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

bottled
available

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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Small white head, retention is minimal though the lacing is nicely clingy and lasting. When it,s held up to the light it,s got the appearence of a Belgian Wit, cloudy white with a slight orange hue. Nose is spicey, peppery, coriander and a tad rubbery. Body is light with a prickly carbonation and a smooth oily mouthfeel. Dry malts and peppery spicey flavors, notes of stone fruit, some peach and nectarine with citrusy flavors as well, light toasty grainyness, flowery, perfumey and a little bit juicey, nice. Finish is spicey and a bit fruity. Well done!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy, light tangerine color. A medium white head settles quickly to a microscopic rim with a singular, wispy patch. Minimal sudsy lace. The aroma shows muted citrus notes, fresh flowers, mild farmhouse yeast, sweet pale malts and some dry cereal grains. The flavor is mostly sweet, with lemon chiffon, flowers, hints of green apples, and drying grains showing through. Medium-light bodied, smooth and easy to drink, but a bit boring. A little bitterness makes its first real appearance on the finish. Fairly pedestrian brew. This one is a little disappointing. Maybe too young?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5424) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Picked up single bottle at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a hazy orangish amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a thin ring. Aroma of light bready malt, apples and pear fruits with a touch of honey and grassy hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of lemon zest, light bready malt and some light fruit punch. Finish is slightly acidic, semi-sweet with a light apple zest aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Murky orange color with no head. Aroma of apples, pear and hay. More of the hay/grass/barnyard in the taste, along with lemon and yeast. Excellent saison!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
First sample of this style, so i didnt know what to expect. cloudy pale yellow with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of lemons and a bunch of dusty hobs along with grain. Flavor is sour and acidic, with a moderate bitter finish. Lemon and coriander? pops up in the mouth aroma, and in the finish i sense a heavy note of almond essense....wierd.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5284) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Fluffy white head recedes leaving sheet lacing and pancaking on surface. Sour honey, earth and lemon aromas. Smooth with and interesting crisp/soft carbonation. Caramel honey upfront with a lasting sour hop finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - OCT 18, 2007
At first, it has a strong flavor with some bitternes. After half glass, it gets better and it goes very easy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2007
bottled, rbesg06. cloudy orange, wheaty, orchard aroma, some banana nectar sweetness with hints of apple peel. textbook saison but nothing very original

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
taunusmies (338) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11686) - Escondido, 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.


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