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Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

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

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

19°P.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (371) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Yields a mohagony brown color, with a decent, stable head. Smells of chocolate, cane sugar, toffee, together with a fair amount of wood. Reveals a note of matured, fruity hops among a bready malt foundation. Has a medium body, with a fitting, lively carbonation. Tastes of coffee, toasted malts and sugar, along with hazelnuts and a spiced note. Coffee is well pronounced, providing a convincing balance to sugar and molasses. Finishes fairly sweet, with a slick dryness shining through. Tastes great, ranges between sweet and bitter in a convincing, complex way. Charred malts, old hops and coffee exhibit a convincing balance to molasses and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frode (358) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Bottle 50 cl.
Hazy brown, with light-brown head. Roasted malt, a bit nuttiness. Rather sweet, and long medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
(500ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, April 9 2015) Pours deep brown with a dense, moderately sized tan head and lace. Aroma of nutty dark malts with a little toffee and dark bread, softly roasted, spices, herbal hop notes. Flavour is toffee/caramel malts with lightish roast lending a bit of coffee/chocolate character, also some nuttiness. A bit of dark fruit, soft spices and herbal hops, a bit earthy. Lightly bitter finish from hops and roast. Pretty average mouthfeel and carb. Brown ales are not my favourite style but this was a really nice one, round flavours and a bit of interest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (893) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2015
From a bottle. Everything I like in a beer. I could drink this stuff all day, sure you’ll pay for it but hey, it’s worth it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (388) - HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
Tap at Roundhouse. Translucent, nearly opaque, cola brown pour. Some fizzy bubbly head. Aroma is spicy, earthy, very malty, and a bit metallic. Taste is very earthy with some cloves and cinnamon but a good amount of earthy hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hesoo (20) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Wzorzec klasy zero dla brown ale. Albo i nie bo bardzie mu do ciemnych piw. Po prostu bardzo dobre. Z Nogne O lepszy tylko porter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wojt0k (52) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Świetne zbalansowane piwo. Kawowo - czekoladowe, goryczka też kawowa, kumulująca się. Wogóle ta "imperialność" przesunęła to piwo w stronę dobrego ciemnego stoutu, troche deliketnego w swojej paloności, palony słoneczni no i oczywiście kawowość.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (451) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Braun, rötlich. Viel Karamell in der Nase, Malz. Am gaumen Malz, Karamell, angenehme Herbe zum Schluss.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (486) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 9, 2015
the aroma is caramel and spicy with hints of buckwheat and vanilla... the taste is caramel with notes of chocolate, coffee, licorice, toffee, dark fruits and some spices... slight hoppy bitterness... sweet and bitter dry aftertaste...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (716) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 9, 2015
Draught at Braukunst Live München 2015.
Dark brown body, with a medium, creamy, light beige head.
Aroma of coffee, nuts and other smooth, dark malts, lots of fruity hops from the background.
Taste pretty much follows this, with a great balance between smooth malts and fruity hops.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, quite dry, zesty, with coffee and hops.

Tasty! Especially the balance between full malts and crisp hops is really pleasant. Pretty intense for a Brown Ale, but still very smooth to drink. Among the best beers of this style I’ve had so far.


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