Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1546) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Thanks, Terry, for bringing this to our New Years party. Opaque dark brown, sudsy head, low streaks of lace. Taste is burnt malt with coffee overtones. It moves cleanly through the palate to a sudden harsh bittering and a bite like strong alcohol in the finish. This is a sipping brew; I don’t think I could manage much of it in gulps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1192) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark orange beer with a good creamy tan’ish white head. Smells chocolate, vanilla. Tastes chocolate, vanilla, some coffee and fruity. Average carbo, medium body and a oily texture. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (832) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Troebele chocolade bruine kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt chocolade, gebrand, hop. Smaakt bijzonder. Hop, chocolade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1258) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Imperial brown Ale pours a deep brown with a thin head of small off white bubbles. The Nose is foremostly sweet of the higher alcohol content. However, there are Undercurrents of dark fruit, roasted nuts and molasses. Taste is at first of roasted nut and grain that resolves into a bit of yeast. A very nice beer. The higher alcohol content does not detract from the overall flavor of the beer. Body is smooth, a little silky. FInishes with just a faint touch of bitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (528) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
Botella de 50 cl en casa 20-12-13. Muy buena maravilla de Imperial Brown ale al estilo noruego. Aromas a malta nórdica intensa con tostado y algo quemado con algo de caramelo - toffe- bastante intensos, algo de cacao. Sabores a maltas tostadas rusticas y con carácter nórdico muy destacado con final algo especiado y ligero. Cuerpo medio - fuerte de color negro intenso con espuma algo oscura no muy persistente quedando con ligera capa y corona. Sensación alcohólica bastante destacada sobre todo según va calentando, aumentando también su densidad en boca. Muy buena, como casi todo lo de esta casa, Imprescindible repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Keg at Cherry Reds (city centre), Birmingham. Frothy head. Creamy. Coca-cola flavoured sherbet. Nice. Sweet. Thick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3484) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Aroma is fruity, some yeast, some chocolate, a bit dusty. Flavour is creamy chocolate, light roast, some hops and coffee. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2475) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Man in the Moon, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, raising, sugar, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, caramel, raisin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
backlog review. Bottle, pours chestnut with medium sized beige head. Carbonation is medium, Nose is milk chocolate, lightly roasted malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor is similar to aroma with caramel malt, roasted malt, and some bitter hops rounding out the profile. Nice brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2013
Hazy dark brown colour, firm light beige head. Fruity aroma, caramel, toast, raisins, light coffee. Light bitter flavour, quite sweet, coffee and fruity notes. Finish caramel and coffee, quite fresh. I’m not a fan of brown ale as a style, but I quite love this one!
(Draught @ Emelisse Home Brew Day, Kamperland 2013)

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