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RATINGS: 285   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2635) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Clear dark, with orange highlights. Nice fine lacing pattern. Nose is candied oranges, with malty notes, especially as it warms. The palate is quite nice. High small carbonation, soft. The taste has the oranges, and some other darker fruit, including figs, and a bit of spiciness. Finishes clean and dry , taking away the sweetness successfully. Really liked this, thanks for the tasting Andy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6779) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a dark amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and nuts along with a hint of chocolate and some dark fruit. Lightly sweet, slightly watery flavour of caramel malt and nuts along with a surprisingly, slightly harsh bitter finish. Some light alcohol in the finish as well. Average bodied. Not bad, an interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (358) - USA - DEC 25, 2014
A deep copper, the brew pours clear and is finalized with a finger-deep, off-white cap. The foam is insignificant in minutes, but leaves a lacy trace of itself on the glass as it sinks. The aroma is light banana, a nutty toast; and the flavor in the first sip is accented again with the banana, but I experience a dark fruit along with it. If it weren’t for the malty, alcohol afterward, I could almost imagine a fruit/yogurt/granola cup. Black currants sit foremost in the flavor for me, but touched with roasted nuts. The palate is light, clean, and crisp; clearing from my taste buds in record time, but leaving a slight sere on my tongue. This isn’t dry enough to be unpleasant, and the aftertaste sits as long as the dryness and then boom...gone. Nice trick, Ninkasi! I’m more impressed with this presentation from Ninkasi than I have been with some of their other styles, and I am glad to have found this. I will look for this again next year to see if the recipe has improved! At this point, I could safely say that I would drink this again if offered up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bomber shared at a tasting. Pours a clear dark red with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of banana, caramel, spice, dark fruit, toffee. The taste is toffee, raisin, spicy, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Dark and murky mud brown pour with a thin beige head. The nose is malty with a bit of caramel and toffee with a nutty and slightly fruity aroma. Sweet and malty with a grainy cereal profile. Toasted nuts with a bit of dark, dried fruit. The finish is full bodied with a bit of hop bitterness. Overall, a bit boring but very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8930) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft - Caramel and light grains. Deep maroon with a decent a beige head. Bitter, caramel and a sweet bitter finish. Sweet and bitter and malty. Light esters, not sure what this supposed to taste like, but it’s OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6330) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear copper amber with some thin, creamy, lacing white head. Nose has mild spice, malty, mild yeast, mild booze, some dried fruits. Flavor is the same, dried fruit, cherry, raisin, mild booze, some malt, a little spice, clove. Full bodied, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Brown and clear appearance. Dark malts, roast, chocolate, earthy notes, licorice, molasses. Medium body with a bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14284) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at the taproom in Eugene, 10/11/14. Chestnut brown with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is biscuit, nutty, toffee. Taste comprises caramel, toffee, biscuit, earthy notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok alt if a little ramped up US ABV take for the style! Doesn’t match up to the better 4.5/5% alts you get in Dusseldorf, ABV ain’t everything!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Very dark and malty, interesting balance between the light hops and roasted malts. Nice chocolate notes, too.

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