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Nøgne Ø Sour Brown

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

highlandlad's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1463) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 28, 2014
Bravo for the experiment but I’m not convinced the style lends itself to this treatment. Which is not to say this doesn’t point in interesting directions. The lavish head shows good length. Impenetrable body of the darkest brown. Interesting aroma of leather, acetone, sour cherries, horse blanket - one for the true connoisseurs of sour ales, amongst whom I cannot count myself. Thin bodied and dry. Acidic. The best I can say about this is that it tastes exactly like you might imagine a sour brown ale would taste - like an accountant breaking bad, but not bad enough to pay much attention. (250ml bottle from Leura Cellars)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma is musty with vinegar and apple cider dominating and very sour with oak coming through in the background. Tarty, fruity with some fruitiness like from raisins and cherries but mainly a farmhouse wild yeast aroma. Flavours are very sour in the beginning and lead on to some brown ale tones of slight bitter chocolate and coffee with a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3814) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of red onion, lemon, wood, light cream and apple. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon, apple and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky brown, smells amazing, funk, oak berries, taste is sour and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 250ml.

[ As Nøgne Ø Sour Brown ].
Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart fruit - berries, tart cherry, wood, vinegar. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long to average duration, tart cherries - wood, wood - oak, fruit - berries. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft with a lively note. [20150116]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Cunningham, huge thanx!
Pours murky brown, nearly black with a huge off-white head. Smell has freaky sour notes with some nice dark malt notes. Starts refreshing sourish, well paired with roasted malts and some coffee. Middle part is absoluteley dominated by the acidity, which pairs perfect to the rest of the aromas, which are roasty, malty and slight chocolatey. Goes into a mild sourish finish with lovely roasted and chocolate malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (620) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2015
Looks..Murky brown cola colour, med head Smells... Vinegar, lemon citrus, green capsicum/fresh green ’no heat’ chilli, smokey roasted malts Tastes.. Smoke and roast, vinegar, lemon citrus, nuts, woody oak barrels. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15908) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Unclear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, tart and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160115

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14240) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, 5%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt,dark fruits, oak, vinegar, sour, little tart and little barnyard. Flavour is malt, fruit, oak, dark fruits, oak, vinegar, little tart, sour, little acid, wood, medium sweet, little dry and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6297) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
Classic sour one with some acidity and berries in the background. Easily drinkable, refreshing, thirstquenching special. Not a bad one to start off an evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6341) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from Meilby - thank you, Kenni! The beer has got a deep brown colour with an low airy head and medium body. Aroma of malt and oak with some acid hints. Taste of light roasted malt, light mild vinegar, mild acid, woods, oak and barley. Vineous hints with some touch of prune. Good and solid Sour Ale.

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