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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleSleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale

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85
very good

453 Ratings
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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 25
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Called 'Dark Double Alt' on the label.

Ninkasi website:
"7.2% alc./vol. 50 ibus."

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-08-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a deep brown color with garnet hilights, topped by a good amount of creamy tan head. Aroma is very malt-forward, with a nice nutty character and a good roasty backbone.
Palate is sweet and malty, nutty and slightly chocolatey. Some mild, fruity hops keep it from being an overwhelming malt blast and leave a pleasant bitterness on the finish. Body is full and a bit creamy, a very nice vehicle for the assertive flavors. I'm not sure I've had more than a couple of beers in the double-alt style, but I've sure been enjoying this one all winter long. A nice break from the usual Ninkasi hop bombs.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Pours a deep copper color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of dark fruits and some toasted malt.

Tastes of the dark fruits layered with booze and bread. Dark fruit notes lead off with notes of fig and plum. Toasted malts add in next with cocoa, toffee, and brown sugar. Booze adds in before a bit of earthy hoppiness adds in. Finishes with a bit of smoke and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty and worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle into pint glass.

Pours a clear, medium brown color with some faint amber hues. There is rising carbonation and a slightly off white head that dissipates into a thin layer of foam.

The aroma is of robust, lightly roasted, nutty and lightly sweet malts with a very faint hop profile.

The hops come forward quite a bit more in the flavor with herbal and pine notes, though the roasted nutty, caramel malts are still very present. The hop and malt notes blend really nicely.

The mouthfeel is fairly average, medium body with fairly strong carbonation.

I usually find beers similar to this style usually are a bit tougher for me to drink through, though I found this beer extremely easily drinkable and pleasant. A very nice winter seasonal and one I will look forward to enjoying again.

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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.