Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a deep brown body with a modest tan head. The aroma is a lightly roasted malt with juicy fruits, nuts, toast, and a slight whiff of orange blossoms. There’s a lot going on in the flavor as all these blend together smoothly along with the addition of a light, floral bitter hopping. Dry finish. Excellent session material.
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Theis (12129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Dark glowing red/brown - beige head. This it very smooh and very good. Nutty, caramel, berries, bread, malty, roasted malts, very high malty. Light but perfect hopped -> Shows in aroma and finish.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Dark red brown color, tan head. Hoppy and some chocolate scent. Chocolate and roasted malt, with an acidic touch, taste. Medium mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a modest head. The aroma has nice notes of roasted malt, and the flavour is wonderful. It’s both smooth and pleasant, but also refreshing and crisp with it’s notes of roasted malt, fruit and licorice. It has a moderate, but just right, bitterness in the finish. A very nice BA, a pity that the Nøgne Ø beers are so expensive.
haukur (1124) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
to my surprise there are very few US rates here, since the bottle I had was carefully labelled for the US, anyway, unusual brown ale. Roasted aroma, some barley, hops and malts. bitter finish, very complex palate for a brown ale. Nogne O are rapidly coming my favorite micro brewery in the world
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown and ruby red. Crystal clear. Small off-white head. Roasted barley aroma. Feels dry and like a dry stout. In a blind test I would have taken it for just that. Slight yeast bite at first, which is soon covered by roasted malts. This is more a stout than a classic brown ale. Some crystal malts can be found, but they are far into the back. Dry finish from hops. The yeast bite does also reoccur at the end. I haven’t found the yeast bite in their other beers, so that might be something specific to this batch. Disappointing.
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, DBF 2005. Hazy bronze, low off white head and low condition. Gentle mix of fruity hop and bitter coffee in the nose, pleasantly balanced in the mouth with a low but sustained hop note matched by sweet chocolate and caramel notes, lingering but muted finish with elements of hop and chocolate apparent.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a white head. Sweet, caramel and nuts. Taste of alcohol?
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found, to my utter surprise at Van Erp Dranken in Groningen. Bottle Deep dark brown color, small but steady head. Chocolate, roast and grapes in the aroma. Roastbitter flavor with chocolate. malty, medium bodied. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Very likeable and tasty brown ale. Batch nr. 201.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch # 240. Unclear dark brown color. Beige medium-sized lasting head with nice laces. Pleasant aromas of floral hops, fresh and sourish fruits and yeast. Taste is slight sweet and roasted with a distinct hoppy bite. Dry finish. A bit thin-bodied, but still a really enjoyable beer.