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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 568   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a small sudsy head and good glass retention. Aroma is weak, a little nutty, sweet but not strong. Taste is a bit roasted with some nutiness and piney undertones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2009
Pours dark brown with a nice tan coloured head that leaves chunky lacing. Nose has alot of mild roasted matl, bringing choc and coffee as well as some nuttiness and a touch of vanilla. Palate translates well, dark malt dominating but by no means is this a robust beer. Some slight bitterness on the finish. At 4.5%abv a great winter session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Decent brown beer. Dark brown color with small off white head. The flavor is a little off. A little metallic. Medium body with some caramel. Just could not get the odd metal taste out of my mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Dark brown with light brown head. Hints of sweetness and roasted malt in the aroma. Soft, smooth and sweet in te taste but with good balance af bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (274) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
A dark brown, almost black colour On the nose Im getting mocca-chocolate cake with hints of fruit inbetween. Good foam, and it follows the coffeearomas in the mouth. Good bitternes, but I do miss a hint of sweetnes. It do lacks some body. Too bad. Good beer none the less

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle: Pour was slight brown with a medium tan head. I took several whiffs of this and have little to say along the lines of smell. I got very very subtle notes of an earthy type smell, with maybe some dark fruit and hoppiness, but again, subtle at best. The taste was no different. I had a har time figuring out what flavors I was tasting because there was no taste there. As I continued to drink this beer, in became incredibly dry, which brought forth the missing flavor. I noted some nuttiness. Frankly, I was dissappointed. The only positive I can say here is that it’s easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
50 cl bottle. Served in Nørrebro Bryghus IPA glass. Deeply brown. Moderate, tan head, which gradually fades. The aroma is pleasantly, darkly malty. Harmonious. The taste is well-balanced, malty (roasted) and pleasant. The finish is a bit weak, though, and the mouthfeel gets a bit watery as the head disappears.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2010
16.9 oz. bottle. Dark brown pour with moderate white head. Big nutty aromas with rich nutty caramel flavors. Awesome flavors. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Dark brown color, with hints of deep red. No head and very little in the way of carbonation out of my bottle. Aroma is nutty, with hints of smoke and coffee. Flavor tastes nicely of toasted malts, and likewise has a hint of smoke. Finish is pleasantly hoppy, and leaves you wanting another taste. Very nice ale.


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