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RATINGS: 254   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1565) - 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 (897) - 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 (5180) - 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 (4895) - 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 (1578) - 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 (3338) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013

Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a fine tan white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet fruity and spicy.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Spicy and fruity on a sold malt background. Warming, not disturbing alcohol.
Overall impression: Solid winter warmer.
Personal stats: Bottle from workmate Gundersen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2011
Vintage swingtop bottle from barley wine, best before aug.1.2007 cloudy amber, smooth light brown head. Barley wineish (english style) aroma has developed, hops are gone. Left is a quite delicate old hops and spices aroma, the spices are dominated by cloves, also a dried fruity note to it. Flavor is quite bitter with a dried fruity and spicy base. I get cloves, bitter fruit peel, bitter caramel, overripe banana without the sweetness, Quite a bitterspicy experience. Not the best english style barleywine i’ve tasted, but it was never intended to be aged for this long. No obvious signs of infection or oxidation, but tastes a lot like "old beer".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel, moderate to large rocky white head, fairly nice lacing.   Spicy nose, seems to be a bit like Necco wafers.   Has that powerdy sugar nose.   Otherwise some minor dark pitted fruit and alcohol.   Muted and dull hop character up front.   A little musty, muted spices.   Again with the Necco wafer like candy.   Its a flavor that is common with Anchor Our Special Ale.   This example is has more of an earthy aspect to it.   Not very bright overall, dull hop and dull spices.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Decent winter offering, but not very bright.   Could be that its an aged bottle?   Its similar to Anchor Our Special Ale, but in a light version.   Wished it had more of a malty backbone to it.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle. Murky brown color, scant head. Aroma of spiced hot chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar, with cinnamon and nutmeg. Decent.


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