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


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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1344) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 6, 2007
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2156) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3634) - 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.

   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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10555) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - 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.

   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!

   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.

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