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RATINGS: 251   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, 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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (6350) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WilleLW (166) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (1526) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3921) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Rated on 5-21-2010 - This bottled beer pours a medium very fizzy head that quickly dissipates, orange brown body, minimal carbonation noted, floaties, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is malty, coriander, spicy, and cinnamon. The taste is sweet, malty, spicy, coriander, lightly hoppy, and has a semi-dry finish. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a very nice flavor. It is a sipping beer and would be a nice winter time beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BiffNilsson (168) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
Ljusbrun med gulaktig skinkorna som försvinner direkt. Söt doft och smak. Ganska alkoholig i smaken. Jag är inte överens med andra som gett denna ett högt betyg. Jag upplever den som obalanserad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1046) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle@home. Copper clear. One finger foam. Spicy sweet cinnamon coriander. Stale caramalty. Sweet some tart/dry medium mouthfeel. Complex. Interesting brew. Exp. 2009 but still standing with it's 8%. No sour milk!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SnakeTown (486) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Mörkbrun med medium stort ljusbrunt skum! Maltig och någon sorts julkrydda i både doft och smak! Ok öl!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (995) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
Brun öl med beige skum. En jordig doft med bröd, malt och nötter. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med toner av torkad frukt och karamell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear chestnut, mediu beige head. Malty, nutty, spicy. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (60) - - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Thin of flavours and tastes. All on all ok but not more.


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