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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 24
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of santomark
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass

A - Poured a very deep, rich brown, almost black, with a thick latte, tan colored head. Retention was a bit slow, maybe it was the way I poured this one?

S - Not much going on in the nose, mild roast, dark fruit smell, figs, plum, molasses, everything was very subtle to the nose.

T - The taste accompanies the smell. Very mild roasted malt, coffee, latte, reminded me very much of brown bread ingredients, mild fruit like figs and plums, a tad of a charcoal spicy finish.

M - Medium to Heavy body, mild carbonation, lingers in the throat for a bit.

O - Aside from boosting my egoism and having a name that made me want to enjoy this with Hell's Angels in a pool room. This was very subtle, everything is balanced, just wished it was brought out more. With a name like Sleigh, this is not a beefed up beer of this style.

santomark, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Smarty_Pints, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Mikemost, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

SocalKicks, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

lakeylake, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SB_Brewmaster, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jbbailey, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hickmancase, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of BastardKing24
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first tried this beer while in Idaho on a search for a new home. I had never heard of it and gave it a try, and I enjoyed it immensely. If I could drink this all the time, for the price, well I think I'll get it whenever I can when its available. Its that good.

Pours a deep red, almost black but can see some light through it. Decent size head that falls to a ring with some bubbles. Heavy lacing on the side of glass throughout drinking it.

Smell is roasted barley and specialty malts. Some rye bread, some coffee, and bittering hops.

Taste is very good with good amount of bitter from malt, which I am a fan of. Big roasty flavor with a bready, malty, caramel like flavor in the middle, with a short finish of bittering hops. Also a tad bit of cherry flavor as well if you dig in. 7.2 abv hits the spot as I like beer that gives me a buzz for the price. Very clean taste overall, and I can't find any off flavors.

It's got medium carbonation, with a kind of light mouthfeel. Little can be said about the style as I've only had a few alt ales, most of which were very good. This is just a great winter warmer beer that is readily available on the west coast.

Over all I have to recommend this to anyone that likes darker sessionable beers. It's almost in the realm of a stout or porter, but not quite there.

BastardKing24, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

davegray, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Lsmith316, Dec 11, 2013
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Unchi, Dec 11, 2013
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chuckgfk, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

big thanks to flexabull for this cool seasonal. enjoyed from a PFriem snifter.

a - brew poured a dark almost black with a finger of off grey bubbly head. lace coated the glass as the head dissolved.

s - nose is purple grape with nuts. some soggy malt as well.

t - purple grape. toasted malt. some slight roast. crispness. charcoal. spicy finish. biscuits. crystalized malt.

m - crisp. char.

o - overall nice winter beer. hits the vibe of the season just right. enjoyable brew.

cosmicevan, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Bobk80, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

pkalix, Nov 29, 2013
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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.