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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown color with a fizzy fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is pine needle,licorice, coriander, star anis (stjerneanis) ? Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
50 cL bottle. Pours brown and slight reddish hazy. Head is dense light brown head. Soapy ginger aroma. Mild liqourice base to a ginger flavour on top. Ginger dominantly and with a mild cardemomme note. Ends the same way as the ginger remains dominant. To heavy on the ginger but otherwise not bad, but me and ginger in beer is a no-match.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2004
A red-brown beer with a disappearing head. The aroma is extremely spicy and sweet with cloves standing out. The flavor is also very sweet and totally dominated by cloves. There is a lot of Christmas in this one - maybe a bit too much for my liking.

3.2
   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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 Bottled. Brown and red colour. Spicy notes of cinnamon and clove, along with other spices too. Very "glögg"-like aroma. Flavour of clove malt and a lot of spices. Christmas beer indeed. Very spicy aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a solid beige head. Aroma of nuts and lots of spices. Roasted flavour with lots of spices and pepper cakes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown. Cinnamon aroma. Fairly dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Notes of oranges. Grassy finish with some licorice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2005
Dark reddish brown colour, Small tan head. Very spicy aroma. Ginger, clove, cinnamon. Spicy bitter flavour. Ginger, clove and cinnamon. The aftertaste is a little bitter and hints of the spices. A little strange beer but very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
Black color. Crazy aroma: sweet, spices (cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom), lemon peel. Spicy, malty flavor; caramel, Fernet Branca… An odd mix!
(I should try warm)

3.6
   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".


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