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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of albern
3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is one of those that are too sophisticated for their own good. There was simply too much going on in this beer and the spices just didn't blend. The beer poured a nice dark copper color with a decent head, some retention, no lacing. The nose was ginger and hard to pin down sweet malts.

The taste was overpowered with ginger. After the first sip, it was ginger all the time. There are other interesting spices, such as coriander, cloves, cinnamon, and lots of different hops, but the ginger was just too much and didn't blend in well with whatever else the brewer was trying to concoct. I wasn't sold on this beer and I was more than happy to share my 22 ml bottle with someone else.

albern, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of Rizow
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

purchased at the Lake Merritt Whole Foods in Oakland

Pours a rich looking dark orange-brown, with a ton of sediment. The nose is fantastic, with all the spices listed as ingredients present: coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, and a clear note of ginger. The taste pushes the spices behind roasted bitter chocolate and hops and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, lighter than you'd expect. Still, it is quite particular, and I don't know if I'd be in the mood for more than one all that often. One of the better holiday brews I've had.

Rizow, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting beer, as is par for the course from this very cool brewery. This one is billed as being brewed so as to recall Scandanavian Glogg, a mulled beverage. I have to say they did a pretty good job. This looks a little murky, brown with a good bit of yeast swirling around and a fairly short head that fades to a thin ring. Smells fruity and vinous, slightly spicy with lots of ginger and cloves, and has fairly strong pine smell- but more like juniper than hops- almost medicinal, but pleasant. The taste has more of the juniper and herbal deep bitterness running like a backbone through the whole beer, overlayed with piney and earthy hops, more ginger, clove, and other spices, and a fruity, slightly sweet vinous quality. All in all, sort of like Glogg, if perhaps a bit more (welcome) bitterness than usual. Almost tannic in its mouthfeel, and on the thinner side. A very different holiday beer, and much appreciated in my house.

Georgiabeer, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of biegaman
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is old enough to have collected specs of dust on its cap that resemble little snow flakes but nonetheless made a fresh and healthy 'psst' sound upon open and followed suit with a caroling of crackles on the pour. The result was a thick, cottony mound of head that, in a sort of ironic way, strongly resembles a giant bank of virgin snow.

The beer isn't black - not 100% of the time, anyway. Different angles and different distances from the light will eke out minor, but colourful, tones of red and orange (the latter serving as a permanent baseline). It's rare to catch a glimpse of clarity but not impossible.

Peculiar Yule smells just that, peculiar. The spices, five in total, were not afterthoughts and indeed they play more than an accessory role. It's hard to pin just one principal component - none are inconsequential - but cardamon and clove seem to stand out most to my nose. (Note, however, that it does really help to have a cheat-sheet!)

And that's not to say that the others (coriander, ginger and cinnamon) are negligible; the bouquet smells of a very well-stocked pantry. There is a better chance, however, of noting them in the aroma than finding them in the taste - a sweetish, gently roasted wave of chocolate malt and a green, zesty drop of C-hops earn the taste buds' full attention.

This would taste pretty darn good without the spices - with them it tastes incredible. The biscuit character of the malts combine with hints of cinnamon and ginger to bring to mind delicious cookies; the Cascades and Chinook, which offer more than a hint of orange peel, seem a natural fit with the coriander and clove. A magnificent recipe!

Never mind a White Christmas, I want a Scandinavian one! This is the best spiced ales in recent memory and a few more bottles of it will be on my list to Santa. I've enjoyed this bottle about as much as I enjoy the holidays themselves (which is to say a lot!)

