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


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RATINGS: 603   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.


RichardGretton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is roasted with hints of chocolateness, the flavour is well roasted with strong malty tones and chocolate coming through. Overall a nice strong roasted and malty dark beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andniz (161) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Tap @Delirium Cafe in Brussels Aroma of nuts, dark bread, caramel, green apples and a bit of solvent (faulty, not enough to fuck the beer up completely, but still it was annoying) The malty side of the beer is good, but the faulty part was pretty bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled from tap at Kaapse BAF 2016. Cloudy hazelnut brown. Light tan ring head. Sweet caramel, sugar cane, maple and nuttiness. Over medium sweet and mild bitter. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. Syruppy feel, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1566) - LATVIA - SEP 25, 2016
Brown / dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma with certain whisky notes. Strong bitterness with smoked whisky barrel notes m lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1798) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers, (Borefts After Festival 2016), Rotterdam. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate. Body is clear brown, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted peanuts, milk chocolate, brown sugar. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, simple but tasty, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (131) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2016
0,5l bottle from Firmabier. Pours deep brown colour with small head. Aroma of hoppiness, coffee, nuts, malts, caramel. Mediumish body, quite bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled mahogany brown with a short lived white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, booze. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, booze. Finish is ash, burnt, hazelnut and chocolate. Medium to full body, light to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (920) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2016
At Kufle i kapsle, Warsaw, February 2014. Shared with lovely Anja. Sample on a "deska piw" (beer plank for tasting). Dark red, orange tint, lasting white head and lacing. Roasty and smoky aroma, very heavy, like a Nutella. Tart, some dryness, balanced. Full taste, dusty, thick, some carbonation. Very rich beer, interesting aromas, flavors and texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PowY (174) - - JUN 11, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a beige head. The first sniff is hoppy (citric fruits) then moderately malty. Breadish and some caramel. Medium to full body with a soft and very pleasant carbonation. The taste is sweet with some bitterness coming in towards the finish. Multiple flavours -roasted malts and honey with mild coffee in the ending. Very well balanced aromas and an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (675) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2016
Un colore tonaca di frate piuttosto scuro, birra torbida con lievito sospeso. La. Schiuma è biancastra, compatta. Aroma dolce, caramellato, dark fruits. Anche la bevuta è dolce e maltata, con caramello, sentori di frutta secca. Birra intensa, dal corpo pieno, rotonda con alcol che accompagna benissimo, consistenza quasi oleosa. Carbonazione bassa. Veramente ottima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (6412) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2016
Draught @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. (3,50 / 0,4l) . Pours deep brown with a thick white head. Bready, caramelly, hoppy aroma. Sweet caramelly, mild spicy, bready, hoppy flavors. Malty, full of flavors. Long finish. This. Is. Beer.

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