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


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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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prawlie (1702) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
50 cL bottle from Beers of Europe into a pint glass. Dark brown with a good creamy head. Largely hoppy aroma, aromatic. Well balanced, dry and nicely hopped, a very good ale.

BillHick420 (471) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
Pours dark/black of white head. Nose of spruce hops. Refreshing aromas of dark coffee and chocolate, with a citrusy hoppy aroma, that I can’t quite describe, but makes it quite balanced. Very good, balanced and refreshing.

JanLaursen (3226) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle: Hazy reddish brown beer with a frothy quickly diminishing beige head, Good lacing. Intense hard roasted malty aroma with notes of nuts, burned caramel, molasses and dried fruits. Taste is bittersweet and hard roasted with a sugary texture, full body and wonderfully integrated notes of licorice and grapefruits, probably coming from the hops. Lingering dry, medium bitter finish. Superb.

jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
500ml bottle in a shaker. Pours very deep brown with a lacy head. Aroma of strong caramel and nutty malts, a little bit roasted, some coffee notes, and light hops. Flavor the same. Smooth texture. A really good beer.

amarillo (10) - ITALY - DEC 16, 2011
In bottiglia da P P Ale di Roma. Colore marrone scuro tendente al nero, schiuma beige. Al naso tostato dominante ma anche note affumicate, al palato tostato intenso, generosa luppolatura, finale leggermente affumicato, amaro. Corpo medio, carbonatura perfetta. Da provare e riprovare.

BadAprilia1000 (435) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours a nice chocolate brown with a creamy tan head. Smells of sour fruits. Taste in this beer is of nutty, woody, caramel and a slight booze finish with a nice aftertaste. Good mouth-feel. Good beer.

TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
16.9 oz bottle. Clear purple brown with a smooth beige head. Nose is butterscotch and fig fading to dusty coffee. Chewy, fluffy with a prickly buzz. Taste is toffee, some burnt sugar, black grape and earthy hops. Evolves as it warms; quite nice.

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle at Galbraiths Alehouse (Auckland, NZ), courtesy of Dave. All about the malt palate and complexity. Roasty and nutty at first, and then a touch of sweetness, spice and tartness in the finish. Seems wrong that it is only 7.5%, as has flavour you would expect from something a lot bigger.

cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Hazy dark brown/black appearance with a light brown head. Big roasty, nutty, malty, slightly charred, a touch smoky, herbal aroma. Huge toasty, slightly burnt, charred, roasty dark malty, moderately nutty, grassy/herbal/piney hoppy flavor. Roasty, a touch smoky aftertaste.

mikkopen (1197) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
500 ml bottle. Deep dark reddish brown colour, medium-sized light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, with some dark fruits and smoky notes. The flavour is roasted malty, with coffee and chocolate, and notes of smoke. Roasted, ashy, hoppy-bitter finish. Very tasty.

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