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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Pours dark brown w/ a tall, semi creamy froth. Good hangtime reducing to a lasting spattered canopy. Aromas of dark chocolate and molases. Medium nectar w/ good carbonation creating a soft texture. Dry yet wet w/ a mild bitter souring component. Moderately roasted with the flavor spotlight on bakers cocoa. Other nuances of roasted coffee and nuts. The finish is bittered brightly w/ roasted nut shells. A refined brew showing the style well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Pours with a light brown, three-finger head that goes slowly to a thin layer and leaves a good lace. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Deep mahogany color. Nose is mellow chocolate. Flavor is molasses/chocolate, hints of a bitter finish. Nice brown. $5.20 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubbishystuff (2309) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 A very porter like brown ale. Rich at first then lays off. A slight touch of sourness. Good Stuff. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (1014) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2011
Really classy beer in compared to other "mild" beers in finnish food stores.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5395) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2011
Dark brown with a light brown solid bubbly head. Notes of pine cones, milk chocolate, toasted wholewheat bread and dusty basements. Light sticky body but very liquid at the same time. Darker, roasted flavours dominate the beginning while the end is a more straightforward sweet malty taste. Definitely nice for the style and my older bottle has hold up great. I see how ’pub grub’ would go nice with it, but light ripened cheeses and hearthy home cooked stews and mashes should work even better I’d think.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2701) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
50 cl bottle. Batch 404 Brygget 080109 BB 080111 - enjoyed 091211. Color is dark brown, head (foam comes out of the bottle, not really gushing but still) is beige, creamy, firm, sticky (good lace). Aroma’s: Heavy roast, ash, dark coffee, malty sweet, a bit red fruit/berries. Flavor is roasted-bitterish, like coffee. Light body. Finishes dry, with roast and rather bitter. Excellent still after three years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 5, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Brown coloured with beige creamy head. Aroma is grainy and roasty. Bit of brown bread and light spice. Taste is a bit of ginger, bready malts, bit of cream and some oats. Quite smooth but with a spicy prickle. Very easy to drink! Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delnoche (504) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratto (128) - - DEC 19, 2015
Draft at Stone's (Helsinki, Finland). Intensive sweet chocolate aroma. Tastes first to sweet chocolate with hints of roasty notes. Clean bitterness. Palate is really smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nj_lee (28) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
I'd say while not a favourite, not too far off. A solid brown ale with excellent malty flavours. From the bottle in Norwegian hotel bar. Probably should have had it before the pale ale as the hops in that tended to overpower. A good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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