Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale
Ninkasi Brewing Company

Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleSleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale
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Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Ranked #52
Ranked #22,756
3.76 | pDev: 11.97%
Apr 11, 2021
Jan 08, 2009
Very Good
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleSleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale
Notes: Called 'Dark Double Alt' on the label.

Seize the season with Sleigh'r. Layers of deeply toasted malt are balanced by just enough hop bitterness to make it deceivingly drinkable. Paired with a dry finish, Sleigh’r is anything but your typical winter brew.

An Alt ferments with Ale yeast at colder lagering temperatures. This effect gives Alts a more refined, crisp lager-like flavor than traditional ales. The Alt has been “Ninkasified” raising the ABV and IBUs. Sleigh'r has a deep, toasted malt flavor that finishes dry and balanced.

50 IBU
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Rated: 3.84 by _derrr from California

Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 3.76 by vienna_mantrap from Idaho

Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 3.39 by evergreen_machine from Washington

Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Clear rich amber/ruby red with a beige head that settles down to a thin lid and leaves good lacing behind
Aroma: Warm brown bread, rock candy, earthiness, a little toffee, and some spicy hop notes
Taste: Follows the nose well and more or less, in the same proportions I got in the aroma – bready/candy/earth dominate with toffee and spicy hops weaving in and out of the frame. Finishes with bread and toffee along with light earthy hop notes and mild bitterness
Mouthfeel: Full, medium-high carbonation, slightly chewy at times, and mild dryness on the finish
Overall: I dig it. Although hoppier than a traditional Altbier (though I know they no longer refer to this beer as a Double Alt), it’s Ninkasi so not surprising plus I like the overall depth of this beer. Need a malt and hop fix all together in a winter seasonal – give this a run and it won’t disappoint
Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 3.79 by Anacross from Oregon

Oct 31, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 10, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by ghasting from Washington

Jan 13, 2020
Rated: 3.76 by MattSn from Oregon

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 16, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by Houlio_99 from Connecticut

Dec 09, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by BarrelAgedG from California

Nov 14, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by MobBarley from Oregon

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 2.37 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 08, 2019
Rated: 3.48 by JDoHo from Michigan

May 05, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by heymikew from California

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by procession7 from Netherlands

Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by grittybrews from Washington

Dec 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Smileynulk from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I usually don't like dark winter ales. They are typically too bread-like and sweet for me. The Sleigh'r however is a wonderful hybrid between a winter ale, and an IPA. The bitterness from the hops gives a nice kick when it first hits your tongue. There is also all of the normal winter ale flavors that come through, the deep roasted malts, the spices, and the lingering sweetness.
This is by far my favorite winter ale. Originally picked up a 22oz bottle and drank straight from that, it was a good at that point, but not amazing. I decided to grab a sixer of it and tried it from a glass, and let me tell you, letting this beer breathe and expand does it wonders, would highly recommend drinking it from a glass rather than the bottle.

Picture of it in a glass and the bottle.
Dec 14, 2018
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown with a ruby tinge, no carbonation, and a half finger of off-white head.

It smells of toasted malts, red licorice, slightly sweet.
At first, the taste is the same as the nose.
Then, there is a hoppy quality, that is dull and bitter. Also the flavours of a winter ale with all of the spiciness comes through.

Medium body, with a medium carbonation.

I got this in Medford Oregon today. Drinking in Redding, December 9, 2018.
Dec 10, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by BoatKris37 from Idaho

Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
[Original rating 2016-12-22] Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, pine, alcohol. Taste of sweet caramel, dark malt, candied cherries, a little alcohol in the finish. The label doesn’t say ’Dark Double Alt’ but after seeing the name here I think that is an accurate description. A good winter beer with no spices or crap like that.
Oct 24, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by SargeC from California

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by RB3 from Washington

Feb 16, 2018
Rated: 3.2 by JelickNight from Washington

Jan 31, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Dschamp from Oregon

Jan 27, 2018
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This definitely tastes more like a spicy winter warmer than an altbier.
Thin and crisp, mildly bitter and slightly roasty along with seasonal spice.
The finish is dry and a bit peppery.
Not bad if you like winter seasonals.
Jan 23, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Dec 30, 2017
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Rated by nunitn from Arizona

3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A solid winter warmer. Nothing more, nothing less.
Dec 27, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by DoctorEvil65 from Washington

Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by redleg64 from Michigan

Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by gruves33 from Maryland

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.18 by gboley from California

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by takusan1000 from Washington

Nov 03, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Aug 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 11/16/13. The appearance is a fairly dark copper/brown colored body with a somewhat thin less than a finger’s worth of head that dies practically within thirty seconds and leaves a decent amount of sticky lacing that eventually slides into the body. The smell has a somewhat rich dark malty nuttiness, there seems to be some spice that I can’t really tell what it is, just a sort of spiciness The taste is a mostly malty sweet, the spice from the aroma comes back to balance it a bit, an "altbier-like" malty aftertaste, somewhat dry finish. The palate is about a medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me as its just not harsh or smooth, just right on. Overall, good altbier for the most part, that I think I would come back to.
Jul 01, 2017
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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