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WinterCoat Yule Ale

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Brewed by WinterCoat
Style: English Strong Ale
Sabro, Denmark

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer has been a Christmas tradition in the brewer's home since 1996 and was the beginning of the WinterCoat dream - and with good reason! Its dark colour has a deep, reddish glow, the fruitiness is intense, accentuated by a touch of citrus and balanced by the spiciness which the 3 types of hops contribute in glorious harmony. If only Christmas could last til Easter, as the Danes say...


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4536) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy deep brown/amberish color with a fine off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, malty and some spices.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, malty and some spices.
Overall impression: A little bit so sweet. Otherwise an ok ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Mr Hyvik.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (660) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Tap @ fairbar Aarhus. Cloudy dark brown, small off white head, okay lacing. Aroma, malty, yeast, roasted notes, spices. Taste, malty, spicy, yeast, hoppy bitter, fruity. Too much carbonation. Nice christmas beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5479) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
50cl, at 6.5%Vol, exclusive Danish brew, from the brewery, complex brew, spicy/malty and slightly fruity/roasted, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice X-Mas brew

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101103.
Pours copper color with a minimal head. Aroma of caramel malts, ripe fruits, licorice notes, toffee and some nuts. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruit notes, nuts, hay and toffee. Promising aroma but a bit boring flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ration (1943) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 6.11.2010

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkellund42 (553) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear dark black with medium white head. Aroma is pear, apple, malt, roasted malt, caramel and hints of anise. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet and light acidic. Body is light creamy with fizzy carbonation. Finish is medium long and light bitter with notes of sweet licorice, ammonium chloride, cinnamon, caramel and cream. Nice, mild and well balanced beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours seep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, sugar, spices and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, spices and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, fruits, caramel and spices. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2012
50 cl bottle (6,5%) @ home. Rated on 19.11.2010
Aroma is rather malty with some berries and chocolate. Flavour is spicy and malty with bread and raisins. A bit odd and too spicy, but decent anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, spices and light smoke. Flavour is sweet roasted caramel, spices, light smoke and light fruit.


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