Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A dark brown English ale, in which classic English malts meet the spicy hoppiness of the new world. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F. Goes very well with ‘pub grub.’

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, chocolate, brown, amber, and caramel malt; Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

11°P, 27 IBU, 4,5% ABV.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2015
Bottled. A deep amber beer with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is malty with roasted notes. Taste is also malty, roasted and sweet, caramel, nuts. Software carbonation. Thin body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Dark reddish brown color with tan head. Roasted malty flavors and aroma. Light bitter finish that dries out a bit. Flavor is dominated by the roasted flavors of the malt, which are good. Mild palate, even with a good finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (661) - - JUN 6, 2013
Tastes of yeasty roasted malts, caramel and cereal with a little spice and some hops. Not my favourite class of beer but this was pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours medium dark brown, chestnut color. Head dissipates rather swiftly. Nose is fairly weak for some reason. Palate is rather surprising, a whop in your face after a dissappointing nose. Big roasty flavors with a suggestion of brown sugar are present. Finish is medium to short. Makes a nice refreshing beer during the warm months when you’re not in the mood for a heavy winter warmer, but still would like to reach for the darker side of things.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2004
Bottle at Copenhagen Beermarathon 2004: Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is slightly nutty/roasted with a hint of hops. Taste is well balanced, a litle on the dry side, Roasted malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at Novare Res. Pours a lovely brown with reddish clear body. Well the bottle was gone in like 5 minutes so they’re doing something right! Supremely drinkable, i’d wager this would be a killer session beer. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet brown sugar, and caramel. Flavors are very comparible. Sticky sweetness at first, with a nice mild finish. One of the best unflavored browns i can remember having!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AnG_BrgNor (645) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown colour, small head. Aroma is chocolate, some malt and some roasted malt. Taste is dominated by chocolate, like a cheap chocolate pudding almost (weird for a beer I think), some malt and some licorice. Not impessed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Huge thanks to jayg for sharing this one with all of us at the Orlando gathering.

Pours a brown body with ruby highlights. Off white head with medium lacing. Aromas of nuts, sweet malts, dough, roast notes. Flavor is very nutty and sweet, with a nice malt background. Finish is medium lenght and sweet, thin palate but not watery. A nice brown ale, and one I enjoyed more than their IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Black pour with some frothy bubbles forming for head. Sweet thin nutty and biscuit aroma. Also some floral aromas coming through. There’s a yeasty, nutty flavor with some faint hops in the finish for the flavor. Fairly thin and very refreshing. A great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2007
500ml bottle. Aroma: Surprisingly roasty in the aroma. Toasted nuts, caramel, light chocolate, and some biscuit and bread notes. Appearance: Deep reddish brown in color and clear. Light beige head was full and foamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: The roastiness continues into the flavor. Roasted malt, toasted nuts, caramel, cola, and chocolate. Some light hops into the finish. Medium-light bitternes and a medium-dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nice brown ale. Roastiness was really nice. Easy drinker.

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