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


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RATINGS: 611   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 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
50cl bottle: Thanks to Yngwar. Pours dark brown with a off white bubbly head. Nose & taste is sweet & dusty of nuts & caramel. A bit thin palate. Ok!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15524) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, nuts, little sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle. Fruity and slightly malty aroma. Dark chestnut colour. Quite roasted flavour, not sweet at all as I would expect from a brown ale. Aftertaste is bitter with some coffee flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark glowing red/brown - beige head. This it very smooh and very good. Nutty, caramel, berries, bread, malty, roasted malts, very high malty. Light but perfect hopped -> Shows in aroma and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, chocolate, nuts, almonds and light caramel notes. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark brown color with a dark red glow visibly coming through, huge, thick, vast off-white head. Smells incredibly fruity, almost sweet, and like blossom. Tastes totally different: a bit roasty, malts, caramel and a lot of nuts in my opinion. A bit thin bodied, but a nice taste; like a brown ale should taste I think. Low to medium carbonation, low body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2006
Bottled off white head brown colour. sweet caramel aroma medium body . Not my favorite NØ but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Aroma of medium dark malts. Clear mahogany color with a light beige head. Body is a bit thin, flavor is lightly sweet brown malt. There is some roasted, but not burnt, malt character. Almost creamy in a way. Reasonably moderate carbonation. After a time some stout aspects, maybe chocolate, probably coffee, show up. In fact the finish is more like a mild stout than a brown. Very, very nice ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14127) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2007
500ml bottle. (SOPP2007, Helsinki) Dark Brown, almost black. Light creamy head. Odd aroma - lager malt maybe, slightly chemical. As it warms the roasted malt comes through. Tastes quite malty and has a nice sticky dense bitterness. Not sour enough to be a real brown ale, IMHO. A bit watery. Has a strange finihs - like freshly-sharpenned pencils - wood and graphite!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and woody aroma. Medium body. Solid balanced toasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

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