Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Saison
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
One of our most refreshing brews, made for those hot summer days, but satisfying year ’round. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F. Goes well with seafood, particularly oysters.

Ingredients: Wheat and lager malt; East Kent Goldings and Crystal hops; Belgian ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

14°P, 25 IBU, 6.5 ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2016
Aroma is yeast and fruit. A nice fresh aroma. Taste of yeast fruit, cereal, malt, wheat and some pepper. A good Saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (4571) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2016
Old rating rerated 08.01.2016, 0,5l bottle @ Nama:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry floral, hay, leafs, flowers, yeast, light malts, grass, weeds. Taste is dry floral, weeds, hay, yeast, flowers, leafs, light malts, grass, minerals, bark, heather. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (661) - HONG KONG - DEC 29, 2015
Hazy orange-yellow, yeasty and citric aroma. Taste is very similar to a Belgian Ale, but without that load of sugar, yeasty, malty, citric; smooth and fresh ale. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Fresh taste of sour flavors and wheat malt. Not exactly a wheat beer, but a strong resemblance to Belgian wit can be found.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (792) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 15, 2015
On tap. Nice hazy golden. Fruity hops and spicy dryness. A bit watery but fresh and flavorful nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (734) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Rating a sale bottle (presumably out of date): hazy bright golden yellow with 2 inches of bright white, gently subsiding foam. Aromas of lemon, honey, some banana, some barnyard funkyness. There’s a bit of black peper bit up front, with some honey an acidic twang, a touch of citric sour and some earthiness. It lack some body, which I attribute to the age of the bottle. Not sure how a fresh version compares.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbonde (309) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
50 cl bottle@The Broker, Oslo in tulip glass@approx 6 degrees C (too cold, suggested 8 degrees is better). Pours a hazy straw colour with a quickly diminishing white head leaving a little lacing Nice medium strong aroma of malt, bread, yeast and a little brett. Very mouthfilling taste following the aroma and adding a nice dry, crisp hoppy bitterness which is prolonged into the quite lingering aftertaste. Medium carbonation adds to a well balanced Saison without major surprises but with that dry crispness one would expect on top of a complex but not outlandish taste. Another good Belgian style beer from Nøgne Ø. Went very well with my sligtly chilli spiced Moules Frites as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1387) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Yeast and light funk aroma, there is a touch of lemon, and some pepper spice on the finish. Great saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
Rating #1220 - 05.08.2014 - Bottle from CBI Pours a super hazy straw colour with a frothy white head that fades quickly. Aroma is of farmhouse yeast, bubblegum, dish soap, decent funk. Clean mouthfeel, medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. Taste is a crisp sweetness, tempered with herbal notes, mild sourness from the yeast - crazy funky but well balanced and super drinkable. Another awesome saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ston3s42 (176) - - OCT 21, 2015
Light nutty brown cloudy appearance. Tastes of hay, banana and orange peel. Light body, ok carbonation and finish. Just ok

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