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Nøgne Ø Lemongrass (Aku Aku Lemongrass Ale)
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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: American Pale Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2048) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2011
On tap at Aku Aku Tiki Bar
Golden hazy, white head. Aroma of citrus and zests. Very refreshing. Taste is quite light malted, good sweetness that turns dry after a while. Finish comes with a nice hoppy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13724) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
KØ11. Mild spicy aroma, must be lemongrass or perhaps hops. Good maltiness. Also some of the notes as in the aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Small white head. Good mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GianlucaKA (14) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2011
Molto particolare, con un buon aroma di caramella al limone, bilanciata però da una bella dose di luppolo. Una bevuta diversa dalle altre.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Copenhagen Beer Festival, 2011. Pours clear yellow with a small creamy white head. Lemon, lime, grass and corn. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6029) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Cloudy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and grass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10906) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
cloudy orange, smooth wihte3 head. wheaty and yeasty aroma, citrus, fresh. flavor is citrus, wheat, a little mild, and watery, good grape fruity hoppy note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6426) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a very small head. Aroma of strong citrus and grass. Flavour of lemon, juicy fruits such as orange, floral hops and grass. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a citrusy finish. Truly a summery brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11331) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Tap. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Flavour is malt, citrus, lemon, lemon grass and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2011
Tap @ Pingvinen, Bergen. Pours a semi cloudy to clear orange body with a lasting creamy just off-white little head leaving nice lacing down the glass. Aroma is light fruity, not as fruity as I would have imagined but still. Some notes of peach, lemon and light grassy hops. Quite bitter at first, but it gets sweeter and sweeter as it gets some time in the mouth. Body is medium, average carbonated and it has an oily texture. A bit watery perhaps, and it has a nice maltiness all the way through. Is this supposed to be brewed with lemongrass? If so it’s quite subtle and almost impossible to notice. All in all a absolutely decent APA. Light hoppy finish and a mild piny aftertaste. Refreshing beer and quite easy to drink, still I miss that expected lemongrass-punch lemongrass often can give to food.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4159) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2011
On tap @ Aku Aku Tiki Bar, Oslo. Just managed to sneak into Aku Aku to fill this hole in my Nøgne Ø collection before rushing on to the Brooklyn Brewery tasting at Ringes only 20 minutes later. Thirsty as hell, I’ve never downed a craft beer this fast but I still took time to rate it. Of course. ;-) Slightly hazy dark-ish orange body, medium white head. Citrus, lime, sweet pale malts with hints of kiwi to the nose. Taste is fresh citric notes, bitter grassy tones, sweet cookie-like malt base. Floral bitter finish. Reminds me a lot of their Single Hop Citra IPA, I’m guessing this is based on the same core recipe. Not too bad, but far from the greatest beer NØ has made.


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