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

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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

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
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:
Ingredients: Malted Barley, malted Rye, malted oats, hops, white sage, caraway, Juniper berries, chestnuts, yeast.

(Beer added by: SammyDavisJrJrJr on 11-25-2009)
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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

dogin26, Oct 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mltobin, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

mportnoy, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

UlfAndreas, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

gillagorilla, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

KAF, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DrBier, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Artjsantos, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

neckbracesub, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

user785335, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of Beerswag
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz beer aged approx 6 months, poured into tulip hardly any head.lots of big bubbles stuck to the bottom.no lacing. Dark brown root beer colored. Smell of candied ginger, mint, cola, berries. Complex, taste, starts of slightly salty n sweet, menthol laced with a light bodied mouthfeel for a holiday ale, with a chewy/rich taste profile. This beer seems to be a winter aspertif. Herbal and tons of spice notes, cinamon, cardimom, jasmine tea. Starts out rootbeerish, with some gingerbread throught the palate. Mouth is numb with all the menthol or somn. Not my favorite holiday ale, but a unique approach to a holiday style. Cheese paring: pistachio crusted goat cheese, food: lamb stew, pumpkin pie, smoked fish(salmon/trout). Smoked oysters, Cigars too!

Beerswag, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

nmann08, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

anhigdon, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

KJ2013, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Bourgogne Wine glass. Very dark brown color. Small bubbled foam, yellowish beige in color, forms a close, wide & sticky head & leaves wide lacings on sides. Aroma profile displays : Intense caramel malt & candies, herbal – cumin & anise-, forest, blackberries & dried nuts. Toasted flavors, smoky hues, herbal infusion & dark fruits, underneath molasses & brown sugar. Full body. Moderate but slight sparkling carbonation. Velvet palate & dense texture. Well integrated ABV appears as a kind warming sensation. Fudge chocolate & fruit notes in the middle as well as dried nut zest, subtle spiced & spicy hints. Memories of coffee liquor & sugar –but no cloying- into a sweet toasted malt finish. Dark fruity aftertaste. Complex & flavorful as a Winter Ale should be!!

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Wobbly, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of peacebone116
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL bottle into chalice on 2/21/14.

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.

Overall, very interesting. I never tried this fresh, but I like it now.

peacebone116, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jvillefan, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jbaker67, Feb 08, 2014
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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 219 ratings.