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Nøgne Ø Brown Ale

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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark brown English ale, in which classic English malts meet the spicy hoppiness of the new world. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F. Goes very well with ‘pub grub.’

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, chocolate, brown, amber, and caramel malt; Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

11°P, 27 IBU, 4,5% ABV.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukasmh (114) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
Tap. Pours clear amber brown with regular off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dark fruits and toasty. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel with a subtle dark fruitiness. Spicy hop character and pleasant toast. Toasty slight bitter finish with medium body and fizzy in the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5958) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, toast, yeast, some dried dark fruit, plums. Flavor is malty, yeast, bread, little caramel, fruit, wood. Medium body, lively carbonation. 060914

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (366) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours clear, dark, reddish brown with a dense, off white head. Aroma has lots of toasted malts, caramel malts, wheat-like fruits, plums, figs. Overall a very nice malt profile so far. Some almost belgian style yeast or esters here as well. Taste has a slightly higher roasted bitterness, toffee, caramel malts and fruits: Banana, dried plums, dried figs and raisins. Body is pretty watery, which doesn’t suit the taste very well in my opinion. Medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at home. High lasting fluffy off-white head. Clear and good looking brown body. Mild and sweet roasted malt caramel nuts bisquit aroma. Sweet and smooth creamy roasted malt caramel cocoa nuts flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Norwegian village supermarket. Slight hazy dark brown with small beige head. Malty at first with roasted nuts, fresh coffee, cocoa, dark caramel and dried fruits. Quite dry and not very sweet with a nice long light bitter finish. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (295) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
Coffee, nuts, grains, chocolate, licorice, citrus and wood in the aroma. Dark brown with a off white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a really nice brown ale with lots of flavour, especially for the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle during beer tasting at the Bunker, Copenhagen. Pours brown, thick head. Taste is sweet, chocolate, nuts. Light bodied, well balanced, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light nuttiness, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light coffee, light fruitiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session Brown ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4560) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Park, Bratislava. Dark brown color with medium beige head. aroma of dark malt, dark chocolate. Taste, dark malt, roasted coffee, red berriees, citrus hops in finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (238) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Nice foamy beige head. Roasted malt and coffee flavors. Brownish colored body. Taste if nuts. Less roast in mouth with better balance, thickness and length. Very good for a Norwegian supermarket range. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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