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

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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5158) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 8, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent strongly carbonated dark brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt and mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The yummy flavor contained delicious notes of brown malt and mild milk chocolate. A wonderful best in class brew. More please!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Køge beer festival. Appearance: pours slightly cloudy red-brown with ok beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, roasted/burnt malt, coffee hints and some pine+floral hints. palette medium roasted malty+ hoppy aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average to distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice roasted and hoppy brown ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (438) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from market in Storslett Norway. Dark brown color with a small light brown head. Aroma has smoke, roasted malt and licorice. Taste is malty sweet with long somewhat bitter and dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, licorice and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nordic (303) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Copper color. Medium body. Aroma of bread, nuts, biscuit. Very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4665) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown almost black pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has light coffee, chocolate, plus roast, taste has roast plus some light chocolate, some coffee, not world class.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (330) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Mørkt med lysbrunt langt skum. treaktige aromaer sammen med litt kaffe Smaker kaffe og nøter med en markert bitterhet mot slutten..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1870) - NORWAY - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at Charles & De in Sandnes 18.04.15. Golden copper. Beige head. Moderate aroma with some roasted nuts, dried berries and dark malt. Semi-dark malt, dried berried, dark syrup in taste. Good drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8225) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
From tap at Tap 10, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, hops and chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
PalCabral (145) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Coop, Trysil. Pours dirty brown with faint tints of red. The aroma is not pleasant, vague smells of mensroom. In spite of the aroma, I carry on. The taste is lucklily different and better, roasted malts, bitter notes, chocolate. There’s nor much sweetness though, making it quite a rustic brown ale. The low alcohol pulls down the average even more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjakk (493) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 22, 2015
Brownish red, clear with nice yellow head. Hint of malty smoke in the aroma. Sweet, burned sugar malt with burned sugar aftertaste. A nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smmaaren (358) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
50 cl bottle from Rimi supermarket. Pours dark ruby/brownish with a small creamy beige head. Malty coffee caramel aromas. Smooth and good beverage from Nøgne Ø (as always...)


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