Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co. | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.
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3.93/5
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254 Ratings
Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co.
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ingredients: Malted Barley, malted Rye, malted oats, hops, white sage, caraway, Juniper berries, chestnuts, yeast.

Added by SammyDavisJrJrJr on 11-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,811
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
254
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
27
Trade:
2
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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark and strangely a white head. Little to no hoppy aftertaste. Chocolate is thick to me, dark chocolate to be exact. Decent ‘Christmas ‘ ale would be great sipping next to a fire.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

this is a cool beer, different as winter stuff goes, but it tastes a little old to me from the keg, slightly oxidized, faded, and on its way to stale. given that i havent seen kegs from these guys in the colorado market for a long time, this could well be an old one. that said, its still got some cool layers, i like the chestnut with the malt, sweet and roasty and sort of protein rich and pithy all at once, a neat balance to the residual sugar thats here and a cool nuttiness. i like the sage here too, a dried herbal presence is like a thanksgiving note to the whole thing, festive and not overdone. lots of booze for its moderate strength, some wet cardboard and cedar too, i get the rye spice balancing the sweet crystal malt and then a cherry, cider, apple cider, and rye bread complexion, like spiced grog or punch, but somehow crystal clear in my glass, amber hued and deep looking. refined in appearance and probably better brand new than it is now, however old. a gin note and a rye whiskey element too, there is a lot going on here, raisin and dried fig, light metallics, and the sage again, rubbed and oily but also reserved and sort of timeless, endearing, and warming with these malts. this is fancy and cool, holiday-esque for sure, and awesome to find it on tap. i wish it was fresher, but it has a lot of likeable aspects, and these guys continue to hold my attention, i just wish i could find their beer a little more often...

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Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a viscous maroon brown with a tan head that sticks around. Aroma is of raisins, licorice and sage. Flavor is of raisins, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, sage and juniper berries. Smooth and syrupy mouthfeel. A very enjoyable winter warmer.

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Photo of logicalparadox
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergoot
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, reddish-brown body with a decent, creamy, light brown head. Light aroma of dates and figs; cherries and brown sugar; hints of holiday spices. Toffee and nut flavors; mocha with cinnamon and nutmeg; licorice. Heavy, warm and velvety body; plenty of rich, residual sugars coating the palate.

The look and smell are okay but the taste and moutfeel are awesome. They deliver a hammer blow of depth and complexity, all nicely balanced in a warm and not-too sweet body. Outstanding overall...

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Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weezarc
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle not dated but brewed in Norway, into the modified tulip glass.
A - Dark amber color, wonderful clarity, gentle carbonation.
S - Dark fruit, toffee, chestnut, a bit of spice.
T - Follows the nose, wonderful winter flavors, nutty, spicy, malty.
M - A bit slick, linger is malty and delightful.
O - A fine seasonal offering from this brewer, worth seeking out.

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Photo of dental
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle share. Strong ale characteristics, some spice. Mild pour, huge aroma, spicy taste. Cinnamon, nutmeg, normal holiday flavors. Medium, slightly sticky body.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OGShotzy
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chestnut color with light brown head. Aroma has sweet malts, pumpkin pie spices and some dark fruits. Taste starts a bit sweet and spicy with dark fruits like figs and dates, caramel and nuts. Overall it's very balanced for a spiced ale. Body is quite heavy with low carbonation. Overall I think this is one of the better Christmas beers I tried this year.

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Photo of msquared36
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexM
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandiprat2015
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 254 ratings
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