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RATINGS: 304   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 13/20
hershiser2 (1687) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown, cola like, with a very small head. Roasted malts in the nose along with glue, grass, light vomit. Taste is bitter roasted nuts, grass, glue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5088) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Draft: Currant nose. Clear brown, thin head, good lacing.Cherries, dried leaves, clay. Elderberry overtones. Medium body, moderate carbonation, mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Poured into lager glass glass bottle brown with just off the white head and lace. Aroma was sweet on the nose and of carmel and roasted malts. A little toast noted. Taste was roasted malt, nuts, very late in the finish the roast gets a bit strong and tends to linger getting slightly metalic. Mouthfeel a bit past thin. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1129) - CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Appearance: clear amber-brown with one finger of loose light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: roasty malt, caramel, nutty, mild dark fruit, light smoke. (6/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-strong bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending to the thin, moderate carbonation, off-dry bitter finish. (3/5) A bit of a strange beer: the sweetness is relatively low and the bitterness relatively high, but there’s not a lot of depth of flavour to back it up, so it comes across a bit thin. Smells sort of like a “holiday” ale, but the taste and body are more like a lager. Which, I guess, is bang dead nuts-on for the style, since alts are supposed to be brewed with ale yeast at lagering temperatures, giving a lager-ish flavour - but despite the relatively high bitterness, I can’t say I’m a big fan. Letting it warm didn’t seem to improve it a whole lot. At best, a not uninteresting alternative to the same old - but I won’t be stampeding out to buy it again. (12/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (971) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is quite roasty with some dark fruit. Taste is bitter and roasty with some sweet fruit - nicely balanced and tasty for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (379) - - DEC 5, 2015
Brown body with a foamy white tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is ditch and slightly bitter sweet. Strong nuttiness and shunt of chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours a clear light brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt, roast, nuts, and a slight dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with roast and caramel notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Draft at First Draft. Pours clear nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like dried fruits, smokey wood, earthy malt, light booze, and roasty. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, roasted malt, woody and earthy, light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4627) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Tap at first draft. Pours clear brown. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, dates, raisins, and faint dark chocolate. Flavor is dry with a good balance of toasted malts and earthy hop bitterness with a hint of caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Rating #1368 - 09.12.2014 On tap at National on 17th. Clear ruby-mahogany pour foamy tan head, medium retention. Aroma is doughy, hints of pastry, butterscotch, and a mild oaky tinge. Medium carbonation, crisp mouthfeel. Taste is a hint of toffee, caramel with dominant maltiness. Generously hopped for this style and this is not unwelcome in an otherwise crisp and balanced finish.

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