Calm Christmas
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4.03 | pDev: 2.98%
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 litre howler fill at an outstanding price point at Keg n Cork in Edmonton. Split 3 ways.
Pours a pale golden - slightly hazy with short lived finger of off white head.
Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, touch of clove, orange zest - bit of floral sweetness.
Taste follows with some candy sugar, yeast, ripe citrus, clove, and a mild banana note on a sweet bready malt backing. Minimal peppery spice and very little bitterness.
Medium mouthfeel hides the 9% well, but it is definitely there - carbonation is a little understated though often the case with growler fills I find. Very drinkable tripel especially at price.

Sep 22, 2019
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MAB from Canada (AB)

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Day 19 of the 2018 advent calendar.

A very nice example of the style. Clovey flavor, yeast and esters. Lots of carbonation and a golden yellow color.

Dec 31, 2018
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle - day 19 of the 2018 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. It wouldn't be the calendar without an entry from Nøgne Ø! Made with orange peel and cinnamon.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden apricot colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly fizzy off-white head, which leaves some layered streaky lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of acrid orange zest, metallic cinnamon, gritty and grainy pale malt, some faintly estery Belgian yeastiness, and very subtle earthy, musty, and herbal old-school hop bitters. The taste is lush orange and lemon rind, faded cinnamon and black pepper spice, bready and grainy cereal malt, tame earthy yeast, and more well-understated leafy, musty, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-satisfying frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, with just a touch of citric acerbity maybe taking things down a notch at this particular point in the game. It finishes off-dry, the now sort of sugary orange and lingering malt making a day of it.

Overall - this comes across as a rather pleasant version of the style, all seasoned up (in more than one way). Full of flavour, and quite easy to drink, given that there is absolutely zero sign of the 18-proof booze quotient. Great stuff, ho ho ho, and all that.

Dec 19, 2018
Calm Christmas from Nøgne Ø
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 6 ratings