Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
584
Reviews:
175
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
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34
Gots:
101
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Photo of GRG1313
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal dark copper with a thin light tan head.

Nose is light fruity esters, pleasant but mild Nose gives way to some nice smoke, light coffee and roasted malt.

Medium to full mouthfeel with nice balance and a light champagne carbonation.

Flavors start malty and quickly go to big bitter hop and a grapefruit bitter finish. Front sweet malty character and midpalate are nice but short and this one ends with a big and long lasting bitter finish. I get a nice double alt character to this with some roasted malts, hints of smoke and roasted coffee. I get no winter spice character at all.

Nice beer; not what I expected but very good albeit not real comlex. A bit of an identity crisis on this one. Smokey with coffee tones with food.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Competent. Quite bitter, yet well balanced. Not as rich a mouthfeel as I'd expect from the look and taste. Would like more malt here.

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Photo of Briken
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark mahogany with huge brown foamy head with good retention and lacing. Roasted malt and light caramel with herbal spice aroma. Very delicate malt character fluctuating between roasted malts, a little peat and something a little more bready, rye perhaps. Balance tips a bit in the end to a fairly dry moderate very light citrus hop flavor and bittering. Mouth feel is robust but with a moderate-high carbonation.

Fairly interesting flavors although they are a bit subdued as is proper for the style, except this is supposed to be a double. It seems very similar to Full Sail's wassail but I didn't taste it side by side but just had it recently. Easy to drink but not a whole lot to look forward to.

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Photo of Yesdog
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Braz
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark brown with reddish hues. Substantial off white head that slowly recedes to a fluffy cloud like lacing. Aromas of fruity malt, dough and alcohol. Mild sweetness up front with a bittersweet finish. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Alcohol flavor definately comes through as well. Slight roasted chocolate and cola notes. Nice smooth and creamy body with medium carbonation. It has a good feel and is drinkable but there are some strange flavor notes here that I'm not that crazy about. I'd have again but probably wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of riles4riles
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sleigh'r Dark Doüble Alt Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 584 ratings.
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