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Nøgne Ø Julesnadder (2003-2007)

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Porter
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This Christmas product is indeed a result of Norwegian legislation. Beers above 4,75% alc./vol. has to be sold through the “Vinmonopolet” which is a government owned chain of outlets selling alcoholic beverages. 98 % of all beer is sold in grocery stores and supermarkets, and as such 98% of all beer sold is below 4,75% abv. The traditional Norwegian Christmas Beer is strong, but because people do not shop their beers in Vinmonopolet, they do not sell well. To be able to reach out to the masses with a Christmas beer, we have brewed Julesnadder to be a light but nutty and malty ale to go well with those rich, greasy Norwegian Christmas dishes. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F.

Ingredients: Maris Otter-, Munich, caramel, black, amber, and chocolate malt; Chinook, Columbus, and Cascade hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

11P 25 IBU 4,5% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
asimeow (234) - Sandsli, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
0,5l bottle. 2014 edition. Brown, malty colour. Tall caramel head. Light aroma, yeasty, malty, cheese... Very frothy. Hard to pour a glass... Licorice aromas, as well. Heavy flavour of licorice, roasted malts and charcoal. Decent for a low ABV porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morri (258) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
500ml bottle. Medium fluffy tan head with good lacing. Opaque dark brown body. Aroma is mostly malty with some grassy hops. Sweet on the tongue. Dry, slightly bitter finish. A little thin and weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
k92488 (367) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Ticks Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca... Etter best evne...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Holmen1 (3936) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Fra flaske (batch 36, brygget 17.10.03!) på RB-treff på Vistnes: fantastisk å kunne smake en årgangsøl fra NØ sin spede start. Null skum og liten munnfylde, men med en tydelig smak av rosiner og en touch av stjerneanis. Mer en kurositet enn smaksopplevelse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by gunnar. Batch 36. Brewed brewed 17.10.03. Best before. 17.10.04. Clear mahogany body with a small light brown head. Toasted malts with notes of tobaccoo and prunes. Raisins and dried fruits. Flat. Medium bodied. Long caramel and dark fruits in the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holmen2 (2289) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle from 2003. Batch 36. Aroma of star anis and malt. Tobacco and soda in taste. Waterish mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (3352) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Sødmerik lukt med preg av brent karamellmalt, humle, sjokolade, lakris og nøtter. Sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, sjokolade, nøtter, kaffi, litt lakris. Litt tynn munnfølelse. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle 500ml vintage 2005 @ home
Pours reddish dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, dried fruits and oxidized. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1028) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 0,5l. It poured a black colour medium beige thick head. Aroma of spices, smoke, caramel and hops. It has a flavour of caramel, smoke, coffee, roasted malt with a bitter undertone. It has a lingering aftertaste. RateBeer says this a porter. For that I think it was a bit watery. The bottle says it is a dark ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14828) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Yngwie, vintage 2004. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, chocolate, a little roasted malt and a bit oxidized. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted light bitter finish. For a 2004 beer with a low ABV this has held up really well. 271112

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