Julöl 2009 – 2012
Nils Oscar

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Nils Oscar
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
3.93 | pDev: 11.2%
Nov 24, 2014
Sep 10, 2009
Very Good
Julöl 2009 – 2012Julöl 2009 – 2012
Notes: A reinterpretation of the 2008 Julöl (and thus a reinterpretation of the 2001 Julöl) 2009: Hopped with Amarillo, Saaz, Pacific Gem and Cascade.

2010: Hopped with Sorachi, Cascade, Saaz and Amarillo

2011: Almost the same recipe as 2010.
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Ratings by rarbring:
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The beer is dark brown with an orange tone, a dark beige head which leaves a little lacing.

The smell is complex with notes of grapefruit, coffee, malt, and some some "Christmas" spice (ginger?).

The taste fulfills the promises of the smell, and further increases the complexity with dark (almost burnt) bread. Very little sweetness, but in the chocolate toffee area.

The beer is creamy and leaves a warm afterglow of rich bitter tones.

In all a very good winter beer, to enjoy slowly whilst the snow is falling.
Jan 10, 2010
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by TheBrk from Sweden

Dec 11, 2013
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Reviewed by Asgeirr from Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nils Oscar Julöl Vintage 2010

A: Pours a rufous-to-russet (dark red brown) colour along with a small crown of buff-to-chamiosee (tanned light brown/beige) colour. No carbonation is visible

S: Yeast, sweet dough, oranges, plums, chocolate, some bitter chocolate and hints of ginger.

T: At first a smoky and charcoal malt notes, slight sourness in the middle followed by a faint hint of caramel/toffee. Furthermore, there is coffee notes in the background accompanied by a subtle but lingering hop-bitterness, which gradually reveals itself throughout the tasting.

M: Full and round with a warming finish.

O: It has matured very well, very well indeed. Solid experience.
Dec 08, 2013
Rated: 4 by aztraz from Sweden

Dec 30, 2012
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Reviewed by eriktoyra from Sweden

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a brown liquid with hints of red into the glass. The liquid is clear. The head is light brown but dissolves quickly.

S: The smell is grapefruit, coffee, toffee, hazelnuts and faint tones of ginger. Dark roasted chocolate malts at the end. Nice!

T: It tastes crisp bread, coffee, dark chocolate and grapefruit. The coffee and grapefruit are noticeable both at the beginning at the end. There is a much maltier body in between. I can also find very, very delicate tones of ginger.

M: The body is medium with medium carbonation. Smooth liquid.

O: A very nice Winter session beer. Very well balanced and with a great smell.
Dec 11, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by t0rin0 from California

Nov 25, 2012
Rated: 4 by Harkrank from Sweden

Dec 23, 2011
Rated: 4 by Teleweizen2 from New Hampshire

Dec 04, 2011
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Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: The pour is deep burgundy with a rather short-lived beige soapy head that leaves little lace.

S: Light roasted sweet malt. Notes of chocoalte and dark dried fruits. Faint floral hops (I'm guessing american and something else). Coffee as well.

T: The taste is a lot like the smell, but way more bitter. The malt feels a bit heavier roasted than in the smell, and caramell notes from the malt is noticable.

M: The body is full and the carbonation is moderate. An alcoholic feel to it (in the best of ways). The long-lasting after-taste is a bit sweet and really bitter. It lasts all evening.

D: A really nice winter beer. Heavy in taste, yet gently balanced. The boys at Nils Oscar doesn't dissapoint anyone with anything.
Dec 11, 2009
Julöl 2009 – 2012 from Nils Oscar
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings