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Nøgne Ø Sour Brown

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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour Brown is a brown ale which has spent 9 months on oak barrels. These barrels typically have lots of funny microbes hidden deep inside the wood. These do weird things with beer over time. This beer is slightly sour and refreshing. Have it with your favourite veggies or aged cheeses. Serve at 8 degrees C.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (914) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Huge dense tan head, spotty laceworks, dark dark brown body. Fermented sour berries to the nose. Sour taste, berries, prunes, fruits, ashy notes. Finishes short, peels of berries. Overall strange. 25cl btl #760 b@Vinmonopolet t@home.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Vinegar, wood, green apple, and caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet tart green apple, oak, and toffee malt flavor. Nice body. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Drukket på RV124 12 Jan 14. Høyt mokkafarget skum som flater helt ut etter noen minutter. Grei surølaroma. Smaken har et forsiktig surt preg. Savnet en identitet. Passet brukbart til pinnekjøtt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske fra polets nettbutikk: flott skum som fyller mitt Duvel-glass til randen, og deretter oppfører seg eksemplarisk. Syrligsur aroma og smak av bær og grønne epler med et noe medisinalt preg i den tørrere enden av skalaen. Kort ettersmak. 0,25-flasken var en passelig dosering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2014
250ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep brown, with a large light beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Strong sourness, oak, dark bread malt and fig make up the aroma. A strong sour lemon flavour up front mixes with a little oak leading into the mid-palate. This offers fig and rye bread flavours, combined with the persistent sourness, which lasts into the finish. This is quite a nice sour ale, I only wish it came in a slightly bigger bottle. 250ml really is too small, especially at the price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Flaske, 25 cl. Tak Gisle. Let tåget rødbrun med et cremet, lyst beige skum. Surt træ, søde malte og sure sokker i næsen. Mild, sur-sød og balanceret med noter af træ og lyse bær. ikke nogen stor sur øl, men god drinkabillity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2014
Very dark reddish colour with a large and compacted light brown head with very good lasting and good lacing. Aroma has notes of red fruits, wood, vinous and yeasty. Flavor is mainly vinous with a high presence of wooden notes, plenty of yeastyness and sourness with hints of red grapes. Sourish final with a vinous character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkos (157) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Dark reddish brown with a long lasting creamy head. Aroma is weird stingy, yeast and port wineish. Taste is really sour, malts, port wine, bitter. Wouldn't really know this was a brown ale if not said. Barrel notes dominate. Not very drinkable either. Short finish. Bleh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours muddy Brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malty sour with woody notes. Flavour is tart and acidic. Not over the top. Pretty good but probably ot worth the reddyz for such a small bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottled 0,25 ltr @Pikkulintu
Dark brown, amber color, good beige head. Sour, wild yeast, a bit cellary nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity, sour flavor, some cellary notes. Oaky. Nice sourness but some earthy notes make this is a bit too "wild".


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