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


on tap

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RATINGS: 780   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
taunusmies (337) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2007
Pours hazy with orange colour. A small diminishing head. Sweety smell. Aroma is wide having a taste of fruits, floral hops and sweet malts. Very good beer indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours hazy yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal), light hops (herbs), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of pear. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Original rating was 8/3/6/3/14. Bottled. Beer is cloudy light straw gold. Head is small, white, frothy. Diminishes mostly but lasts.<P>Nose is malty with light notes of toasted grain, cracker, sweet biscuit; Hoppy with light, noble notes of herbals flowers, lemon zest; Yeasty with a light trace of bread dough, trace of band-aid, moderate fresh banana.<P>The flavor is lightly-moderately acidic (dry), lightly sweet, lightly bitter with a long, lightly sweet, trace bitter, trace acidic finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is softer than average.<P> Pretty, but has strong BSA leanings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7030) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of lemon zest, pepper, Juicy Fruit gum, dried pineapple. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A solid example...very bright and pleasant, flowery, toasty, lemon-zesty aroma, and good balance. Doesn’t quite have the magic that makes 4+ brews, but it’s close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2007
0,5l bottle. White semithick head. Mead coloured (orangeish brown, not clear). Sweet aromas of citrus and yeast. Not that much carb as I expected. Flavours of citrus, yeast and apricot.. hops. Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Golden color with a smallish off-white head. Sweet malt and honey aromas dominate. Light citric and dusty yeast in the backdrop. Sweet malt start with hints of mild caramel. Some lemon zest and coriander in mid gulp. Touch of alcohol in the finish and linger. Finish has a light apricot and mild vanilla hint. Quite bitter and woody in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Pours cloudy dark yellow borderline orange. Descent finger thick white head. Nose is of spices and banana with some lighter malt notes as well as pepper. Flavor is similar but this beer is incredibly smooth. I’m not huge on saisons but this girl was a beaut. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orange. Heavy foam bed resting atop the beer. The foam looks like it would hold a fingerprint. Strong scent of citrus and spices, mostly peppery. Flavour seems tamed, very drinkable and approachable for a Saison. Dry until the last sip which is shockingly sweet by comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 30, 2007
pours a cloudy light gold with no head. aroma is citrus, lemon, creamed corn, belgian yeast and sugar. flavor is hoppy with citrus, and grapefruit. medium bodied. light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle at St Albans BF 2007. Cloudy gold with thick beige head. Nice light saisony lemondadey aroma. Some creaminess in mouth. Good citrusy hop on end. Pretty good, light, lively, saisony. Good herby hop. I like the tangerine hop on it.

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