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

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RATINGS: 571   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.


dkoonce's rating

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Dark brown, with nary a head. Doesn’t smell like like a beer. Mostly ginger and clove. Tastes better than it smells.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2014
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty, spicy nose with cinnamon, ginger, dried fruit, orange peel, juniper needles, clove, coriander seed, caramel and a touch of oloroso sherry. Malty, spicy taste with notes of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, orange peel, clove, dark fruit, hints of coffee and liquorice. Fairly dry finish with a balanced spicy bitterness. Medium body, smooth and well rounded. Quite spicy, but well balanced and tasty. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Bottle 50cl. Slunce ve skle 2013. Dark mahogany with a dark beige head. Aroma of spice, ginger, corriander, toasty malts, toffee and cocoa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2397) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
Thanks to rosenbergh for this great brew! Best før 08.08.16 - Brygget 08.08.13 - Batch No. 1808/1911D
This christmas-brew starts smooth-malty. The herbs fit in the mainpart quite well, but are not too intense. But I can taste them quite well - only the cinnamon is a bit low in aroma, but coriander, cloves and ginger is great with the malty body. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh-herbal with the spicy coriander and ginger aroma in the back.
Very great and interesting brew!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (902) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark body with low frosty head. Aroma has impression of cola like limonade. There are notes of anise, cloves, herbs. Like christmas cake, but first of this kind I have that is actually balanced. Taste has spicy, licorice sweetness with low earthy bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation. It’s odd, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4086) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Tap at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy off-white head and some broken lace. The aroma is rich spicy red berry fruit, lots of cloves. Rather glogg like. The flavour is medium bitter, light sweet, with a spicy, fruit hop toothpaste bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Quite an odd time of the year to be drinking this and in entirely the wrong place. It should be a log cabin in December in Svalbard... with a polar bear outside trying to get in!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (185) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Smells like cloves, other spices, rich and very christmassy. Nice, tastes clovey, rich malt, leaves a numbing tingle on the tongue. Would’ve done well to keep this until christmas!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
floral, cereal, chocolate, red, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, light body, thin feel, lively, bitter,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Park, Bratislava. Dark chestnut brown color with small beige head. Christmas aroma with anise, cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamon, Roasted malt in taste with loads of Christmas spices, coffee, caramel, chocolate. It’s Christmas day today. :) Tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (131) - Toronto, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
This was a tasty beer, but something was a little off in the flavour. Anyway...poured a dark opaque coke-like colour with a tan head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving a little lacing. Nose for brown sugar, ginger, clove - and here’s that off flavour showing up - a little camphor. The taste profile was very similar with a nice maltiness, clove, ginger, and once again that medicinal note that persisted into the aftertaste. It’s like they use black cardamom rather than green, but without the smokiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchPls (535) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown beer with a huge beige head. Smells like glögi. The smell is good but thankfully the taste isn’t as strong on the glögi side. It’s more of a mild IPA combined with glögi. Really good and balanced. Medium body. Very drinkable and refreshing. A really positive surprise!


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