Underlig Jul | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Underlig JulUnderlig Jul
BA SCORE
74.2%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 198 Ratings
Underlig JulUnderlig Jul
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
15°P, 30 IBU.

Also sold as "Peculiar Yule".

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, caramel, and chocolate malt; Columbus and Cascade hops; 5 different spices, English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water

Added by Sigmund on 11-03-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,188
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
198
Liked:
147
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.63%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque dark reddish brown beer with 2-finger beige head.
Smell - cola, chocolate, beverage "Baykal", pepper, herbs, ginger, juniper.
Taste follows the smell, cinnamon tones.
Light body, medium carbonation.
Really interesting and tasty.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
12/25/2013
AROMA: Raisin,chocolate, prune, nutmeg.
LOOK: Dark black color, medium white head.
Taste is raisin, coffee, tea, dark raspberry, cranberry. Pepper also. Very complex.
Really nice. Excellent Christmas brew.
**

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Photo of ikidunot
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradC
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very interesting brew. Gushed like crazy when opened. A little over carbonated, but that helps bring out the spices. Smells of cardamom and clove, flavor follows. Kind of cola like and gets better as it warms.

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2014, best before 2017.

Interesting beer, much better at room temp. Getting leather, some juniper berries, a little ginger and mild smokiness.

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Photo of yancot
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of killcore
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irishkyle21
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
2.3/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Way too much spice for me

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Photo of WillAndSarah
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poskok
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigox420
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SuperMario
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled on July 16 2014. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a murky brownish-copper colour, with an enormous head that erupts at the surface and quickly fills the glass. It takes a few minutes to seep down a bit, producing a fluffy, two fingers' worth of off-white froth, in addition to multiple wide bands of sticky gobs of lace. Looks great, and the aroma is pretty interesting, too - cinnamon and ginger are the most pungent inclusions, although coriander, clove and cardamom contribute some spicy, earthy undertones. Caramel sweetness, fig and raisin are also detectable.

This one already had a strong 'Christmas dessert' vibe going on, but the flavour profile really solidifies that. Grainy, bready malts and caramel sweetness provide much of the base, with cocoa, ginger and fig pudding following soon after. The flavour becomes increasingly earthy and spicy toward the finish, with hints of pine sap leading into spicy clove, coriander and cinnamon. Ginger heat lingers into the aftertaste, with a yeasty, earthy bitterness and slight alcohol warmth keeping it company. This is actually surprisingly warming for 6.5%, but that might be an artifact of all the spices used. Medium-bodied, with assertive carbonation levels that assault the tongue and provide a very crisp, active feel in the mouth. Despite the manageable abv, this one's intense spiciness seriously limits its drinkability - a pint is more than enough for me, thanks, at least for tonight.

Final Grade: 4.32, an excellent A grade. Underlig Jul is a bold-tasting, spicy winter warmer that is likely to raise at least one of your eyebrows upon the first sip. While it's not the sort of thing I'd want to drink in large volumes, or even very frequently, it is still a very creative, full-flavoured strong ale that makes for an excellent dessert beer or night-capper. Any fan of spiced beers or North American-style winter warmers should consider seeking this one out, because it's a fine example all-around.

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Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mit
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a darkish amber brown colour with a decent head.

Almost smells like a cola....spicey....hard to pick out the spices. Sweet and spicey with a slight alcohol burn.

Very spicey.....sweetness was more in the fore in the bouquet. Kinda peppery...has a nice alcohol finish. Very much a winter warmer.

Decent mouthfeel. Very chewy...higher abv

Overall this is a great winter beer. I would drink it again. You cant have two in a row before it becomes overwhelming imo.

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Photo of Long813
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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