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

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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (623) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
Coffee, nuts, grains, chocolate, licorice, citrus and wood in the aroma. Dark brown with a off white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a really nice brown ale with lots of flavour, especially for the ABV.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
Dark brown, short beige head. Soft carbonation. Malty aroma. Mild flavour with roasted malts and malty sweetness. Notes of smoke. Licorice. Some hoppy dryness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Clear, Dark carmel with a small cream colored head. Sweet, malty coffee aroma. Starts a smile, clear, bright coffee and light chocolate flavor and quickly brings in a nice bitter. A little thin but this also makes it very easy drinking, and in a way lets the flavor really come through. Taste totally disappears in a few seconds meaning another lift.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (609) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Mørkt med lysbrunt langt skum. treaktige aromaer sammen med litt kaffe Smaker kaffe og nøter med en markert bitterhet mot slutten..

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Pours a dark brown with very little head. Very faint smoky nuttiness on the nose. The flavor is quite powerful and makes up for the weak nose. Nice roasted flavors as well as some nuttiness and a hint of malty sweetness. the finish is unbelievably dry for your standard brown ale, but enjoyable. Paired this up with some choclate covered almonds, and it was fantastic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Seilmakerfruens Kro,Lyngør, July 6 2012 Drank the beer from 400 ml Nøgne Ø glass Dark brown in color.Aroma is malt and a bit caramel. A bit dry finish.Easy drinkable brown beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Poured a darker than average brown. Had a nice frothy beige head that fell to a ring on the top center of the beer and stayed the duration. Smell is just slightly roasty, not too much coming through here. Taste is nice. Decent medium bodied mouthfeel with a good amount of cocoa coming through as well. A nice solid brown ale. A little bigger tasting than your typical brown.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2009
bottle, pours deep muddy brown with a creamy offwhite head. nose is just about the same as a scottish ale my dad has brewed. same exact nose, so similar it was ina’s first comment as well. must be the same yeast or something. bready nose with faint spices, cloves, damp wood, mostly bread with a faint spicy sweetness. tastes bready very chewy mouthfeel with a good hoppy finish that goes on for ages. lots of berries throughout. my favourite of the nøgne ø line that is at 4.5% thusfar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (591) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark cloudy brown pour with ABSURD amounts of fluffy slightly brown head. Too much head actually, it was almost impossible to pour. I had to wait 20 minutes before the head had subsided enough to drink. There were also some larger particulates in the beer that settled to the bottom. Bad batch?. Slightly sweet aroma, and a little bit solventy. Also something really pleasing on the nose that I couldn’t pick. Taste has lots of coffee on the back end and some biscuit, sweetness and slightly sour on the mid palate. Really nice brew, almost stout like in bitterness and the coffee notes.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
This poured brown in color but on the lighter, translucent side with a fluffy head of medium-sized bubbles. The nose is rather sweet and spicy with added scents of chocolate, malt, anise and smoke. In the mouth it is thin and watery lacking concentration of flavor and depth. While nice and easily drinkable, it doesn’t do much for me.


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