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Julöl 2007 | Nils Oscar

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5 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Nils Oscar

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian yeast strain. Six malts. PAcific Gem hops.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Telestic
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of rarbring
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer is clear dark brown with a red hue, a small off-white head, some curtains and lacing.

The smell is rather earthy, stabled old leaves and twigs.

The taste is sweet and vinous, raisins and sherry. Old bitter oranges.

Nearly no carbonation, soft but with a heavy body.

An aging beer, possibly beyond it's peak but still god balance and lots of flavors.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of thewolf: Poured a clear dark brown/burgundy color ale with an average size foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of smoky malt with some sweet notes is definitely weird and not what I was expecting. Taste is also dominated by weird smoky notes with some typical Belgian malt notes which didn't mix very well with the smoke. Medium body with some average carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Weird experiment that I wouldn't necessarily want to try again.

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Photo of bark
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The colour is deep wine red with a tint of brown; the liquid is clear. The beer creates a loud fizzing sound while poured and the finger thick pale beige head disappears immediately.

The smell is intensive; lots of heavily roasted malt, coffee, roasted nuts and a hint of yeast. I found some bitter notes, too as well as a sweet scent of dried fruits. It reminds of a robust dry stout.

The taste is as powerful: Massive amounts of roasted malt hit my mouth while a mild fruity flavour slowly emerges. It is much drier than previous vintages of this beer. Coffee, hints of cocoa, smoked cheese, marzipan, matured cheddar and a hint of citric fruit jam. Did I notice a hint of salt liquorice? The aftertaste is milder and sweeter with some alcohol, mild yeast, more cheese, rye bread and a spicy hint of Angostura bitters. In the finish, I notice some flavours of Swedish crisp bread that are common in beers from Nils Oscar.

The liquid is not as thick as one could have expected from an 8% dark Belgian-style ale. But I would rather describe it as “drinkable” than “watery”. The carbonation is medium strong with very small bubbles. Conclusion: Way too drinkable for the strength!

Cellaring potential? Yeah man!

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Julöl 2007 from Nils Oscar
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 5 ratings