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


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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
There is a long story to this malty ale. It was first brewed in the spring 2006 in Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a joint brew between Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro. Nørrebro calls their version “Double Knot Brown”. It is the perfect thing to drink with almost any cheese.

Recommended serving temperature 12°C/50°F. Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, brown, amber, Munich and caramel malt; Columbus, Chinook and E K Golding hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/25/16] Draught sample at Borefts After Festival 2016 in Rotterdam. Deep amber-brown. Aroma of caramel, hops, toast, nuts. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, nuts, toast, and bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (1017) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
On tap. Brown colour with off-white head. Aroma malty and caramel. Taste sweet caramel malt and hoppy undertone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewhemia (297) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
Unclear nutbrown with light brown head. All I really think of in the aroma is rye bread and maybe some toffee sweetness. Really nice aroma though! Pleasant sweet taste with the bitterhops sneaking in and dominating the finish. Oh this is good stuff. A full bodied brown ale with lots of hops is really among my prefered beer styles at the moment. This is a great example of why I love the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andniz (315) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Tap @Delirium Cafe in Brussels Aroma of nuts, dark bread, caramel, green apples and a bit of solvent (faulty, not enough to fuck the beer up completely, but still it was annoying) The malty side of the beer is good, but the faulty part was pretty bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (3553) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled from tap at Kaapse BAF 2016. Cloudy hazelnut brown. Light tan ring head. Sweet caramel, sugar cane, maple and nuttiness. Over medium sweet and mild bitter. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. Syruppy feel, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1813) - LATVIA - SEP 25, 2016
Brown / dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma with certain whisky notes. Strong bitterness with smoked whisky barrel notes m lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2136) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers, (Borefts After Festival 2016), Rotterdam. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate. Body is clear brown, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted peanuts, milk chocolate, brown sugar. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, simple but tasty, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (221) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2016
0,5l bottle from Firmabier. Pours deep brown colour with small head. Aroma of hoppiness, coffee, nuts, malts, caramel. Mediumish body, quite bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a veiled mahogany brown with a short lived white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, booze. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, booze. Finish is ash, burnt, hazelnut and chocolate. Medium to full body, light to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (1143) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2016
At Kufle i kapsle, Warsaw, February 2014. Shared with lovely Anja. Sample on a "deska piw" (beer plank for tasting). Dark red, orange tint, lasting white head and lacing. Roasty and smoky aroma, very heavy, like a Nutella. Tart, some dryness, balanced. Full taste, dusty, thick, some carbonation. Very rich beer, interesting aromas, flavors and texture.

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