and pepper.
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 (Draught) Pours hazy red/brown. A bit spicey aroma with hops, raisins and toffe/caramel. Yeasty notes. Spicey, a bit salty flavour with some plums and anise. Medium body. Second try: Pours red/orange. Hoppy, citrusy – lemon, toffee, metallic aroma. Medium malty body with a citrus touch. Metallic flavour. Round finish.