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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Saison
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Nice hazy gold look with a relatively small head. Aroma is a bit grainy, dominated by sharp citrus and spice. Taste was a bit tart and very citrusy. Lots of graininess and a bit of yeast taste. No real funk or typical saison thing going on here, more like a Hefeweizen thats a bit off. Not all that impressive for an $8 beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4254) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Pours a hazy straw yellow with creamy white head. Flavors of grain, bread, light fruit, citrus, and overall was very sweet. Not as much funk and lemon zest in the saison as I expected. Its alright, just not that good compared to other saisons.. to sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow body with a white wispy head. Aroma of light fruits - apples and pineapples, mostly along with some faint yeast cheesiness and bread. Refreshing palate with adequate carbonation and crisp cereal/biscuity flavours and some lemony citrus spiciness to follow.
Tasted in December 2007.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Has typical hints of belgian yeast, light fruit, funkiness, and slight hop presence. finished with a bubbly sweet fruit taste. Average saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5960) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle and shared with Tom: Hazy golden hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, pear and pepper esters, biscuity, pils malt and a hint of mineral water. The taste starts with a nice refreshing yeast and wheat presence supported by a light fruit kicker. Spice and herb quality show on the finish. The mouth feel is a tad soft and watery, needs more carbonation. Not too shabby but needs more depth. I would drink again.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle. Wet wash rag aroma. But if you smell the empty bottle a decent sweet malt fermented fruit aroma is there along with some sticky sediment on bottle under cap. Flavor was well some spoiled pear fermentation but waterd down. Hazy brown body no head at all flat. Only reason not a drain pour was paid 8 bucks and change had to drink it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2007
A very strong aroma with oranges and maybe some tropical fruits. Well balanced

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
From a bottle--poured a bright hazy golden orange with a small white wispy head. Nose of yeast, wheat, and bubblegum. Flavor of oranges, sweet tropical fruits and sugary lemons. Mildly biscuity, slightly tart, and fully refreshing. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours a hazy straw body with a modest bubbly head that’s soon reduced to a few islands of large bubbles drifting around the glass. Somewhat funky aroma with tart citrus scents, warm spices, and flowers. The flavor is almost all citric - tart oranges, tangerines, pink grapefruit, some zest - and a mild floral bitterness. Nice refreshing beer.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2007
Bottled. A very hazy orange coloured beer with no head. Lovely funky aroma with spicy peppery notes and lemons. The taste has a ton of pepper and lemon notes. A hint of orange also. Nice and funky and an authentic saison. Lovely flavours.


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