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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

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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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California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-27-2013 07:56:45 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Norway

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-14-2013 00:14:10 | More by Florya
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-29-2013 20:26:19 | More by ryanpj
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rainfairy

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-05-2013 23:08:13 | More by rainfairy
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2013 01:11:37 | More by WOLFGANG
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danieelol

Australia

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

06-29-2013 13:04:11 | More by danieelol
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-13-2013 18:47:13 | More by djre4orm
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 02:18:43 | More by facundoCNB
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bonSreeB

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2%

04-26-2013 14:01:24 | More by bonSreeB
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Rick760Sd

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-16-2013 16:39:39 | More by Rick760Sd
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-24-2013 05:14:41 | More by BARFLYB
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-15-2013 00:52:29 | More by bigred89
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

03-10-2013 19:40:16 | More by spycow
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beerdrifter

Germany

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 17:55:13 | More by beerdrifter
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tried this beer a month ago and remember enjoying it immensely...

The beer pours a deep black-brown with an inch of creamy tan head that laces - slightly reminiscent of Guinness. Honestly, it looks like it could have poured from a nitro tap. The nose is potently herbal with notes of white sage cutting through the surface. It reminds me of the holidays poured into a glass with an initial rye bread sweetness perfectly blended with chestnuts and piney sage. The beer was more aromatic and flavorful when I had it a month ago, but it still packs a distinct punch of flavor. The taste carries a lot of bready sweetness which transitions into a slightly bitter, herbal finish. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and modestly sweet with a fresh herbal finish. There is definitely a touch of roasted chestnuts/malt which compliments the beer's herbal aftertaste. This beer is very well done and definitely worth trying. It encapsulates everything I want in a winter warmer with a unique twist on the traditional winter warmer spice profile. It's an excellent collaboration beer with easy availability, wide distribution, and reasonable price point.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:35:03 | More by ThePorterSorter
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2013 20:28:48 | More by GreatBloomer
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark brownish hue with good head and lace. A peppery, hoppy spiced beer is my first aroma, but I pick up some good sweet malts like caramel or figs as well. Beer is well-balanced as both minor citric hops and sweetness (I seem to pick up figs and toffee which is odd) are both evident, and the beer passes easy and fullish as there is a breadiness to the beer that makes it an easy passing, dessert sipper. A quality brew that is easy to drink and enjoyable which is all one can ask for a winter style beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 20:10:51 | More by clayrock81
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

01-17-2013 03:09:16 | More by LambicKing
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-17-2013 02:53:07 | More by Hanzo
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-17-2013 01:50:29 | More by bradfordjohnson
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-05-2013 00:53:05 | More by pjs234
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-27-2012 09:27:54 | More by YobroitsJoe
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-26-2012 00:57:03 | More by JohneHoodlum
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 208 ratings.