Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale
Carlsberg Danmark A/S

Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas AleJacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale
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From:
Carlsberg Danmark A/S
 
Denmark
Style:
Strong Ale - English
Ranked #26
ABV:
8%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,816
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 8.33%
Ratings:
21
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 20, 2021
Added:
Oct 30, 2006
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  9
SCORE
85
Very Good
Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas AleJacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale
Notes: Introduced in November 2006.
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Photo of Sigmund
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

750 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Copper coloured beer, big beige head. Moderate aroma, hints of Christmas spices and caramel, maybe also a touch of lemon peel. The flavour is medium sweet and malty, notes of caramel and Christmas spices again, some fruit, moderate hops and peppery notes in the finish. There is also a faint touch of liquorice root, but I’d hardly be able to identify it if I did not know that it was supposed to be there. Not a bad beer.

Jul 20, 2021
 
3.83 by Heeenrik from Finland on Nov 23, 2017
 
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.25 by Adamostella from Washington on Feb 29, 2016
 
3.99 by zhennTil from Denmark on Feb 12, 2016
 
4 by dagterjebjerkmo from Norway on Jan 02, 2016
Photo of sejorules
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by sejorules from Sweden

A: Pours dark brown with a 3 fingers, dirty snow, thick head. Clear, and no bubbles to be seen. Interesting

S: The smell is mainly toasted malt/bread, some caramel sweetness, honey and spices. Some grassy, fresh notes, and some wood. It has that yeasty aroma that is characteristic of the ales, but more sweet and spiced.

T: The taste follows the smell. Mainly toasted malt, bready. Some sweetness, honey or caramel, and spicy. Despite the warm feeling you get when drinking it, there are no traces of alcohol, which is very nice. However, it does feel a little boozy from time to time. Not so much bitterness, just the right amount.

F: Medium to high carbonation. The flavour is nice, although there is virtually no after taste. It will give you a pleasant warm feeling.

O: It is a very pleasant beer. Nothing too fancy or too exciting, but nice to drink.

Nov 22, 2015
 
 
3.62 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 28, 2014
 
3.5 by Don_Capo from New Jersey on Nov 29, 2014
 
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 27, 2014
 
3.75 by BuddhaBrowett from Sweden on Dec 10, 2013
 
3.5 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Mar 10, 2013
 
4 by Chrily from Norway on Jan 28, 2013
 
4.25 by hawkon on Mar 19, 2012
 
3.5 by Asgeirr from Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands on Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

A: Pours deep amber with a medium large white head. Some lacings.

S: Sweet malt, a bit roasted. Dark dried fruits, plums. Spicy. Some citric notes.

T: Syrupy sweet caramell malt. Dark dried fruits. Some bitter hops. Spicy.

M: Aftertaste dies pretty quickly. Body is syrupy full and carbonation is moderate.

D: Well, I had this one on Christmas day. Perhaps I'm a bit tired of Christmas spices, but this was kind of a dissapointment to me. To sweet and not in great balance with the spices.

Dec 25, 2010
Photo of rarbring
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by rarbring from Sweden

A brown amber beer with a beige head leaving some lacing.

The smell is citric fruits, grapefruit, sweet tones of raisins, pure sugar and caramel and some butter.

The taste is clearly dominated by a sweetness, raw sugar, dried fruits and marmalade. A quickly receding bitterness at the end.

A good mouthfeel, good carbonation and a nice creaminess.

The sweet tones are very dominating so this is not a beer for food, but more as it's own dessert.

Jan 13, 2010
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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by baggio from Sweden

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A: Golden red with a good-sized head. Some lacing too.

S: Caramel, Sugar, Exotic fruit, Berries and some christmasy-like spices.

T: Apricot, Apple, Berries, Caramel, Sugar, Hint of yeast and some very light tart at the end.

M: Thick and filling with low carbonation. Very sweet.

Even though the sweetness of this beer can be a bit overwhelming i still like it. Perfect for sipping at during the winter and makes me feel all christmasy inside.

Dec 06, 2008
Photo of jspruit
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jspruit from Denmark

Bought this 750mL bottle in Copenhagen and shared it in Dublin. Pours a reddish amber with a slightly off white head that doesn’t stick around too long. Initial aromas are slightly sweet with some fruitiness. Some caramel hints come through-what you might expect from a Danish Christmas brew. Definitely a more intresting beer than your typical Carlsberg or Tuborg jul øl, but not really overwhelming in taste although the balance is done alright. As it is 7.5% I’d be a bit careful on how many of these I would drink as far as a session beer goes. I’ve had other beers from Jacobsen before and while I am encouraged by them trying to brew something different, I am often left wondering if they really could have done better?

Jan 13, 2008
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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is deep amber. The two finger pale red-beige foam is airy, it leaves some lacing.

The strong smell is complex with notes of sweet creamy malt, fruit jam, spices (cinnamon, ginger), dough, herbs, strawberries, and some Belgian hints of yeast.

There are lots of sweet fruits in the taste: Strawberries, raspberries, currants, apple jam. There are some bitter notes and yeast too. The aftertaste got notes of Belgian-style yeast, fruit jam, some sour notes and bitter notes.

The carbonation is medium strong, small bubbles. The liquid is a bit thick.

Very fruity and spicy, but a bit too sweet.

Apr 08, 2007
Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 21 ratings