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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.


RichardGretton's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy fairly light brown beer with a good strong off brown head. The aroma is roasted with some burnt maltyness. The flavour is discernibly bitter and roasted with a malty and mildly yeasty finish. Overall a nice roasted beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (60) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle during beer tasting at the Bunker, Copenhagen. Pours brown, thick head. Taste is sweet, chocolate, nuts. Light bodied, well balanced, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2464) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light nuttiness, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light coffee, light fruitiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session Brown ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Park, Bratislava. Dark brown color with medium beige head. aroma of dark malt, dark chocolate. Taste, dark malt, roasted coffee, red berriees, citrus hops in finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Nice foamy beige head. Roasted malt and coffee flavors. Brownish colored body. Taste if nuts. Less roast in mouth with better balance, thickness and length. Very good for a Norwegian supermarket range. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (592) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 23.05.2014. Pours brown with huge off white head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, roast, and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, apples, dark fruits, coffee bitterness, and watery. Finish is short coffee bitter. Overall: after the awful newcastle brown ale and okish thwaites big ben, this feels like a really great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (522) - NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Mørk brun/svart farge med beige skum. Lukter malt, sjokolade og karamell. Noe tynn med maltsmak og en noe bitter avslutning (sjokolade).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - APR 13, 2014
Mørk brun med beige skum. Aroma av malt, sjokolade og karamell, smaker mye malt. Medium kullsyre og bitterhet, god og lang ettersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Malty brown ale, very smooth texture, some chocolate and lightly roasty. Enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (998) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
.5l bottle from Supermarket Muurame Pours clear dark reddish brown with low to medium slightly tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark malts, coffee notes, grain and some brown sugar. Flavor is dark malts, ash, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, some tobacco. Overall rich flavor and nice body! Well balanced!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (732) - - APR 5, 2014
ottima brown ale, con un tocco affumicato, note di malti tostati, leggera nocciola, cioccolata e uno sfondo dolce intrecciato da un tocco amaro finale che testimonia una discreta incursione di luppolo. Davvero buona!


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