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


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RATINGS: 567   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (350) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours murky amber brown with a mostly fading beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, hint of smoke. Taste is of toffee, nutty, brown sugar, dark fruits, blackcurrant, some bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2908) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
500ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a dark brown with off-white head. Rich, full-flavoured malt, liquorice and dark toffee with some nuttiness. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (265) - - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Pours hazy ruby brown with a light beige head, moderate lacing. Nose is toasted biscuity malt, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, very mild sour. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is malty with a lingering bitter finish. A nice brown ale, with a decent body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1572) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. A soft aroma of roasted malt, light nutty with some chocolate. The head is quite large, white to beige and creamy with a long duration. The body is dark brown. A quite nice malty taste of chocolate and roasted malt. The body is medium strong, very creamy with a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (443) - HONG KONG - APR 29, 2015
April 25, 2015. Double Craftissimo day. Drank at home before Jocelyn’s birthday. Pours a hazy chestnut-brown, sudsy thin white head with big bubbles, spotty legs. Smells slightly like spicy vinegar and soy sauce, malt, wood, florals, cinnamon, toffee, seaweed. Aroma is a touch too salty. Taste is more balanced - more heavily bitter, spicy sweet malt, grassy herb, light yeast finish. Body is medium with some slickness, bitter and herbal, more flat/watery finish. Not bad, a big and flavourful brown ale with some Belgian-ish touches - bitter deep taste is the best bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (550) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frode (383) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (882) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1161) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (511) - 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.

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