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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 568   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a white head. Sweet, caramel and nuts. Taste of alcohol?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2006
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4767) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2006
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle at Pegasus Another great beer from Grimstad in brown ale style. Fruity and freshhoppy aroma and mediumgood look. Flavor is powerful with notes of roasted malt and smooth bitterness. Mouthfeel is great!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
Hazy reddish brown, with a decent/deminising off-white head. Has some burnt malty aromas as well as some saltiness. Not quite balanced, but a fine choice to heavy casserole dishes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Bottle Best before29.06.06: Hazy dark red colour, with a nice white foam. Aroma of hops,toffee, and coffee.,smokey. Flavour is almost the same, thin to medium body, nice sweet/Bitter balnced. Medium bitter finsih. New Rating 25/11-2006: 6/4 6/5 15= 3,6

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2006
500 ml bottle. Reddish brown body with decent off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and hey. Taste of slightly burnt caramel malt with a hint of chocolate/coffee. Quite bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Dark brown with thin beige head. Choc malt and hop. I quite like it. Fairly simple choc malt/hoppy beer. Hop finish is tasty. Drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Medium brownish beige head. Deep red body, somewhat hazy. Roasty, burnt caramel pudding aroma with notes of citric, pine needle hops, and some lacquer and wood. Dry burnt chocolatey caramel pudding taste with bitter pine needle aftertaste. A bit thin-bodied. Some background sweetness as well. Dry aftertaste of burnt wood, citric pine needle hops with peppery, minty notes. Very nice. (0.5l bottle. Batch #211. I remember roughly the same aroma and taste from earlier batches. Rerated batch #342. Again pretty consistent with earlier tastings.)


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