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Nøgne Ø Amber Ale

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Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø
Style: Amber Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rather malty brew, which we think goes very well with cheeses - even well matured blue cheeses. You can also try our Amber paired with a grilled dish. Recommended serving temperature 10°C/50°F.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, and caramel malt; Chinook and Williamette hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

14°P, 30 IBU, 6.0 ABV.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
The foam rises out of this bottle like a geyser, but I was quick, although not quite quick enough... The color is dark amber and very muddy. The head is as expected large and very lasting. The aroma has hints of caramel and roasted malt and the flavour is full bodied with lots of roasted malts, caramel, a hint of licorice and a nice bitterness, that last a very long time. A very nice Amber.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle (and an old favourite of mine). Light grassy aroma with hints of caramel. Perfect looks with big fluffy head on top of a slightly hazy beer. Very little sediment. Flavor is dominated by toffee but later citrus, caramel and bread makes itself known on the tongue. Long and quite bitter finish balances the beer. Perfect carbonation and good, viscous mouth feel. The aroma is subdued and the bitterness is maybe a bit harsh - otherwise this beer is faultless and by far the best amber I ever had. Not a complex beer just extremely enjoyable with great quaffing potential. Kjetil and Tore - you guys are awesome!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle, DBF 2005. Amber, moderate white head and gentle condition. Low hops and a touch of sweet grain in the nose, good hop bitterness and low sweet caramel in the mouth and a gentle flowery hoppiness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Bottle. Cloudy dark reddish-brown body. Medium off-white head. Nice laces. Lots of fresh and fruity hops in the aroma. Hopbitter taste as wel; citrus and spices. Caramellish malts to balance. A very long and bitter finish. Nice and tasty from Norway’s finest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2006
Hazy amber with white head. Fruity, hoppy with hint’s of toasted malts. Slight bitterness underneath and rather yeasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
500ml bottle. Dark amber body with creamy off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt grass and citrus. Fresh, fruity (apricot) and bitter taste. Well balanced, long aftertaste, hoppy with some lovely esters. Also a hint of smoke in the aftertaste. A very enjoyable and complex beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, fruity and hoppy. Malty flavor with some nice hoppiness. Long hoppy bitter aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2006
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Cloudy amber colour with thin off white head. Sweetish hop aroma, bit of plastic, some promise of syrupy fruit. OK in mouth, some red fruit flavour. Hops on end are quite peppery and hot. Bit muddy and earthy. Hopa are nice, but the rest is not too interesting

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 500 ml bottle. Amber in color, and quite hazy. Throws a thick fine-laced head. Strong floral and citrusy aroma, clearly from American hops. Medium bodied. Bitter flavour with malts capable of standing up against the hop punch. Rounded, toasted and bready malts are very appropriate for this beer. Aftertaste is mellower, but holds a lot of hop aromatics and bitterness. 2006-11-29: Dark amber colour with a slight haze, obviously from the fact that the bartender poured every last bit from the bottle into my glass. Distinct hop aroma, with bold pungent citrusy american hops and a nutty bold malt component. Strong hoppy flavours, nicely balanced by a rich malty flavour. Aromatic malts, much more that I can remember finding in any of their other beers. That is not to say that their other beers are thin - something they are definitely not. It is just that this one is very rich and aromatic. I suspect that they’ve used aromatic or biscuit malts. Not that much hops in the flavour and the finish as upfront. There is a somewhat old oxidized edge to the beer. In all a rich and malty beer balanced by pungent hops. This is quite a bold Amber compared to other ambersI’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Bottle 0,5l. Bach 153. Orange brown colour. Cloudy. Lasting tanned head.A rounded body with some fruity hints. After a while the bitter aftertaste kicks in - and lasts forever. The normal heavy sedimentation from Nøgne Ø. KI=8


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