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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 603   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.


3.5
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (540) - 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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (516) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle @ home. From the brewery. While being a gusher this is still a really nice brown ale with a delicate but quite intense milk chocolate aroma and taste. Flavors also include nuts, bread, coffee, fruits. Quite alot of coffee in the aroma too. Mouth feel is dry, with a bit of brown ale soapiness, slightly acidic by roasted malts. Balanced bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (511) - - JUN 6, 2013
Tastes of yeasty roasted malts, caramel and cereal with a little spice and some hops. Not my favourite class of beer but this was pretty good.

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.

3.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delnoche (486) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2013
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark amber brown with a lot of off-white head. Aroma is chocolate and cherries. Flavor is the same with notes of coffee. Highly carbonated. Finishes bitter with cherry nuances. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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