Between the ample hopping, the layers of malt and a studded cast of spices, this beer drinks something akin to a jazz improvisation. With every sip a different note, a different tempo, a different instrument comes forth, all the while the whole trio stays in the same key, and in unison. It was a fantastic jam and well worth the price of admission.

biegaman, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of ShadesOfGray
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a fellow trader...thrown in as an extra. Pours very dark with a dark tan/brown thick head that stays frothy for some time. Not much lacing. Smells at fist like a cleaning product. Then as it's poured it definitely smells spicy. Nutmeg, clove...ginger, sweet malt, cinnamon.
Decent taste. Spicy, just like I thought due to the aroma. More cinnamon and clove. Very distant chocolate. Let it warm up past fridge temp. Lacing gets better as it warms. Slight bitterness on the aftertaste.

ShadesOfGray, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.78/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with some reddish highlighting around the edges. Fine-bubbled dark tan head has pretty good retention and ok lacing.

Christmas in July! Pine needles, tons of nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. There is a definite underlying bready, yeasty aroma. A bit of chocolate and caramel maltiness shows up upon further inspection. Very interesting and also very Christmas-y smelling brew.

Tastes like a pine sap and allspice sandwich. Has a lingering, unpleasant astringent aftertaste. Has plenty of bittersweet chocolate, ginger spiciness and cinnamon. Too spice-laden and piney for me. Never thought I would come across a Nogne O beer I didnt like, but this one does not do it for me..

twiggamortis420, Jul 04, 2009
Photo of cvfish
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a reddish brown color that produced a moderately sized foamy tan head which had decent retention and laced the side of the glass nicely

S - The aromas produced by this beer were dominated by the spices, cinnamon, clove, ginger and coriander

T - The taste of this beer had malts, nuts (walnuts and almonds), dark fruits (cherry and plum) and again it blasted with a mixture of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and coriander

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body with a light to moderate amount of carbonation

D - The drinkability of this beer as a Christmas special almost cannot be beat, hands down the better of the two Nogne O Christmas offerings, and one of the best around

cvfish, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of jneiswender
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 1.9 pint bottle into a hefe glass.

A- clear, reddish-mahogany body with a dense, foamy, tan head

S-Very strong cardamon front, cola, cloves, some hop scent in there

T-Strong cardamon front, spicy, some sweet malt, piney, and some ginger.

M-medium

D-very different from the run of the mill spiced Christmas beer. Cardamon is one of those spices you either like or hate. I like it so I enjoyed this beer. Fun, complex, great mix of flavors.

jneiswender, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of Birdiebeagle
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Pours a deep amber brown with a good light tan head. The head is creamy and lasting. Has a good aroma of spices, it reminds me of a ginger snap cookie. Has a decent carbonation. A good mouthfeel. The flavor is very good. Hearty cloves, cinnamon. and a good kick at the end. Has a watery texture. A solid finish with an enjoyable aftertaste. I had this one out of season but will look to stock up next holiday season.

Birdiebeagle, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of Grabbin2nd
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Notes: 3/3/09
Nogne O Norway
Peculiar Yule 2008 - Underlig Jul
6.3% Abv.
500ml bottle in NB Snifter

Appearance= Vigorous pour in NB snifter yields a 1.5 finger tan head. Dark Opaque beer.

Smell= Spices! Roasted malty goodness. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. Zest also.

Taste= Interesting taste. Definite Holiday style brew. Not a bad flavor but not something i would reach for a lot (good thing it's a seasonal). The spices have a lot going on for my taste.

Mouthfeel= Thicker side, definite carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Drinkability= Meh. It's alright. Taste is average. Smell is a little above average. Mouthfeel is european if that makes sense. Beer overall is average. Not good, but not bad. Good to try, wouldn't buy it again though.

Grabbin2nd, May 25, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful blood orange that explodes with a bonfire-like radiance when backlit with morning sunshine. At least half the glass filled with foam on the initial pour. And what a lovely lid it is: pale gold, whipped creamy, significantly sticky and a lace generator extraordinaire.

The nose was easily appreciated as soon as ale splashed into glass. An intriguing potpourri of spices is the reason why. The list includes ginger, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Believe it or not, all of them are appreciated, although I would only have been able to identify a few of them if blinded. The American hops give the beer a citrusiness that isn't out of place at all.

