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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: 61
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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Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -2%

PatGreer, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

apasternak, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of epyon396
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

epyon396, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Chico1985
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Chico1985, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of northstar23
4/5  rDev -2%

northstar23, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Auslander
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Auslander, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Sturmthis
4/5  rDev -2%

Sturmthis, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

clayrock81, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Roberto11232
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Roberto11232, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Rast
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Rast, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of RandomExile
3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

RandomExile, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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.
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.

ISmith87, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of DenverBigRed
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DenverBigRed, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of brbrocc
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

brbrocc, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Alex5
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

KYGunner, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

DrinkSlurm, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev -2%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

jagada, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bobv, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of BurnMeInMyBar
5/5  rDev +22.5%

BurnMeInMyBar, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

KJ2013, Oct 27, 2013
God Jul from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
91 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.