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Nøgne Ø Funky Geyser

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This beer is infected. Infected by a small single celled monster called Brettanomyces. This little buddy creates amazing funky flavours. Some think the aroma reminds them of a barn yard, others associate it with the smell of wet socks. The little critter is really motivated to work and ferments for months or years. This fermentation results in a high carbon dioxide pressure. So high in fact that the beer comes out of the bottle like a geyser. So make sure to have a glass at hand when you open this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow, nose is funky, lemon, taste is quite sweet, bit fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2611) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden body with a huge white head, as expected and warned on the label it’s a gusher. Luckily not among the worst ones, we had no problems getting most of the beer in glasses. Funky aroma of barnyard,citrus fruit, flowers. Taste is quite funky too woth lemon, though not insanely sour. Taste is a bit onedimensional for a brett and gets a bit boring fast. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (1510) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
Hazy golden with a huge white head - sour and fruity aroma with some malts - Malt body that is gentle sour and asidic - Light sour malt finish that is quite dry - This was quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2993) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a hazy golden beer with big white head on top. Aroma has massive Brett, tartness and fruityness. Flavor has some tart and sour touches to it, very well balanced and quite fruity as well actually. Short, crisp tarty aftertaste. Great palate cleanser during a tasting, good beer in general as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of Brett, massively funky horse blanket, barnyard. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Showcasing Brett and little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Hazy yellow pour, huge white head. Aroma is quite refreshing, bretty and spicy. Flavor is quite spicy and with loads of Brett. Strange, but likable. A bit medicinal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6090) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
50cl bottle shared. thick creamy white head. Bretty aroma. Hazy golden blond pour. Nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4134) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big brett, funky red fruits, barn, floral hoppy notes. Great. Flavour is very refreshing, big brett, red fruits, funk and barn, fruity and floral hops. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Batch 821. Drukket i selskap med Kristoffer 29 Aug 13. Tilløp til geysir ved åpningen. Var forberedt gjennom teksten på flaska. Aprikosfarget. Høyt luftig skum som varer. Uklar. Aromaen er syrlig frukt. Smaken likeså. Mye bitterhet. Gjennomgående undertone av gjær.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1277) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
I’m almost a bit disappointed, the Geyser doesn’t gush at all! It pours a very hazy, yellow to golden body with a huge, creamy, off-white head that leaves big patches of foam on the glass. The head is very long-lived, and stays thick and rocky until the glass is empty. Quite crisp aroma of pale malts, fruits, slightly fermented apples and gentle traces of funk. There is hardly any sweetness in the taste, it’s moderate acidic, light sour and the bone dry finish is moderate to light bitter. Moderate flavours, again lots of apple, some lemon and hints of barnyard. A bit too thin and watery mouthfeel, but it’s very crisp and refreshing.
[50 cl bottle, batch 821, enjoyed 1.5 years after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]

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