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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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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-25-2011 08:48:19 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Vancoubeer

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the brewery's website it mentions this has an IBU of 50. So I was a bit confused because the draft form of this I had was a chocolate malt bomb that had bitter chocolate flavor and no hop bitterness. However it was not a bitterness I would rate at 50. It pours a very dark brown, almost black, as the label indicates. It formed a white head, which indicated that this was not as dense or containing as much roasty tones of a stout but was going to be an interesting experience. When I smelled it, it really did not have much of a scent due to it just being taken out of the fridge. But there was a bit of that dark malt scent. After the first taste, you get that maltiness up front and through the rest of the sip. There are no hops but was a bit disappointed that the chocolatey malts I got on draft was not in the bottle. It was kind of subtle. So this is totally a draft beer for sure. The mouthfeel was medium and the carbonation was the way you would want it. Overall, I gave this a 4 because its a solid beer but get it on draft. Its a much more pleasant experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 03:25:58 | More by Vancoubeer
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RViator325

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-24-2011 18:10:20 | More by RViator325
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-23-2011 03:50:18 | More by dwaz
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draheim

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (2011) into a weizen glass. Pours a clear mahogany w/ a rich billowing head that sticks around. Tiny bubbles rise by the millions from the bottom of the glass. Looks like a doppelbock or a dunkeweizen.

Aroma is dark/caramel malt, maybe a hint of banana & clove - that could be my imagination though.

Taste is crisp, biscuity, malty, fruity w/ a nice hoppy finish. Clean, dry, medium body.

I'm not really sure what a dark double alt is, but this is a decent winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 05:35:52 | More by draheim
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-19-2011 17:56:45 | More by Dunkelhund
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elNopalero

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a ruddy amber, a little like a darker, cloudy apple cider.

The cinder comparison is apt, as hints of it come across the flavor profile. (I’m thinking of Michigan cider, warmed with cinnamon, not hard cider.) There’s hints of cinnamon and cloves, as well as a hop profile that reminds me of pine sap and squeezed grapefruit.

It’s a unique one, and it’s tasty—not your typical holiday ale!

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 06:15:05 | More by elNopalero
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to flexabull for this one.

A - Deep brown with ruby hues when held to the light. Not much of a head but a few wisps of lace remain.

S - Malty, toasted bread, nutty with some light chocolate and fruit.

T - Very malty and while the hops aren't noticeable they keep it from being too sweet. Rich caramel and toffee, almost a burnt toast flavor, nutty, chocolate with some light fruit.

M - All that malt flavor feels a little heavy at first but it drinks on the light side. Medium carbonation with a slightly chalky finish.

D - Nice alt for how big this beer is. I was afraid it might be a bit sweet but it is nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 01:08:04 | More by brewcrew76
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bifrost17

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-16-2011 08:25:37 | More by bifrost17
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lonewolf2051

Oregon

5/5  rDev +33%

12-09-2011 17:06:13 | More by lonewolf2051
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leprakhan

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-08-2011 05:27:25 | More by leprakhan
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gizmodave

Oregon

5/5  rDev +33%

12-07-2011 21:51:18 | More by gizmodave
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2011 06:52:51 | More by twelveinches
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2011 02:52:15 | More by johnnyboy76
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Murrhey

Montana

3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a pint glass from a bomber. Love Ninkasi beers so I'm pumped to try this.

A- Dark, bordering on black. Paper thin white head, no retention. Well carbonated though.

S- Booze, molasses, caramel, chocolate. Brewing spices as well.

T- Roast malts and a sweetness that must be molasses. Coffee flavors that run dark and bitter.

M- Heavy, over carbonated. Like drinking fresh Coke.

O- Has too many big minuses for me to give it a great grade. Smell is weak, taste is weak, and mouthfeel is weird. That being said, I might actually buy this again. Something about it strikes me. Maybe it is the 7.2 percent ABV.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 07:41:54 | More by Murrhey
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SRossman

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-04-2011 21:27:03 | More by SRossman
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doughanson78

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Deep brown/red. Half finger light tan head with alright retention and good lacing.

S: Bready malts. Light piney and floral hops. Some spiciness in the back ground. Light nose.

T: Toasted bready malts upfront. Some hops in the middle with a touch of spiciness. Very light taste on this.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Slight slickness.

O: It's decent. Nothing special at all. Nothing bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 03:17:58 | More by doughanson78
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-01-2011 19:32:47 | More by Kevlee722
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried Sleigh'r for the first time last night; I really didn't know what to expect, honestly. I ended up really enjoying it though - it was dark and smoothe, but not so smoothe that I couldn't down it all at once. It's a good beer to have during the holidays over a longer stretch of time.

Again, I've yet to have anything negative to say about anything from Ninkasi Brewing! Check this one out, or anything else they offer. Great stuff!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 19:36:08 | More by timtwoface
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-25-2011 15:48:09 | More by Kopfschuss
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PunkFloyd

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-24-2011 07:53:22 | More by PunkFloyd
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SDtastentune

California

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Darker ruby amber, good clarity through a light. No head and small cling lace around rim.

S - Malty bread style with some slight spices of nutmeg or Cinnamon, with some sweet stuff back in there somewhere. Took some effort to smell though with a good swoosh of the glass.

T - More of a tasty malty beer, mixed with some raisin, brown sugar, a bit woodsiness from the hops... maybe Chinook? A little nutty, a lil spicy but not much at all. Pretty balanced flavor though, not overly anything but definitely rich. A little bit of smoked wood?

M - Medium to lower carb, not dry and not too resinous but has a big aftertaste of wood or earthy spice?

O - Overall this was an interesting beer, almost reminds me of some Chinook hopped beers, but I could be wrong. Good if you like malty beers and some aftertaste, not too hoppy. Not sure of this thing though, it kinda confuses me.... But good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:08:07 | More by SDtastentune
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honkduh

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-23-2011 04:13:11 | More by honkduh
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotta dig the Slayer logo font, a band my youth would have never been the same without. (The old stuff still rules!) And gotta dig msubulldog25, who sent this my way, a guy my beer experience would be lacking without.

This is a beautiful beer, plain and simple. Deep burgundy red shoots through dark brown. Rusty root beer jeweled in crimson. The head is a light tan, super foamy and super creamy.

Great nose, too. Piney hops embedded in a spicy holiday ale melange. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. They could have just as easily sold this as a winter warmer. Aroma-wise, anyway.

Taste-wise, hops are prickly and ever-present, yet never eclipse the spicy, malty character that is the main essence of this beer. Those nice holiday pie-type spices pop through and reign as the features of the flavor. Hints of cola, bitter herbal tea and purple grape.

Thinnish body, but hardly watery, and the ample carbonation keeps it alive and kicking.

I'm not an alt expert, but this one is clearly more northwest winter warmer, or even American red, than an authentic German altbier. Seems to me anyway. And that's just fine, because it's the quality that counts, and this one delivers.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 20:25:46 | More by Metalmonk
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gkunkle

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-20-2011 06:27:02 | More by gkunkle
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.