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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Saison
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Thin dot lacing is left behind by a mostly diminishing white head. The body is beautiful: opaque, cloudy, apricot juice colors. The aroma is packed with yeast with plenty of appealing berry esters. Mild alcohol is noted. Coriander, earthy hops, herbs, lightly toasty cereal grains and a small amount of wheat. The flavor brings more wheat to the table, along with alot more yeast and fruity notes that convey scents of oranges, lemons and tangerines. Alcohol is less evident. Bitterness is low, sweetness mild. The palate is medium-full bodied, with slight chalkiness and an earthy feel. Very zippy, popping carbonation, moderate peppery spiciness. Good, though not dry enough. Spicy, lengthy finish, lemon and wheat notes lingering. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours a cloudy, light orange with a tiny little white head. alot of orange citrus, some mild spices, coriander, maybe some clove as well. Nice, big spice character, alot of that orange, a little cinnamon, and a slight bitterness to it that hung around towards the finish. The aftertaste was mildly fruity, with a sweet little bitter taste. pretty good representation of the style. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle. Batch 287. Pours a hazy deep golden colour with a big creamy well lasting white head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus and herbs, bit sour. The flavour has plenty of wheat with some citrus, herbs and spices, malt and a touch of soap with some sourness. The finish is mild and wheaty with some spiciness. Kick saisons like "Fuglebjerggaard 35. Bryg" way outta here!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6108) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Sample @ BCTC 2007. bit sweeter than most saisons Ive come across. Perfumy, somewhat earthy. decent saison but had way better ones @ BCTC

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 500ml bottle (Alko)
Wheaty orange, thin white head.Sweet fruity, and blossomy aroma, some corriander and citrus. Perfumed bitter taste, quite pleasant, lightly malt body keeps it interesting. Occasional soapy taste too. A bit poofy (it’s the sweet perfume), not enough guts. (6-3-8-3-13=3.3)
Rerate - 500ml bottle Past BB of 2009-04 - Shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Grape, wine and honey aroma, citrus too. A touch soapy taste, but a pleasant sweet honey-like fruit sima aspect. WIth yeast more mushroomy aroma, and a soapier taste. Aging this one worked well, changes the style a bit - less saison, more pale ale. (7-3-7-3-14=3.4)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1790) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Fruity aroma. Sour fruity flavor. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2007
Bottled. Batch 235. Goldeny amber colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is strong earth, fruits and grass. Flavour is earth, sour fruits, freshly cut grass and some yeast. Quite pleasant thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
[BCTC ’07] - I wasn’t expecting a lot from this, but I was pleasantly suprised - hazy orange pour, with a frothy lace - earthy aroma, with some vegetal qualities, light herbal notes, and oranges - medium hop profile, with relatively high, orange marmalade sweetness - yeasty, almost doughy qualities - soft carbonation on the tongue - fairly well put together, but a little on the sweet side.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13725) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle, 6.5%. Batch #235. Hoppy and quite yeasty aroma, a little malty. Quite cloudy orange colour. Small white head. The flavour is quite hoppy with sweet, dried fruit notes. Good bitter finish, with a hint of yeast. Well-balanced, but I could have done without the yeast notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Bright yellow colour. Light malty heavy hopy aroma. Strong nice cheese notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Light acetic long bitter fi9nish. Creamy palate. Exellent saison.


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