The Joulu Olut

it's Christmas, ok not quite yet

Joulu Olut

It was Christmas some time ago, but I haven't drunk my Christmas beer yet. So I guessed that now is the right time for it. Why? Because there was still snow outside and it was pretty warm and cozy inside. It felt like Christmas, and so I opened my present. The Oulu Olut smelt pretty sweet. I also noticed a high content of hops and some citric note. Besides that it looked amber brownish. Foam stability was ok, but it probably vanished a little too fast. I thought of an IPA or at least a strong hopped Ale before I took the first nip. Guess what? It tasted like a strong hopped Ale. The sweetness and its soft body came with a dryness at the end. From my point of view pretty well balanced when it comes to taste and smell. From a brewery perspective I wouldn't have expected some Ale as a Christmas beer. I would have expected a bock beer. Overall, it is a nice drinkable beer.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
4
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
4
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 8.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Tasted beer:

Alc: 4.20% Vol.
Type: Ale
Brewed by: Olutpaja
Brewed in: Finland