Nøgne Ø Lemongrass (Aku Aku Lemongrass Ale)
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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
Draught at Frk. Larsen, Kristiansand. Pours a hazy golden with dense white/beige head, not lasting. Aroma is heavy lemongrass, citrus and pine. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet, light sour. Light body, thin, soft carbonation. Surprised by this one. If it was easier accessible it would be a session favorite. 20110310

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Orange with white foam. Gentle breeze of pine and citrus. Fresh mouth feeling. Lively carbonation. Simple body. Slightly metallic taste, where the lemon grass is hard to recognize. But finely tuned bitterness and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Nose is heavy lemongrass, fresh, sweet hops, Feel is watery Carb is medium Taste is lemongrass, bitter hops, weak hay,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
On tap. Pours a pretty and almost clear deep golden with a white head. Light citrusy notes. Medium body with a dry fruitiness, again citrus notes - more from hops than lemongrass I reckon. The bitterness is dry but not overly bitter. Would be a perfect summer quaffer. 190311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8266) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
Draught @ Frk. Larsen, Kristiansand
Pours clear dark golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, grass and citrus hops. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2011
Tried on tap at the Sail & Anchor. Hazy golden body with white head. Lemon in the aroma and the taste that is not too dominant, light in body, easy to drink, solid enough though not a standout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 8, 2011
Tasted on tap @ Henrik, Bergen. A swing and a miss from Nøgne Ø. Tastes of mild chewing tobacco and artificial lemon juice. Horrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
super session beer. Pours light with a nose of spicey lemoney, lemoney hops tastes great. Really drinkable. Suprised it is rated so low, because in my humble opinion, it is probably the best session beer available from nøgne Ø with its fresh lemon notes and great balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirLimpsalot (2358) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2010
Doften är fruktansvärt tvålig och parfymerad blommig. Smaken är stort sätt….ja… vad är den den smakar? Det ska visst vara sitrongräs, men jag är inte övertygad. Visst är den frisk men den har potential att bli ganska jobbig efter ett tag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (884) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 On tap at Haand beer festival 2012. Hazy orange colour with a very small white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus and lemongrass. Some regular grass and perhaps apples. Flavour is fresh and bitter, but not very bitter. A tad watery, but not in a bad way. Notes of hops, citrus, lemongrass and apples. A refreshing summer ale that I really hope will be available in bottles soon.

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