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

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RATINGS: 595   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Pours a dark brown colour with a small creamy tan head. Nose of roasted malts, caramel and freshly cracked walnuts in the background. Initial taste a light to medium bodied rich malty caramel, roasted malts and mollases. Finishing with a nicely balanced hops and chocolate that soothes the palate. Dry chalky finish. Good palate duration with a head retention that was reduced to a ring with some lacing of the glass. Overall very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2009
22oz bottle. no sell buy date, but i think this is over a year old. poured a nice brown with some ruby tones when held up to light, nice tan head which slowly faded to a thin ring. aroma of raosted malt, with the same flavor, very smooth with a hint of bitterness in the finish, a very nice brown ale that seems to have held up quiete well, despite getting burried in my cellar

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Poured dark brown with brown head that lasted. Aroma of roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste was much of the same. Very simple and smoothe.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown color with a red tone. Very litlle carbonation; it’s practically flat. As a result: no head at all. Aroma is almost like wine. Rich, malty flavor with some berries. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (511) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Really dark brown ale with durable head and lacing. Aroma is really good, there is lots of dark chocolate, cocoa beans, some herbs and caramel. Taste has roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and bitter herbs at the end. Excellent after taste, which really invites you to take another sip. But sadly this has quite thin body, with just a little higher ABV this would be awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2009
Pours dark, dark brown with an offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, nuts and a hint of liqourice. Tastes like it smells, but the malts dominate more. Has a fruity dimension to it. Mouthfeel could be smoother, but it’s quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (500) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2013
Black color, medium beige head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate,coffee, yeast and malt, Mostly dry taste with subtle bitterness in finish, has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark berries and hops. Light body and average carbonation. Nice dark beer for easy drinking.

3.2
   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.

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.

3.3
   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?


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