Beer #38 God Jul aka Nøgne Ø Winter Ale

Nøgne Ø Winter Ale (aka God Jul)

Name: Winter Ale (aka God Jul)

Style: English Porter

Brewery: Nøgne Ø Det Kompromisslose Bryggeri A/S  website

Country: Norway

Region:  Grimstad

ABV: 8.5%

How served: 500ml capped bottle poured into a Troubadour glass.     

My Overall Opinion: Very Good

I paired this beer with: my favorite thing to pair with beer, Assortment of cheeses and hard sausage.   

Tasted on: Wednesday December 02, 2009

Note: Wow, I really liked this beer.  It is not the best in the world, I know I have had better x-mas/winter brew, but this is a very good x-mas beer.  I say stock up on this one.

 This is the 7th of my daily Christmas/Winter beers which I will be having until Christmas.  There are now only 22 more beers until Christmas!

 “The name Nøgne Ø means “naked island”, a poetic term used by Henrik Ibsen to describe any of the countless stark, barren outcroppings that are visible in the rough seas off Norway’s southern coast, where the brewery sits.  The founders gave Nøgne Ø a subtitle- “ The Uncompromising Brewery” – a plain statement of their mission to make ales of personality and individuality Brewing in traditional styles, but thoroughly inspired by the boldness of American brewing these Norwegian brewers fearlessly chart their own course.”

 From their website: GOD JUL  19°P, 30 IBU, 8.5 % ALC/VOL

A dark ale brewed specially for the Christmas season, with a rich, complex taste of caramel. This is a strong, dark and rather sweet Christmas Beer – just the way we think a Christmas beer should be. 

Recommended serving temperature 12°C/53°F.  Great with cheese or nuts. 

 Ingredients:Lager, Munich, caramel, black, and chocolate malt; Chinook, Columbus, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.