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Brewed by Carlsberg Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Danish: Tuborg Julebryg har været en del af danskernes jul siden 1981 og den mørke pilsner er gennem årene blevet et klart signal om, at julen står for døren.
Faktisk er Tuborg Julebryg Danmarks eneste øl med sin helt egen tradition. På J-dag falder den første sne over hele landet og gaderne fyldes af julestemning og glæde.
Smagen er fyldig og sødmefuld med en god krop og behagelig bitterhed med en anelse af engelsk lakrids. Tuborg Julebryg har en varm og mørk farve, der står fint til årstiden, og duften er både ristet karamelagtig og frisk.

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2.1
MiP (15981) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle. Light chestnut colour. Unstable white head. It has a sort of roasted hoppiness to the flavour.

3.4
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
Average head. Very light to be a christmas beer, and no presence of the usual christmas beer spices. The beer has a good dry bitterness, an aroma that lingers and a elevated palate. Nice. But as a christmas beer it is a disappointment. Call it something else.

2
gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2017 Tried the beer from a 33cl can on January 21, 2006. I like my Christmas beers to be strong and have lots of taste, something this does not add up to. As for a non-Christmas beer then, I thought it was a bit "plain". The smell and taste of it did not really inspire me to get another one. The classic snowy label is nice, but other than that the beer is boring.
3/2/4/3/6=1.8

Had this plenty of times after when relatives closer to Denmark, though for some reason have never rerated it. A bit unfair from the early days since I didn’t put in much of a character description of the beer, nor gave it a score that I would if I had it today. From memory this is a classic pale lager, albeit with somewhat more character than the real cheap and boring ones, but malty, some DMS, fairly thin, not much to write home about. As for score, I’d give it a bit higher, upping that a tad and shall try to remember to rerate this next time I have it.
4/2/4/2/8=2.0

2.2
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle. Not much head. Nice color. A famous and mainstream danish xmas beer. Overrated and way to sterile. A typical factory beer.

2.6
saxo (19531) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2006
Bottle. Small head that fades quickly. Nice aroma. Good carbonation - maybe a bit too much.

3.4
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - DEC 28, 2005
A drinkable and actually fairly good Christmas beer, which’s succes is practically only dominated by the traditional advertising of its product before the month of December every year.

3
thewolf (12852) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
An acceptable Christmas beer, though nothing spectacular. A nice colour, but kind of watery.

2.4
onystrom (1334) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
Beautiful amber color not much head. Too carbonated and not very x-mas like more of an ordinary pilsner.

2.4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2005
Canned. Copperish amber colour, cramy mediumsized white head. Caramellish malty aroma. Sweetish malty dry flavour
with hops kicking in finish (says licorace on can, maybe that’s the dry sourish thing, which reminds of hops). Dry palate too. Also some hints of barley in the flavour.

2.7
TBone (18391) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2005
Can (BB 04/2006)

Clear amber brown color, decent off-white head. Grassy, a bit smokey malty nose. Malty start, ending bitterish with salty aftertaste - maybe that’s liquorice. Some grassy hops too. Not very Christmasy.


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