Peculiar Yule was brewed to be similar to glogg (pronounced 'glug'), which is a mulled wine served in the Scandinavian countries at Christmastime. Its original name was glodgad vin, which means 'glowing-hot wine', later shortened to glogg. Other than the spices listed above, other ingredients can include almonds, raisins, honey, vanilla, orange peel and dried cherries.

The beer does tastes peculiar, but in a good way. Actually, the flavor profile is reminiscent of Anchor Brewing's Our Special Ale. It's hard to believe that spruce boughs aren't among the ingredients. Nevertheless, there can't be too many ales that taste this Christmas-like. At the same time, the spices aren't overpowering... as long as you enjoy spiced beer in general.

The brown ale-like base beer just does manage to hold its own against the spice attack. It's moderately sweet and nutty, and is complemented by a citrus peel bitterness that hopheads should love. Nogne doesn't shy away from using a ton of American hops, which is why I love most everything they brew. Imperial Stout, Porter and #100 Barleywine are all fantastic.

It's amazing how, again, each one of the spices can be appreciated as soon as the taste buds and brain are focused on it. They work together beautifully as well. None of them charge into the foreground and none of them disappear into the background.

The mouthfeel, although not bad for a 6.5% beer, could be more full. Since glogg is such a high-octane drink, I'd love to see a 12.0% version that uses both candi sugar and honey to boost sweetness and alcoholic punch. Drinkability is limited only by what is becoming a fairly high spice load as the bottom of the bottle approaches.

Without question, Nogne is one of my favorite (non-Belgian) European breweries. With the possible exception of India Pale Ale, everything they touch turns to beer gold. The bottom line is that Peculiar Yule (Underlig Jul) is one of the best Christmas-themed spiced ales to have ever entered my glass. God Jul!

BuckeyeNation, May 22, 2009
Photo of mrquartetman
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Dark in color, with a brownish head that hangs in there for a while.

S: Strong spicy aroma with strong malt accent. Ginger and clove predominate (see spice list below).

T: This beer is a strong contender in the spiced Christmas beer category with Anchor's Our Special Ale. It is not as cloying or as aggressive as the 2008 Anchor was. More subtle and more satisfying. The spices start it out, but the malt takes over pretty quickly, with a balancing hop in the mix.

M: This complex brew is a kind of a riot of persistent flavors, attributable to its spice list: ginger, coriander, cardamon, cinnamon and cloves. Ginger, cinnamon and cloves are the most identifiable.

D: I wouldn't want to drink more than a single 25 oz bottle at a time (probably shared) so that I wasn't put off by spiciness. I find this a highly drinkable beer - more so than a lot of the spiced winter beers out there.

This beer is a direct analogue with this brewer's Underlig Jul.
While the Underlig is listed on their site as being 6.5% abv (this one is shown at 6.3%), the brewer still states that they are the same beer (rated separately here on BA).

mrquartetman, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of dfillius
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.
A: Aggressive pour yields 2.5 fingers of pillowy off-white head with very good retention. Clear, dark brown with ruby notes of color here and there.
S: Cardamom, clove, anise, ginger - very spiced. No "beer" aromas at all! Well...now hops emerge. Some cocoa powder too. Smells like glögg.
T: Roasted with bitter herbs. Some hop. Pumpkin pie spice. Chocolate malt. Burp of necco wafer. The glögg is less in the flavor than in the smell.
M: Smooth but herb and hop keep that in check. A little perfumey and numbing (clove?), but in a good way.
D: This is only for once in a while. Very good, but extreme. Not for the uninitiated.

dfillius, Mar 10, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into red wine glass.

Pours dark brown, hints of ruby with some light, and a big, fluffy beige head that leaves very solid lacing as it settles down into a nice, creamy cap. Solid walls of lacing - a very nice looking beer.

