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

MullMan's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2010
22oz bottle. nice ruddy/rusty copper color, with a medium tan head that is moderately creamy. aroma is sweet, malty, and spicy - the demerera and brown sugar apparent. coriander and cinnamon also represent. The sweetnes plays with the hoppy aroma to make it juicy, like fresh grapefruit peels mashed with earthy pine needles. flavor threw me off at the start - I did not read the label and was expecting a traditional european yule ale. began with tangy-malt and went right to leafy hop bitterness. the spices are there in the middle, then they transition to toffee/caramel malt, demerera sugar, and back to hoppy bitterness. finish is fading hoppy bitterness. On a blind taste-test I would have guessed this as a limited release Lagunitas brew. very funny but accurately categorized as an American Strong Ale, aces for whoever did that!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8032) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle @ Jesperhus Camping. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, candy sugar, spice, dark fruits. Flavor is light sweet, malty, yeast, candy sugar, spice, raisins, figs. Medium body, soft carbonation, light warming alcohol. 120909

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickFifty (759) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
Mahogany brown color, beige head. Candi sugar nose, yeast, fruity esters, spicy, ginger. Sweet taste, candi sugar, spice, caramel malt. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2544) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
650ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Rusty brown in colour with a long lasting beige head, excellent lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy, lots of citrus, caramel malts, some spice and oranges. Flavour is hoppy, spice becomes more pronounced as this warms, some light alcohol, caramel sweetness. Hoppy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, hoppy, sweet and warming. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2640) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Flaska från SB. Julöl 2013. Ölfabrikken har en särskild plats i mitt hjärta som det första danska mikrobryggeri jag provade efter att ha upptäckte Barley wine-butiken i Köpenhamn. På den tiden hade ÖF etiketter som såg ut att vara tillverkade med hjälp av en gammal skrivmaskin. Detta öl löper tillbaka till den tiden men jag undrar i hur hög grad det är samma brygd. Nu är flaskan ett drygd år gammal men humlen lyser helt med sin frånvaro. Istället någonting som liknar engelsk strong ale eller dubbelbock med söta maltsmaker. Karameliserat socker, farin, smörkakor dominerar smakbilden. Jag tror att året i kälaren gjort det gott för smakbilden hänger ihop ch sötman över inte överväldigande funkar ganska bra på julbordet. Men långt ifrån den wow.upplevelse jag fick 2006 och som jag minns än idag.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Dark brown with almost no head. Metallic aroma and some malt, but mostly metallic. Average flavour with some sweetness and spices. Medium length.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (954) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
Very sweet, maple syrup and dried fruits aroma. Cloying. The appearance is not cool. Watery brown, looks like the product from a tummy bug. Flavour is malty, honeyish, with some boring Christmas cake, and a not particularly memorable combination of spices - but not unpleasant either. Palate is quite thin. In the end, this is not my kind of beer. I can’t say that it is bad, but seems to be far away from the excitement stirred by its Baltic Porter sister.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1780) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Shorts brown head. Clowdy red amber color. Spicy aroma in a fine balanced style. Caramell taste but low sweetness. A bit thinn body and metallic taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle 500ml (7.3%) @ home
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar, nuts and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a slightly warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WilleLW (216) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Dark colour with a small head. Aroma of metall, burnt sugar, some wood and molasses. Taste of burnt sugar, caramel and some molasses. Smoorh and soft taste. Althought with a somewhat thin mothfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (3134) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
23.02.2014, 0,5l bottle (7,3%) @ home:
Small creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, weeds, sugar, dried dark fruits, almond cake, grass, toffee, yeast, alcohol, nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, caramel malts, hay, yeast, grass, almond cake, sugar, weeds, raisins, toffee. Medium bitterness, slightly thin mouthfeel. Boring.

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