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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: American Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In the US this is called "Winter Ale".

A dark ale brewed specially for the Christmas season, with a rich, complex taste of caramel. This is a strong, dark and rather sweet Christmas Beer – just the way we think a Christmas beer should be.

Recommended serving temperature 12°C/53°F. Great with cheese or nuts. Ingredients: Lager, Munich, caramel, black, and chocolate malt; Chinook, Columbus, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

19°P, 30 IBU, 8.5 % ABV.



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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2011
First beer from Nogne. Ridiculously good. I was impressed by the complexity and depth. Thick mouthfeel, with many deep dark malts present. Very warming but alcohol was not a standout flavour. The hallmark of an excellent beer. Had to fight with my wife over the last sip. Hops balanced extremely well with malts. Gonna try to go back and get more of this one.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baton (32) - Łódź, POLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear black with big head which disappears quite quickly. Aroma: dark malts, dark chocolate, dried fruits, alcohol. The same in taste. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (418) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i utrzymująca się. Aromat: słodycz, alkohol, ciemne słody, cukierki czekoladowe, owoce, lekki alkohol. Chmielu zbytnio nie wyczułem. Smak: pełny, umiarkowanie słodki z nutą kwaskową. Następnie ciemne słody, orzechy, czekolada, ciastka. Bardzo przyjemny.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (870) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska (500ml) från Systembolaget (48:-). Rostad malt med en aning rökiga toner, humlig och kryddig, choklad och lakrits, rökta charkuterier, hög sötma och viss sälta, medelbeska. Rejäl avslutning med toner av humle, kryddor och rök.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is roasted malt, caramel sweet fruit. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich boozy alcohol liqourice palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Only 8.5%? It seemed stronger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from winter 2012. Pours deep clear black with a large creamy tan head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark malty, toffee, cocoa, figs, burned caramel. Flavor is a bit simpler, medium sweet and malty with lots of chocolate and caramel, a bit of ash, just a touch of juniper. No real sign of the CCC hopping other than light residual bitterness after this much time in the rot box. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (506) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear brown body, huge mocha head with good retention. Boozy aroma: candy sugar, yeast, figs, blackberries. Taste of roasted malt, booze, herbal hops a bit woodsy. Heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Deep brown with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of malt, tobacco, brown sugar, smoke, leather, fig, and raisin. Taste is of cedar, spiced apple, fig, raisin, brown sugar, and earth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is smoke, hops, juniper, ash, malt, and tobacco. The taste is sweet, tang, malt, coffee, ash, and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, però en el meu cas estava bastant gasificada. Muy buena cerveza, pero en mi caso estaba bastante gasificada.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (709) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 24, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL from Gunnar. Thanks a lot! Gusher! Look: dark ruby almost black with a big beige frothy head. Aroma: very sweet, toffee, caramel and hops. Taste: intense, sweet, coffee, hops some ashes in the aftertaste.

A rich and intense beer - a hop-flavoured liquid candy!


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