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Jóla Kaldi | Bruggsmiðjan

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Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by stulowitz on 12-01-2008

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber with reddish hue. Little head after vigorous pour.

Sm - Surprisingly hoppy aroma. Tangarine and lemon with slight sweet caramel.

T - Nice and snappy bitterness with well balanced malt sweetness. Surprisingly light hop taste. Nice and well balanced. Dark fruit and rye bread.

M - Medium bodied with comfortable carbonation.

D - This is a very drinkable beer. Well balanced big taste, yet light and snappy. This should be a year-round session beer offering, not a christmas beer. A tasty surprise from the first Icelandic microbrewery.

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Photo of Damian
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drink from a 330 ml bottle
Best fyrir: 20 01 15
Thanks to my friend James for bringing this back from a recent trip to Iceland.

Really attractive appearance. The crystal-clear, burnt umber liquid was topped by an inch tall, bubbly, light tan crown. The head faded to a thin, transparent film that was encircled by a frothy ring. A few drippy streaks of lacing trickled along the glass.

Rich, caramelized malts came through strong in the aroma. Sweet with notes of toffee. The malts had a very doughy and biscuity quality as well. Almost cookie-like. Hints of molasses were also apparent.

The flavor profile was crisper and snappier than the nose. Quite malty on the front end with biscuity malts dominating. Hint of caramel-like sweetness. Surprisingly potent hop notes came into play mid-palate. The hops were leafy and earthy. Zesty and a touch citrusy. The beer finished crisp and dry with lingering citrus rind-like hops notes. Clean and moderately bitter.

The liquid was creamy and smooth and contained a moderate carbonation. Fluffy and supple. Pillowy soft on the palate.

Holiday beers are typically either intensely spiced or overtly boozy, but this beer was neither. Jóla Kaldi is a tasty, malt forward Euro dark lager that could certainly be a year-round offering.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jóla Kaldi from Bruggsmiðjan
3.86 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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