Sofiero Julöl
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Brewed by Sofiero/Kopparbergs Bryggerier
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Laholm, Sweden


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5184) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2009
500ml Can (Thanks to my lovely girlfriend, Kristiina) - Brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Fruity aroma with caramel, dried fruit and a metallic hint. Sweet and fruity taste, with malt, toffee, marzipan and raisins. The finish is sweet, slightly bitter and roasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
Can from Systembolaget. Very typical old fashioned Scandinavian Christmas beer, sweet malt dominates it all. Boring, standard beer, pick something more inventive!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4800) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2009
Can from Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. Short-lived, beige head. Reddish amber in color, brilliant clarity. Sugary, lightly toasted malt aroma with nuances of tinned fruits and caramel. Light to medium malt body, drier than the arome indicate, lightly toasted with some pepper tones. An apple-ish fruitiness is noticable, also a fair amount of earthy hops. If not diluted, a bit thin in the mouth. Body is quite fizzy and lack some weight . Short, dry malty ending. Not bad, but hard to get the Christmast mood with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2132) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2009
500 ml can. Copper colour. Clear. Tall off-white creamy head that clings to the glass. Floral hop aroma with hints of citrus and a light chocolate malt aroma. Soft aromas, and has a distinct lager aroma. Crisp hop bite initially. Then münchenermalts, but the body itself is medium and with a surprisingly dry texture. Toffee and lightly burnt caramel. Quite a bit of clean hops that balances the malts. Reminds me of a dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Linnet (1095) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
Medium frothy beige head. Ruby colour. Aroma is malty, some caramel. flavour is sweet, spicy and with some bitterness, but still like with so many other Swedish budget beers there is a funny metallic aftertaste. mouthfeel and carbonation is a bit flat. Drinkable but not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Can (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small off-white creamy head. Aroma is caramel, paper and mildly ashy. Flavour sweet toffee and malts along with some paperyness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Can (BB 06/2008)
Amber color, small but steady and creamy off-white head, some lace. Dark malty aroma with caramel and ash. Sweetish, toffeish flavor with metallic notes, also some cardboard. Crisp carbonation, short aftertaste. Quite typical Swedish Christmas vienna ... no suprises here. Bland, uninspiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
Can. Clear amber colour with a little white head. Malty aroma with a little hints of caramel. Sweet flavour of malt and caramel, ends up light bitter and dry, and with a noteable alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
Can. An amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and straw as well as a light note of metal. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and metal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2008
(Canned) Pours dark brown. The aroma is caramelly, mild roasted and light plumy. The flavour is mild roasted, caramelly and light fruity. Also some hints of grass and spices. Very light bitter. Bit to sweet. Medium bodied.

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