Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 563   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.

AlchemistZ's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (406) - NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Mørk brun/svart farge med beige skum. Lukter malt, sjokolade og karamell. Noe tynn med maltsmak og en noe bitter avslutning (sjokolade).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tore_pettersen (191) - - APR 13, 2014
Mørk brun med beige skum. Aroma av malt, sjokolade og karamell, smaker mye malt. Medium kullsyre og bitterhet, god og lang ettersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1157) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Malty brown ale, very smooth texture, some chocolate and lightly roasty. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (891) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
.5l bottle from Supermarket Muurame Pours clear dark reddish brown with low to medium slightly tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark malts, coffee notes, grain and some brown sugar. Flavor is dark malts, ash, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, some tobacco. Overall rich flavor and nice body! Well balanced!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - APR 5, 2014
ottima brown ale, con un tocco affumicato, note di malti tostati, leggera nocciola, cioccolata e uno sfondo dolce intrecciato da un tocco amaro finale che testimonia una discreta incursione di luppolo. Davvero buona!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (92) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Pours dark brown, whit a big tan head. Malty burnt bread, with some leather. Taste is light sweet, medium to heavy malt. More leather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (891) - , Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2014
old bottle over aged from trade a few years back... gusher. aroma was a little off - caramel, toffee, roast, brown sugar? very carbonated med palate. taste was sweet - with some roast, maybe coffee. would like to try again fresh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (115) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Aikaista mukaansatempaava tunnelma. Hyvä ja hento savunmaku. Tummaa tavaraa. Sikaria ehken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (2409) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Absolutely uncontrollable gusher. Pours cloudy coffee brown with stable, rocky light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of fruit, nuts and coffee. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of malt and coffee, and hints of fruit. Dry and roasty aftertaste. A nice Brown Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (608) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Backlog. While i appriciate brewerys picking up the style and doing new things with it, this wasn’t one of my favourites.

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