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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Belgian Ale is what you could call a wit with an attitude. We are generous with all our ingredients - including both orange peel and coriander. This does not stop this ale from being a good companion with seafood dishes.

Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F.

11P 20 IBU 4,5% ABV.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Cloudy medium orange yellow color with a average frothy good lacing mostly lasting white head. Aroma is moderate yeasty, orange, medium coriander, vanilla. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
50 cL bottle, thanks to faroeviking. Pours hazy yellow with a diminished white head. Citrus fruity and yeasty. Dry flavour, spiced, banana and mild wheaty. Lingering citrus finish into a solid spiced finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
An unclear yellow beer with a small collapsing whtie head. The aroma contains notes of coriander, yeast, and wheat. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of coriander. A boring wit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Aged sample. Unclear amber golden with a tall, dissipating head. Heavy carbonation. Lovely fruity esters - oddly I sense some banana, when the style is Belgian Wit. Lightly sweet malt with notes of coriander. Pleasant all right but comes closer to a Belgian Blond Ale (probably due to it’s age). Thanks to Yngvar for this rare gem. 271105

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Bottled. Vintage. Cloudy golden coloured with a huge but fast disappearing head. Aroma of fruits and spices. Flavour of fruits and spices with notes of citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is wheat, mild coriander and other spices along with some yeast and fruits. Flavour is quite much the same along with some slight hints of eggyness. Still a quite nice witbier.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19337) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled. Cloudy pale yellow. Orangey aroma. Medium sweet with some rounded papery malt, but still fairly thin. There’s som oraneg jam, but the flavour is quite short, and IMO this beer does not live up to the very high expectations I have on Nøgne Ø.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow colour with a big white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Sweet wheat flavor with nice hints of citrus. Sweet malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
21st November 2009
Hazy gold beer. Light semi crisp and dry palate. Citrus orange and lemon with a bitter edge. A hint of spice in the aftertaste. Finishes quite soft and frothy but also with a carbonated bite. Bitter aftertaste. Impressive flavour for it’s abv.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
Offered by the owner of Bar & Cigar, in October ´07
Brewed on 15.07.2003, therefore rather old

Cloudy light amber color; huge head. Very nice aroma, perfumy, malty, Belgian, showing some age. Medium mouthfeel, sweetish, a bit malty and spicy too, lightly fruity, worn out by the yeast, so that it becomes thinner at the end. The final is light and dry, with a very light touch of vegetables. Incredibly it still has a fresh, dynamic drinkability. Interesting experience.


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