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


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RATINGS: 610   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 20, 2008
I have been thoroughly impressed with all of the Nogne brews I have had so far. The guys at the liquor store told me this was the best Nogne brew so I was pumped to try it. I was a little dissapointed in this beer compared to the Porter and the Imperial Stout Nogne offers. This had a nice off white head with a dark brown appearance. Not my favorite brown ale but it was better than most I have tried. Nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bomber. Translucent mahogany with ruby tints and a lasting eighth-inch of creamy bubbles. Nose of cocoa, tart berries and cream, oatmeal with toasted pecans. Flavor is a spicier mix of the same, with some light citrus added. Nice finish of char and coffee. Medium body is smooth and acidic-tingly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jookos (5523) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2010
Nice brown, excellent balance of hops and roasted malt. Good coffee flavors, a bit of dark chocolate without being too heavy. Refreshing even. Perhaps a bit light on the palate, but excellent for a < 5%.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1410) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2012
Medium strong aroma has salty licorice and hops, dark coffee and fruits. Good. Dark brown, bit cloydy. Nice frothy head is beige and medium long. Taste is dry and roasted, french roast coffee, bit dark chocolate, bitter bite in medium long finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and feel. Beer with character, dark, dry, roasted and bitter. Good one. Had this with garlic-snail-pastry and worked well. Lots of taste in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle @ astral beers. It pours dark brown with a huge head on top. Malty, caramel, liquorice and chocolate with a great bitterness. A great beer!! I just can’t get enough!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
This may be the best brown ale I’ve yet quaffed. The pour is burnt sienna with a 1-finger khaki head and noted floaties flowing into my tulip glass. The aroma is roasty toasty caramel malt, brown sugar, some figs, even chocolate hints. The flavor is on the dry side, like a roasty dry porter, with some rauchy dark malty flavors coupled with brown sugar, chocoff, almonds, and hops. Complex palate with some heft, and more intertwining flavors as more sediment is added to the repours. Nogne O continues to impress the hell out of me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Upon seeing Nøgne Ø products were available at Green’s, I leapt unto the first bottle I could get my hands on like it was a free hooker. It happened to be the Brown Ale. Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany body with a lush, though diminishing, light khaki-colored head. Smell: A very wooden, almost timber-like aroma with plenty of roasty, smoked nut scents; mainly walnut and bitter hickory nuts. Only fainty chocolaty, with hints of dry, dusty cocoa powder. Taste: Appreciably nutty flavor with earthy undertones of smoke and unsweetened cocoa. A twinge of sweet caramel and a pinch of herbaceous hops surfaces near the dry, roasty finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: And after having finished it, I know I’m better for it. Furthermore, I think we all learned something today, didn’t we.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Ruby red brown with a fizzy white head. Malty aroma, grapes, and red wine notes. Roasty, malty taste with biscuit and grape notes. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2007
The pour reveals a clear brown body with a creamy light tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving a complete cover upon the glass. Nose has a black walnut like sweetness, hints of caramel and hops, malt earthiness also noted, quite clean and refreshing. Start has a perfect malt presence, sweet with a modicum of bittering hops at the back, medium in feel. Finish has a masterful acidity, the hops pleasantly spicy, sweet and tart, dry aftertaste, a really nice representative to the style.

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