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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The name of this beer is "Peculiar Christmas" in English. This spiced Christmas ale is strange - and indeed a fusion beer. We have gathered inspiration from the Norwegian drink “gløgg”, and as such this is quite an uncompromising brew. Best served with “goro” and “fattigmann”. Recommended serving temperature 10°C/50°F, but you are free to try on higher temperatures...

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, caramel, and chocolate malt; Columbus and Cascade hops; 5 different spices, English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

15°P, 30 IBU, 6.5 ABV.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4920) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Tap at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy off-white head and some broken lace. The aroma is rich spicy red berry fruit, lots of cloves. Rather glogg like. The flavour is medium bitter, light sweet, with a spicy, fruit hop toothpaste bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Quite an odd time of the year to be drinking this and in entirely the wrong place. It should be a log cabin in December in Svalbard... with a polar bear outside trying to get in!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (235) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Smells like cloves, other spices, rich and very christmassy. Nice, tastes clovey, rich malt, leaves a numbing tingle on the tongue. Would’ve done well to keep this until christmas!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
floral, cereal, chocolate, red, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, light body, thin feel, lively, bitter,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5043) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Park, Bratislava. Dark chestnut brown color with small beige head. Christmas aroma with anise, cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamon, Roasted malt in taste with loads of Christmas spices, coffee, caramel, chocolate. It’s Christmas day today. :) Tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
This was a tasty beer, but something was a little off in the flavour. Anyway...poured a dark opaque coke-like colour with a tan head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving a little lacing. Nose for brown sugar, ginger, clove - and here’s that off flavour showing up - a little camphor. The taste profile was very similar with a nice maltiness, clove, ginger, and once again that medicinal note that persisted into the aftertaste. It’s like they use black cardamom rather than green, but without the smokiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchPls (590) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown beer with a huge beige head. Smells like glögi. The smell is good but thankfully the taste isn’t as strong on the glögi side. It’s more of a mild IPA combined with glögi. Really good and balanced. Medium body. Very drinkable and refreshing. A really positive surprise!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
Backlog. Bottle from Systembolaget. Spicy and herby with ginger and cinnamon.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is clove, malt, very gingery and other christmas spices Taste is very spicy with the same spices. Not my kind of beer, the spices are overrunning the maltyness and hoppyness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k92488 (294) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SperkeleForce (609) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle 50 CL. Pours dark brown with white brown head and an spicy scent. Notes of clover, some spices, some cinnamon, gingerbread. The clover and some other odd herb or spicy taste is too strong in this. Stinging harsh taste which would need something to balance it out for example some more hops. Kind of weird beer. Not too enjoyable.


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