Nose is chock full of spices. Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and orange/lemon zest are clear. The zest in particular comes through. A bit of smooth cocoa pokes through as well, but it's hinted at underneath the blanket of spices. Quite delicious.

Taste is, again, predominantly spices up front. Light cocoa is hinted at up front, comes out stronger as a smooth, mellow roasty note at the back end along side a big orange zest note as well. Finish is more citrus zest, as well as some other spices that it's hard to pick out cleanly.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, fluffy. Medium bodied. Really nice job there.

Drinkability - while one bottle of this beer is quite enjoyable, more than one has the potential of getting tiresome due to the heavy handed spicing.

JohnQVegas, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of mnapier
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served around 40 degrees. Serving glassware, 10 ounce brandy snifter.

Appearance is expected for a "winter" ale from this brewery, burgundy & clear with a strong initial light, khaki, foamy head that recedes into tattered antique lace, with only small islands on the top of the beer.
The nose is interesting in between the clove, brown sugar, spruce tips, ginger, and pine.
Tasting this I detect, more ginger, clove, some slight citrus and a dash of roasted-ness. Overall mouthfeel is satisfying.

Definitely a sipping beer that you enjoy over conversation but not one to get several of.

Cheers and please pass the spiced chocolate.

mnapier, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a soft cola color with a light reddish-orange hue capped off by a dirty khaki colored head that was fizzy and barely 1 finger high, settling rather quickly to a thin, whispy film covering. A thin sheet lacing clings to the glass walls.

S: The nose was fresh ever-green pine needles with soft dried sap hints. A nice citrusy aroma blends well with the soft roasted chocolate malting which adds some nice earthy notes. What I liked most of all was the subtlety of the spices used here. The ginger, cloves and cinnamon are detected well enough but are well balanced in regards to one another and the malting providing compliment hints of spices without drowning out one another or the maltiness. Beautifully spiced, with a nice maltiness makes for a really nice nose here.

T: starts off nothing less then superb with a soft roasted chocolate malt helping with some seemingly spicy clove hints. Theres a very nice winter feel here as well (see their winter ale). Very earthy with fresh ever-green pine, cinnamon, and ginger dancing off the tongue with a spicy but well even manner with respect to one another. The munich and chocolate malting was equally superb and would be hard pressed to find a finer example of malt flavor then right here. Theres a nice spiciness of cloves but is quick off the tongue on the finish and fade providing just the right amount to be appreciated without overstaying its welcome.

M: silky with a little bit of edgeiness provided by the carbonation. Medium body and just a nice experience overall leaving a soft roasted lacing that was earthy and dry behind on the swallow.

D: Very good drinkability and one of the best by style. The perfect balance of malt and spices, balance and abv makes this a dream going down and one that should not be missed.

beerthulhu, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of jwc215
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with a fluffy tan head that stays, leaving creamy lacing.

The smell is interesting - "peculiar" indeed - in a very good way...pumpkin pie/winter spicings with some chocolate, but also classic English Maris Otter aroma and some citrus/pine. It could "go in different directions", but it doesn't. A unique, inviting, aroma.

The taste is of plenty of spicing - ginger, cardemom, cinnamon, etc - pumpkin-pie-ish - yet doesn't get to be "too much". It is backed up with chocolate, and something coffe-ish with characteristics of nuts and dried fruits. Complex, yet with a firm maltiness that makes it approachable. Very tasty! It has a nice bitter touch - "American" style - piney/citric - in the finish.

It is more effervescent than expected, giving it a lighter/more airy body than is typical of a winter-spiced brew. Yet it adds to smoothness and drinkability. I like it!

