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God Jul - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 59
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Norway

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
19°P, 30 IBU.

Ingredients: Lager, Munich, caramel, black, and chocolate malt; Chinook, Columbus, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 12-01-2003)
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Ghenna

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Orval Chalice. Inky black. Froofy coffee colored head that lingered on top of the beer until it was finished.

Heavy spice on the nose, reminds me a lot of the general profile of the Anchor Steam Xmas ale. General malt sweetness, a bit of alcohol on the back end.

Again, pretty similar to to AS Xmas ale. bit of roast, bit of sweet, a bit of chocolate/roast, plenty of spice. I'm not sure if it is mental conditioning or what, but along with the chocolate flavor I'm getting a bit of andes chocolate mint. Weird.

Does what the Anchor Steam tries to, and accomplishes it without the inclusion of Worcestershire sauceiness.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 23:45:05 | More by Ghenna
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Florida

4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Norway has created a very good brew and this one is easy folks. Strong deep color that pours with a lasting dark amber head, strong sweet aroma of caramel, strong flavor of caramel and nut, strong abv of 8.5 that is dangerous if you let it.... the Vikings did this beer very well.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 01:43:38 | More by RockinRob925
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-21-2014 01:58:01 | More by afsdan
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-19-2014 01:48:37 | More by PatGreer
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Labeled simply "Winter Ale" for us Americans. 500ml poured into creepy realistic human-esque Satan glass.

Monster foam pour. Dark brown beer, thick+creamy tan head which eventually falls to about a finger. Great retention and some lace left.

Big scent of dark fruits (dates, plums, cherries), molasses, some chocolate and light spices. Kind of a bold dessert/fruitcake vibe.

Taste follows the scent but also delivers a good dosage of roasted malts, borderline charred, as well as some big piny hops with maybe some citrus in there too. Still lots of molasses, chocolate cake, bread, licorice and dark fruits; it's all balanced surprisingly well.

Very hefty mouthfeel similar to a big ol stout, ample carbonation and hop bitterness. Some light alcohol warmth. Moreso than the big+bold flavors, the mouthfeel definitely makes this one a sipper. Extra roasty and dry finish.

Definitely leaning towards the imperial porter/stout side of things, but hits unique areas for a great winter warmer as well. Hoppiness is unexpected but meshes nicely. Seems a bit heavy for 8.5% (the whole 500ml is a bit much solo) but quite enjoyable.

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northstar23

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Ohio

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown/almost black body with two finger, voluminous head, with a roasted, chocolatey smell with minor breadiness and just a touch of hoppy graininess. Medium to thick bodied, has a strong and warming booziness as well as a roasted chocolate malt base with breadiness that brings a chewiness (and syrupy mind you) as well as a roasted sweetness to the beer and a dry finish (java/coffee-esque). The alcohol isn't overpowering but makes it's presence known and there's a touch of figs or raisins (dark fruits). This is a great warming winter beer and I really enjoyed it.

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Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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S: chocolate, roast
T: chocolate, coffee, raspberry, roast, a tinge of metal, bile, something medicinal, light apples
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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nogne Winter Ale 2013! Poured from a 1 pint .9 fluid oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - 4 - Really dark brown color, but not quite black. Lots of tan head that leaves nice lacing. I like the bomber bottle, more of it to love!
S - 4.25 - Roasty, smokey malts. Little bit of a red wine hint.
T - 4.25 - Roasty, smokey malts. Some hints of dark fruits/red wine too. Coffee/espresso type flavors are present. No real chocolate, vanilla, or creamy flavors that I can pick up, but thats okay.
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God Jul from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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