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


on tap

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RATINGS: 791   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2007
From enjoyit via trade. This bottle came from over the pond and wasn’t one of the ones actually imported to the U.S. The pour was an ever so slightly cloudy pale copper color that propped up a one-finger tall white head that had good retention and some lacing. The aroma was soft floral hops, grass, light spice and Belgian yeast. As it progressed it found a nice balance between floral and citrus hops cut with spice and Belgian yeast. The flavor was a bit more on the citrusy side. Mild citrus melded with wildflowers, more Belgian yeast and a bit of spice. The mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body and the finish was fine. Reminded me of a trippel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle. Hazy lion yellow with a medium to large fluffy white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with notes of apricot and peaches, and earthy, dusty hops. Medium bodied and soft mouthfeel, dry with a moderate lingering bitterness. Reminiscent of Saison Dupont but less complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2007
Hazy copper body, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy on the nose with some spice and funk. Balanced taste, dry & spicy but also sweet & fruity with vanilla and nutmeg, as well as pineapple, grapefruit, pretty citric overall. Almost no tartness at all, not so dry as I was expecting from a saison either. But, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2780) - 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!

   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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5464) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4809) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5368) - 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.

   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.

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