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

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88
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 164
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
15°P, 30 IBU.

Also sold as "Peculiar Yule".

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, caramel, and chocolate malt; Columbus and Cascade hops; 5 different spices, English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 11-03-2004)
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Reviews by TheDoorman:
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TheDoorman

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep deep brown, almost black, with a slighty tanned head that retains itself nicely. Beautiful lacing. Nose is filled with spices. Clove, peppermint. Potent but clean. Palate is similar to the aroma. A crisp minty spice in the body, cloves are there too, with nice hop dosage that really appears in the finish. Very nice balance between the spices and hops. Mouthfeel is light, finsih is sticky and very very dry. Really a great winter ale.

Very similar to the 2008 Stone Holiday collaboration. Which, as I am writing this, makes sense, as Nogne was in on that beer.

Solid, very aromatic, spicey, xmasy brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 01:10:23 | More by TheDoorman
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This was the worst gusher I've ever seen, taking the cap off was like opening a fire hydrant, lost a lot of good beer, and then still took a long time for the head to calm down (brew date was 19.7.12 so about a year and a half old) colour is a really dark brown, big head. Losing half the beer has me rattled and the remainder better be amazing.
S- spicy and herbal, ginger is really strong, nuanced with some dark malts, lots of slick pungent spice, maybe some yeasty notes coming in, robust and interesting. Interesting phenolic notes.
T- clove spice, cinnamon, with ginger snaps, a robust full maltiness, spicy bitterness, some of the complex cardamon character. Tasty, with pepper and cinnamon, the spice plays well off the malts, mellow bitterness and ginger character.
M- moderate and full, lots of carbonation, spicy ginger coating feel. Slick finish with a lingering herbal character.
I had a ginger rosemary beer that almost ruined the idea of putting ginger in beer and I'm glad to see in this a pronounced but balanced character, smooth complex spiciness and lots of interesting nuances and complex flavours. A bit more hops wouldn't hurt as would not gushing all over the place, but a delicious complex beer with decent balance I would try another batch of in the hopes this was a one-off problem. Otherwise my rating would easily have exceeded 4. Very tasty beer.

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This is one of the best holiday beers I've had. Poured slightly colder than their recommended 50 degrees F with a smallish tan, foamy, thick head that settled after a bit and good lace. Color is a very slightly hazy mahogany. Aroma is spicy - clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, others?, malt, toffee. Flavor's much like nose, tang is up front, followed by a mild bitter which was perfectly complimented by a softness of body. Fairly dry, and spices are not overdone. Body is perfect, ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, no off notes at all, and of average length. This is one of the most drinkable of spice beers. Glad it's in La Crosse!

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Underlig Jul from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.