Brewed by Spendrups Bryggeri
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Grängesberg, Sweden


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (5189) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
This review is of two 500ml cans bought for me from IKEA in the UK, both BBD of 18 May 09, drank during a bad lager evening on 14 Mar 09. Poured into my ’La Chouffe’ tulip glass (four times). Large off-white head sat on top of a dark amber, clear body. It looked fine and the glass showed it off to its full potential. An aroma of tea with sugar was what I thought of as my nose approached the beer. Then some molasses and treacle came through. The taste was strange, the tea smell gave way to a mild coffee flavour and some toffee sweetness, I didn’t like it much. The body was weak, a bitter finish in the mouth didn’t help its cause and I was pleased they had been a free gift and I hadn’t paid for them. Promised so much at first, but sadly lacking once tasted and when compared to other dark lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
klas (370) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. 15 SEK. Blind tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
djoeye (2752) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2014
Brown clear body, red tunes, beige to light brown tight head, some laceworks. Scents; malt, apple, grass, nuts, faint marzipan - no xmas spices though. Taste; malt, grass, raisin, chocolate or cocoa notes. Ok carbonation and feel to palate. Mild warming end with chocolate malts, dark bread. Overall tasty, but some yuletide spices would defend the "julbrygd" title in a better way. Got a 1/2L can @Systembolaget in Boden City Sweden, brought to Norway and enjoyed@home with druzhyna Annya 2014JAN23.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
The Christmas 2002 had many beers, much more fulbodied than this one, thin with too much sweetness in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Sweet and fruity smel with some dried fruit and light notes of marcipan. Mild taste with notes of wort bread. Not as bad as the other industrial beers but still not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (2079) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
Good malty aroma. Occasionally with a taste quite bitter. Decent long finish. Okay beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nisse666 (5420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle at Wifes works x-mas table cons 2010-12-19 Göteborg AR: reddish brown, wee beige head AR/F: wee roasted malt, some sugar, dry, boring

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HULK777 (516) - - DEC 10, 2013
Sweet, nutty, and grassy aroma with hints of caramel. Taste of grass, white bread, and paper. Dusty aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SamTheBarrel (694) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
500ml bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear dark copper colored with a large frothy beige head that reduced swiftly leaving some lacing behind on the glass. Aroma of caramel and syrup loaf. Flavours of caramel, raisins and syrup loaf. Taste is medium-light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. Spendrups Julbrygd is unexciting, overly sweet and not spicy enough for a Christmas brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (3884) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
50cl can from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours clear copper coloured with an off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with hints of dark dried fruits, roasted malt and herbs. Fairly sweet with modest malty flavours and a quite mild bitterness. Fairly standard, too sweet and too boring.

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