espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle at Olympen. Batch 386. Brewed 2008-10-07. Best before 2013-10-07. It poured a dark red brown colour with a big off-white creamy head that settled down slowly in the glass. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, malts, brown sugar, cereal and some fruits. The flavour is also sweet and tastes of malts, yeast fruits and pale chocolate. It has a short and a bit watery aftertaste, but all in all this is a very good and drinkable beer.
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Dark chestnut brown, reasonable head. Nutty malt aroma &flavour, smooth with sweet aftertaste. Not normally my favourite style of beer but I like this one.
LarsEngen (359) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle, batch 386.Dark brown color, large off white head. Sweet aroma of malt and hops. Quite sweet flavor, but supriseingly easy to drink. Short thin end.
Smaskifa (122) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured in a trappist glass, small beige head which goes into the abyss pretty fast - but it sticks to the glass all the way down. Strong aroma of malts, coffee, some toffee and some hints of fruit. Taste of roasted malts, toffee, a bit fruity at the end when the temperature increases. Very pleasant palate, nice carbonation. It’s been a while since my last Nøgne Ø, and this was a good reminder of how great their brews are.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml. bottle @ Apoterkergaarden, Grimstad. Nice brown color with amber highlights, nice little creamy head. Aromas of light fruits, caramel, and some sweet malts. Flavors of malt, caramel and some light grapes.
Good balance. Very drinkable. But not a belgian ale in my eyes, more of a brown ale.
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, batch 386, from Vinmonopolet, Langnes. Light brownish hue with good duration over a deep, dark brown body. Comprehensive beer in both aroma and flavour. Very well balanced smell of just malts and hops. Taste of dark fruits and dark, chocolate malts with underlying spicy acidity. Light hints of yeast. Ends up with lingering hop bitterness. Ashy dryness in texture. Well bodied. I bought a few more bottles to be cellared, should be interesting to re-taste them before Oct.2013 (Tromsø, 07.03.2009).
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a bottle of this at Christiana’s Resto Pub on the 2nd floor terrace. Poured with a fine creamy head that fades quicly and no lace. Typical of Belgian brown ale. Nutty, roasty, toffee, a little dark ripe fruit. Malt. Very fine carbonation. Bit of a boozy finish. Opaque brown color. Little too rich for a session.
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 bottle at home ... murky hazy brown ... thin lacing after bi foam head ... sweet banana toffee malt nose ... overfizzy ... deep roast ... again banana toffee ... some yeasyness and hint of candi suger... its more a german dark wheat than a belgian ... but im digging it anyway
Sigmund (5088) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Very dark brown colour, like a porter. Nice and creamy beige head. Moderate but nice aroma of belgian ale yeast, spices and oak. The flavour has brown malts, caramel, brown sugar, moderate spices and woody notes, decent hops in the finish. Not too sweet. This is in no way Nøgne Øs biggest beer, but it is nice and drinkable and impossible to dislike.