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

bottled
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RATINGS: 736   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grundlepaste (10) - - APR 17, 2012
Outstanding beer. Very floral yet a distinct malt aftertaste. Have been very impressed with this brewery. Look forward to more availability.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Pours a pale golden color w/ a two finger head. Good head retention reducing to a fluffy ring and a clumpy, sticky canopy that lingers. Aromas of biscuit malts and very pretty spice. Medium full nectar w/ perfect carbonation. Texture is like oil on velvet. This brew really hits the spot. Perfectly balanced malt body w/ a persistant spicey hop component that allows the flavor to show beautifully. Only mildly fruity and peacefully spiced w/ corriander singing a delightful song while the others clap in time. Lemony citrus, vanilla bean, tropicals. The finish is bittered by the peachpit factor leaving me ready for another sip. Strong flavors in balance making this one very enjoyable brew true to it’s heritage. Highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Swaroga (1441) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2012
50cl bottle. Yellow/orange and hazy. Medium white head. Nose : Very refreshing and soap fruity aromas. Yeast , barnyard, orange and grapefruit peel. Sip : Quite lively carbonation with low to medium density body and oily texture. It is well hopped and bites with citrus zest aromas. The bitterness stays long in the aftertaste. A bit peppery. It is really refreshing, well carbonated and intensively fruity. Knowing the notorious reputation about this brewery I am not disappointed.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
A gift from my friend Audra. 22oz bottle, pink label. 14°P, 25 IBU, 6.5% ABV. Hazy golden color. Thin white head. Aroma of freshly proofed bread.dough. Flavor is rich malts, wheat, yeast. Bready. Very dry finish w/ a chewy medium body. Very rich, somewhat complex body. Ultimately refreshing & enjoyable. A+

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Nice and Spicy. A great representation of the style! Ginger and Cinnimon. Crisp finish. Belgian-esque esters.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle (on several occasions). Hazy golden with enormous off-white head dragging fat sticky laze. Fairly funky aroma of citrus, bakers yeast, marmalade and something grassy. Flavor is dominated by fruits and a salty note underscoring the funkiness in the aroma. Fairly sweet and "trippleish" but still with a dry finish. Some more spiciness would have been nice, though. Smooth sparkling mouth feel. Tasted this alongside Dupont Biologique, which was nice, but not as nice as this Norwegian. Thirst quenching and yet complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (3255) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Hazy golden yellow color, not a very large head. Aroma is spicy, your typical peppery saison aroma, with a touch of citric hops. Flavour is very smooth. Beautiful notes of orange, lemon. The peppery flavour of a typical saison is there, but is nice and mellow, it doesnt hit you over the head like some other saisons. Wow, this is incredibly drinkable. Wicked Saison.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dermi (660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
Bottled, 50 cl. Pours cloudy saffron with a good irregular white head. Good duration. Aroma: Fruity, citrus, yeast. Hops, malt. Slight soapiness. Taste: Tasteable sweetness, bitter. Palate: Creamy but the carbonation makes it rough in a good way. Medium body. Overall: Enjoyable, easy to drink, pleasant. Simple. Very likable.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (595) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Blonde. Nez belge. Levure épicé. Bouche: belle acidité. Fraiche. Assez sucré pour une saison. Finale herbacé. Épicé. Muscade. Très bien.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 2     Still(1)->Volcanic Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4     Lasting: 3     Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 4   Bread : 3   Dough : XX   Esters : 3   Phenols : XX   Dusty : XX   Spicy : 3   Apple : XX   Banana : 1   Tropical Fruits : XX   Brett : XX   Barnyard : 3   Leather : XX   Wood : 1   Vinous : XX   Cheese : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 4   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Toasty : XX   Hay : 2   Caramel : XX   Honey : 2   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 3   Wheat : 3
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Perfume : XX   Orange : 1   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : 1   Grassy : XX   Piney : XX
Notes : Pepper : 3   Cloves : XX   Coriander : XX   Ginger : XX   Orange : 2   Earth : XX   Vanilla : XX   Oxidation : XX   Bubblegum : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 2   Acetic : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 3   Farmy : 3   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX

Comments: A gorgeous Saison with an exquisite firm, natural and yet crisp palate. Expertly extracted pils malts, bright and lively Dupont-like hops that I assume to be EK Goldings. Beautiful, authentic yeast and a most balanced attenuation level, leaving an ample body and yet a gradually drying out finale. Complex, unspiced and remarkable. I think it’s my favourite from the brewery.


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