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


on tap

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RATINGS: 608   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Clear brown color. Roasty aroma with some nuts and bread. Taste is very malty and smooth with just enough hops to balance things. A bit thin, but tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of nuts, floral hops, earthy hops and roses. Tastes of tarte cherries, earthy hops, some malty hints. Mouthfeel is tingly. Finish is fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5806) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a cloudy dark brown color ale with a medium dirty white foamy head with adequate retention. Aroma of nutty malt with light roasted malt also being noticeable. Taste is a mix between some great nutty malt with a light bitter finish. Texture is quite creamy with a nice full body and medium carbonation. Overall, I thought this was a nice tasting brown ale which is not something I usually say a bout brown ale and somewhat similar to Rogue Hazelnut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle pours a reddish brown with a thick light tan head, little lacing. Srong woody aroma, dominated by malt with hints of almond and walnut. The nutty aspects carry over to the flavor, dominating and leaving a dry bitter finish. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness fills the mouth. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Simple thin chocolate brown. Mild milky cocoa aroma with a toasted malt background. Flavorless until it warms: Molasses and vanilla most apparent amidst quieter tones of red fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Easy, subtle and solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Sandy Ring. Chocolate and Light Coffee Malt Notes on the Nose. Huge For a Brown. Medium Mouthfeel...Sweet Dark Malts...Subtle Coffee Taste...Sweet Chocolate...and Clean Bodied Coffee Aftertaste.. Veery Smooth. Seems a bit ’Big’ for a Brown, But I Don’t Care, It’s Really Solid All the Way Around.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle: Pour was slight brown with a medium tan head. I took several whiffs of this and have little to say along the lines of smell. I got very very subtle notes of an earthy type smell, with maybe some dark fruit and hoppiness, but again, subtle at best. The taste was no different. I had a har time figuring out what flavors I was tasting because there was no taste there. As I continued to drink this beer, in became incredibly dry, which brought forth the missing flavor. I noted some nuttiness. Frankly, I was dissappointed. The only positive I can say here is that it’s easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Pours a dark brown with very little head. Very faint smoky nuttiness on the nose. The flavor is quite powerful and makes up for the weak nose. Nice roasted flavors as well as some nuttiness and a hint of malty sweetness. the finish is unbelievably dry for your standard brown ale, but enjoyable. Paired this up with some choclate covered almonds, and it was fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2007
short creamy medium tan head. cloudy dark brown body, and edges are lighter brown to golden. sweet roasty caramel malt aroma, a little nutty too. flavor is caramel malt, raw nuts, and a little tangy grassy dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Dark brown color with no head. Oddly enough, I could not pick up an aroma for squat. The first part of the "taste" is a bone sucking dryness that steals the life out of you. Quite nutty and earthy. A little smoke. Slight dusty hop. Quite a fine brown ale. Tasted way stronger than 4.5%

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