Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Grimstad, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Editor’s note: Keg only.

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ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
A well brewed pilsner with an aroma of floral hops, citrus, grass, pilsner malt and some biscuit notes. Flavour had mild bitterness, malt and grainy.

Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. for the Nøgne Ø event. Thanks to Kjetil Jikiun. Review from notes. The beer is straw yellow hued and appears fairly hazy. The white head measures about a half inch, leaving random traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma is delightful. Lager malt, subtle notes of fruit, a tad sweet, but balanced by some nice hop bitterness. An outstanding pilsner. Incredibly fresh - wow. What a difference it makes when you can try these beers fresh and on draft. I had a similar experience with a keg of Pilsner Urquell that Vaclav Berka brought over to D.C. for a homebrew competition. This one really surprised me. After I sampled the beers I hadn’t had before, I couldn’t resist ordering a full pour of this one before I left. Skål! Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-06-2012

Leighton (22084) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
Keg at Tap East, London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a fine, white cream head. Light biscuity pale malt nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with mellow floral bitterness, light dry grass, hints of dry citrus, lemon. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately clean finish with more biscuits and light bitterness. Fine.

harrisoni (19194) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
On tap at Tap East. Clear gold with lasting thick white head. Ok spicy noble hops. Good hops on finish. Drinkable. Little bit of carbonic acid and some malts arent quite right but i do like the hops.

Cunningham (8284) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
A nice hazy golden colour with a white head. Very hoppy nose, and light fruity. Moderate malt flavour with a delicious hoppy finnish. Way above any other pils I have ever tasted.
{On tap at Dr. Jekyll’s Pub in Oslo, Norway]

stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2012
Keg @ Red Squirrel 270312
Yellow, cloudy, frothy white head dissipates quickly
Aroma of sweet fruits, hint of raspberry, bit of orange - it’s odd for a pils but I like it
Taste of sweet malt, fruity, bit of raspberry, light background of sazzy hops..odd for a lager...again I like it
Palate - soft carb, sweet sweet light pale malt, fruity. Finish as main flavour with a clean finish.
Overall - Strange, rebellious lager. Forget styles - it’s a really good beer and probably the best lager I’ve tasted (but it probably isn’t a lager?)

BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2012
[keg, Red Squirrel, Edinburgh] Slightly opaque golden pour, decent spritzy white head. Aroma of green apples and yeast, some sweet caramel jarring against the tangy element on the nose. On further smelling, it really reminded me of raspberries – which is not what you expect from the aroma of a pilsner. Very strange. Still, it tasted alright, refreshing and slightly sharp, fruity from the apple/raspberry thing, albeit with some sweetness counteracting. Long bitter finish. I’m not sure what the Czechs would make of it [15032012]

Alexus (244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
On tap @ Nøgne Ø, Grimstad. Hazy pale yellow in color. Crisp and clean hops are dominant. A really good pilsner from NØ! Wish I could have this during summer.

Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2012
On keg at The Red Squirrel. Pours a slightly hazy light golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of orange sherbet, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with sherbet upfront again. Reminds me of Nerds candy. Really quite different with caramel, tangerine and sherbet again. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle with a chewy mouth-feel. Very nice but doesn’t remind me of a pilsner.

Foffern (1963) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2012
On tap at Henriks. Has a clear straw colour with a small white head. Less aromatic than expected but with mostly grass and hay. Where’s the saaz?. The saaz hop is more present in the flavor, but is dominated by the Nøgne Ø touch which I suspect is comming from their yeast strain (?). More grass and dry hops in the mouth. Slick and above average rich mouthfeel for a pilsener. A decent and mouthfilling pilsener but I would prefer more bohemian touch on it.

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