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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Defreni (2327) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2007
Flaske. Overvældende duft af jul på den mindre gode måde. Nelliker og kardemomme men med en svag industriel præg over sig. SMagen er endnu mere over toppen med et medicinskab smidt oveni. Absolut ikke min kop te, men får alligevel lidt ekstra point for at prøve. Jul er det jo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle@chris_o. Sweet aroma with loads of chrismas spices, mainly cinnamon. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, light bitter, lots of spices, mainly cinnamon like the aroma and orange peals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a cloudy dark brown with a vague tint of orange and an off-white head that leaves quite some lacewórk. The aroma is spicy with ginger - and perhaps mint - sticking out. Body is medium with some roasted and perhaps even a little burned malts. Again plenty of spices, ginger and something reminding me of cola nut! Some bitterness from both hops and malts rounds this eccentric brew off. I have a hard time finding out if I really dig this, but one thing is for certain, it’s a beer that lives up to its name: "Weird Christmas". 080807

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle, 6.5%, batch #186. Ginger aroma, metal, coriander and sweet caramel. Almost black colour. Small, fizzy, unstable light brown head. The flavour has plenty coriander, some roasted notes, cream and vanilla. Good balance between pepper and sweetness. Roasted malt bitterness in the finish. Quite spicy, but still balanced. Nice creamy carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Gets quite muddy at the bottom, but the flavour stays good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a medium mostly lasting head. Rich aroma and taste of malts, raisin, chistmas spices. Long spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle. Nice tan head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are filled with lots of christmas spices. It actually tastes and smells a bit like "Fernet Branca".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma with powerfull spicey and licorice notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Very spicey. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer, thank you Yngwie for bringing this to Denmark, I hope to see you soon.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (1894) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark red/brown with a light brown head. Strong aroma of cloves mixed with hops on a malty background. A bit cloying. Notes of licorice. Flavour is spicy; cloves again. Some roasted notes. Hops in the background. Bitter roasted finish with notes of bitter licorice. A bit too much carbonation. 25-06-07.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ekstedt (5217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2010 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Drunk in december 2005, so I have to use my excellent beer memory for this one. Deep brown with beige head. Roasted malts with rasins and figs, and clear spicy notes of ginger and clove, along with piney hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Agressive bitterness. A bit too far out there in spice-space for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Deep brown pour with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of dark malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, spicy hops. Tastes roasty malty, with resiny hops and a lot of Christmas spices floating around. That’s not the only thing floating around, as this one is bottle conditioned, like all the other Nogne’s I’ve had.

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