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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 564   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (322) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown with medium head. Lots of spices. Some bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turboninja (79) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Strong, a bit unbalanced and artificial aroma with ginger, sweet caramel and cardamom. Light orange color and cloudy liquid. Light, white head. Taste has mainly cinnamon, cardamom and juniper with medium hops. Also some malts and organic taste with medium taste spectrum. Medium aftertaste has those hops, juniper, some tar. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sagmarium (73) - SPAIN - DEC 11, 2013
Sabores a clavo y especias que explotan en su conjunto. Si te gustan subespecies esta es tu cerveza.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
A strongly-spiced brown ale with almost unbearable nutmeg, allspice and potpourri. Medium body with sweet Dr Pepper / plum malt on the approach followed by a harsh herb and hop flavor, it’s like a wood oil astringency in a lengthy, bitter finish. Burnt and astringent malt graininess. That’s where the dry, perfumed potpourri wood character becomes overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3784) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
pours clear brown-reddish with an abnormal tall rocky light beige head, good retention and lacing. pickled ginger, roasted and caramel malts, cinnamon bun, pepper, booze, HCO3, loads of coriander - in fact, loads of spices - overdone, bit earthy and ashy, abrasive citrus - cascade-like, indian masala. cloying caramel and raisins. abnormal lively carbonation - fizzy, medium body - oily, slighty drying early brett, über-spicy and cloying finish. meh. DP.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tony_gorilla (152) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
The first two times i tried this beer, i poured it in the sink...the third time i finished it but didnt like it. This time i cant get enough of it! Smell is intense! Mostly ginger and some cardamon and cinnamon. Flavour is the same. A bit "soapy" mouthfeel, but definitiv less than the previous years. Maby they have changed it, maby it’s me that have changed. I thinck it’s me...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (2736) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Økern. Vipper colored, some sediments- good foam. Immediate aromas of christmas spices, malt. Medium body & complexity .well balanced . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2393) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
50cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian. Slightly hazy brown with a beige head. Spicy aroma with dark malt, cardamom, cinnamon and hints of dark fruits. Quite sweet with lots of spicy flavours and a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Name fits well. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjerkeaa (154) - NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
Brown, dark red pour. Very spicy, citrusy aroma. Nice spicy taste., thin aroma. Lively mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (884) - - DEC 6, 2013
Really black color with small brown color. Aroma is roasted, salmiak, spices. Flavor is roasted, bitter, alcohol, spices, long lasting taste.


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