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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

361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-30-2012 21:49:34 | More by juliusseizure
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

blind beer #3 from flexabull

A:3.5 pours a very dark brown, almost black color. off white head that wasn't very big and didn't last too long. left a decent amount of lacing as it was consumed.

S:3.5 roasted, caramel malts. some spices in there. nothing too exciting or overpowering

T:3.5 very similar in taste as smell. caramel malts, roastiness, bread, biscuit, brown sugar. still getting some spice as well. also some dark fruit nestled in there.

M:3.5 decent. slightly thin at first. good carbonation.

D:3.5 so so. not too complex.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 00:56:20 | More by Hophead101
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SaintMarysGirl

California

1.58/5  rDev -58%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

it has a sweet smell almost flowery and has no head at all very weak no foam at the top. smalls like nail polish very alcholic heavy mouth feel but can seem moderate aond some what watery has a very sour taste with a bitter finish it lingers little but not to much when you swollow i didnt like it myself but it i liked beer i might

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 03:30:50 | More by SaintMarysGirl
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djbreezy

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - dark but slightly transparent, medium head

smell - malts and dark fruit

taste - malt, sugar, fruit hints (date, fig type thing going on)

mouthfeel - medium body due to high carbonation but light mouthfeel

overall - tasty malty beverage from ninkasi, not their best, not their worst

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 16:42:14 | More by djbreezy
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Travisnin

Idaho

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-19-2012 06:35:50 | More by Travisnin
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switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-18-2012 00:04:06 | More by switzer
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-17-2012 16:16:50 | More by strongaf
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brownish red in color with a 1/2 inch head and very good retention

Smell: Some dark fruit and brown sugar

Taste: Again like most Ninkasi beers this guy is very malty. Notes of caramel toffee and burnt sugar are present

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mildly carbonated

Overall: This is a good winter beer and I would recommend it and drink it again

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 19:00:00 | More by DarthKostrizer
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pdxbeerdrinker

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-15-2012 23:36:35 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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sukwonee

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-12-2012 08:00:24 | More by sukwonee
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-11-2012 06:09:11 | More by bigeyedfish89
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towlea25

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-07-2012 18:19:18 | More by towlea25
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-04-2012 02:00:49 | More by woodenbones
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hannaho

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-03-2012 16:51:44 | More by hannaho
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PacNWDad

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-02-2012 18:19:20 | More by PacNWDad
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper colour, quite clear with tan head, minimal but a decent fizz to it. Lace is nice and sticky. Looks rich, but maybe a bit thin.

Smells rich and Christmassy, with lots of dried fruit - raisins and sultanas with some dried apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of ginger. Treacle and molasses as well make it a bit too sweet, but it's a yummy Christmas beer.

Taste is far more sour, with the fruit esters dominating for the most part. Pear and fig with sultanas, raisins and a slight banana phenol joining in on the mid-palate. Spice comes in on the back with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove and an underlying boozey heat. Could actually use a bit more of that sweetness that put me off a bit on the nose, it feels a bit detached and needs more of a backbone on which to float that complex spice.

A bit drying and spicey at the edges, yet the body is decent.

A good Christmas beer, but some more sweetness on the palate would go a long way to balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 05:18:43 | More by laituegonflable
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WertMaker

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-02-2012 03:46:50 | More by WertMaker
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

01-01-2012 21:17:44 | More by beerme626
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mithrascruor

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color, a bit amber in the light. Minimal bubbly head dissipates in a few seconds.

Smell: Dark, toasty caramel malts. Quite mild overall.

Taste: Toasty malt flavor with sweetness coming and going, but never to strong. A bit of the Oktoberfest spiciness. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and mostly smooth, with quite a bit of carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, nice flavor.

Nothing too special, but an enjoyable beer. Good flavor, and easy to drink. Has a wintertime feel, but neither too sweet nor too strong.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 03:40:32 | More by mithrascruor
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Quaffwise

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-29-2011 01:46:40 | More by Quaffwise
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MikeDre

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2011 08:54:40 | More by MikeDre
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2011 15:52:35 | More by rhino54
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased earlier in the year in California, brought back to Sydney, and shared with @LaitueGonflable on Christmas Eve.

Pours a lovely clear amber hue, with a fine, if slightly filmy head of pure white. It's a nice Altbier colour. Lightish body, with a touch of the gelatinous thickness to it, but less than I expected from a 7.2% ABV beer. Looks decent enough.

Nose is grainy and malt forward, with the sweetness being very forward. Rather mild all up; I enjoy a bit of sharpness in a good Alt, and while this has a singing slight funk to it, it doesn't quite capture it. Not bad.

Taste is clear and pleasant. A touch of greenness and some metallic resonances. Again, the malt sweetness is tempered and pleasant, but the grains could be upped a little more to give that classic heavy German malt character. The lack of this is disappointing, as it doesn't really have much other interest, or a twist on the style, to compensate. Feel is light, but not bad.

Not bad all up, but a little average. The problem is that it's not that interesting, and it's not even that classically "Altbier". Solid enough on its own terms, but Ninkasi can do better.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 04:46:10 | More by lacqueredmouse
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RJLarse

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of Sleigh'r in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a red/brown color, clear with a bit of chill haze. One finger off-white head is both bubbly and frothy.

Smell is faint, dark fruit and sugar aromas like dates and brown sugar.

Taste is a roasted malt flavor up front, with a sweetness like bread, and then a dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly thin and light with a fairly clean feel.

A drinkable brown ale in an unusual style. I doubt I'll see this after the holidays, but ti was fine while it was here.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 23:36:22 | More by RJLarse
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-25-2011 21:48:31 | More by thebouch01
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.