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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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 50 | 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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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite dark and slightly reddish hue, with tan head. Taste is toasted malts, pretty bitter but smooth.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bomber into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep ruby red color, nearing on looking light brown, with a huge and creamy tan colored head that has an amazing level of retention. The head very slowly fades over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is super heavy of a spent grainy smell mixed with some fruity aromas of a more dark stone fruit nature containing smells of cherry, plum, and fig. Along with these aromas come some notes of a roasted malt as well as a bit of molasses.

Taste – The taste begins drier then would have been expected from the nose, but just as grainy and malty as I would have expected. It begins with a slightly roasted and very grainy malt taste mixed with some light molasses sweetness. The graininess gets even more intense with a bit more roast and some hay coming to the tongue toward the end. Along with these flavors so too comes a bit of a warming alcohol taste as well as a loss of most of the molasses. In the end, with the transitions that occur, one is left with a very grainy and malty spent grain flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for an altbier of 7.2 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the style a little bit of a thicker body may have been more traditional, but in light of the rather massive spent grain flavor, the lighter body was actually quite nice.

Overall – Very malty and grainy with a lower level of sweetness. Not a bad altbier, but not the easiest drinking either. A nice one to try and good if you are not feeling anything sweet.

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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.