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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 788   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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Bottle from Sam’s Clybourn. This pours a yellowy gold, a bit hazy. Nose has minimal spice, more of a skunky Belgian character. bit of head, nothing special. On the taste, it is very light body and drinkable, though not really that tasty. A little spice comes from the yeast, but not much removed from a generic ’Belgium’ (sic) ale. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours a quite dark yellow colour with a white head. The aroma is a bit spicy with notes of sourish citrus fruits, some perfumy yeast and a hint of caramel. The flavour begins with notes of bitter herbs which is followed by orange, spices, yeast and wheat. Quite smooth mouthfeel. The bitter herbs lingers in the mouth for quite a while.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Straw yellow, hazy blond pour with a little white head. Aroma has light citrus, some pale belgian malt, a little bit of earthy spicing. Flavor is the same, pleasant at first, but the spices leave a somewhat odd aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Pours cloudy yellow with a white head that dissapates to a small ring. Nice aroma of wheat, citris, grass, and lemon. The taste is the same with some pepper and a bit of sweetness. A little thicker then I like and more toward a wit, then farmhouse funk saison, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished, spotty amounts of lacing, cloudy, visible carbonation, and a golden hue. The aroma was malt, hops, some spicy notes, lightly peppery, yeasty, and citrus fruits. Ditto for the flavor. The mouthfeel was sprite and this beer is medium in body. Quaffable, decent for the style but there are better of this style to be had IMO. Not a lot of character with this beer and while it is not a bad beer by any means, it did not leave me wanting to seek this one out again. Worthy of a try.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Nice and Spicy. A great representation of the style! Ginger and Cinnimon. Crisp finish. Belgian-esque esters.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle chilled. Opens wild with foam spilling out. Pours yellow and cloudy with a whit head that stays and a nice lace. Aroma of citrus and spice like a Belgian. Apricots and thyme. Flavor immediately sweet and wheatey - probably the best a wheat beer has to offer. Citrus and a background of of hops and a slight touch of alcohol. The finish is pleasantly hoppy and somewhat crisp - not cloying as some wheat and tripels can be.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 poured with almost no head formation or retention in my mikasa goblet, a flat saison? a little too medicinal for me as i get alot of bandaid in this. strong belgian yeast notes. overall it is difficult to drink and not refreshing. seems more like a tripel than a saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3402) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
After coming in from filling holes in the yard, this is quite the tasty beer. The aroma is definitely yeasty, but there’s a refreshing citrus fruit that blends nicely with this. Honestly, this is a little like a witbier, especially with the marked wheat profile in the malt bill, but it’s got that bite in the back that makes it more like some of the drier Saisons I’ve had. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (968) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2008
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Batch 285 It poured a orange colour with a big creamy head. It has a sweet and floral aroma that smells of malts and kiwifruits. The flavor is slightly bitter and tastes of wheats, oranges and brown sugar. It has a lingering and bitter aftertaste.


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