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

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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
bottle, cloudy golden color, wispy ring for a head, nose is sweet and flowery, flavor is sweet spices with an odd bitter metallic undertone, finish is dry

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark gold with a thin and frothy white head. Sort of a lemon, fruit, honey and coriander nose, with coriander being the main wheel. Same thing going on in the taste. Lightish body, moderate carbonation. Dry and a little watery at the end. Seems a bit heavy on the hops (comparatively speaking) for a Saison.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Date: 08/17/08, 50 ml. bottle

Aroma - Citrus, honey, some spice,

Appearance - Mildy hazy yellow pour, rather paltry, fleeting, white head with sparse lace.

Flavor - Sweet light malt flavors initially, some light tartness, and the gentlest of spicy bitterness at the finish.

Palate - LIght body and carbonation, barely dry palate

Overall - Of the Nogne O beers that I’ve had, this is the least inspired, IMHO. Although it’s very drinkable, and has a certain refreshing quality, it’s just not very flavorful, tart, and dry as a really good saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle. Hazy dark straw color, thin, sparse white head. Mild herbal aroma of lavender and coriander, some white pepper. Nice mouthfeel. The herbal flavor initially tiptoes towards a leafy astringency and finishes mildly peppery and dry. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a thin white head that faded to a ring after two sips and left virtually no lace. Mild aroma of wheat and a few citrus notes detected as well. The flavor is mild wheat with some lemon and, to a lesser extent, orange. Some spice in the flavor as well, although I cannot pick out the specific spice(s). Mild bitterness at the finish. An ok beer, but not worth the higher price.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2817) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2008
Bottled:
Pours golden with a slight haze. Head is thick and leaves fine lacing. Orange peel aroma. Thick mouth feel. Flavour is sweet oranges followed by a long zesty citrus bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
500ml bottle. Fresh. Pour is a hazy melon/lemon color with an uneven head of creamy white bubbles. The aroma is stunted by the cold, but I can still tell there is a rough wheat character and citrus. As it warms, I can also smell a creamy, yeasty character. Flavor is citrus, wheat and some spices. The creamy character is still present. This actually tastes more like a basic American wheat than a saison. Its sweet and creamy, rather than dry and refreshing as I had hoped. I’m really disappointed I paid so much for this.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2008
[From the archive] I don’t know what’s up with this rating but this is what I thought at the time and it sticks until somebody gets me another bottle :) Spice and hop aroma but something is off. In a sweetish way. Hardly any head over mottled orange. Something is off in the flavour, very disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
Hazy golden body, white head; Pleasant yeasty nose; Initially fruity body, but way to full; Way to malty full finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2008
50cl bottle from Knightly Spirits (Orlando, FL). Pours a hazy golden caramel color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is wheat, bread, grain, yeast, and spice with faint notes of light citrus. Flavor is spicy and wheaty with some light hops notes as well. Generally light to medium body with a slightly bitter, hoppy finish.


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