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

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RATINGS: 842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
Ingredients: Wheat and lager malt; East Kent Goldings and Crystal hops; Belgian ale yeast, and local Grimstad water.
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.

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3.5
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle and shared with Tom: Hazy golden hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, pear and pepper esters, biscuity, pils malt and a hint of mineral water. The taste starts with a nice refreshing yeast and wheat presence supported by a light fruit kicker. Spice and herb quality show on the finish. The mouth feel is a tad soft and watery, needs more carbonation. Not too shabby but needs more depth. I would drink again.

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Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle. Wet wash rag aroma. But if you smell the empty bottle a decent sweet malt fermented fruit aroma is there along with some sticky sediment on bottle under cap. Flavor was well some spoiled pear fermentation but waterd down. Hazy brown body no head at all flat. Only reason not a drain pour was paid 8 bucks and change had to drink it.

3.8
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2007
A very strong aroma with oranges and maybe some tropical fruits. Well balanced

3.9
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
From a bottle--poured a bright hazy golden orange with a small white wispy head. Nose of yeast, wheat, and bubblegum. Flavor of oranges, sweet tropical fruits and sugary lemons. Mildly biscuity, slightly tart, and fully refreshing. Great beer!

3.7
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours a hazy straw body with a modest bubbly head that’s soon reduced to a few islands of large bubbles drifting around the glass. Somewhat funky aroma with tart citrus scents, warm spices, and flowers. The flavor is almost all citric - tart oranges, tangerines, pink grapefruit, some zest - and a mild floral bitterness. Nice refreshing beer.

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3.9
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2007
Bottled. A very hazy orange coloured beer with no head. Lovely funky aroma with spicy peppery notes and lemons. The taste has a ton of pepper and lemon notes. A hint of orange also. Nice and funky and an authentic saison. Lovely flavours.

3.7
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Hazy pale body with a tiny off-white head - fading. The nose is floral and herbal with cotton candy, pepper and honey. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter flavor with flowers, cotton candy and cracker. Medium body is very soft with moderate carbonation.

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jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Hazy yellow color with a thin fizzy white head. Light spicey citrus nose. Very light drinking beer. Corriander spice, lemon rind, some clove and pepper. The yeast becomes more prominent in the finish. It is a refreshing beer, and hides the 6.5% is well hidden, but not that complex for a saison.

3.8
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa for this! Pours a cloudy gold with a bubbly white head that’s slightly too modest for the style. Aroma of bitter lemon and orange, coriander, cardamom, grass, and uncooked dough. A light bread flavor is quickly taken over by grass, pepper, hay, and a slight citrus note. Slight cloves too, but it’s drier and earthier than a witbier would be. Finishes with a more bitter pepper flavor, grass, toast, and earth. Not as carbonated as other saisons, this beer is actually a bit creamy. Still light bodied, and very dry overall. Refreshing, like the label says, and pretty mellow in initial flavor, but still by no means weak or insubstantial. Very nice.

3.6
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle from Pigs Ear but drunk at home with our Weasel.
Bright orange brown with a thin white head. Orange and citrus aroma with some nice spice and some sweet, almost sickly yeast. A little to sweet in the mouth for a saison but there are some lovely bitter, grassy and aromatic hops which turn floral for the finish. All in all a decent saison.


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