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Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6648) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
Bouteille 50cl, batch# 1111, BB 21/01/2017, bottled 21/01/2014. Ambrée claire, col épais blanc cassé. Arôme est malté, grillé, léger fruité noir rappelant les figues et raisins secs. Léger bouquet houblonné arrive en rétro-nasal. Palais est agréable pour ne pas dire délicieux, de belles notes de malts nottament grillé donne une belle touche de torréfié. Houblonné plus subtil apparait en fin de bouche ajoutant ainsi une brève amertume. Note une pointe de citronné, léger herbacé, et en se réchauffante la bière gagne sur ce côté fruité. Je note aussi une pointe de douceur caramélisée qui reste intense dans la bière et même un rappel de gingerbread.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMStringer (16) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2014
bottle from liquorland Tga. An unexpected find. Brewed 08/2011 & Best Before 2016. Believable - was tasting good 3 years in. Ale is dark brown, nearly porter colour. Good fluffy head. A little sediment. Looking and smelling intriguing though. Good hops make taste reasonably lively, despite low carbonation. nice soft malt flavors run though also - nutty & caramel being most evident. Looking forward to more Ol from Norge!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matis (110) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Hoppy nose with lot of dark malts notes. Chocolate, nuts, cocoa and caramel. In taste there’s nice tuned cooperation of notes recognizable usually in IPA’s and Stout’s: roasted black malts and medium, well fitted bitter finish.Creamy and smooth body - like a liquid desert!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (414) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with tanned head. Smell is malty and burned sugar with some hops. Taste is full bodied roasted malt with coffee and biscuits with a finishing dry hoppiness. Medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
w_adwersarz (142) - Cracow, POLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Brązowe jak sama nazwa wskazuje, z piękną pianą która ładnie krążkuje na szkle. W aromacie, kawa, ciasteczka, palone słody, trochę karmelowe. Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany, słodowe, czekoladowe, palone, z odrobiną owoców. Wysycenie średnie w stronę wysokiego, z absolutnym brakiem goryczki.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (277) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2014
50cl bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a HUGE beige head that grows in the glass for a while before slowly starting to disappear. Smells of biscuits, roasted malts, light coffee, some spices. Taste starts sweet with lots of biscuits and coffee. Very good aftertaste with burnt sugar and bitter ground coffee notes. Oily texture, low carbonation. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stefanos (90) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, really thick head, that creates nice lace on a glass, but not clear. Delicate aroma mainly of nuts, dark bread and chocolate. Taste is biiter-sweet well balanced and alcohol is perfectly covered. It’s quite smooth for it’s ABV :) Nice job!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (673) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Marron très foncé avec une petite mousse marron. L’arôme de la mélasse, sucre brun et un peu d’houblon et alcool. Le goût est similar avec une finition assez amer dans la finale.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1657) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma light smoke, light coffee and chocolate. Clear dark brown colour. Good head. Taste is rich malty, chocolate, roasted, caramel. Very good. ABV hidden well. I really like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. hazy light Brown, orange tint, with a nice medium dark beige head showing a good retention and lacing. strong and sweetened bitter coffee, burnt caramel, burrnt nuts, maple toffee, dates and figs. some dark red fruitiness. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, assertive and almost balanced coffee-piney finish. tasty.


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