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


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RATINGS: 603   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle, Batch Number 1426, bottled on 5/5/15. Thanks Alex @Ale House. I’m surprised I haven’t rated it yet as I’ve definitely drunk it before! Poured into Tocalmatto pint glass. Big white lacing. Dark brown, red and caramel in colour. Aroma is wood fires, log cabin, Finish saunas, chestnut wood, marzipan, sugarcane and sock sweat. Taste is wood resin, blackcurrants, roasted chestnuts, Icelandic salt licorice sweets, raisins, cream and dark soy source. It’s fairly bitter for the style and it’s pretty clean. Soft malts. Juicy. Good use of East Kent Goldings which are great for old ales. Would swap the Chinook for Bramling Cross though as it needs more blackcurrant. Nice rich beer which is good for a slow cold winter which we’re still experiencing in England. Come on Spring where are you?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBHansen (723) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
Tap @ Hugos w senior. Appearance: pours clear red-brown with good creamy beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, caramel, nuts, wood, light alcohol, berries and herbal notes. palette: strong malty aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, medium sweetness, balanced by a medium to distinct bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very delightful brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is caramel, roasted, little soapy, taste is sweet, chewy toffee, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6448) - Wanne-Eickel, 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 (6482) - 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 (933) - 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 (251) - 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 (279) - 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 (3919) - 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 (9448) - 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.

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