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Ølfabrikken Jule Ale | Ølfabrikken

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Ølfabrikken Jule AleØlfabrikken Jule Ale

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Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

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Photo of baggio
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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A: Red / Amber with a beige head. Looks a bit murky but really isn't when you take a closer look.

S: Citric Notes, Pine, Molasses, Fruit and plenty of hops!

T: Orange, Spices, Dark Caramel, Fruit, Citric notes.

M: Very well balanced and refreshing. Plenty of carbonation. Initial taste reveals lots of sweetness but just a wee bit after the sweetness has appeared in your mouth a nice doze of bitterness shows up. Not bad.

Dunno if i would call this a christmas beer but it is damn good. Lots of interesting flavors and a nice fresh bitterness at the end making it an easy drink. Try it!

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Photo of bark
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is dark amber; the liquid clear. The pale brown head is two fingers thick; it leaves a nice lacing when sinking.

The smell got fresh American hoppy notes: A grand bitterness, citric notes, grapefruits, apples, raisins, dried fruits. Sweet and elegant.

The taste is dry and very balanced. An elegant yet robust bitterness. Notes of raisins and other dried fruits. Fresh and full flavoured, but not too heavy. Matured fruits and a tart bitterness in the aftertaste - which is long lasting and elegant. Some raisins and dry bitterness in the finish.

The carbonation is a little too strong; it gets better after an hour in the glass. Small bubbles. The liquid is dry yet quite smooth.

A very good interpretation of this American style: Hoppy without being heavy.

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Photo of albern
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a wonderful holiday beer if there ever was one. It pours a nice amber color with a slightly foamy off white head, no lacing, with some retention. The aroma is sweet malts and spices. The beer is low to moderate carbonation.

The beer is quite strong, although the alcohol is well hidden underneath. The beer is a bit syrupy in consistency, quite full bodied, with a rich palate of flavors. There is a strong, brown sugar, roasted flavor to the beer. There is a nice caramel flavor that is present throughout. There is some coriander, orange peel, and maybe some alcohol soaked pineapple flavors. There is definitely a wheaty quality to the beer which tends to tamp down some of the more syrupy strong alcohol character of the beer. There is cinnamon spices to the beer, and the cinnamon comes on strong towards the finish and really caps off the experience. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, but there is no throaty burn in the aftertaste. This is more of a sipping type of beer, but it is a very nice holiday beer on a cold winter night. L'Chaim.

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Photo of Douglas88
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the Bayou. Pours out a brown, almost red color with a small white head. The aroma is full of both hops and spices, some toasted malts and sweeter candy flavors. The taste was very nice; a smooth hoppy flavor, some spices, a bit of milk chocolate, a lot of malt, but not an earthy malt, a fairly sweet malt which balances against the hops. Pretty good. Light fruits and more malt stood out as it warmed. Enjoyable.

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Photo of John_M
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Debut release at Max's today. Impressive stuff.

The beer pours a hazy toffee brown color with OK head retention and lacing. This beers has the nose of an IPA, albeit one with some significant malt as well. There is plenty of citrus, but also some chocolate and cherry. The flavors for the most part replicate the nose, except the beer is really dominated by the hop profile. Still, the beer has moderate sweetness and some nice flavors of cherry and chocolate. The beer is medium bodied and the alcohol is pretty well disguised.

This is a nice, easy drinking holiday IPA from this accomplished Danish brewery. While not as good as the Kloster Jule (IMHO), it's still very good.

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Photo of Crosling
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled several times in Copenhagen, in the bottle and on draught. This is a hell of a winter ale, one of the best I’ve had. Really unique, with perfect balance between the spices, big hops and toasty malt. Flavorful and spot on. Just another gem for Christian.

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