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Oslo Juleøl
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Brewed by Oslo Mikrobryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Oslo, Norway

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. It’s served slightly hazy and copper-colored. Probably chill-haze, as it seems clear when I finish it. A small off-white head leaves lacings. Fruity in a quite Belgian way, with dried fruits, caramel and more hops than I normally expect from OMB. Caramel, dried fruits, some fresh ones too, a touch of anise and other spices and a fine bitterness. Is it the yeast that gives the spicy flavors? Medium body, creamy and nicely carbonated. Maybe a bit too carbonated, not sure. The finish continues what is found initially, with spices, fruits and a good bitterness. A really pleasant Christmas beer. Almost Belgian-like in a way, bitter, effervescent, slightly spiced and moreish. (081114)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smaskifa (120) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2008
Tap. Red-brown looking beer with a very tine head. Aroma is dominated by the fruity pineaplle-like hops you find in all their beers. Refreshing taste of the fruity hops, some bitterness and distant malts. Fine carbonation and smooth feel in the mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2129) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
20.11.2008. 0,5l on tap at "Oslo Mikrobryggeri" which is a prewpub. I think this must be the 2008 edition. The colour is reddish-brown. Aroma is rich with fruitines. Very nice and well balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2007
On tap @ the brewpub. A foggy dark red beer with a thin grey head leaving laces. Served too chilled, but a pleasant smell of toffee, berries and grassy hops appears when the beer is warming up. Taste is a nice balance of fine malt-sweetness, a good amount of bittering hops, and some inviting tones of plums and cranberries. Healthy body. Lively mouthfeel. Light bitter and light fruity-acidic finish. A well made and tasty Christmas ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2007
2007 edition, pint on tap at the brew pub. Perfect served at ambient temperature. Partly unclear, mahogany body under a fragile, filmy off-white layer. Plain dark malty aroma. Plenty of dark malts in flavour. Moderate sweetness. The aroma is very well interwoven with the taste in this one. Moderate to full palate. Well made xmas brew (enjoyed in a friendly atmosphere on a Tuesday evening 13.11.2007)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fb (51) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2007
On tap at OMB 13.11.07. I liked this, a tasteful and delicious beer. Very good aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (1927) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006
On tap at the brewery 3/11-06. Informationthe brewer gave me was that the alc % is 5,7 this year. Colour: Deep amber red colour, flat head. Aroma of hops,lots of malts,toffee.Nice nose. Flavor is Toffee, a bit drynes, and dark chocolate. Nice medium hoppy ending. Medium body

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (5756) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
Well balanced. Both malty sweetness and a nice hoppy finish - pine and flowers. A nice variety of the Norwegian Christmas beer style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 Served ice cold; had to warm it manually. Medium offwhite head; deep, dark and faintly hazy body with carbonation. Sweetish licorice aroma with metallic, resiny hops. Taste is again resiny hops followed by roasty, burnt malts. Watery mouthfeel made chewy by the carbonation. Aftertaste is powdery, dry malts and bitterness. Acidic with notes of wild berries. This is OK, but not really a Christmas beer. Taste elements are OK, but the combination is not that great. (0.5l on tap.) (Previous rating 2006-01-11: 6/4/6/3/15. Average, creamy off-white head over hazy red translucent body. Harmonic aroma of caramel malts and floral hops with pine notes. Sweet malty flavour quickly followed by a nice, dry aftertaste that’s malty, slightly sourish, and very hoppy. Very bitter for a Christmas beer. Hoppy, dry aftertaste lingers. Quite good, and quite interesting. (On tap @ OMB.))

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 2005 version: On tap. Clear brown with a red hue. Average head. Distinct hop aroma and a little malt aroma. Carbonation level is too high. Beer is unusually bitter, at least compared to last year’s rendition, which was very sweet, and a lot more bitter than your average Christmas beer. Notes of malts on the tongue with some caramelly sweetness in the distant background. I like this one quite a lot, but as I’ve mentioned before, the carbonation level is way too high. 7/4/7/4/14. 2006 version: Deep dark ruby red colour. Clear. Thick bubbly head at the edges, but creamy in the middle. Crisp, nutty. Suffers from being extremely cold as it has frozen characters. Sourish hoppy aroma. Old sigaretts. High carbonation level. Nutty münchenermalt flavours. Red berries. Gentle hoppiness balances the malts. Unfortunately the beer is way too thin and watery for a proper Christmas beer. And I don’t think it is just the fact that the beer is served way too cold. Metallic hops and somwhat powdery. Not really a nice Christmas beer. Too much fusel alcohols and fruity characters. Also a bit too thin and the hops are not right.


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