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Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co. - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%


Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SammyDavisJrJrJr on 11-25-2009)
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Reviews by AwYeh:
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark reddish brown, almost plum tinted. Less than a finger of off-white head.

S: Smells just like Christmas: dried fruit, spruce hops, and spices- most notably ginger and juniper.

T: Taste is fruity and sweet, much like an Abbey Dubbel (in a blind taste test, would have bet money on this being a dubbel). Quite a bit of roasted malts and berry sweetness (a cherry flavor comes through, even though I don't believe cherries were used in the brewing), alongside flavors from the aroma.

M: Medium to thick body; quite syrupy, especially on the finish. Soft to moderate carbonation.

D: The alcohol is well hidden, but this beer is just a bit too sweet to have high drinkability. Beyond that, I'm not sure that this one is worth the high price tag. If you're really invested in any of the three collaborative breweries or spice beers (or hell, if you're into dubbels), it may be worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 03:02:44 | More by AwYeh
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A: dark brown, almost black. Khaki head that recedes but leaves nice ring at leg. Looks like espresso.

N: chocolate & over-ripe cherries...not too complex, but rich. A little touch of peppermint, actually, in the background.

T/MF: creamy body w/ prickly carbonation. Mocha & a touch of hazelnut. There is a pleasant tartness (ripe sour cherries) to back up this sweetness. This beer finishes dry...maybe there is some Brett in here?..and fast. There is a spicy ness, almost like cracked pepper, in the finish.

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Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co. from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.