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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts and some dried fruits. Lovely rich roasted malts in the taste, some caramel and toffee with hints of brown sugar and plums.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Brilliant and radiant chestnut with ruby highlights is the body. Messy, thickly lacing off-white cap atop. Weirdly musty, herbal, dank and layered in nutty, peanut and roasted almond husks, and woody, phenolic spices is the nose. Quite rich on the palate. Some must and earth dampens a hugely malty and dessert-like sweet. Meaty, umami mid melds with dusty, flaky milk chocolate. Fills it out well. Medium body with a medial viscosity. 7.5% ABV adds fuel to make it slightly decadent. Good, malty length; all nutty and roasted. Perfectly ceding of those flavoursome malts. Hops play second fiddle. A grandish Brown. Done wonders for the style. (50cL, Brewed 15/01/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1129) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2015
Dark brown colored, ruby hue, moderate beige creamy lasting head. Aroma is of caramel, bit toffee, nutty, toast, fruits. Taste is moderate+ sweet caramel, brown sugar and toffee, good on the nuts, some dried fruits - licorice, some chocolate notes and toasted bread finish. Low+ bitterness, sweet but still dryish finish with some roasted notes. Medium+ bodied and moderate carbonation, slightly sticky. Sweet but not too strong, very enjoyable. (bottle at Bottle Park, Bratislava, Slovakia)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (397) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Malty, caramel, toffee, light roasted... Thick in the mouth with soft carbonation, medium sweet. Light hoppy bitterness. Easy drinking, and very tasty. I really enjoyed this a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - AUG 9, 2015
Классич& очень правиль& коричне& цвет. Аромат немного солодов& чуть жженый. Вкус мягкий, солодов& сладкий, с приятно& жженой горчинк& в конце. Отличны& браун эль!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 25, 2015
Brown, long lasting head. Nose is brown malt, some hops. Taste is just bitterness and brown malt, need more dry hop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (565) - HONG KONG - JUL 9, 2015
Buautiful brown, nearly no head. Aroma of caramel and malts; taste is sweet, caramel and roasted malts, gets a bit hoppy bitter in the end. Another great Nøgne!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1322) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen. (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24.6.2015). Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some spices. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Malty light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3997) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
24-JUN-2015, draft @Taphouse. Hazy Brown with low off-white head. Bread, Brown sugar, roast. Sweet, sugary, medium+ body, medium carbonation. Brown Ale’ish but more imperial:-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (430) - POLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown with medium light brown, semi-densed head. Medicore head retention and lacing. Moderate malty (caramel) and toffee aroma combined with some nuts and smokey light smokey character. Some booze in the background noticable. Taste is semi-sweet wuth some medium bitterness in the end of degustation. Medium body, average carbonation, finish is bitter, semi-dry and nutty. In overall typical brown ale with some higher alc. vol. and more hoppier than usual. The good thing is that this beer is well balanced.

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