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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle, Systembolaget. Hazy dark reddish/brown with a small brief head. Aroma and taste of malt, syrup, spices, toffee, dried fruit and orange marmalade. Sweet and with a medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation. An ok one.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klas (358) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget (28 SEK). I didn’t feel much of the promised american hops. A bit too sweet aroma and taste, and tasting a bit too alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (624) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
500ml bottle, pours clear dark mahogany with a small beige head that quickly reduced. Aroma of apricots, caramel and toffee. Taste of apricots, raisins, caramel, toffee, muscovado and spices. Light-medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. A delicious beer with spices that you associate with Christmas.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wurdahitah (22) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Brown and clear beer. Something belgian in the nose with light smokey notes. Taste of sweet malts. Grains, raisins, figs, light smoke and some spices. Well made but uninteresting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2050) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
Flaska från SB. Här både doftar det och smakar det jul. Kardemumma, plommon, russin, apelsinskal, ingefära... Ja, de trivs ihop. Fin sötma som inte går över gränsen och blir störande. Alkoholen i eftersmaken är inte alls negativ.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1714) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (28:-). Ganska söt, fruktig, jästig och kryddig doft med rökiga toner. Fruktig, kryddig smak, karamellmalt, smårökig, jästtoner, alkoholvärme.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
500ml Bottle - Copper with orange tinges, spice, orange peel, malty and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity and sweet taste with notes of orange peel, nuts and sultanas.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy brown color with a small soapy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was very mild, a bit sour, yeasty and a touch nutty. The flavor was bread, nut, wheat and pepper. Mediumlengthbread, nut and pepper finish. A bit off at the end. Medium body. Blah.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft av malt, humle, nötter, mandel, torkad frukt, russin. Rostad och vinös karaktär. Bra efterbeska.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4110) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery 650ml ($12, but marked down to $6): Pours cloudy brown with a nice looking beige head. Aroma is spices, slightly roasted malt, caramel, a bit of booze, and a teenth of hops. Taste is slightly sweet and consistently spicy. Leaves some sugar and spice aftertaste. The cinnamon and coriander just seem to blend into the overall taste. Body is not particularly heavy. This is good, but not great.


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