Friday, December 7, 2012
Ninkasi Brewing Company Sleigh’r Dark Double Alt Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Ninkasi Brewing Company Sleigh’r Dark Double Alt Ale.
From the Ninkasi Brewing Company website: “A delicious northwest seasonal brewed with winter in mind. A dark double alt, malty, nourishing and delicious, it's sure to keep the winter at bay, and yes, Sleigh'r does rock!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick off-white head and light lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, brown sugar and spices.
Taste: Caramel and roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits and a nice underlying hop bitterness.
Overall: A little hoppier than a standard alt, I enjoyed Ninkasi Brewing Company’s Sleigh’r Dark Double Alt Ale. At 7.2% ABV it is a nice winter warmer and one that I will probably pick up again. Next time I intend on drinking it with food as I believe that would really bring out some of the best qualities of this one.