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Nøgne Ø Lemongrass (Aku Aku Lemongrass Ale)

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


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (2063) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Nøgne Ø Lemongrass bottle. A golden beer, strongly bubbling, even with careful pouring the head is big, crowing and blond. Aroma has lots of lemongrass, lemon, some tropical fruits and sharp diskwashing detergent. Taste has lemon, fresh grass and some spicyness of coriander. Taste is more balanced than aroma. Almost medium bodied, strong carbonation. Good beer for a hot summer day as today, just as the etiquette says. Lemon and grass or lemongrass, refreshning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6180) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours pale yellow orange, nose is lemongrass, fruity, little soapy, taste is dry, spicy, citrus, sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a light haze. Decent head. Nose - lemon grass definitely, but also something quite sweet. Taste - confected lemongrass, like lemongrass jam, if such a thing exists. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be a bit cleaner, to be honest. Overall - decent, if a bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6047) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Ash?s. Pours hazy pale gold with a thick bubbly white head. Aromas of lemongrass, white sugar. Taste is light sweet, vanilla custard. Prickly carbonation. Dry finish. First wee tasting of the summer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (188) - HONG KONG - JUN 17, 2015
Hazy golden, big head that fades out quickly. Aroma of grass rather than lemongrass. Malty and easy to drink. Not the best from Nøgne, but refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4373) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden yellow pour with a ridiculously big frothy white head, aroma is light a light lemon mousse, taste has mown grass, zesty lemon, some spice, dry finish, pleasant enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (12453) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
Hell gewürziger Antrunk, mittelstarker Hopfen. Deutliche und runde Zitronengrasnoten, weich, minimal herb. Spritzig, zum Ende allerdings schnell abnehmend und etwas trocken. Süffiges Sommerbier. 7/10/13/9/11/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAgutten79 (750) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
Gylden med medium hvitt skum. Aroma av malt, sitrus og humle. Noe karamell. Smaken er malt og karamell. Noe sitron i smaken. Savner fruktighet og mer bitterhet, for malttung. Medium konsistens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1355) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2373) - 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.

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