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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Reddish gold, hazy. Aroma has citrus and berries, very fresh. Flavor adds yeast and hops, quite crisp. Feels rather smooth. Turns softer if you add the yeast, not as refreshing then. Very much recommended, as most other brews by Nøgne Ø.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
500ml bottle. thanks to BlackForestCO for this great extra. pours hazy very light golden with small white head. nose of citrus, floral, coriander, and wheat. flavor is sweet biscuity, citrus orange, wheat, slightly minty, coriander, floral hops, and a biscuity finish. pretty full mouth feel and thin-med body. a bit fizzy carbonation but pretty smooth and clean finish. an interesting saison from norway but not attenuated enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8477) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours straw to orange with nice white head. The aroma is grainy, mildly soapy, hay, fruity with peaches, apples and sugary too. The taste is fruity with, again, peaches and apples. Then a mild tartness grows into the finish. There’s also a graininess with mild hay and faint funk that gallops the flavor experience into the after taste. Interesting. This would be a nice hot weather beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Hazy gold, white creamy head. Aroma held soft lemony vanilla and spiced fruity notes throughout. Citric grassy hop flavors balance on a soft bready tone. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, lightly bitter finish. Well made and tasty. Thanks for sharing, argo0!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Ratebeer Christmas in Oshawa, December 2007. Heazy pastel yellow with a small white head. Lightly funky aroma, moderate spice and lemon. (7+) Similar flavour with a moderate but dominant lemon character and lingering spiciness in the finish. (7+) Average palate. An excellent saison. 7+/3/7/3/15-16

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Xmas in Oshawa. Thanks! Slightly milky yellow, white head. Nose is yeast, lemon, orange peel, sweet spices. Flavor is yeast, quite bitter fruit, a hint of alcohol Some candy in the finish as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14010) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2007
(500ml bottle) Small off-white head atop light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, some straw, floral/orange. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/straw, floral, light yeast. Fairly bitter. Smooth light-medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
500mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a milky, murky whitish color; thin white head. Pleasant citrus, doughiness and yeast in the aroma; a decent hoppiness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: pleasant citrus / mineral hoppiness with a solid yeasty and doughy core; plenty of yeast and dry citrus in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Unclear medium orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus / grapefuit, moderate yeasty, fruit acidic. Flavor is moderate sweet, acidic and bitter with a average to long duration. (Fruit acidic). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (101107)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Pours a pale golden color w/ a two finger head. Good head retention reducing to a fluffy ring and a clumpy, sticky canopy that lingers. Aromas of biscuit malts and very pretty spice. Medium full nectar w/ perfect carbonation. Texture is like oil on velvet. This brew really hits the spot. Perfectly balanced malt body w/ a persistant spicey hop component that allows the flavor to show beautifully. Only mildly fruity and peacefully spiced w/ corriander singing a delightful song while the others clap in time. Lemony citrus, vanilla bean, tropicals. The finish is bittered by the peachpit factor leaving me ready for another sip. Strong flavors in balance making this one very enjoyable brew true to it’s heritage. Highly recommended.


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