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


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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown color with a fizzy fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is pine needle,licorice, coriander, star anis (stjerneanis) ? Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

yespr (48895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
50 cL bottle. Pours brown and slight reddish hazy. Head is dense light brown head. Soapy ginger aroma. Mild liqourice base to a ginger flavour on top. Ginger dominantly and with a mild cardemomme note. Ends the same way as the ginger remains dominant. To heavy on the ginger but otherwise not bad, but me and ginger in beer is a no-match.

Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2004
A red-brown beer with a disappearing head. The aroma is extremely spicy and sweet with cloves standing out. The flavor is also very sweet and totally dominated by cloves. There is a lot of Christmas in this one - maybe a bit too much for my liking.

joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a solid beige head. Aroma of nuts and lots of spices. Roasted flavour with lots of spices and pepper cakes.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2005
Dark reddish brown colour, Small tan head. Very spicy aroma. Ginger, clove, cinnamon. Spicy bitter flavour. Ginger, clove and cinnamon. The aftertaste is a little bitter and hints of the spices. A little strange beer but very drinkable.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 Bottled. Brown and red colour. Spicy notes of cinnamon and clove, along with other spices too. Very "glögg"-like aroma. Flavour of clove malt and a lot of spices. Christmas beer indeed. Very spicy aftertaste.

madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
25th May 2009
Clear brown - red beer. Soft palate. Spicy beer! But not hot spice. Lots of ginger and smooth cinnamon. Lactose sweet malt buried underneath, but this beer is all about the spice and it’s delivered well.

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2010
bottle on Post RBESG 10 Grand tasting bus trip ... deep brown ... smoke nose ... loads of spices nose ... soft toffee ... juicy malts ...

omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown. Cinnamon aroma. Fairly dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Notes of oranges. Grassy finish with some licorice.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a cloudy dark brown with a vague tint of orange and an off-white head that leaves quite some lacewórk. The aroma is spicy with ginger - and perhaps mint - sticking out. Body is medium with some roasted and perhaps even a little burned malts. Again plenty of spices, ginger and something reminding me of cola nut! Some bitterness from both hops and malts rounds this eccentric brew off. I have a hard time finding out if I really dig this, but one thing is for certain, it’s a beer that lives up to its name: "Weird Christmas". 080807

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