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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Seasonal Release Series. Dark Double Alt - A delicious Northwest seasonal brewed with Winter in mind. A dark double alt, malty, nourishing and delicious, it’s sure to keep the cold weather at bay. Let Sleigh’r rock your winter!

An alt ferments with ale yeast at colder lagering temperatures. This effect gives alts a more refined and crisp lager-like flavor than traditional ales. The doüble alt means that it has been “Ninkasified." Regular alts are 5 to 5.5 percent ABV and 40 IBU’s. Sleigh’r has a deep, toasted malt flavor that finishes dry and has 7.2 percent ABV and 50 IBU’s keeping it in a perfect alt balance!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
11chitlover (1) - - NOV 4, 2011 does not count
Best ninkasi yet it has a nice flavor and smell and it is made in Oregon that is a big plus

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
This beer is super delicious. Underrated in my opinion. Ninkasi makes some malty beers but this one is their best malt bomb that I have tried. Flavor is verging on a malty Irish red ale like Moylans. I got to get another one of these. A real treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (1024) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia( Aroma: caramel, bread, nuts, Appearance: clear amber with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Wasn’t getting much in the aroma, but this was a very tasty beer. Quite smooth, doesn’t come of as super malty like you might expect. A nice beer I’d say anytime of the year. Had all three of these I just rated from meeting one of the owners in Vegas. Thanks Corby!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Kind of fruity aroma with a pinch of smoke. Deep red chestnut in color, fairly clear with some bubbles. Very little head. Toasty caramel flavor is off the charts! Nice herbal hop balance makes me come back for more. Very quaffable with nary a hint of alcohol. A real winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Dark ruby pour with a light opacity. Medium auburn head that dissipates rapidly. Aroma has the standard nuttyness of the style. Hints of nutmeg, pie, pine, and caramel. The malty goodness really comes out on the tatste. Slight pine, resin, caramel, toast, a hint of dark fruits. VERY easy drinker. The beer finishes rich, but crisp with a lovely bitterness. This was the bottled version, and I wasn’t nearly impressed with it on tap. Ninkasi has had some inconsistency issues in the past so maybe they’re not resolved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1099) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
An alcoholic precursor blast from the first pour, as the scent clears a light doughy darkness remains. Looks like a fine cola light but lasting head, dark but reacts to room light. Roasted bitterness in a variety of quick flashes pass with the sip. Leaves a that bitter behind

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Superb. A bit smoky in the base malt. Nice alt flavor -- doubly nice. I’m relatively new to this style. However, unlike those I’ve had previously, this one has a touch more hops perhaps, or something else that gives it a slight tang at the end, finishing dryly. Really well done -- everything fits perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2010
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Dark pour with a foamy white head. A hint of chocolate flavor with a bit of sweetness to it. I had this one after dinner and it made for a nice dessert. Very good winter beer. Makes me warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (8670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Deep nutty Amber with a wee white cap. Lovely dark bready and lagerish caramalt nose. Amazing flavor with nutty caramel, biscuit, lagery toast, smooth amber ale tones...really damn good. Like OB Viva Lyons but a bit nuttier and slightly stronger and fuller.

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