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Sinebrychoff Jouluolut IV

Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kerava, Finland


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The dark-roasted Finnish barley malt and Saazer hops guarantee a real Christmas aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tide (1834) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown / red color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, nuts cardboard and some malts. Bitter finish with citrus, a bit of caramel malts and cardboard. Same mild bulk lager as always, just a different label and color.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (2886) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2013
330ml can. Dark copper color, with red hue. Small size, brown head, diminishes to weird one. Paper, plastic, caramel in aroma. Alcohol, hop extract, grainy, cardboard in taste. Cardboard like aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kalervo (733) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Surprisingly drinkable beer, quite sweet and also a bit roasted malty taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zarkam (458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
330ml bottle, very deep amber colour, small off-white frothy mostly lasting head. Spicy moderately malty aroma of bread and caramel with light herbal and floral hops. Taste is initially sweetish and slightly acidic, turning into a slightly bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic feel. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Not particularly interesting for a Winter beer but could be ok with food, a bit better body than the supermarket version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
suurjuust (1143) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2013
Red tinged brown, medium bubbly tan head. Aroma is metal, hints at berries, sweetness, caramel, some watery malt, spice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, finish is bitter with some weird and unpleasant spicy note. Odd texture, begins watery and ends oily-sticky. Thin to medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (876) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
BB2014, 330 ml can. Appearance: dark brown with white head. The head dissapears after some moments. Faint aroma: no spices, just regular metallic lager and some sweetness with hints of sourness. Taste: metallic taste, behind it: caramel, some nice sourness and sweetness. Finish is surprisingly bitter and has even some spiciness. Medium carbonation. Overall: rather weird one, but not really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanCrusher (666) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAR 8, 2013
Can 0,33L. Clear dark brown/red colour with light brown head, that quickly slips into a nice crown. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and cherry. Mild acidic taste at the start with light sweet aftertaste and long duration. Watery texture, a bit crispy, with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1136) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
.33l bottle @ Alko Pours dark clear copper with low head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel notes, hint of coffee. Flavor is mostly same. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5583) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of ingo. Clear mahogny, medium beige head. Sugary, nutty, some floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, light to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nisse666 (4435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle Ekstedts jul kul 2012 2012-12-15 AR: watery, caramel AP: thin black body, wee frothy creme beige head F: fad, artificial sugar, fizzy, cardboard, boiled vegtables

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