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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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yammy, Feb 08, 2014
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tbryan5, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

KevT, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

fionn13, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WolfAlynn, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ajzy, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Rwalford74, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

syrup-y, sickeningly sweet. smells like allspice in it (although they don't mention it in the ingredients) and that stuff don't belong in ANY beer. the Stone 12-12-12 killed me on allspice for the rest of my life- that one was DROWNED in allspice to the point of gagging!
this one isn't that strong with it but itdefinitely tastes like it has a bit (coincidentally, it IS a collaboration with Stone). overall... just 'eh'. regrettable, but I didn't dump it, so that's saying something. cant wait for the next one....

pkalix, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

ILikeGoodCider, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Florya, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ryanpj, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

rainfairy, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

danieelol, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a brown/black pour with 2 fingers of tan head. the scent is of zesty orange peels, caramel, almost a liquer like scent, molasses, brown sugar. yeesh, this is not a great tasting beer up front.. lots of alcohol falvor, orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, a slight spicyness towards the finish.medium body with low carbonation. i could see how this would've been great during winter months, but honestly, not so much right now, and not so much with some age on it. really not digging this one all that much.

facundoCNB, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

bonSreeB, Apr 26, 2013
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Rick760Sd, Apr 16, 2013
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BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
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bigred89, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at La Capsule Cave à Bière in Nancy, France. Deep mahogany pour with a creamy one finger off white head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is spicy, complex and absolutely amazing. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee, dark fruit, molasses, maple, sage, and rye. The taste is just as amazing and just as complex. Strong malty and spicy base with hints of toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, pine, maple syrup, black cherries, sage, rye, and chestnuts. I had a beer this past summer in the South of France made with chestnuts and I'm really liking what they add in flavor. Hopefully it catches on. I'm also getting some subtle dark chocolate emerging as it warms. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with a subtle tanginess on the finish. Overall, this is a home run Winter Warmer! It's amazingly complex but totally drinkable. A top notch beer from three awesome breweries!

beerdrifter, Feb 26, 2013
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.