Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Saison
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
One of our most refreshing brews, made for those hot summer days, but satisfying year ’round. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F. Goes well with seafood, particularly oysters.

Ingredients: Wheat and lager malt; East Kent Goldings and Crystal hops; Belgian ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

14°P, 25 IBU, 6.5 ABV.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9931) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2009
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma is bready, dry, and spicy, with hints od sweetness and fruit. The flavor has a base of caramel/toffee malt, but is more about the orange peel, citrus, spices, and herbs. The flavor tends to fade in the finish somewhat. Medium body, dry, bitter finish. This is solid, but I would reach for other saisons before this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
500ml Bottle - Hazy golden in colour. Fruity and soapy aroma with peach and apricot. Delicious fruity and hoppy taste with some soapy notes accompanied by tea, lemon, peach and apricot. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2009
This pours a murky orange color with a less than impressive head and hardly any retention. The aroma is lemons, coriander and bananas. Taste is much of the same assortment of fruits but not a whole lot of spice, no funk, just kind of blah and lacking a little zip. Overall this beer is fine but probably no better than a decent session beer on a warm day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2009
500ml - Aroma is doughy yeast, coriander, sweet and spicy with subtle hops. Pours transparent gold with a small head and good lacing. Flavor is mostly dough with straw, coriander, grassy hops and not much else. Rather mild. Palate is smooth, creamy and clean. Very drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
Biere orange, avec un bon voile. Peu ou pas de col. Parfum avec des notes herbeuses, levures, agrumes. Saveur herbeuse, verte, de levure. Semble parfois savonneuse. Le palais est calme. Un produit de Nogne un peu moins intéressant que ceux deja essaye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle: Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. The aroma is coriander and nutmeg. The flavor is light with bready notes and a spicy finish but not much else. The palate is well balanced on this beer. It lingers appropriately. This is a nice beer, no big detraction but would buy Saison Dupont any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a golden orange body with a white head 2 fingers thick. Starts with a spicy yeast, light coriander flavor. Bready with a light woodiness. okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle from GodOfThunder. Thanks! Pours a weak yellow with an aroma of weak straw and euniched hops. Flavor is melted pennies with a pinch of hay. Average mouthfeel. Leave the Saisons to the peeps in Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Poured from 500 ml bottle a hazy golden straw color, forming medium off white foamy head. Ommegang chalice is full of bubbles, aroma of bready yeast, island black pepper and citrus. Flavour is soft, and velvety, low carbonation with faint citrus rhrines. Maltiness seems to dominate as you drink the beer. Geez, its an OK saison, but it comes across as boring. Hate to say it, a little disappointing from Nogne O, rest assured, I have NOT lost my faith in our friends from that lovely brewery in Norway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Hazy golden color with rapidly disappearing head. Aroma of hay and malt. Full-bodied for a saison, Taste of orange and lemon, maybe coriander. Bitter finish. Not very complex.

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