Brewed by Jämtlands Bryggeri
Style: English Strong Ale
Pilgrimstad, Sweden


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Julöl – Ale (6,5 %) Vår julöl har blivit tradition på mångas julbord, och vad passar väl bättre till vårt svenska julbord än en mörk karaktärsfull ale? Färg: Mörk, rödbrun färg med latte vitt skum. Doft: Tydlig doft av rostad malt, inslag av torkad frukt och mörk...

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle 081129. This one might be a bit off, but most likely its just not a good batch. Yeasty and sourish aroma and flavor. Not much aromatics otherwise. I seem to get a lot of badly made Jämtland beer these days...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a dark brown/red color. Aroma is fruity with some roasted malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and nice. Taste is dark fruits,spice and some rosted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
Medium light brown head. Deep dark barely translucent red body. Light roasty sooty aroma with sugary fruity notes. Dry-sweetish roasty minty taste with resiny chocolatey notes. Lightish body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry burnt spicy licorice and chocolate aftertaste with light acidity. Nice, drinkable. (0.5l bottle from gr0ve.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1793) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
creamy beige head. Colour is almost black. Aroma is hoppy, spicy, caramel, dark fruit. Flavour is sweet, spicy I think I note some flavour of coffee and chocolate. There is a very nice biterness to this beer. This year’s edition is much better than last year’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6753) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
Dark ruby beer, bottled. Rich and malty. Sweet, a little burned sugar. Some hoppy dryness, though it comes across as too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Pours a dark red/brown color in my Jämtlands glass. It has a nice foamy head. A bit of lacing. Aroma is interesting of caramel, very malty, some toffee notes along with a typical fruitiness. Flavour is malty, caramely (very caramely actually) with a good bitterness. Notes of citrus, some aromatic hops, toffee and dried fruits, it also got a slightly burnt note with a bit of nuttiness. Overall very balanced and tasty. There’s also some special Jämtland note, which I tend too find in moast of there beer. Here it makes it very well with the other flavours, so nothing negative about that. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and filling with a certain "bite" in it. A very drinkable and nice Christmas beer, I’m glad I finally tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bananamaniac (35) - Kristinehamn, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2008
One of the very best beers from Jämtlands together with the Postiljon ESB. Rich flavours of different nuts, a nice hint of raisins and som liquorice too! Have to buy som more of these next christmas, only got to lay my hands on one..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1422) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2008
50 cl bottle - Christmasy nutty color with a medium sized disappearin head. Chocolate and roasted nuts rich aroma. Malty flavor which mixes well with medium heavy bitterness. One of the better swedish Christmas ales!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2008
2007 bottle. Pours a reddish brown colour with a beige head. Winter spices and hoppy on the nose - also some sweet liquorice, dried fruits and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel but a bit watery. Some sweetness. Some roasted and earthy notes - liquorice, spices and coffee. The finish is a bit thin with some bitterness. I was a bit disappointed with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2008
2007 bottle. Almost opaque dark ruby with medium head. Aroma of toffee, red wine, dark sugar. Taste is caramel and butter, finishing with a nice bitterness and some alcohol sting.

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