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

bottled
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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


beerbrat99's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a frothy, hazy straw color. Nice rocky head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of tangerine, coriander, herbal spice, pear and light caramel candiness. The taste is refreshing and complex. Primary flavors are citrus, pepper and mild apple/pear. The finish is balanced with fruitness and some clean bitterness. A nice beer that I’ll have to revisit in the warm weather.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle - hazy wheat coloured with a creamy, fizzy clean white head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, nutmeg with hints of cinnamon, galangal and flowers. Taste of lemon, malts, herbs and some flowers and roses in the finish. Medium body, low carbonation, oily body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (475) - - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a hazy golden body with a thin head. Nice funky aroma. Very nice and creamy taste of malt and barnyard esters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (135) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2016
Aroma is yeast and fruit. A nice fresh aroma. Taste of yeast fruit, cereal, malt, wheat and some pepper. A good Saison

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (3564) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2016
Old rating rerated 08.01.2016, 0,5l bottle @ Nama:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry floral, hay, leafs, flowers, yeast, light malts, grass, weeds. Taste is dry floral, weeds, hay, yeast, flowers, leafs, light malts, grass, minerals, bark, heather. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - DEC 29, 2015
Hazy orange-yellow, yeasty and citric aroma. Taste is very similar to a Belgian Ale, but without that load of sugar, yeasty, malty, citric; smooth and fresh ale. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Fresh taste of sour flavors and wheat malt. Not exactly a wheat beer, but a strong resemblance to Belgian wit can be found.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (534) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 15, 2015
On tap. Nice hazy golden. Fruity hops and spicy dryness. A bit watery but fresh and flavorful nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (703) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Rating a sale bottle (presumably out of date): hazy bright golden yellow with 2 inches of bright white, gently subsiding foam. Aromas of lemon, honey, some banana, some barnyard funkyness. There’s a bit of black peper bit up front, with some honey an acidic twang, a touch of citric sour and some earthiness. It lack some body, which I attribute to the age of the bottle. Not sure how a fresh version compares.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbonde (279) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
50 cl bottle@The Broker, Oslo in tulip glass@approx 6 degrees C (too cold, suggested 8 degrees is better). Pours a hazy straw colour with a quickly diminishing white head leaving a little lacing Nice medium strong aroma of malt, bread, yeast and a little brett. Very mouthfilling taste following the aroma and adding a nice dry, crisp hoppy bitterness which is prolonged into the quite lingering aftertaste. Medium carbonation adds to a well balanced Saison without major surprises but with that dry crispness one would expect on top of a complex but not outlandish taste. Another good Belgian style beer from Nøgne Ø. Went very well with my sligtly chilli spiced Moules Frites as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1097) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Yeast and light funk aroma, there is a touch of lemon, and some pepper spice on the finish. Great saison


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