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

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RATINGS: 604   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.


Jimthechap's rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, - JAN 27, 2013
Up until recently the most remarkable beer I have ever consumer as Sunturnbrew. It sat as the best beer I have ever tasted with a score at around 4.7. I could not picture a better beer until Westvleteren came along and then it did. I was spell-bound. I bought a bottle and am leaving it to mature and I will see what happens in a year or so. This one reeks of the same producer, but nowhere near the same method. Purplish, tawny port colour and I wish I knew how they did that, Mocha head that sat on top of the beer and then buggered off. Aromas of cloves, plum, currant, mace, garam masala, aniseed, cherry-vite, medicinal tinctures and all sorts of things that ought not to be consumed by themselves. Give me a taste and it was as if I was not suppose to open the package: it was someone else’s medication. Pungent, numbing and strong. I have but few regrets about this beer: I am not drunk, I am spellbound by the taste and I am not moved to like it terribly much as I did the Sunturnbrew. For a beer that ought to rock the world, I swoon and forget about its lead singer before I smell bacon and eggs for brekkers.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (280) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish dark amber. Aroma of raisins and other dried fruits, cloves, cinnamon, and various other Christmas spices, caramel 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (506) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nogva (17) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (629) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (728) - 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 (620) - 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 (1232) - 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 (1355) - 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 (782) - 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 (1164) - 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!


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