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


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RATINGS: 613   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 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (631) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
Dark brown, short beige head. Soft carbonation. Malty aroma. Mild flavour with roasted malts and malty sweetness. Notes of smoke. Licorice. Some hoppy dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Clear, Dark carmel with a small cream colored head. Sweet, malty coffee aroma. Starts a smile, clear, bright coffee and light chocolate flavor and quickly brings in a nice bitter. A little thin but this also makes it very easy drinking, and in a way lets the flavor really come through. Taste totally disappears in a few seconds meaning another lift.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (609) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark cloudy brown pour with ABSURD amounts of fluffy slightly brown head. Too much head actually, it was almost impossible to pour. I had to wait 20 minutes before the head had subsided enough to drink. There were also some larger particulates in the beer that settled to the bottom. Bad batch?. Slightly sweet aroma, and a little bit solventy. Also something really pleasing on the nose that I couldn’t pick. Taste has lots of coffee on the back end and some biscuit, sweetness and slightly sour on the mid palate. Really nice brew, almost stout like in bitterness and the coffee notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Pours a dark brown with very little head. Very faint smoky nuttiness on the nose. The flavor is quite powerful and makes up for the weak nose. Nice roasted flavors as well as some nuttiness and a hint of malty sweetness. the finish is unbelievably dry for your standard brown ale, but enjoyable. Paired this up with some choclate covered almonds, and it was fantastic.

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