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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Belgian Ale
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Editor’s note: This edition brewed with Belgian yeast, in addition to other tweaks to the receipe.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2535) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of chocolate, spices, ginger? and malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2404) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2013
0,5 l bottle as a gift.
Poured opalescent brown with a medium froathy tan head. Aroma of light roasted-toasted grains, fruity yeast. Easy body, light chocolate and dark fruits, some fruity yeasts. Fine beer but not a very exciting one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle. Unclear brown color, low beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast, nuts, sweet caramel. Strong bitter taste, raisins, dark malt, spices. Lasting bitter malt aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Slightly malty bit lacks any distinctive taste. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 10.09.2013, 0,5l bottle (#849b expired on 07.08.2013) @ home, courtesy og Jan Ove @ Matkroken for testing purpose:
Nice slightly brown mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, roasted dark malts, roasted nuts, chocolate, puffed rice, caramel, hay, roasted grain, hints of coconut. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, burnt caramel, roasted nuts, hay, chocolate, hops, coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly thin body. Very nice, has evolved fine since it was released last year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Bottle from Beergeek, Prague. Hazy brown color with medium beige head. aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, caramel, chocolate. Chocolate in taste together with caramel, milk coffee, roasted malt. Coffee bitter finish. This is clearly porter for me. Good, powerful beer for 4.5 ABV.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (984) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a medium lightbrown head. MAlt and chocolate aroma. The taste is sweet with a chocolate ending. 28.12.2012

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottled. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malt and has some dark fruity notes. The flavor is nutty and light roasted. Some tobacco as well. No Belgian feel to it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (1852) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ cecil spring tasting. Hazy brownish body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is nuts, malt, spices. Flavor is nuts, malt, spicy. Thin body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil spring tasting ´13 it pours murky brown with a small light tan head... The aroma is pepper, spicy and some dark fruits... The flavor is cinnamon, pepper, spicy and yeast...


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