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


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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Very unique scent. Fruity and lots of spice. Tons of Clove and other spices. Very unique. A bit over the top and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1190) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Bottle at home. Pours reddish dark amber. Aroma of raisins and other dried fruits, cloves, cinnamon, and various other Christmas spices, caramel, honey and roasted malt. Tastes quite bitter, with some fruitiness, sweetness, and Christmas spices; cloves, sage, medicine, pine needles. Long lasting bitterness. Remember to drink this beer at at least 10 °C - otherwise it will taste overwhelmingly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1539) - SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
@ Kristoffers väg 25/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Christmas spicy (for example, clove), reminds me of glögg, roasted notes. Taste: Christmas spicy (for example, clove), roasted notes, sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and Christmas spicy (for example, clove).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nogva (77) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2015 Bottle from 08-2013. Pours dark and hazy brown with an enormous tan head that made my bottle overflow. Aroma of cloves, cinnamon and ginger with a hint of caramel. Medium body, slick feel, lively carbonation. Taste is refreshing and spicy with some burnt notes of licorice and coffee. Long dry finish with a piny and pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (989) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Tappet September 2013. Mørk brun farge med høyt beige skum. Lukter masse av forskjellig krydder. Lukten minner veldig om gløgg. Fyldig og smaker av krydder. Absolutt en god juleøl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (1137) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet 2012 årgang. Mørk brun, uklar, moderat karbonert med en høy varig skumtopp. Smaker anis, krydder, mørk frukt, kardemomme. Spennende juleøl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuperTiti33 (851) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Brune. Belle mousse beige. Très épicé. Très effervescente. Cannelle. Girofle. Sucré. Fine amertume. Biscuit au gingembre. Bien.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from 2013 at Johan and Bernt’s Våland Brewery.. Copper in colour. Huge, foamy and persistent beige head. Spicy aroma of Christmas cakes. Similar taste, with ginger ale. Quite dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1692) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Bière rouge-brune, avec une mousse couleur crème ma foi assez généreuse, et une texture épaisse. Le nez est copieusement, doucereusement épicé, comme un gâteau bourré de clou de girofle, de muscade et autres odorants ingrédients. La bouche est intense, avec du chocolat qui s’ajoute au reste, ce qui en fait une bière hivernale costaude et complexe, mais pas excessivement saturée de saveurs. Pas pour tous les palais, et un peu trop pétillante, mais voici encore une superbe, bizarre de concoction pour Nogne O.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Couleur ambrée opaque avec un mince col assez résistant. Aromes assez complexe d’épices comme la canelle,clou de girolle,cardamone, il y a aussi du caramel, herbes et un coté terreux. Une bière interessante!

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