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Brewed by Nřgne Ř (Hansa Borg)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 “glřgg”, 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.


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3183) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO, fittingly enjoyed as a nightcap on Christmas Eve. Poured very carefully (i.e. leaving the sludgy sediment in the bottle), it has a lovely clear mahogany-copper body with a small beige head. Aroma makes it pretty obvious that it’s a spiced beer - ginger, cinnamon, clove and more - and the supporting notes of cocoa, molasses and dried dark fruit from the malt give the whole thing a great "Christmas pudding in a glass" vibe. The flavour isn’t quite as deep and complex as the aroma suggests, mainly due to the fact that the spice comes on a bit too strong, developing a slightly harsh edge that takes away from the sweet dark cake notes of the malt base. The finish is quite nice, though, as things dry out with hints of licorice and spruce. A great holiday treat, but not something suited for every day drinking.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Tummanruskea, runsaasti vaahtoava olut, jossa beige höttöinen vaahto jättää kivasti pitsiä jälkeensä. Tuoksu jouluisen mausteinen, mutta samalla hieman likaisen saippuainen ja jopa epämiellyttävä kokonaisuus. Maku myös mausteinen, mutta myös tuoksua selvästi paahteisemman maltainen. Lisäksi havuista humalointia ja pientä katkeruutta jälkipuolella. Kuitenkin aika kevyt ja mieto kokonaisuus, joka ei oikein toimi maunkaan puolesta odotetulla tavalla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle (as "Peculiar Yule") from Louisville Beer Store; shared with my Boo. Aroma: Reminds me of Chai- lots of spices, particularly cardamon and clove with molasses. Appearance: Dark chestnut brown pour with a tan cap that settles into a wispy head. Flavor: Pretty much matches the nose; spice intensive throughout- like drinking a Chai and eating a Christmas spiced cookie; the finish is mostly dry. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Certainly odd, but it grows on you. Better as it warms, and a nice choice to have with Christmas cookies.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linkiewitz (98) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 24, 2015
AROMAT: Przyprawy korzenne (głównie imbir z kardamonem). WYGLĄD: Czarne, prawie nieprzejrzyste; piana beżowa, niska i trzymająca się. SMAK: Pierwsze skrzypce gra tu przytłaczająca (miejscami) przyprawowość/ korzenność. Całość przypomina niezwykle mocno doprawionego piernika z nutami delikatnej czekolady, może czasem karmelu. Jak na swoje parametry piwo jest pełne, o żadnej wodnistości nie można tu mówić. Goryczka niska, z tych łodygowo-roślinnych. Wysycenie również niskie. Inspiracje glřgg czuć, lecz spodziewałem się większej słodyczy. Nie jest źle, jest dziwnie, więc nazwa adekwatna.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (680) - HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2015
Fűszeres téli italunk különleges összetevői által kíván ünnepi hangulatot csempészni egy év végi, esti sörözéshez, mely hozzávalók valódi karácsonyi ízesítők, a sör kóstolása során megállapíthatjuk: egyáltalán nem teszik nehézkessé, erőltetetté, természetellenesen megtömötté a főzetet. Illatában leginkább a gyömbér és szegfűszeg, csipetnyi kardamom az, ami igazán érvényesül, a komponensek tehát a könnyedebb, légiesebb oldalukat mutatják igazán, ami az ízében is remekül tetten érhető, miután az élénk kortyok tovább mélyítik az iménti összetevők által felvázolt képet. Bár összességében mézeskalácsos, pités finomságok vonalai rajzolódnak ki, könnyedsége, frissítő szárazsága elegánsan, mégis egyértelmű módon tálalja a téliesre hangolt mondanivalót.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikkellund42 (764) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque dark coffee brown with medium brown head. Aroma is prunes, dried ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, port wine, orange peel and brown sugar (exactly the same ingredients as go into my homemade "glřgg" extract). Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light acidic, light umami and faint salty. Body is oily to syrupy with soft carbonation. Finish is long, rich and complex with notes of "glřgg", gravy, coffee, Christmas cookies, Christmas pudding, raw licorice and all the spices mentioned above. Definitely "peculiar" and definitely "Christmas". Thumbs up for brewing something different!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
villevav (445) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Dark brown, clear, looks like coca-cola. The aroma reminds me of coca-cola too. There are plenty of christmas spices in the taste and dry maltiness in the background. Medium carbonation, medium body. Not outright bad, but not particularly enjoyable either.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
Flaska frĺn SB. Mörk. mörkbrun vätska med beiget gräddigt skum som lägger sig. Första doften som slĺr mig är av rejäla glögggivor, russin och sött rött vin. Lite längre bak ligger kola, kaffe, torrare mörkrostade toner, lakrits och en aning beska. De söta i doften är tillbakahĺllen i smaken och här framträder torrare toner av kaffe och mörkrost. Kryddan ligger kvar, men tar inte jättestor plats. Trevlig, men speciell!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (176) - - NOV 23, 2015
Dark nutty brown appearance with some head. Tastes of glřgg, cinnamon and Christmas seasonings. Medium, dry body, a bit aggressive carbonation, and a glřggy finish. A bit too dry and seasony

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparf (231) - Östersund, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2015
"Skummande julbrygder” har nog aldrig haft en bättre representant än detta öl. En helt egen division av forsande skum. Hur som helst. Mycket intressant, kryddig arom med koriander, nejlika, och en örtig melass. Spektakulär och osedvanligt komplex även för typen. Även söt, torkad frukt, kardemumma och… julmust(!) Vackert rödbrun färg med ett, ja, frodigt skummande och därefter varaktigt skum. Smaken är däremot lite tvär i en bara halvfyllig kropp. Den lite träaktiga rostningen stämmer dĺligt överens med kryddigheten. Resultatet blir en konstig mix av öl och julkryddad snaps. Eftersmaken är halvtorr och halvbesk. Lite ĺt malörtshĺllet till.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Dark brown colour, large coffee cream coloured head. Mostly cloves with cinnamon and ginger along with gingerbread doughy in parts. Little bit of sweetness there, some plums, prunes, raisins and chocolate malt in the flavour but quite a dry beer. Spices are not as overpowering as they were in the aroma.


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