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

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RATINGS: 583   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2007
16.9oz, no date. Pours a clear dark amber brown with a one finger beige head that fades to a thin film rather quickly. Aroma has some roasted and toasted malts, light burnt plastic, and not really anything else. Flavor had a bit of earth in addition to all the aromas. The roasted malts took the forefront though. There was a bit of caramel malt sweetness, though not much. The finish was kinda woody and dry roasted malts. Low carbonation with a medium body. Burps burnt plastic. This was not a fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2007
Pours murky brown with a fluffy (yet small) tan head that holds as a thin film. Aromas of medicinal herbs, roasty malt & ash, tart yeast, light alcohol, light florals and a touch of wood. Soft in the mouth finishing dry. Alot of diversity in the flavor. Herbal hops, roasted malt, a slight hint of sweetness but hops push forward... mildly medicinal but quite enjoyable.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
Cloudy brown color, hints of red with a thin, tan head. Strong aroma that is intensely earthy with caramel balancing and a nice overlay of milk chocolate...sounds nice does’nt it. Unfortunately as it warms it shows a lot of rubber band-like aromas that are akin to dead yeast cells similar to what is found in the aroma of Greene Kings beer these days. Flavor is not as good as the aroma. There is a distractijng winyness that undoes the palate. The aroma components are there but are overshadowed by the wine-like character and the thin, almost unsubstancial body. This is light, spicy, and quite flavorful for a beer of just over 4% ABV but the rubber-like, dead yeast cell really gains prominence as it warms. This probably should not have been shipped to the US. It is too small of a beer to make the trip. Overall points are high for what it could be.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2007
Ruby/brown, off-white head. Nose is nutty toffee, plastic overpowers pretty much everything else. Flavor is brown sugar, malt, some nuttiness, cocoa.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Poured a darker than average brown. Had a nice frothy beige head that fell to a ring on the top center of the beer and stayed the duration. Smell is just slightly roasty, not too much coming through here. Taste is nice. Decent medium bodied mouthfeel with a good amount of cocoa coming through as well. A nice solid brown ale. A little bigger tasting than your typical brown.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and woody aroma. Medium body. Solid balanced toasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
Aroma is full on smoke.Pours a golden frown.Flavor is smoket, with hints of coffe and csrsmelThe finish also was smoket

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate and notes of coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours brown with hints of amber and a medium beige head. Light aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and tart berries. Flavor has much of the same, with some nuttiness added for good measure. Light/medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
Botle sampled. Pours amber/brown with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of caramel, roast, and chocolate. The flavor is roasted chocolate malts, caramel, and has a nice bitter finish.


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