Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale | Ninkasi Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleSleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
591 Ratings
Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt AleSleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,738
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
591
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
104
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 591 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of brother_kenneth
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of phys1028
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of mrcwats
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of bombventure
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of shaunofthedead
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of NSD-NerdGirl
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ricecracker420
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BoRaeCho
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of jds8411
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of beer-me-please
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Noonan425
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cornpone
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Peder
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Pidgurtle
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of RickS95
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber brown in color with plenty of clarity. Fits the style. The head is what's gorgeous and really makes the score here. It's a creamy foam up top. Different sized bubbles, but cream is the word of the day. Decent retention from the finger and a half thick head, the color is a light tan. Full lace.

All malt. Smells like dessert. Caramel, milk chocolate, expresso scents come wafting up. No sign of hops, it really does smell like a yummy dessert.

The scents in the nose becomes flavors on the tongue with the caramel, chocolate, and coffee being accounted for. However, the chocolate is more bittersweet and the coffee is no longer sweet. Hop presence is clearly noted/Noble.

An initial burst of sweetness from all the malt is quickly offset by plenty of bittering agents. It's got some balance, though the overall score favors bitterness over sweetness. For a while, it smooth and creamy, but that gives way to a strong, lingering bitterness. All the while you can feel the sweetness trying to make a comeback, but the bitter is just a little stronger.

Overall, it's a really good beer and shouldn't necessarily be a winter beer as this would be good year round with that dry bitter finish. Really happy a friend from just north of the Washington-Oregon state line sent me this.

 1,286 characters

Photo of MidloRapid
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of crowbar540
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bareju
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 591 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.