Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratto (130) - - DEC 19, 2015
Draft at Stone's (Helsinki, Finland). Intensive sweet chocolate aroma. Tastes first to sweet chocolate with hints of roasty notes. Clean bitterness. Palate is really smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AaronTDubs (350) - - OCT 14, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 Dark grown color. LIghter carbonation. Wonderful aromas of coffee and chocolate, nuts. Taste was not as remarkable. Low sweetness. Coffee-like malt flavor, so much that I thought it might have had coffee added. Little bit of bitterness from British-like hops and acidity. Like most browns, it seemed to have a hole in the palate. Probably my least favorite beer style, but this one was well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Reddish brown on colour with a large off-white head with a very appealing aroma of caramel, malt, bread, nuts and chocolate. Some smoky flavours dominate the aroma with the nuttiness being a close second. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and nut in the flavour with some smoke and bitterness in the after-taste. Low in carbonation and a light body, the crystal hops just add the needed subtle hops bitterness that is needed to balance out all the sweetness of the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (735) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Køge beer festival. Appearance: pours slightly cloudy red-brown with ok beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, roasted/burnt malt, coffee hints and some pine+floral hints. palette medium roasted malty+ hoppy aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average to distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice roasted and hoppy brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (904) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from market in Storslett Norway. Dark brown color with a small light brown head. Aroma has smoke, roasted malt and licorice. Taste is malty sweet with long somewhat bitter and dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, licorice and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nordic (442) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Copper color. Medium body. Aroma of bread, nuts, biscuit. Very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6771) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown almost black pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has light coffee, chocolate, plus roast, taste has roast plus some light chocolate, some coffee, not world class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (684) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Mørkt med lysbrunt langt skum. treaktige aromaer sammen med litt kaffe Smaker kaffe og nøter med en markert bitterhet mot slutten..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at Charles & De in Sandnes 18.04.15. Golden copper. Beige head. Moderate aroma with some roasted nuts, dried berries and dark malt. Semi-dark malt, dried berried, dark syrup in taste. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
From tap at Tap 10, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, hops and chocolate.

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