The Craft BeerAdvent 2014 Calendar Day #23 – God Advent (Norway)

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The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #23

God Advent – Nøgne Ø, 10% ABV – 250ml., (Netherlands)

on the front label:

“Advent is a season with mixed feelings for Norwegians. For starters is is all about getting prepared for Christmas. Gorgeous! But it is also a season where it gets darker day by day. Which indeed is a challenge for every individual. This beer is supposed to balance both these emotions. Let’s call it bitter sweet.”

  • Style: American Strong Ale
  • Taste: Big brown sugar barley malt bomb
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours murky root beer brown with minimal dissipating head, thin ringed retention, steady scattered streams.

Nose: wet/dank barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: crisp, slick-thick, incoming malts

Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel, thick barley malt, tangy-soft sour, brown sugar, fig

Finish: residual malty sweet, alcohol heaviness.

Summary: Big brown sugar barley malt bomb – heavy flavour yet still very drinkable.