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


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RATINGS: 590   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6297) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2016
Definitiv eins der besseren Brown Ales, vielleicht bedingt durch seinen recht hohen Alkoholgehalt, aber auch in der Ausgewogenheit durchaus annehmbar. Leicht schokoladig, dazu etwas Malz, ein paar Rosinen und Brot - prickelnd zum Schluss und angenehm süffig. Gute Sache.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6350) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of malt, warm cookies and barrel. Taste of malt, mild coffee, light chocolate, cream, nuts, roast, woods and barrel. Very warming and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (690) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016

Malts, caramel, nuts and slight fruit.

Turbid amber/ruby/brown beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts and caramel; ends slightly bitter and dry with nuts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sven1973 (171) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2016
Flasche gekauft auf der Grünen Woche. Kaffeefarbe, trüb, brauner feinporiger Schaum. Nase: Schoko, Malz, leicht fruchtig . Geschmack Fruchtig, sehr schön bitter, Mango, Mandarine. Langer Nachgang, immer stärker Grapefruit zu schmecken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokkenrolv (267) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle, batch #1522. Aroma is fresh hops, hints of toffee and mild caramel, some dark fruits. Deep brown, cloudy, medium beige head. Medium sweetness, medium bitter, dominated by hops, taste is hints of tropical fruits, orange, toffee and bread. Medium body, soft carbonation, some warm alcohol. Tasty, dominated by hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2869) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Mark. Slight gusher. Almost clear nice chestnut brown with huge bubbly beige head, very hard to pour. Fruity hops, lime, pineapple, mango, caramel, toffee, dried apricots, cinnamon, cloves, marzipan, garam masala, chestnuts. Medium sweet and very light bitter. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Very good stuff, I just wish it wasn’t so ridiculously over carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy brown with a thick cream-coloured head. Aromas of rich chocolate malt, oranges, something woody like a newly-erected shed. Taste is beautifully balanced between sweet malt and bitter hops. Creamy texture, clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IOzh (97) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JAN 23, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours deep brown with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, floral and nuts. Medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is medium sweet with nice bitter finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (657) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Aroma: caramel, bread, nuts, roasty, Appearance: hazy brown with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4903) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle (500 ml). Split 2-ways. Slightly hazy mahogany brown with a medium off-white head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of caramel, nuts, molasses, herbal, figs and dates. Taste is slightly sweet and quite nutty with a good caramel malt backbone, molasses, mild alcohol heat and light bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Nutty and herbal finish with a gentle alcohol warmth. Well balanced Imperial Brown Ale, easy to drink and never cloying. There’s a good malt depth.

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