Nögne Ö – Underlig Jul (Bottle) 6,5%
It poured a dark liquid with a medium sized beige foam that left a nice lacing.
As I poured the beer the smell of spices filled the room, very christmasy. I noticed pors and/or woodworm (malört), cinnamon and cloves. But there where more smells that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body, dry and medium bitterness. Very herby and spicey taste with cinammon, woodworm and/or pors, vanilla and liqourice. However it wasn’t as herby as MNM that was way to herby. This one had a better balance and it was allot more enjoyable.
Great Divide Hibernation Ale (Bottle) 8,7%
It poured a very dark golden liquid with a small beige foam that left a nice lacing.
It had a very malty smell, similar to how it smells when you open a bag of freshly ground malts just before a brewing.
It had a smooth mouthfeel with a thick body. It had a very malty taste, just like voert before you boil it. Very sweet rich malty flavour. It had some alcoholic warmth but no real alcohol taste.
It isn’t very christmasy but I really enjoyed it. I’ve never actually tried a beer that was this malty before.