Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale | Carlsberg Danmark A/S

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Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas AleJacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale

Brewed by:
Carlsberg Danmark A/S

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in November 2006.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 20
Photo of sejorules
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of rarbring
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of baggio
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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.

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Photo of jspruit
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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?

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Photo of bark
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 20 ratings