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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

304 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 60
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
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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Rast

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-03-2014 01:17:41 | More by Rast
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -24.5%

A: dark brown, virtually black; rich medium brown head; gothic webbed, and occasionally sheeted lacing
S: chocolate, roast
T: chocolate, coffee, raspberry, roast, a tinge of metal, bile, something medicinal, light apples
M: medium to full-bodied
O: There are some impressive parts, but they don't measure up to an enjoyable whole. The rich smell and appearance can't make the medicine/bile/metal enjoyable.
12oz / Snifter / VGP

12-24-2013 00:37:49 | More by RandomExile
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-22-2013 16:23:38 | More by jaydoc
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%

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.
M - 4.0 - Medium-heavy mouth feel. Smokey bitterness aftertaste, almost like a really nice cigar. Alc completely covered.
O - 4.25 - Good porter. I like to have a porter every once in while between the imperial stouts.

12-21-2013 22:04:00 | More by ISmith87
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-18-2013 23:49:52 | More by DenverBigRed
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-18-2013 21:21:53 | More by brbrocc
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Alex5

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-10-2013 00:38:13 | More by Alex5
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

Deep ruby to almost black this ale had a frothy but solid off white head.

The aromas are so interesting year so weird. There's a lot of smokey malts, like a Rauschbier, but it subsides into a dried fruit. The fruit is rather dull in the nose but that means it's not overly sweet.

The flavors almost follow suit as the dried fruit is not sweet, per se, but more in line with a cake or a malt. There is a barley grain and pecan flavor but it drifts off into a smoke or burnt malt flavor. Funny as it may be, I detected a burnt rubber smoking tire like flavor but found it was not off putting but enjoyable...I do love Rauschbiers though.

The feel is very easy, has a moderate carbonation but still a nice thickness and balance.

12-09-2013 22:32:28 | More by KYGunner
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

2012 bottle poured into tulip. Red brown color with lots of off white lacing. Huge cherry and dried fruit aroma...some caramel and almost Belgian style note. Taste is chocolate cherry and dried fruit...some nice spice character. Really fantastic balance or sweet malt and spice/hops. wow..probably one of my favorite warmers. only wish this came in 6-packs.

12-09-2013 02:23:52 | More by DrinkSlurm
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

12-07-2013 19:45:13 | More by BillRoth
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

12-07-2013 03:44:47 | More by jagada
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-17-2013 13:56:37 | More by d_brommer_nh
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-11-2013 16:01:12 | More by bobv
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BurnMeInMyBar

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-03-2013 16:28:09 | More by BurnMeInMyBar
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

10-27-2013 22:45:26 | More by KJ2013
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

10-08-2013 03:09:13 | More by emerge077
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

10-01-2013 00:28:59 | More by buzzy
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Zaphog

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

09-22-2013 01:35:18 | More by Zaphog
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

09-12-2013 20:18:31 | More by beernads
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-05-2013 22:31:01 | More by JeffTheJuice
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Dark Cola almost pitch black body wit a dark tan head, fine soft carbonation speckled lacing is left behind. Aroma has dark roasted malts a bit of toffee and cocoa dusted in the air, with an interesting spruce, pine, and light anise character. Flavor has herbal notes more spices with an astringent dark chocolate, herbal tea acidity. Actually quite enjoyable lighter than it sounds medium bodied natural soft carbonation a complex and satisfying winter ale that has aged well.

08-09-2013 21:43:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

08-03-2013 22:43:14 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-23-2013 19:57:57 | More by Kegatron
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-13-2013 01:14:26 | More by WOLFGANG
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Zbeetleman

California

1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

07-09-2013 05:23:46 | More by Zbeetleman
God Jul from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
91 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.