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

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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served fairly old into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for about $6.50 CDN.

Appearance - hazy brown coloured beer with cherry hues. Two fingers of off white head are poured and stay awhile. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell - nice blend of herbs and spices, some cinnamon and berries are the stars, but there's an herbal but not medicinal quality lying underneath. The nose is fairly pungent as well.

Taste - starts spicy with cinnamon, then moves to a leafy earthy flavor, before some bitterness comes in. That is followed by another round of herbal flavor, then finish spicy with cinnamon. Ginger throughout. Kind of a full circle here. The only other comment is that it reminds me of Jaegermeister, turned way down in intensity, some added bitterness and herbal qualities as a beer. That's what we're dealing with here.

Mouthfeel - lively carbonation, yet soft mouthfeel, and only a moderately heavy body. Alcohol while not significant the way in which it is presented leaves a warming sensation from the first sip.

Overall- an interesting spiced beer, as mentioned above, it's reminiscent of a really toned down Jaegermeister, and as someone who enjoys that, I rather enjoyed this. It's definitely something that is enhanced by cool weather or a desire to drink something like it, but it's certainly good. Cost is a bit prohibitive, but definitely worth a try.

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look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was the worst gusher I've ever seen, taking the cap off was like opening a fire hydrant, lost a lot of good beer, and then still took a long time for the head to calm down (brew date was 19.7.12 so about a year and a half old) colour is a really dark brown, big head. Losing half the beer has me rattled and the remainder better be amazing.
S- spicy and herbal, ginger is really strong, nuanced with some dark malts, lots of slick pungent spice, maybe some yeasty notes coming in, robust and interesting. Interesting phenolic notes.
T- clove spice, cinnamon, with ginger snaps, a robust full maltiness, spicy bitterness, some of the complex cardamon character. Tasty, with pepper and cinnamon, the spice plays well off the malts, mellow bitterness and ginger character.
M- moderate and full, lots of carbonation, spicy ginger coating feel. Slick finish with a lingering herbal character.
I had a ginger rosemary beer that almost ruined the idea of putting ginger in beer and I'm glad to see in this a pronounced but balanced character, smooth complex spiciness and lots of interesting nuances and complex flavours. A bit more hops wouldn't hurt as would not gushing all over the place, but a delicious complex beer with decent balance I would try another batch of in the hopes this was a one-off problem. Otherwise my rating would easily have exceeded 4. Very tasty beer.

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Underlig Jul from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 198 ratings
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