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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2536) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 24, 2006
Nice juniper, berry and spicey nose. Nice red color - no carbonation. Mellow medium hoppy taste with some spiceyness in the beginning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2006
Draught Dark chestnut; yellowish good head. Hoppy and just vinegary - they make an interesting but surprising confrontation. The taste gives again a tad of acetic acid, but it gets covered by the malt and all the hops. The MF, however is a tad too vinegary - aggressive. It’s really well-bodied, and yet tastes thin. I do not think this taste was the original idea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
Poured a clear chestnut color with a small beige head. Citrusy hop aroma. Notes of caramel and a touch of licorice. Somewhat roasty. Malty caramel flavor with a hint of spice and then a big bitterness. Some of the spice does stay around and mixes in with the long bitter finish. Some roasty notes in the flavor as well. Semi-dry and hoppy finish. I just thought this was a European Festive beer but man was I surprised when I tried it. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadsR1977 (3) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2006 does not count
A oasis in the jungle of too sweet and tasteless christmas brews. An absolute favourite. Note: Tastes great in January as well !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle from Papsoe. Hoppy spicy aroma, licorice lollipop. "Big purple ripe frothy monster" - says Andrew. Citrus hop cider apple de garde aroma. Thick murky brown color, no head but that’s after being opened a few days. Green garland fresh winter ivy taste. Hoppy but distinct and holiday - cinnamon in there? nice. ginny. Medium bodied palate. A darn nice beer that really offers nothing you can complain about, just enjoy it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle, BB 02/06.. thanks to sk8viking! Hazy, eerie reddish-orange hue with a short-lived off-white head. Nose was chock fulla hops (citrus, perfume, and floral all represented).. complemented by rich caramel and other dark sugars plus a touch of coriander. Kinda feel apart a bit when it hit the mouth, though. Flavors mocked the aroma, but just seemed to clash with each other. Medium-bodied with bitterness surrounding the mouth. Alcohol also blossomed in the flavor, and had too great a presence. Floral bitterness, brown sugar, and piney hoppage hit the finish. Pretty good, but a little rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 2007-11-01, Cask Conditioned at Ølbaren, Copenagen, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Cloudy red amber color; persistent thin head. The aroma of the cask version mixes the caramel and hops to a new toffee component, fudge. The natural temperature allows to appreciate the true flavor, good malt-fudge-toffeen sweet but not too much, with fruity and resiny hops. Excellent!

2007-11-01, draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy red amber color; thin creamy head. Good aroma, with malt, hops and bitter oranges. Good body strength, very good malt flavor, sweet, with caramel, balanced in an elegant way by a quite powerful and well aromatic hopping, bringing in very good fruits (ripe grapefruit over all) and some subtle resins. The final too is balanced, quite strong and long. Very good.

2006-01-30, bottle, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Cloudy dark amber color; compact head. Pleasant malt and hop aroma, even more evident in the taste; the mouthfeel is thick, almost oily; the maltiness is strong, with a lot of caramel and good hopping, both for the quantity and the quality. Very good.

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