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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

362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 20
Gots: 23 | 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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Goosehunter75

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3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a burnt caramel colo with a nice two finger tan head. Very good retention and excellent lacing

S - Very mild aromas. Mainly malys. Perhaps a light chocolate and coffee aroma hidden in the very back

T - Mainly caramel malts. Not sweet though. Im not getting any chocolate or coffee. Good bitter finish

M - Medium body beer. Very slick and goes down really smooth. No burn at all.

O - A decent beer and not what I expected. Would like to for it to have had a little more flavor and aroma. It was a little dissappointing. Still, an enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 16:12:02 | More by Goosehunter75
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santomark

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 04:01:39 | More by santomark
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-30-2013 03:27:37 | More by Smarty_Pints
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12-28-2013 03:52:20 | More by Mikemost
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-25-2013 22:09:43 | More by SocalKicks
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California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-25-2013 21:27:41 | More by lakeylake
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12-25-2013 08:58:23 | More by jbbailey
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California

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12-21-2013 20:35:28 | More by hickmancase
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BastardKing24

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 04:35:23 | More by BastardKing24
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12-18-2013 09:27:48 | More by davegray
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California

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.