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Brewed by Ölvisholt Brugghús
Style: Smoked
Selfoss, Iceland

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Christmas seasonal. A smoked bock.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1366) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
Aroma: The smell is sweet and smoky, like a smoked sausage, some spices and chocolate.
Appearance: The beer is dark amber with hints of copper, the head is off-white, very high and fluffy, but settling slowly and leaves good lacing. Some curtains.
Taste: Upfront intensely sweet, brown sugar and dark bread, sweet dried fruits, then we have bitter burned notes. Roasted coffee and a dry spiciness.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, small bubbles, a thick smooth feeling, a huge body, and a dry finish.
Overall: The sweetness and thickness is almost a notch too much. But as an after-dinner-by-the-fireplace beer it is very suitable.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. Reviewed 2010-12-14.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GusL (15) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
Bottled. Scania, Sweden. Pours deep amber with a slight, persistent head. Aroma contains distinct but light smoke and also caramel. The flavour matches the smell and adds a bit of rye bread and malt. It all ends quite decently with a malty and a bit ’sour’ palate. Definitely better than most Yule-brews, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2288) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2009
Draught @ Sorbon. Sweet and spicy beer. Great nordic christmas feeling. Big bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is bready malts, some smoked and roasted notes along with some spices and caramel. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, wooden, spicy and mildly herbal notes as well. As it warms up some smoked wet wooden notes start to show. Fruity and grassy bitterness along with mild smoke in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Christmas cookie aroma! Complex flavour with a lot of spices, fruity, caramel, light smoked barley, light hops. Not to far away from Nřgne Ř Underlig Jul.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle from systembolaget, Christmas beer tasting. Helsingborg, November 2011.
Sweet caramel aroma with a spicy, slightly smoky vibe. Spices, leather, rope, tar, salt and peat smoke together with sweet caramel notes. The taste and body is smooth with a light refined smokiness, caramel flavours and some leather. Long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4021) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle. Deep bronze clear body, small beige head. Nose is roasted malts, cured game and ham with hints of caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, cured game, deep malts and hints of grains. Sweet and kinda salty at the same time. Full mouthfeel, great balance. Very nice and a great style marriage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (774) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
330ml bottle, 2012 edition. Mahogany body with a dash of brown, dark white foam. Nice smoky campfire touch, along with tar, burnt sugar, cloves, smoked meat and a light citrusbitter finish. Nice addition to the x-mas table.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (703) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Brown and clear. Brown foamy head. Smoked aroma with some sweetness to it. Sweet taste with spices, caramel and of course some mild smokiness. Very good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2010
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with notes of caramel, red berries, smoke, a touch of cinnamon and spicy hops. Malty taste with caramel, toasty and smoked malt, red berries and a spicy, citrussy bitterness leaning in the marmalade direction. Slightly above medium body, with a little alcohol bite in the finish. Smoke initially a bit subdued, but comes through as the beer warms up. Nice and well balanced beer.


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