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


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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2007
Low foam and almost gushing out of the bottle. But a good brown ale. Dry, lightly roasted and a rich toffee and caramel. Subdued hops and perfect balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Light brown color with slight lacing. Burn coffee nose. Crisp light coffee taste with a hint of nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2951) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Reddish-brown with a slight haziness and a small tan head. Aroma is malty with notes of sour yeast, wet soil, and a bit of cocoa. Soft body, quite nice. Flavour of sweet roasted malt, caramel, tobacco, coffee and mellow herbal hops to finish. A very nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 29, 2007
Bottle 0,5 l, batch # 240. Dark brown, hazy. Nice off-white/brown head. Aroma is dark malt and yeast, flavor is chocolate, caramel, hints of bitterness, dry finish. A bit to watery, but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2007
A good brown. Light malt aroma, and a surprisingly full flavored roasted grain taste. Just a little nutty. About as good as a brown ale can get. brown color, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2007
From a 500 ml bottle, this was the second beer sampled at Cellar’s Nøgne Ø on Friday. Pours a dark brown with an off white thick head. Large bubbles in the head dissolves quickly to a fine film. Nice lacing. Aroma of roasted nuts, burnt caramel, some spiced citrus and white pine hops. Taste is a little smoother than its aroma with a touch of caramel and citrus. Finish is a little thin and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown with a thin off-white head. Basic roasted malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor, with nuts, bittersweet chocolate, and cocoa powder. mild hops in the finish. smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 25, 2007
(500 ml bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co.) Decent but that’s about it...Pours the color of dark iced tea with almost two fingers of biege head. Aroma is lightly sweet, caramel perhaps and a roastier quality as head recedes. Mouthfeel a touch on the thin side, perhaps not much more so than most brown ales. Fairly smooth but slightly pebbly. Plenty of sheets and rings of lacing. Flavor is a little wooden but a lingering sweet nuttiness along with some roast and even a hint of smokiness kind of redeems it. A hint of two of Band-Aid also noted. Has maybe a bit of a light sour quality too which is different for this style. A few interesting things here but in the end kind of a letdown for my first beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very deep ruby, almost brown, with a good size mostly-lasting off-white head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, nuts, some chocolate, spices and hops -- this is a damn fine smelling Brown Ale! Flavour of dark toasty malt, chocolate, nuts and herbal hops with a light bitter finish. Nice body, medium at least. Very good, this is one of the best Brown Ales I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle... Deep, dark orange ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. Sweet, chocolaty aroma with toasted barley and nutty notes. Sweet, malty flavor balanced nicely by a snappy hop bitterness; moderately sweet and moderately bitter; buttery milk chocolate and toffee with a sprinkle of ground cashews. Medium-bodied and astringent with fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter, dry finish.

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