Advent Beer Calendar 2007: Day 5: Nøgne Ø God Jul

Nøgne Ø God JulI’ve been noticing—and been intrigued by—beers from Norway more and more lately, so I decided to pick a Norwegian beer for Day 5: Nøgne Ø God Jul. This is brewed in the style of a strong (8.5% alcohol) English Porter (according to BeerAdvocate; I might call this a Baltic or perhaps even an Imperial Porter):

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.

Open up a bottle this holiday season and enjoy a "Good Yule" indeed. For some reason this seems like the perfect beer to follow up an evening of caroling.

BeerAdvocate score: 86/100, 100% approval. RateBeer score: 3.77/5, 95th percentile.