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


on tap

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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Nose is fruity, citrus and wheat, mild but refreshing aroma. Initial taste of wheat and fruit from the aroma. Mild barnyard or maybe musty. Spices come in on the mid palate. Finishing with balancing wheat, flowery and hop character. Average palate duration, minor head retention, body is light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
From Superbrugsen, Aarhus, DK. Bottled. Fruit yeasty notes and a presence of wheat. High carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pour is hazed pretty golden yellow with a thin skin of a bright white head...smell is lightly funky with some lavender, and yeast...thin mouthfeel and flavor...some light funk...finally a mediocre saison that isn’t super sweet!!!! Some yeast and black pepper in the finish....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2008
3-30-08 bottle
Foggy yellow with a decent head. Smells a hint like funky lemon pepper spice. It isn’t an offensive smell, but rather it is quite light. Sweet watery dough flavor that has a lemon pepper aspect to it as well. Average semi-thin palate. Overall, drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008

Pours an orange-tinged yellow with a modest white head. Enjoyable aroma: tart lemon and mild banana esters. Hint of coriander. The most surprising thing about the flavor is the strength of the hop close; this has a very dry astringent mouth-puckering finish that actually works really well to close out a flavor profile that makes for an interesting ride. First sip is mildly sweet, fruity esters, a drop of lemon juice and unripe apricot skins. Interesting yeast character throughout makes a smooth and interesting transition, abetted by additional plum skins, into the bitter close. The pieces of this one are really nice, and there’s a lot going on here. Somehow the whole doesn’t synchronize in a way that pushes it to the level of excellent; not to say that it clashes, just that with so any good elements here and so much creativity, it’s almost surprising that this doesn’t rate up in the low fours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2008
16oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours hazy orange into my tulip. This is a wierd brew, its really not much of a saison in my opinion but its not actually a bad beer. Nose of citrus and yeast, no hint of funk or spice like a typical saison. Taste is once again nothing like a saison. Its extremely hoppy and bitter up front like an IPA but the bitterness fades quickly to a faint citrus bite and a lingering belgian yeasty finish. Not alot of carbonation so the palate is pretty developed. Almost like a belgian IPA but this is not a saison at least not true to what I’ve had of the style. It shares some very very slight similarities but its definitely its own beer and in that regard its not a bad beer. However whatever beer this IS it is not my thing. Hopheads would love this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
light citrus, bread aroma; low to medium carbonation; a bit rich, buttery, with a somewhat sticky palate; this is an alright brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 (Re-rate, bottle, 0.5 l - batch #619, brewed 190411, from Alko, 20110624) The beer poured golden and a little bit hazy. Its head was white, medium sized and quite dense. Aroma had fruitiness, spices, mildly sourness and yeastiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, spices, sourness, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy and bitter. Not a stylewise perfect saison but a taste beer still. Old rating, bottle on 2008-01-30: 7-3-6-4-14=3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle sampled with Mad_Indian. Pours cloudy golden with a small dense white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, spices, and fruit. the flavor is lemony, fruit, with a mild spicey bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
Cloudy golden in color with some orange running through. Amomas are light and show off spice and lemon. The palate was light and very drinkable with a bitter/hoppy finish and the flavors from the nose running through. Pretty simple and quaffable but my least favorite Nogne so far...of course, that may be as much stylistic as anything.

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