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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: American Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 1034   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the US this is called "Winter Ale".

A dark ale brewed specially for the Christmas season, with a rich, complex taste of caramel. This is a strong, dark and rather sweet Christmas Beer – just the way we think a Christmas beer should be.

Recommended serving temperature 12°C/53°F. Great with cheese or nuts. Ingredients: Lager, Munich, caramel, black, and chocolate malt; Chinook, Columbus, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

19°P, 30 IBU, 8.5 % ABV.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2011
First beer from Nogne. Ridiculously good. I was impressed by the complexity and depth. Thick mouthfeel, with many deep dark malts present. Very warming but alcohol was not a standout flavour. The hallmark of an excellent beer. Had to fight with my wife over the last sip. Hops balanced extremely well with malts. Gonna try to go back and get more of this one.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malin_aiisa (955) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle at Martythesmarty and Hirigalzkars xmas beer tasting. Dark brown, white head. Aroma of rye, malt and caramel. Taste sour and tart. Cherry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1821) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
On tap at Murphy’s Law. Dark pour with a fine-grained tan head. Notes of dried fruit, sweet spices, chocolate, light cognac. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (5105) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of malt, dried fruits and chocolate, with hints of cinnamon and touches of yeast. Bitter, roasty flavour, enhanced by notes of dark chocolate and hops, with sweetish notes of fruit, malt and yeast. Hints of cloves. Roasty and estery aftertaste with mildly acidic hints. Warming alcohol presence. Well-balanced and very enjoyable, especially on a cold winter’s eve. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tjomleif (164) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2016
0,5l bottle. Aroma of chocolate, roastiness, and milk. Flavor of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a smooth, creamy, wonderful mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3743) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle from Kisjes Slijterijen, Meppel. Aroma is dark malt, caramel, chocolate, raisins, spices, hops, ripe fruits, touch of liquorice and roast. Flavour is sweet and above moderate bitter. Body is above medium, smooth and rich. Nice complexity, it’s rare I find a ’spiced winter ale’ I really like but this one is remarkably balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MGantzel (248) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Denne juleøl har et sort udseende med et medium brunt skum. Øllen har en sød chokolade aroma og smager deraf med smag af karamel og lakrids. God cremet. Lav karbonering.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (336) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and coffee. Black with a nice brown foamy head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Long lasting taste, creamy texture, full body and average carbonation. Very tasteful Christmas ale.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exRAID (116) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 2, 2016
Шикарны& богатый аромат, хорошее плотное тело, послевк& слегка спиртуо& но общие впечатл& самые наилучш&

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3263) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with little head. Aromas of dark caramel, trail mix, molasses, and metallic coffee grounds. Flavors of licorice, dark molasses, nutty acidic dark chocolate, and dry dark fruit. Complex stuff. Chewy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (841) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea, lähes musta olut vaahtoaa beigenvärisenä todella runsaasti ja tiiviisti. Tuoksu monimuotoisen jouluinen. Siitä löytyy makeaa maltaisuutta, paahdetta ja suklaata, mutta myös marjaa ja havuisuutta. Maku paahteinen, salmiakkinen, havuinen, hieman palaneen kahvinen, mutta hyvin kermaisen pehmeä jouluinen kokonaisuus. Täyteläinen suutuntuma on kermaisen samettinen ja suupielet sokerisen makeiksi saava. Hiilihappoisuus hyvin pientä. Todella laadukas jouluinen nautiskeluolut pimeisiin iltoihin.


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