Brewed by Bryggeri Skovlyst
Style: Belgian Ale
Værløse, Denmark


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A Belgian inspired dark Christmas beer with a fantastic spicy character of Christmas spices and nuts. Fresh and sparkling strong beer of 6.8% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Amber with a small off-white head. Spicy and malty aroma with cinnamon dominating. Malty flavour with cinnamon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010 - Brown in colour. Malty and fruity aroma with caramel, dried fruit and nuts. Fruity taste with raisins, caramel and a bitter and fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 31, 2010
Draught @ the brewery restaurant. Clear deep amber-brown colour, small off-white head, ok lacing. Aroma: bit metallic, dark malts, caramel, bit of dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: well toasted malt and caramel with some spice, mild bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 11/21/2007 Total Score: 2.8
50 cl. bottle. Pours a nice deep red brown colour with a big ok lasting beige creamish head leaving a good lacing. Thin mouthfeel. The flavour has some spices, toasted malt, caramel and some berries. Short toasty spiced finish. Rather thin Christmas brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014

First rating: Biggish beige head. Slightly hazy reddish brown body. Faint roasty malty aroma. Dry-sweetish roasty cloves and cinnamon taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry soapy licorice and cinnamon aftertaste. Very nice and unusual. (0.5l bottle, gift.) 5,4,6,3,13=3.1

Second rating: Big beige head. Clear brown body with light carbonation. Earthy cinnamon and apple aroma with lavender and gingerbread notes. Dryish gingery lavender taste with spicy cinnamon notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish lavender, apple and cinnamon aftertaste with spicy fruity notes. Lovely combination of spices. Very unusual, and unusually successful. (0.5l bottle, from Føtex, Frederikshavn.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BelgiskOlklub (922) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
Brown body and creamy head. Sweet and perfumed aroma. Medium sweet and bitter. Bad finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianWillum (197) - København S., DENMARK - NOV 26, 2009
Skovlyst Julebryg is one of the best christmasbeers I’ve tasted, even though I’m not normally very fond of christmas-beertypes. Anyway, maybe the reason why I loved this beer was the fact that it is not a typically christmasbeer: It was really fruity, tasted like a wealth of forestfruits, raspberry, wild strawberry, even blackcurrant, but all attempted hidden in the common watery taste of beer, which made it all kind of boring. I think the reason why Skovlyst does this, is because otherwise this beer would not be put forward as a christmasbeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1038) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2009
A part of our christmas-brew blindtest. It pours a golden-brown colour, and a medium dense head with a relatively good durability. Aroma is a mix of fresh fruits. Taste is like an orchid, with oranges, apples, pines, citrus and finishes with a fruity bitterness from the hops. Palate is standard thickness. Winner of our christmas-brew blindtest. I am a little bit confused if this beer really is that christmassy, but is sure is good. Maybe it will do better as a spring-beer?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2009
06-NOV-2009, bottle @home. My fourth x-mas brew this eveneing - can I rate it? Clearlight brown/red colour with off-white lasting head. Funny unclean nose with that sweet charamelly ale-like nose I do not like. Also some funny "forrest" notes. Just because the brewery is placed in a forrest, you do not have to pick up every twig or leave you find and put it in the brew... Sweet charamel taste - too sweet - like many of Skovlyst ’s brews. Not impressed. x-mas spice does make an x-mas brew. Far too sweet and unclean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
50 cl bottle. Amber red/brown body with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, pine and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
Pours brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is caramel, spices and pine. Flavour is caramel, complex spice, pine, bitter aftertaste.

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