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

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RATINGS: 600   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.


ajax25g's rating

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ajax25g (62) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sharing. Extremely peaty and smoky (like ridiculously so). Med body with almost no carbonation. Just an unbalanced, over the top peat bomb. Would not drink again.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (716) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuperTiti33 (603) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Brune. Belle mousse beige. Très épicé. Très effervescente. Cannelle. Girofle. Sucré. Fine amertume. Biscuit au gingembre. Bien.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1222) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1351) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (775) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1158) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
@ Havregatan 141212. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Really spicy and sweet with some roasted notes, cloves and ginger, liquorice, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is long, dry and spicy. Very glögg-ish!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillmuffin (96) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle @ Apollon platebar. Smell of ginger and coffee. Dark blac colour. Beige head. Taste sweet, light bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5729) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting. thin creamy off white head. Huge herbal aroma. Clear ruby pour. Lots of herbs in the aftertaste. Well balanced. Well brewed

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (145) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Aroma is really nice. Loads of spices! Really reminds me of gløgg, as they say themselves. Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Maybe a little spicyness from the hops or the spices themselves. It’s hard to tell. Flavor is medium bodied, with a good amount of carbonation, but not too much so. Flavor leaves more to be desired as the spices are not as prominent here. The ginger is what stands out between flavors of dark fruits, brown malts, chocolate and coffee. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (879) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
DWG; Bottle 0,5L. Bottled 08.08.13. Pours hazy brown with a large, frothy to creamy, lasting and lacing off-white to tan head. Nose is intense ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves, roasted malt and caramel, light sweet citrus and dark dried fruit Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting, spiced warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. If cold "gløgg" is your thing, you will enjoy this.


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