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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Seasonal Release Series. Dark Double Alt - A delicious Northwest seasonal brewed with Winter in mind. A dark double alt, malty, nourishing and delicious, it’s sure to keep the cold weather at bay. Let Sleigh’r rock your winter!

An alt ferments with ale yeast at colder lagering temperatures. This effect gives alts a more refined and crisp lager-like flavor than traditional ales. The doüble alt means that it has been “Ninkasified." Regular alts are 5 to 5.5 percent ABV and 40 IBU’s. Sleigh’r has a deep, toasted malt flavor that finishes dry and has 7.2 percent ABV and 50 IBU’s keeping it in a perfect alt balance!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
I’ve decided alts aren’t my favorite (leans too much to the malt side), but trying to be fair here. Brown with a good head. Lots of smooth soft, toasted malt flavor - reminds me a bit of dark bread. Finish is gentle - not much hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1513) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Medium copper. Small white head. Aroma is generally sweet. Taste is also sweet, lots of caramel to it, some chocolate and toffee. Good winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 22oz bomber. Deep amber-brown, practically opaque. Thinnish off-white head, sort of patchy. Sweet caramel and brown malt aroma, maybe some gingerbread. Sort of an odd beer, sort of like a Black IPA merged with a big Amber. Oily, with some syrupy sweetness. Odd, not really falling into any category..I suppose I can let it be an Alt. Kind of grows on you, but just doesn’t come off as successfully executed. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
From big bottle. Pours root beer color with tan head. Pretty plain. Malt and cereal, with some carbonation bite. Not as heavy as first appears. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UWDawgs (9) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
Smooth and very filling. Goes down fairly easy. It’s a bit higher in the alcohol it seems but still tastes very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Smokey flavor. Very dark color. Full flavor is all up front and then no after taste. A little bit of coffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
22oz bottle. Dark brown with a lastig beige head. Lots of chocolate and spicy hop flavor. Some alcohol. Doesn’t have the intense bready malt that I associate with a big alt but I don’t think they were going for that. Really just a big American brown ale. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2358) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
(tap) very dark brown with small brown head; fruity aroma; dry flavour with long strong bitter finish; watery palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Hoppy, yeasty aroma. Caramel overtones. Pours fairly clear, with coppery color and a whitish head. I think it got a bit better as it warmed, with more spice. Bittersweet on the finish. Overall, a good beer, which I enjoyed a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a very thin fizzy head. Earthy caramel, roasted grain, and chocolate biscuit with a light bitterness. Nice reasonably thick silky palate. Pretty good overall.

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