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


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RATINGS: 600   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2007
500ml bottle at the Brickskellar. 25% opaque, brown body with a dark tannish brown head, medium-to-fine bubbles. Semi-sweet caramel and chocolate malts instantly picked up, along with some toffee, tobacco and sweet nuts. Hop level is moderate, maybe a little heavy for a brown ale but very light overall, and there’s the faintest hop scent that almost smells like some dried wood. I don’t detect any roast, but the biscuit character is certainly there. Really committing to the nose can bring up some sweet cedar wood and black cherries, or maybe what I’m thinking of is cherry scented pipe tobacco, along with a sugared, caramel and cherry candy note. Body is average, proper for the style, with a mildly frothy texture on the tongue. A good brown ale, but I find the entire style a bit lacking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (456) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2008
Thanks to akevitt for sharing. Pours a cloudy, dark brown body with off-white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, and bread with a hint of hops. Body seems a little weak and watery. Flavors of burnt malts, coffee, and hops. Aftertaste is clean and slightly watery with coffee and burnt malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of some spice and light roasty malts. Black body with the mahagony hue when held to light with decent tan head. Flavor light roast with a creamy texure noticable. Mild spicey bitter also. Easy on the palate with carbinated belch on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4272) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Aroma is not strong, but malty and yeasty with an undertone of miso (a salty Japanese seaweed-based flavoring). Color is a rich dark chocolate brown with a fairly thick pale beige head. Flavor is malty with just a hint of hops and salt. Texture is smooth and just a little thin, but still pleasant and satisfying. Congratulations Red Wings!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
Chestnut color with a off white head. The taste is sweet with a nice full body. Has a hoppy bitter palate. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very dark ruby red colour, clear and pretty indeed. Very small head and almost no carbonation - almost English cask appearance. Huge sediment though. A slight indefinable and not completely pleasant nose - roasted somehow. Very malty flavours, roasted malt - light sweetish, soft and pleasant mouthfeel. An incredibly flavourful beer for it’s rather small body. 110705

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
Pours hazy brown with a white head with some lacing. Nutty, slight yeasty nose. Watery mouthfeel. Malty flavour with some hints of fruit and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2005
Brown-red. Chocolate aroma with notes of gunpowder. Fresh and clean. Roasted flavor with notes of coffee. Dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14784) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Dark nut brown, small creamy off-white head. Smokey, roasted, chocolaty nose. Roasted, a bit watery, chocolaty, not very brown ale -like, more like some of the Nögne Ö’s stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
Bottled. Deep reddish brown coloured. Roastu and slightly fruity aroma. Coffee notes in the flavour. Dry and slightly bitter finish.

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