The spices, maltiness and hop touch combine well here. A nice seasonal, spiced, yet balanced, brew!

jwc215, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of TheDoorman
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

TheDoorman, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of walshclimb
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours chocoolate brown wit a nice tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving good arching lace. Very spicey aroma with clove, cinnamon, maybe bay leaf?, and I don't know what else - Reminiscent of beef stew. Good malty IF with long live bitter aftertaste. Some of the spices are there, but it is not as overpowering as you might expect from the aroma. A litte chocolate and maybe anise show up as the beer warms. Medium bodied with relatively high carbonation that bites your tongue a ilttle. This is a nice complex beer that is great for winter. The nose is intensely spiced, but the flavor is surprisingly well balanced. Complex but not overwhelming. Try it with a good cheese fondue.

walshclimb, Jan 12, 2009
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a dark chestnut color with a head composed of large radius bubbles. The aroma is unbelievable in its spiciness. This beer is apparently a spice-bomb. Cardamom, ginger, clove and cinnamon are all distinctive in the nose riding on a weak dark malt background. More of the same on the palate. The sweetness up front is quickly overwhelmed by the same spices composing the aroma. The spicy center abates slightly toward the finish.

This beer gets kudos for its unique and bold use spice. Not a beer for everyday, but it works around yule time.

BeardedBoffin, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of WesWes
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a kick ass ginger nose along with moderate contributions of cinnamon and clove. The taste is awesome. It has a solid malt base that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It's light going down with loads of ginger and hops in the finish. It's quite refreshing actually. The ginger really stands out. The cinnamon and clove just round out the flavor. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific beer with tons of flavor. I love the hop/spice combo. They seem to play off one another.

WesWes, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark cola and ruby colored hue beneath an awesome tan, two-finger head. Great retention and stickage. Lots of lacing!!! Great looking beer. Holy cardoman! Very herbal, spicey aroma. Makes me think of an old fashioned European Chistmas cookie. A little too spicey though. The taste is equally as spicey, the cinnamon and ginger i noticeable, but the cardoman takes hold of both the nose and tongue. Some of chocolate malt adds some roast character. The hops only increase the spices potency. Herbal spicey palate wrapped in a medium body.

scruffwhor, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle this beer was a dark garnet color with LOTS of visible rising carbonation. The head was a billowing monster of tan foam. All three fingers retained easily as a rocky cap that slowly left lacing all down my glass. The aroma was roasted malt, lots of spices (nutmeg, cloves and white pepper in particular) and some ripened fruit. The flavors were semi-sweet at first, caramel malt and hints of toffee punctuated by the holiday spices but then the taste got weird. The swing was at once very bitter and woody/root-like, as though the hops went bad and the malt too earthy. Rough way to finish. The mouthfeel was good but slightly watery, the body medium/full and the carbonation very nice. A peculiar yule beer indeed...

thekevlarkid, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of Murchmac
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of the bottle like water from the Hardangerfjord. This beer is a mahognony brown, with red highlights. Creamy cream head, nice lacing throughout.

Spicy sweet smell of cloves, ginger, cardamom, nutty quality to it. Peaceful and calm, like the country of Norway

Very tasty, spicy, excellent. It said based on Glogg, this spiced beer has the nutty and clove tastes of the Anchor Xmas, but much much stronger.

Sweet aftertaste, great balance, just the right amount of body. Excellent brew. This beer tastes better than Henrik Ibsen looks.

Mostly known for Vikings and Sea Monsters, Norway is reinventing it's image, one tasty brew at a time.

Murchmac, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of charlzm
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/27/08.

Pours a hazy prune brown into a tulip glass. A three finger tan head erupts and dies down very slowly, leaving sheets of lace. Lots of tiny little bubbles stream up the sides of the glass.

Aroma reminds me of an old lady's powdery perfume. Nutmeg, brown sugar, gingerbread.

Flavor is semi-sweet dark malts with an ever-so-slight citric sourness. Subtle cloves, too. Some powdery cocoa as the flavor lingers on the tongue. Gingerbread. Cinnamon. Dash of maple syrup.

Slightly dry on the tongue.

An appropriately-flavored beer for wintertime. Not a style I especially love, but good for once-a-year consumption.

charlzm, Dec 27, 2008
Underlig Jul from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.