Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co. - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
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!
05-01-2014 05:26:50 | More by Beerswag
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
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!!
03-09-2014 10:59:50 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
02-22-2014 04:46:35 | More by peacebone116
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co. from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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