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


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RATINGS: 568   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.


pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 17, 2012
Tap at MKT. Deep brown, very hazy, murrky Creamy whitish head. Chocolatey nose, light roast. Taste has deep roasty malts, chocolate. Bit of citrusy bitterness. Aftertaste has chocolate and light hops and trace alcohol. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (668) - 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 (1402) - 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 (2716) - 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 (783) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (353) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 5, 2015
Clear ruby-brown color with light brown head. Aroma has grassy hops combined with some caramel, dark cherries and nuts. Taste starts nutty, gets into caramel and roasty malts in the middle and hoppy and quite bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Body is medium-heavy, smooth but doesn’t lack carbonation. Overall this is one of the better brown ales you can get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1439) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
Aroma: Fruity hops and some sweetness. Flavour: Fruity bitter with caramel and a dry finish. Colour: Dark reddish brown with an offwhite head. From: Tap @ Volby Ølmesse August 2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gcontano (20) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2015
Caramel, toffee and treacle, nice malty full body, very well balanced with piney hops. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, finish is well balanced light bitter toffee and niceness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2454) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Tried at the Keans Head, Nottingham. Deep brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruity, chocolate and roasted malt taste follows this aroma. Great beer

   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 (2724) - 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)

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