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Nøgne Ø Asian Pale Ale

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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Asian Pale Ale is a light and refreshing ale. It has generous amounts of lemongrass, added late in the brewing process to ensure that we capture its light, crisp and tangy aromas. This beer work well as a thirst quenching beverage, as well as paired with asian food, salads and light meat dishes. We recommend to pour cautiously to leave the natural sediments behind. Recommended serving temperature 8 deg C / 47 deg F. Ingredients: Malted barley, malted wheat, hops, lemongrass, English ale yeast and our local Grimstad water. Recommended serving temperature 8 deg C / 47 deg F


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (723) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
Copenhagen 1/2 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. A lot of lemon grass on the label to ensure that you do not miss this vital Asian ingredient when drinking this. Pours hazy golden yellow with white head. Settles as flimsy foamy patches floating around. Aroma is of exotic fruit mingling with citrus fruit - might be the lemongrass. Fizzy carbonation and watery palate. Flavour is suprisingly thin and watery compared to the aroma. Sour citrus and light hints of sweetness. Bitter aftertaste with semi dry finish. All kind of diluted. Smells and looks way better than it tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2060) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2016
270115. Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a nice small head. Aroma citrus, light lemon notes. Nice refreshing light body. Well balanced. Not Bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - JAN 7, 2016
Hazy golden with white head. Aroma (which is the best of this beer) is lemongrass, citrus and hops. Taste is weak: like a lemon tea, watery, not very hoppy, ok in summer, but definitely lacks of character and flavour. Just ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (1006) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2016
Goudkleurig bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en wat minder krachtig dan een standaard IPA. Sporen van limoen, thee en ananas. Gedronken in restaurant Becks Osebro in Porsgrunn.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnase (291) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2016
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy brass colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Spicy, floral, minimally soapy aroma, hints of lemongrass, unspecific petals. Taste is bitter hoppy, minimally soapy, floral, mildly spicy, some lemongrass, petals of unspecific extraction, citrusy hoppy overtones with hints of lemon and lime.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (454) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015

Aroma:
Slight malts, caramel, moderately hoppy, fruit, citrus, lemongrass.

Appearance:
Slightly turbid golden/amber beer with a slight white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts sweet with malts and slight caramel; gets dry and slightly bitter with hops, citrus and lemongrass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (518) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
bottle @ home. Pours an almost clear golden to orange liquid with a lasting, creamy, small bubbled white head. The aroma is dry with distinct lemongrass, lemon, pine needle, wheat, toast, oranges, hints of gooseberry and white pepper. Pleasant! Smooth texture with average carbonation. Flavor is dry and moderate bitter with lemon, pepper, wheay, hay, toast, pine needles, white fruits. Lasting, balanced bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2015
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear dark golden color. Small size, bubbly white head, stays. Lovely citrus, bit of soap, sweetish, perfume, pine needles in aroma. Light citrus, light pine, sweetish malts in taste. Citrusy hops in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Light thirst quencher.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Pleasant citrussy aroma, quite lemony. Light palate, pleasant carbonation. Lemongrass very clear in the taste, but not too spikey. Light malts, a bit of soapiness too. Refreshing and summery. However, ultimately a bit thin and unsatisfying.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is grass, sweetness, citrus, lemon. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, grass, malt. Finish is citric bitter. Body is watery. Overall: ok-ish.


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