Yule Ale
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From:
Beer Here
 
Denmark
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
11%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 10.25%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
6
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 18, 2020
Added:
Aug 12, 2011
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SCORE
84
Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Look: It pours brown with some reddish hues and a light clouding. It has a ten head with medium head retention.

Smell: The aroma is full of dark fruit featuring plums and raisins. There is strong sweetness in the nose with a low amount of toffee and caramel. There are some dried cherries well in the background.

Taste: The malts are forward ahead of the dark fruit in the taste. It has strong toffee with caramel and low roast. It has plums and raisins with some dried cherries as well.

Feel: It has strong alcohol warming with a bit of bitter-sweet harshness in the finish. The harshness has a slight solvent twang to it.

Overall, this is the first barleywine where the aroma was balanced towards the dark fruits. The harshness in the finish throws it off a bit for me.
Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Strong, somewhat candy-like aroma has notes of caramel, cloves and malt. Pours a fairly clear chestnut with a fairly thick light buff head that leaves OK lacing. Flavor has candy sweetness and notes of caramel, horehound and cloves with hints of malt and hops. Smooth texture has average fizz and body, not too shabby. Yule probably enjoy this one if you like barley wines.
Feb 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by danielfda from Italy

Jan 26, 2014
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
a: Clear cherry cola brown; medium sized, thick, sticky head.

s: Moderate toffee and raisins, muted leafy hops, and not much else. The alcohol is extremely well hidden.

t: Pretty sweet overall, makes sense since sugar is listed before hops on the ingredient list. Caramel, but maybe diet caramel made with artificial sweetner, some honey and sweet bread as well. A hint of cinnamon and lingering medicinal bitterness.

m: Full bodied without being heavy; gently carbonated.

o: Just an okay barleywine but I had to try it. A bit too sweet, maybe I would have liked it more fresher.
Aug 25, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by redleg411 from Wisconsin

Jun 28, 2013
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a light orangey brown hue with a thin off white head that fades to leave next to nothing in the glass.

S - Aromas of sweet, yeasty malts, light honey, faint bitterness, and some slight herbal/medicinal notes.

T - Taste is like the nose, rather herbal/medicinal. Caramel, bready malts, light honey, super super faint pine.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, low carbonation, seems kind of thin.

O - Overall, an okay barleywine. Was excited for this one as there were not too many barleywines at the fest but it just fell short.
Jun 13, 2013
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Reviewed by facundoCNB from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a murky amber with a finger of head which quickly diminished. smell was mainly lots of sweet malt with a hint of grassy hop aroma. the flavor was very well balanced. earthy bitterness with hints of caramel, a bit toasty, sweet herbal grassy notes.
full body with mild carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

a great barleywine. perfectly balanced sweet yet grassy/earthy. i was a bit surprised with this one being this good since you don't hear much about this brewery.
Jan 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by LJWalker from Indiana

Dec 10, 2012
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Reviewed by Flounder57 from Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16.9 oz was poured into a tulip glass. As noted by others that this is Yule ale by BereHere Denmark.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head that has reduced a nice thin layer. It is a crimson orange color with clarity if put up to the light and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: sweet and bready malts, honey, and slight bitterness in the background.

Taste: caramel and bready maltiness, some hop bitterness, honey notes, piney bitterness, but that is pretty much it.

Mouthfeel: ailky smooth, creamy, low to medium carbonation, and a little dry.

Overall: a mediocre barleywine at best. In the clearance backet at a store, so it wasn't a big loss. Alcohol if it is 11%, is hidden really well. Beer proably could be aged a little longer in my opinion. but alright in my eyes for now.
Jul 15, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by mcss from New York

Jun 25, 2012
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Reviewed by mulder1010 from Australia

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500 ML poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a dark, murky orange brown color. Half finger of off white head that faded to a nice looking layer of film and collar. Some big bubbles in the collar. Not a lot of head retention. Nice, thin layer of ringed lacing.

S-- Strawberry and plumb jam with winter spices. Nice nose but quite soft and have to dig for it. No hops in the nose at all but the alcohol is well hidden.

T-- Bitter clove, cinnamon, jam and bread. Odd taste as a mix of harsh and medicinal. A little thin and Alcohol is very there in the taste.

M-- Low carbonation and medium light bodied. Some light pine in middle of palate. lacks the thickness, or is it stickiness that a barleywine would have. Kind of flat and lifeless really.

O-- Good idea but just really lacks a lot of the key things that makes a barleywine a barleywine. Too thin and medicinal at times.
May 16, 2012
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours three finger khaki head that fades very slowly, leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Brown sugar nose and flavor is brown sugar with a piney hop background. High ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.
Apr 16, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by mungus from Australia

Jan 10, 2012
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Reviewed by dgilks from Australia

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Cloudy copper colour with a big, creamy, light tan head. Fair head retention. Nice.

Rich and full of melanoidins. Lots of sugar, spice and everything nice with the clove notes really playing against the Munich malt melanoidins.

The same flavours come off as in the aroma with some fruit notes adding some depth.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Good.

I quite like this but it isn't amazing. To me this is more of a Belgian Strong Ale with some extra bitterness and a touch of fruit than an American Barleywine. Nice in anycase.
Jan 05, 2012
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Note: I bought a bottle of this under the name Beer Here Yule Ale. I'm guessing it's the same Yulewine.

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a murky consistency. There was a huge, foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A very fruity aroma - more than I expected from a barleywine - with some hops and malt as well.

T: Tasted of hops (milder than most of the style), malt, caramel, pine, fruit (plums especially), and a somewhat noticeable booziness. An interesting and flavorful, if slightly different barleywine taste.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a pretty solid, easy to drink beer. Very drinkable.
Dec 19, 2011
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Reviewed by laituegonflable from Australia

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a festive red colour with mild brown tinge. Head is off-white-to-beige, nice density which sinks to a crema-esque film. Lace is sticky and nice. Yeah, looks good.

Smells quite boozey and a bit of a blend of sweet/spicy. Plenty of dried fruit - raising and sultanas, with some vanilla pod, Irish cream, cinnamon and brandy. Needs something to ground it and balance out the sweetness, but still pretty pleasant and Wintery.

Taste also has that booziness through most of the palate. Plenty of sweetness, with sticky caramel toffee, hint of banana and some gooey sultana sweetness on the back. Touch of vanilla midway, then some Belgian peppery yeast notes late that are really rather spicy and dry. Sweet dessert wine comes through on the finish, but not overpowering. It's quite hot throughout a lot of it, like the booze shows through quite raw. I feel like it might be a bit young; the bottle says it's good 'til 2015 and I feel a bit more age will mellow out the fermentables to a better sweet complexity.

Full mouthfeel, but a bit sharp and boozey particularly at the back.

If you've got yourself a bottle of this, hang off for 6 months at least and it could be wonderful. Don't take my word for it but I think it's drinking a bit green at the moment.
Dec 04, 2011
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Reviewed by ADZA from Australia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden copper hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head and sporadic clingy lacing,the smell is ever so sweet with hints of barley sugar,toffee/caramel,sticky date pudding and boiled candy,the mouthfeel is medium bodied sticky and creamy with tastes of creme caramel,sticky sweet toffee,resinous piney hops,boiled candy and finished with a sweetbittersweet tinge of toffee and pineyhops that totally counteract each other to leave a nice neutral aftertaste and overall its a very sweet drop on first taste with its high ABV very well hidden behind the sweetness and yes i like it and would buy again definately a dessert brew cheers.
Aug 12, 2011
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