Between Santa‘s mittened-finger devil horns and the ümlauted subtitle, this Spiced Doüble Alt poses itself as one badass brew. The only improvement would be Santa riding one of these. But like the ümlaut it’s, uh, unnecessary. The damn beer’s giving a hat tip to Slayer!
Ninkasi‘s Sleigh’r pours a dark ruby red and smells of sweet molasses and malt.
Tastes of dark, candied fruits swirled with molasses on an oak pitchfork.
It finishes woodsy and sweet. Let it warm up a little to let the richness (and the 7.2% ABV) truly rock out. A very welcome winter warmer.
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FOR A CHASER:
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Beerds: 14 Hairy Beer Labels
Jingle: Bishop Allen’s Catchy Christmas Diddy for Target
The Simpsons: Brought to You by the Ümlaut (and Katy Perry?)
Tron: New Poster Cool in Japanese, Cooler with Umlauts
Ride: Awesomely Umlauted Dübble Trübble, Part Harley / Part Triumph
Beer: Samichlaus Helles for the Holidays
WTF: Best Cry Ever plus Slayer, Auto-Tune “Tear Pain”, and iPad Versions
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