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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 15:42:12 | More by jneiswender
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Birdiebeagle

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 03:44:36 | More by Birdiebeagle
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Grabbin2nd

California

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 19:01:04 | More by Grabbin2nd
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 12:52:49 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mrquartetman

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
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).

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 18:30:12 | More by mrquartetman
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dfillius

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 02:48:18 | More by dfillius
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 00:13:00 | More by JohnQVegas
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mnapier

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 03:18:59 | More by mnapier
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 22:37:53 | More by beerthulhu
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 22:51:38 | More by jwc215
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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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walshclimb

Nevada

4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 00:20:13 | More by walshclimb
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 00:13:37 | More by BeardedBoffin
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WesWes

New York

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 01:12:41 | More by WesWes
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 18:51:26 | More by scruffwhor
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 03:17:03 | More by thekevlarkid
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Murchmac

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 17:45:11 | More by Murchmac
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charlzm

California

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 23:16:02 | More by charlzm
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brotherliam

California

4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite bottled beer of this holiday season. Pours a solid dark brown with velvet around the edges. Fantastic tan head that left a nice lace down to the bottom of the glass. The aroma was like a Holiday gift basket, cookies, fruit cake, cinnamon and rum cake come to mind. The first sip was like biting the head off a gingerbread man which lasted through to the aftertaste. What could be more festive than that? As it warmed and the glass got lower I found the other spices and toasty malt. I appreciate what this beer offers. After a year of delicious Imperial Stouts, over the top IIIPA's and great sours that push the envelope, this beer definitely keeps up. I guess I'm a spice head. Just like eating a gift basket though, one was enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 00:23:59 | More by brotherliam
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vurt

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle purchased at BevMo in Burbank, and enjoyed in a nonic pint glass.

Appearance:
Peculiar Yule is a deep brownish-red beer with beautiful ruby highlights. It is topped with a thick and creamy cap of tan foam which lasts well into the 2nd half of the glass. The head leaves behind plenty of attractive lacing.

Smell:
Sweet malt with plenty of ginger. It really smells like ginger ale. Cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and roasted malt follow the ginger. Mouth-watering fruits (blackberries, pears, elderberries) peak in the middle before giving way to light herbal hops and persistent spices in the finish.

Taste:
A heavily-spiced, fairly dry brown ale. Not as sweet as I was expecting from the nose, while the spices are even more pungent. Almost medicinal. Wow. The ginger and coriander flavors start at the sip and last through the aftertaste, while the nutty malts and cinnamon are barely strong enough to provide a counterpoint. The Cascade and Chinook hops contribute some bite and acidity to the mix. The finish is roasty, moderately bitter, and spicy, with a terrific licorice note ringing through at the end.

Mouthfeel:
The flavors fill the mouth, but the beer remains surprisingly light-bodied and refreshing. The carbonation is moderate and finely textured (quite small bubbles). At first I was wishing this beer had a heavier body, but given the raw strength of the spices in this beer, I was ultimately glad it was not dense and sticky.

Drinkability:
Possibly the spiciest winter warmer I've had this year (which is impressive, considering the Stone-Jolly Pumpkin-Nøgne Ø beer I sampled last weekend). Though the ginger and coriander are the loudest voices here, the dark malts and citric hops harmonize with them nicely. It's a rather pricy bottle, but any fan of spiced beers shouldn't hesitate to pony up the cash for this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 06:18:35 | More by vurt
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice darkidh brown with a coffee w/cream colored head. good lace, nice retention. nose is fantastic. toasty graham cracker, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, coffee, crystalized ginger and more. tastes almost well balanced, but the finish seems a touch too hoppy for what i think they are going for. still an outstanding beer, but my least fav so far from this brewery. more than worth a shot if you can tolerate the obscene price tag attached in the u.s. i think that the $ get in the way of most peoples enjoyment of the wonderful beer from these guys. thanks nonge

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 05:56:49 | More by timtim
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Beerenauslese

California

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark, but transparent brown, with a good head that condenses quickly, leaving a thin layer of foam and lace on the glass.

S: Chocolate and coffee, ginger, green grass/herbs.

T: Very well balanced spicy brown ale. Nice bitters from hops, balanced with chocolate, coffee, toffee, clove, cinnamon, and ginger. Just the right sweetness to balance the hops.

M: Light carbonation, flavors burst out at first, then mellow into a hoppy/coffee/chocolate finish. Nice!

D: At 6.3% ABV, this is a delightfully drinkable holiday beer, with eggnog spices, but far better for your health. This is one of the most flavorful lower alcohol beers that I have ever tasted, perfect for holiday session drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 01:13:18 | More by Beerenauslese
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nick76

Florida

2.83/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle labeled Peculiar Yule. The aroma is complex with toasted malt, spice, pine hops, soap, and brown sugar. The appearance is brown with a big head. The flavor is like the aroma but not very impressive. The palate is smooth. Overall its a little disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 07:41:30 | More by nick76
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a black with a deep brown head. Nose was cocoa, ginger, clove and some cinnamon. Taste was roasted and chocolate malts with clove,ginger, cinnamon. Mouthfeel was creamy, pretty heavy bombied and the spiciness at the end was nice. Overall a a pretty good brew just did not fit me well.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 18:54:16 | More by barleywinefiend
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froghop

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a dark brown with a red tint, medium size creamy tan head, and great lacing.

smell is christmas spice, some fruit, some maltiness.

taste is very spicy, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, malt, eggnog, and pine, end is a little dry.

overall very strange, yet in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 22:43:16 | More by froghop
Underlig Jul from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.