Åbro Julöl | Åbro Bryggeri

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Åbro Bryggeri
Sweden
abro.se

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by bark on 12-18-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
Avg:
2.21
pDev:
20.36%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.11/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had this one a couple of years ago. I wasn't impressed then, let's see this time...

A: Pours brown with a large soapy tan head that sinks into nice lacings.

S: Roasted sweet malt, kind of artificial. Dark bread. Kind of weak.

T: Sweet roasted malt, faint burnt. Some bitter hops. Dark bread, but there's like an off-taste to it.

M: Aftertaste is rather long, but not very pleasant. Body is medium to full and carbonation is moderate.

D: I don't like this beer (this time either). It feels artificial and cheap. You can probably find better Swedish X-mas beers anyday.

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Photo of rarbring
2.56/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear brown liquid, tan foam with some lacing, but settling rather quickly.

Smell of hay, grass, touch of stable or leather.

First a light sweet taste, then aromas from burnt bread, finally a bit smoke and some hops is sensed.

On the positive side, not as sweet as many Swedish "Christmas beers" are.

A dry, coarse, rather flat beer but also rather distinctly carbonated.

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Photo of kolbe
1.76/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I intended to order the Nils Oscar Julöl at the Bull & Bear Inn in Stockholm, but I was served this instead. I was not impressed.

This beer turned out to be nearly absent in terms of what one desires in the palate of a beer. There wasn't much head to speak of, the nose was unenjoyable if present at all, and the mouthfeel was similar to what I would expect of rancid water. I can't say whether this is typical of Julöl, but it is not typical of what I enjoy in beer.

Not at all recommended.

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Photo of bark
2.88/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is clear red-brown; the big compact foam dissolves into a very thin white lid.

The rather weak smell is malty with a slight touch of chemicals (Chloride?); there is also a thin yet fresh flavour of some hops.

The carbonation is proper and fresh for a lager beer.

The taste is mild with some weak, metallic, simple bitter notes. There are some touches of burned malt and a gentle sweetness (surprising, since Åbro Bryggeri is notorious for very sweet, almost sickly lager beers). The aftertaste is somewhat dry and short lasting with dry notes of mild hops and a small burned taste.

This beer is very drinkable and it will probably work fine with the traditional Swedish Christmas food. Better than expected.

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Åbro Julöl from Åbro Bryggeri
2.21 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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