Nøgne Ø Funky Geyser

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This beer is infected. Infected by a small single celled monster called Brettanomyces. This little buddy creates amazing funky flavours. Some think the aroma reminds them of a barn yard, others associate it with the smell of wet socks. The little critter is really motivated to work and ferments for months or years. This fermentation results in a high carbon dioxide pressure. So high in fact that the beer comes out of the bottle like a geyser. So make sure to have a glass at hand when you open this.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexus (242) - Stavanger, - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle courtesy of the Nøgne Ø during the homebrewers day. It was not a geyser as the bottle picture it. I was a bit disappointed. The aromas promise the sourness of the brett, but the flavor is rather flat. Some faint hops. A really great story behind the brew though. It’s a great ale for people who’s not accustomed to sour ales, and it’s a great thirst quencher!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (1292) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle. Gusher. Big White frothy head. murky golden body. Funky aroma with farmhouse notes and sour - candy. Hay and grapes as well. Taste is light sour with a light fruityness. Fairly dry and light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Color very light straw yellow, head was huge and kept on growing. Aroma was very funky indeed, lots of farm animals and sour notes of lemon zest. Little to no sweetness, just sour and bone dry to taste with flavors of sour apples but then it got very bitter and dry in the end. Very tart with lemon sourness, a great beer for cleansing the palette.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (11924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow, nose is funky, lemon, taste is quite sweet, bit fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden body with a huge white head, as expected and warned on the label it’s a gusher. Luckily not among the worst ones, we had no problems getting most of the beer in glasses. Funky aroma of barnyard,citrus fruit, flowers. Taste is quite funky too woth lemon, though not insanely sour. Taste is a bit onedimensional for a brett and gets a bit boring fast. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (2675) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
Hazy golden with a huge white head - sour and fruity aroma with some malts - Malt body that is gentle sour and asidic - Light sour malt finish that is quite dry - This was quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (4245) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a hazy golden beer with big white head on top. Aroma has massive Brett, tartness and fruityness. Flavor has some tart and sour touches to it, very well balanced and quite fruity as well actually. Short, crisp tarty aftertaste. Great palate cleanser during a tasting, good beer in general as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12190) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of Brett, massively funky horse blanket, barnyard. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Showcasing Brett and little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Hazy yellow pour, huge white head. Aroma is quite refreshing, bretty and spicy. Flavor is quite spicy and with loads of Brett. Strange, but likable. A bit medicinal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9813) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 7, 2014
50cl bottle shared. thick creamy white head. Bretty aroma. Hazy golden blond pour. Nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big brett, funky red fruits, barn, floral hoppy notes. Great. Flavour is very refreshing, big brett, red fruits, funk and barn, fruity and floral hops. Awesome.

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