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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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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

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Photo of npendres
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of st9647v3
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Otowi
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a dark brown color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of malts, unfermented sugars, fruit and alcohol. The taste starts off with a bit of dark fruits, turning nutty, wheaty and a bit strong. The beer is damn smooth, more than likely from the oat additions in brewing. Brewed with rye, sage, caraway, juniper and chestnuts, they meld together to form a unique flavor but everything is so balanced it is almost non-distinct. The beer is full bodied but very smooth on the palate. Soft, prickly carbonation makes for a smooth drink (the beer poured from the tap just a bit heady). Overall, this would certainly be considered a success, and apparently this was a collaboration between Nøgne Ø, Stone and Jolly Pumpkin. Its not a sour, thats for sure, sorry Jolly Pumpkin fans. It is, however, a very good beer!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Beerswag
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz beer aged approx 6 months, poured into tulip hardly any head.lots of big bubbles stuck to the bottom.no lacing. Dark brown root beer colored. Smell of candied ginger, mint, cola, berries. Complex, taste, starts of slightly salty n sweet, menthol laced with a light bodied mouthfeel for a holiday ale, with a chewy/rich taste profile. This beer seems to be a winter aspertif. Herbal and tons of spice notes, cinamon, cardimom, jasmine tea. Starts out rootbeerish, with some gingerbread throught the palate. Mouth is numb with all the menthol or somn. Not my favorite holiday ale, but a unique approach to a holiday style. Cheese paring: pistachio crusted goat cheese, food: lamb stew, pumpkin pie, smoked fish(salmon/trout). Smoked oysters, Cigars too!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Special Holiday Ale - Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales/Stone Brewing Co. from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
3.95 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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