yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear copper with a diminished white head. Mild caramel malty aroma, slight metallic note. Flavour is caramel malty, solid bitterness in between. Has a nice spice profile too. Good bitterness in the finish.
thomat (2350) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Amber with a small off-white foam. Malty with a hint of metal. Fruit, malt and hop taste. Medium body with a dryish finish.
omhper (20678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2007
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned. Pale amber, small head. Aroma of vegetables and orange jam. Sweet and fruity, light bodied with notes of glue. Some vague chemical bitterness in a metallic. Finish. Foul and unclean, still better than I feared.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Amber coloured. Weak caramel aroma. Sweetish caramel and metal flavour. Notes of vegetables. Light bodied. Bland.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep copper colour with a big pale, creamy head. Light toast aroma with caramel and shampoo. Flavourwise sweetish backbone with bit of toast and dark butterscotch. No bitterness, yet dry.
larsniclas (5936) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber with an ok, off-white head.
Light and pretty artificial aroma; like the fluid your mom used in her hair...
Some burnt toffee-maltiness.
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(50 cl can, from Systembolaget)
Clear copper color, white head. Fruity and milky scent. Metallic and grainy malty taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Better than I expected.
ekstedt (5840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Deep clear reddish brown with a large off-white head. Weak roasted malt aroma with some faint toffee notes. Light to medium bodied and a bit spritzy, low sweetness followed by a moderate bitterness.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl can on the cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo. Clear light amber, light head. Faint metallic/sweet aroma. A little more caramel flavor than regular Sofiero, but still thin and bland.
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale and non-appeticing, spreads an acid aroma. Then there is nothing. This is a week brew, especially for a christmas beer. There are traces of roasted malt in the taste but the most striking feature of Sofiero’s Julöl is it’s thinness. Some might say though, "don’t forget about the boiled vegetables" that strikes you like the overly ripe tomato strikes the lousy entertainer.