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


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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
This may be the best brown ale I’ve yet quaffed. The pour is burnt sienna with a 1-finger khaki head and noted floaties flowing into my tulip glass. The aroma is roasty toasty caramel malt, brown sugar, some figs, even chocolate hints. The flavor is on the dry side, like a roasty dry porter, with some rauchy dark malty flavors coupled with brown sugar, chocoff, almonds, and hops. Complex palate with some heft, and more intertwining flavors as more sediment is added to the repours. Nogne O continues to impress the hell out of me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4912) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Pour is a hazy reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of nutty malt , chocolate, and caramel. Flavors of sweet malt, nuts, chocolate, and caramel. A nice sweet and roasty flavor. Pretty good for a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Poured a deep and cloudy reddish/brown color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Tastes of caramel, toasted nuts, and chocolate. Thinner body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
A definite English brown, with session low 4.5%, English malting and some yeast. I succesfully employed this 500 ml. as a dessert beer. Though on the sweet side, a bit of bitterness to offset, yeast making an easy smooth mouthfeel and a bit like a Belgian without the want or need for spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Deep brown -red body with tan head. Nose had caramel, and chocolate hints. Mid level body with light chocolate and hop accent. another nice brew from a very good brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a brown body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, mild hops, and nuts with light bitterness in the finish. Descent brown ale; easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2007
Robe brune foncée claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche fugace. Arômes de noix et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs de malt torréfié, de noix et de houblon aromatique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Deep mahogony pour with a moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is nuts, chocolate, caramel, hint of fruit and hops. Low bitterness, light sweetness. Medium bodied and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Pretty beer. Slightly hazy very dark chestnut body with a well retained cream colored head. Thick, textbook, Cumulo-stratus cloud formation lacing. Caramel and other dark malts predicate a storm of sweet powdered sugar, which is quickly toppled by scents of light nuttiness, yeast, moderate alcohol and subtle roastiness. Flavor is of toasty and buttery malts in a decent composition. Nuttiness is more pronounced. The mouthfeel seems moderately full, palate coating but never cloying. Finishes with mild acidity and somewhat sugary(choco-caramel pop). One major flaw: Soapy thru and through. Otherwise a sessionable brown ale, decent and highly quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Darkest brown topped by 2cm of dense and frothy off white foam. Muted nose of graham cracker grains, subtle cocoa and brown sugar. Flavor of lightly toasted chocolate malt, subtle vinous notes towards the finish, and some drying, lightly bitter hops. Very mild. Medium/light body, balanced. Easy drinking. Not very impressive.

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