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Nøgne Ø Lemongrass (Aku Aku Lemongrass Ale)

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Editor’s note: Originally a special brew made for Aku Aku Tiki Bar in Oslo, but some kegs found their way to other pubs as well. Later on changed name to Lemongrass as Aku Aku Tiki Bar quit buying it.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1307) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
Clear medium amber body with a creamy, off-white head with a bit longer than average lifetime, good lacing. The aroma is strong, but I actually don’t pick up the lemongrass. Instead I get lots of similar notes, like citrus (including lemon, that’s pretty close to lemongrass) and herbs, especially lemon balm (even closer!). Also a good amount of light generic fruity notes and pale malts. The flavour is also very lemony, again I get both lemon and lemon balm, and the lemongrass just gives a generic Asian touch. It also feels somewhat old, maybe the lemongrass doesn’t age that well? Finally there’s a firm malty background with caramel. The taste is light to moderate sweet and the average-lasting finish is light to moderate bitter. It’s a fairly light-bodied brew, a bit watery with a dry finish and lots of carbonation. Decent+.
[50 cl bottle, batch 1189, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
25.04.2015. 0,5l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Pale golden yellow colour with white head. Aroma of lemon and malt. Flavours is the same, lemon and malt. Dry beer that leaves a dry mouth. Ripe apples and orange peel. MOderate good body. Soft and tender.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
On tap at Amundsen, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Nose brings out very light lemongrass and floral notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with lots of floral lemongrass. Soft palate and nicely balanced. Solid.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PietS (51) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
The lemongrass is very present in the aroma and taste of the beer and gives the beer a unique refreshing taste. The beer doesn’t have a lot of depth though and tastes quite boring. Good for a hot summer day, but nog very special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (359) - new york, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
Hazy pale, pale yellow color. Mildly herbal note. Very soft, gentle flavor profile. The lemongrass is easily perceptible but not overwhelming. Very easy to drink. Clean finish and aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6219) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
on tap oro velata scorza limone media secchezza nota pepata luppolatura non molto intensa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (501) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 5, 2015
the aroma of lemon, grapefruit, tropical fruits and spicy grasses... the taste is malty with notes of lemongrass, citrus, tropical fruits, herbs and spices... very smooth hopping... sweet and bitter spicy aftertaste...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Golden clear with a monstrously big head that sticks around fairly well. Aroma and taste are strong in lemongrass before receding into normal ale territory. Refreshing, but I want more after that lovely first whiff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Golden, small white head. Aroma: floral, lemon, spice, herbs, grass. Palate: Medium to thin body, smooth carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rammer (324) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
Pleasant aroma, taste soft, feels lemongrass, herbs. More like a ice tea. Not my beer


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