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Viking Íslenskur Úrvals Jóla Bock

Brewed by Viking Ölgerd
Style: Dunkler Bock
Akureyri, Iceland


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
JólaBock is a traditional Bock style beer brewed primarily with Munich malt. It has dark red-brown color with rich malt flavor and hint of caramel and chocolate aftertaste. Has been ranked one of the best Christmas beer available in Iceland since introduced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1820) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
330 ml bottle at the Old Iceland Retaurant The bock poured a dark amber with a big head and lacing. The aroma of sweet caramel malt greets you. the taste is much of the same with some nuts and raisins. This beer has noticeable sweetness at the finish. An easy drinking beer from Viking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle at 73, Reykjavik
Dark amber color with compact generous head. The aroma is too light. The mouthfeel is soft, not dry; ordinary caramel flavor with light puckery feeling; low bitterness.
Ok beer but not exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is metallic and cardboard. Flavor is roasty, caramel, with some fruity notes. Finish is copper and metal. Medium body. May have badly aged, long plane trip...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful deep sienna colour. Malty aroma, breadcrusts and raisins, pleasantly malty, medium bodied, low bitterness. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
330ml Bottle (Restaurant 73, Reykjavik) - Dark amber/copper in colour. Malty aroma with caramel, nuts and dried fruit. Malty, fruity and slightly sweet taste with raisins, marzipan and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (717) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 19, 2013
Golden clear with nice white head that lasts. Dry hay, caramel and metal in the aroma. Sweet malt, caramel with metallic aftertaste. That lasts. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kacsagergo (27) - HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2013
reddish-brown color, with white head. Roasty yeasty aroma. coffee, roasty flavor, bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from Vinbudin in Reykjanesbaer (BB Oct 2014). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (molasses, bread, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Another mild, easy-going Icelandic brew, but decent enough with no glaring flaws.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (1171) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
bottle. Poured clear reddish-brown with a thin creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty with dark fruits. Medium-light body with a prickly mouthfeel, a touch metallic dry finish. Flavour of munich malts with notes of raisins and bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
Clear brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toast, something metallic. Sweet malty flavour, not too sweet though, light bitter touch, caramel. Light bitter finish, roasted malts and liquorice.
Quite nice.
(From 33cL bottle @ Hressó, Reykjavik, Iceland)

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