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

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RATINGS: 835   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a frothy, hazy straw color. Nice rocky head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of tangerine, coriander, herbal spice, pear and light caramel candiness. The taste is refreshing and complex. Primary flavors are citrus, pepper and mild apple/pear. The finish is balanced with fruitness and some clean bitterness. A nice beer that I’ll have to revisit in the warm weather.


3.6
john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle. Brewed Mar 2016; BB Mar 2018; Drank July 2017 - Hazy yellow gold in colour. Small foamy white head. Good lacing. Good hop bitterness, grassy hops. Lemon and orange citrus fruity. Spicy; coriander. Yeasty; sedimented. Toasty malts, wheaty. Moderately bitter hoppy fruity spicy throughout. Quite dry. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Liked this. Nice hoppy saison. (2017-07)

3.5
AleRider78 (1333) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Pours a very thin layer of fizzy head and has a cloudy orange yellowy appearance. Weak lacing. Mild grains, toasty and nutty malt aromas. Very light earthy hops, barely noticeable, as well. Flavours of barley malts, wheats, tangerines and blood oranges. Some spices make an appearance in the finish. Medium bodied. faint carbonation. Slight prickly sensation and a slick warming mouthfeel. Odd combination of malts and hops. Pretty good but one bottle is sufficient.

3.7
Paddycairns (46) - - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Very sweet in taste, refreshing, hazy and golden in colour. Light/small head

3
tmdaines (88) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2017
A good refreshing saison. Crisp, light and refreshing. I enjoyed with a curry where it offered a better counterbalance than a lager would. A really nice beer and would drink again, especially in hot weather.

3.4
mike_77 (6710) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2017
Blond colour with light haze and thin head. Aroma is fairly sweet and yeasty. Tastes fairly yeasty and dry. Light fruitiness. Some apricot.

3
Davros IX (381) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle at home. There was a definite saison "bite" to the beer, but it was quite muted. It was a very pleasant beer, but I was expecting a bit more from it. Nice looking, good head, low carbonation, good flavour and a nice mouthfeel. Just a bit Meh!

3.7
sebsky (158) - ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
330 ml bottle @home. Bread aroma,golden/amber hazy colour. Clove/yeast taste. Dry and refreshing. Good.

3.7
Eddie1976 (40) - - JUN 24, 2017
First Norwegian ale for a number of years, nice initially taste with smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
MelvinKalksma (1574) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Saison yeast, fruit, bread and hops.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Saison yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and hops.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Decent Saison flavour with a tat more hops than your average one. Perfect appearance, but the palate is simply okay and nothing more. The aroma could have been stronger as well.

4
CraftBeerNick (2606) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle in garden, 18th June 17. 31 degrees today and a great day for a saison. Pours clear and straw colour. Aroma is yeast, citrus farmhouse ale. Taste is clean, yeast, clove spice, citrus. Really refreshing and just the job for the heat.


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