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Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

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


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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
There is a long story to this malty ale. It was first brewed in the spring 2006 in Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a joint brew between Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro. Nørrebro calls their version “Double Knot Brown”. It is the perfect thing to drink with almost any cheese.

Recommended serving temperature 12°C/50°F. Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, brown, amber, Munich and caramel malt; Columbus, Chinook and E K Golding hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2717) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled from tap at Kaapse BAF 2016. Cloudy hazelnut brown. Light tan ring head. Sweet caramel, sugar cane, maple and nuttiness. Over medium sweet and mild bitter. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. Syruppy feel, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1566) - LATVIA - SEP 25, 2016
Brown / dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma with certain whisky notes. Strong bitterness with smoked whisky barrel notes m lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1798) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers, (Borefts After Festival 2016), Rotterdam. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate. Body is clear brown, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted peanuts, milk chocolate, brown sugar. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, simple but tasty, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (131) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2016
0,5l bottle from Firmabier. Pours deep brown colour with small head. Aroma of hoppiness, coffee, nuts, malts, caramel. Mediumish body, quite bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled mahogany brown with a short lived white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, booze. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, booze. Finish is ash, burnt, hazelnut and chocolate. Medium to full body, light to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (920) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2016
At Kufle i kapsle, Warsaw, February 2014. Shared with lovely Anja. Sample on a "deska piw" (beer plank for tasting). Dark red, orange tint, lasting white head and lacing. Roasty and smoky aroma, very heavy, like a Nutella. Tart, some dryness, balanced. Full taste, dusty, thick, some carbonation. Very rich beer, interesting aromas, flavors and texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PowY (174) - - JUN 11, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a beige head. The first sniff is hoppy (citric fruits) then moderately malty. Breadish and some caramel. Medium to full body with a soft and very pleasant carbonation. The taste is sweet with some bitterness coming in towards the finish. Multiple flavours -roasted malts and honey with mild coffee in the ending. Very well balanced aromas and an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (675) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2016
Un colore tonaca di frate piuttosto scuro, birra torbida con lievito sospeso. La. Schiuma è biancastra, compatta. Aroma dolce, caramellato, dark fruits. Anche la bevuta è dolce e maltata, con caramello, sentori di frutta secca. Birra intensa, dal corpo pieno, rotonda con alcol che accompagna benissimo, consistenza quasi oleosa. Carbonazione bassa. Veramente ottima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (6412) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2016
Draught @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. (3,50 / 0,4l) . Pours deep brown with a thick white head. Bready, caramelly, hoppy aroma. Sweet caramelly, mild spicy, bready, hoppy flavors. Malty, full of flavors. Long finish. This. Is. Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1056) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Tap @ basement beer bar, Aalborg. Aroma of caramel, some roasted malts, some dark dried fruits. Hazy brown with off-white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Full body, oily feel, caramel and bitter finish.

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