Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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There is a long story to this malty ale. It was first brewed in the spring 2006 in Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a joint brew between Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro. Nørrebro calls their version “Double Knot Brown”. It is the perfect thing to drink with almost any cheese.

Recommended serving temperature 12°C/50°F. Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, brown, amber, Munich and caramel malt; Columbus, Chinook and E K Golding hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.


TyggaBrown's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TyggaBrown (430) - - NOV 30, 2012
This is really close to perfect. Everything is great: body, bitterness, aroma, taste, head, looks. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (912) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen. (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24.6.2015). Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some spices. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Malty light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3469) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
24-JUN-2015, draft @Taphouse. Hazy Brown with low off-white head. Bread, Brown sugar, roast. Sweet, sugary, medium+ body, medium carbonation. Brown Ale’ish but more imperial:-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (227) - POLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown with medium light brown, semi-densed head. Medicore head retention and lacing. Moderate malty (caramel) and toffee aroma combined with some nuts and smokey light smokey character. Some booze in the background noticable. Taste is semi-sweet wuth some medium bitterness in the end of degustation. Medium body, average carbonation, finish is bitter, semi-dry and nutty. In overall typical brown ale with some higher alc. vol. and more hoppier than usual. The good thing is that this beer is well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (372) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Brown color with good foam. Aroma: malts, honey, hops, fruit and great hops. Taste: dark malt, biscuit with honey, fruit and pleasant hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1287) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Brown / Marron. T/S: Malt, caramel, chocolate / Malta, caramelo, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
500ml bottle, pours cola brown, small off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and treacle, nice malty full body, very well balanced with piney hops. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, finish is well balanced light bitter toffee and niceness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (187) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky amber brown with a mostly fading beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, hint of smoke. Taste is of toffee, nutty, brown sugar, dark fruits, blackcurrant, some bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2406) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
500ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Rich, full-flavoured malt, liquorice and dark toffee with some nuttiness. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (241) - - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Pours hazy ruby brown with a light beige head, moderate lacing. Nose is toasted biscuity malt, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, very mild sour. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is malty with a lingering bitter finish. A nice brown ale, with a decent body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. A soft aroma of roasted malt, light nutty with some chocolate. The head is quite large, white to beige and creamy with a long duration. The body is dark brown. A quite nice malty taste of chocolate and roasted malt. The body is medium strong, very creamy with a soft carbonation.

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