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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An unconventional Christmas brew that departs from the tradition of Winter warmers being sweet and malty. Our Christmas brew is abundantly hopped with the four American C's: Cascade, Chinook, Columbus and Centennial. Cinnamon and coriander provides the Christmas spirit and adds to the merriness.
Brewed on Maris Otter ale malt, crystal malt, wheat malt, soft brown sugar and Demerare cane sugar. Ølfabrikken Jule Ale is, of course, unpasteurized, unfiltered and cask conditioned like all of our beers. Introduced on 'Fynske Øldage' 2005.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2006
cloudy reddish brown colour; little foam; aroma of prune and cherry with a touch of yeast; effervescent and solid malt body; fairly bitter and with a long malty and fruity finish - strange to drink a Christmas Ale on ahot summer day (34 degree Celsius) ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle thanks to sk8viking: Pours a clear copper orange with a frothy, nicely-lacing tan head. Sweet, toasty caramel chocolate and fresh piney hoppy aroma, very enticing and balanced. Starts semi-sweet, toasty and lightly bready with lots of fresh bittering hops and lightly roasted milk chocolatey flavor. Smooth, balanced, lingering finish. This reminds me somewhat of Flying Dog Gonzo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14907) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2006
Bottled, swing-top. (4 months past BB-date.) Clear, reddish-brown ale with good carbonation and a good, creamy, beige head. Cascade is the first aroma out of the bottle, and it dominates almost completely. Some sweet malt in the background, and of course it has pine and citrus. The flavor is more complex than felt on the first sip. It starts with the American hops, and their fruityness, and then theres malt, sugar and cardamom. Quite spicey and hoppy finish that lasts for a while. Poured the rest of the bottle into my glass, and the beer turned quite muddy, guess that is due to the long lagering. I started the rating of this beer with a 3.3, but as the bottom of the bottle got closer, I had to adjust it. There’s more to this beer than you notice at first sip. Would like more of this. (060628)

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Clear brown-amber body, thin light tan head. Dry bready aroma with apple skin highlights. The flavor is based on bready brown malt but has oily, astringent strawberry fruitiness in the finish alongside dandelion/grassy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Thanks Jason. I got a deeper pour so I doubt it is infected like others in the crew feel. I don’t get the acedic/sour qualities others feel. The beer pours to a lightly hazy chestnut body with a nice light tan head. The aroma is woodsy, cinnamon, decent malt, brown sugar, nicely woody (cinnamon). The flavor is woody, cinnamon, brown sugar, light licorice. The palate is dry, woodsy, decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Medium-dark copper-brown. Creamy-soapy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy shoe cleaner and licorice magic marker. Eventually gets a little hoppier (I think it was the two hoppy beers beforehand that threw me off). Thick combination of caramelized malt, spice, and hop combination. Some sour chocolate custard. Okay beer. A little sorry I let it sit a few months.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Brownish color hints of copper hughes w/ a nice small bubbled tan head w/ some great lacing. lots of good hop in the aroma w/ some full nicely sweet carmels and some odd spice and hint of berries. palate is fairly avg. I think this beer was starting to oxodize some vinagar and acidic notes dominated my palate. Some tastes of wood hard to decern what this should have tasted like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Reddish hue with almost no carbonation. A nice malty caramel flavor, spicy, with a good amount of old hops on the finish. A really nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2540) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2006
Nice juniper, berry and spicey nose. Nice red color - no carbonation. Mellow medium hoppy taste with some spiceyness in the beginning.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2006
Fresh hop nose, dark amber color, sticky head. Creamy cookie dough malt, orange in the middle, bitter hop bite at the end. Full body, nice texture. Good one.


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