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


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RATINGS: 604   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IOzh (126) - 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 (816) - 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 (5272) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3082) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2016
Brown color with nice tan head. Aroma is nutty, malty, earthy hops, some thick black chocolate. Taste is black chocolate, surprisingly hoppy, more nuttiness, very complex. Carbonation is medium. An excellent Brown Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2015
Aroma of malt and nuts. Taste of malt, roasted, nuts and hops. A strange brown ale because of the hops and the alcohol (witch also is present) but its not bad at all. Is a bitter aftertaste. My label on this one was black with brown text, not like the picture on this side but its the same beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
Brown ale massiccia e luppolata alla grande: malto e nocciole si sentono ma lasciano presto spazio ad un amaro deciso e avvolgente. Corpo medio, effervescenza giusta; molto buona!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Rating #1346 03.12.2014 - Christmas event at Liquor select. Dark brown pour with a weak bubbly tan foam that disappears quickly. Aroma is strong roast malts, coffee, caramel. Taste is bold, earthy, with a light smokiness. Bitterness is fairly assertive. This is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark chestnut brown color and a 2.5 finger, light beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. The glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing. Roasted malt aroma with a surprisingly prominent floral hop presence. Slightly earthy with some grass, pine and hop resins countered by hints of caramel, toffee, toast and a bit of chocolate. Decent amount of roast but not burnt smelling at all with sweetness and hops balancing things out. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a strong earthy hop flavor that’s countered by a lightly roasted malt backbone. It’s surprising that the hops are the dominant flavor in an imperial brown ale. Dry and bitter with grass and resinous pine needle flavor lingering throughout into a pretty dry finish. Subtle roasted malt character countered by a touch of sweetness toward the end of the palate. Hints of toffee, caramel, nut and light chocolate rounding things out. Not a bad beer but too hoppy for the style in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2015
So nice for a brown. Rich and slight nut. Dark brown black and nice head. Hard imperial scent. Bottle.

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