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

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RATINGS: 583   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.


AlchemistZ's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
Cloudy brown color, hints of red with a thin, tan head. Strong aroma that is intensely earthy with caramel balancing and a nice overlay of milk chocolate...sounds nice does’nt it. Unfortunately as it warms it shows a lot of rubber band-like aromas that are akin to dead yeast cells similar to what is found in the aroma of Greene Kings beer these days. Flavor is not as good as the aroma. There is a distractijng winyness that undoes the palate. The aroma components are there but are overshadowed by the wine-like character and the thin, almost unsubstancial body. This is light, spicy, and quite flavorful for a beer of just over 4% ABV but the rubber-like, dead yeast cell really gains prominence as it warms. This probably should not have been shipped to the US. It is too small of a beer to make the trip. Overall points are high for what it could be.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
asimeow (115) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
0,5l bottle. Dark,brown,with hints of licorice and raisins. Pretty standard xmas brew,albeit not labelled as such,but preferable to the typical dunkel or amber and dark lagers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours murky brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, caramel, and nuts - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen - pours dark brown with tan good tan coloured head. Dark malty aroma and taste, lots of caramel, dark toffee, brown sugar, some dark fruity and nutty. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on 11/10/2014 split with Dave and courtesy of Dave.

Appearance: Pours a murky brown.
Aroma: Aroma of toffee.
Taste: Light bitterness, lightly toffee/nutty.
Palate:Light medium body, light aftertaste.

Summary: First off, thanks Dave. This beer is really exceptional. At 4.5, it has all the flavor of other Brown ales. If this came in smaller bottles, I’d always have it around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (610) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2014
Draught. Dark Brown with tan head. Aroma is malts with hints of smoke. Taste is caramel with smoke. Aftertaste is medium bitter balanced by some malty sweetness. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (213) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 17, 2014
0.5 litre bottle from GlavPivMag in Moscow. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, nuttiness..Taste of chocolate, roasted malt. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 081014

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"a pretty nice flavorful nutty carmel brown ale. a little on the sweet side, but some bitterness present too. high carbonation, almost too much, but this ends up a good beer for the style."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kordestanchi (62) - - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Smoked aroma and pours dark with thin head. Palate of dark chocolate and roasted malt, with sour note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
Tap. Pours clear amber brown with regular off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dark fruits and toasty. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel with a subtle dark fruitiness. Spicy hop character and pleasant toast. Toasty slight bitter finish with medium body and fizzy in the tongue.


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