Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brun er en upasteurisert og ufiltrert belgisk type ale. Øl fra Nøgne Ø er flaskegjæret, noe som medfører at man bør behandle flasken med varsomhet før servering, slik at sedimentene ikke forstyrres. Brun har en fin fruktighet som er balansert opp mot god maltsødme. Anbefalt serveringstemperatur 8 grader C. La det bygge en skumtopp. Vi anbefaler Brun som en god kompanjong til vellagrede oster, alternativt ulike kjøttretter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
500 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Brygget 01.02.2011, BBE 01.02.2014. Batch #586.
Pours a reddish brown colour with a white foamy head, mainly on the edges. Aroma of mild sour fruits, nuts and some citrus. Flavour of citrus, dried fruits, toasted malts and toffee. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a dry, fruity finish. Pleasant but quite far from your favourite Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of candi sugar and dark caramel malt with light dry raisins. Taste is a nice mix between some candi sugars with dark Belgian malt with light fruity ester with dry raisins notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and some good lacing. Very well brewed and more complex then I had anticipated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
500ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Batch 586, brygget 010211 Pours brown with a small head. Aroma has hints of yeast and spices. Taste is quite malty with hints of spices and apricose. A slightly bitter finish. A bit raw, but still enjoyable and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2012 Bottled. Pours hazy and deep amber with a huge tan head. Good lacings. Nose of slightly roasted malt, yeast and spices. Dry toasted flavour with yeast nuts, spice and notes of dark fruit. Medium bodied. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Ends up dry with some bitterness too. An OK brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
Aroma:dark fruit,cheery and nutty... Appearance:Dark redish brown,good beige head... Flavor:Dark fruit,light sourness,light nutty....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy and moderate yeasty aroma. Dark fruit notes. Rasin, prune etc. Moderate bitter surprisingly roasted flavor. Some fruit present. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle from Salling. Nice head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nuts, fruits, toasted malt, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ijustpop (5) - - MAY 1, 2011 does not count
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Beige head. Starts slightly hoppy with pine and citrus, while a sweet malty caramel and raisins rounds it off. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a redish hue, thin tanned head with plenty of carbonation. Smells of caramel, yeast and roasted malts. Taste has some smoke, caramel and of course roasted malts. Some sweetness but not too dominating. Finish has alot of hoppy notes in the bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
In short: A relatively heavy (for a 6% beer) nutty brown ale.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after receiving through private importation, a little more than 3 years before expiration date!!! A 6% brown ale with a 3+ years shelf time?!?!?
The look: Mostly clear dark brown body topped by a small beige head
In long: A bit of a gusher. Nose of tobacco leafs, toasted hazelnuts and some toffee. Taste has a lot of grainy malts, cookies, caramel, oily hazelnuts, commercial milk chocolate bar, creamy earthy toffee, chewing tobacco. Oily mouthfeel. That beer packs quite a hefty malted body for a 6% brew. Carbonation was a bit too much at first but I let the beer sit for 15 minutes and then it was fine. Overall this was a fine nourishing brown ale even if a bit on the oily side of things. Another decent beer. So many decent beers out there to drink. Too little time to drink them all. What would Jesus do I’m asking you, what would Jesus do? Probably try to feed the fish of my computer screen saver.

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