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


on tap

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RATINGS: 831   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rosswoo (7) - - MAR 1, 2013
Dehydrated pee colour, fruity nose of pears and melon. Too big, too much to say for it’s self. Maybe more the style i have issue with rather than the beer. Too much alcohol for me, don’t know why brewers want to pack Saison’s with so much alcohol, it makes them cloying and sweet. Saison’s were meant to be a light and refreshing summer drink. Did not enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (584) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Perus-saison. Tasapainoinen. Ruma. Mutta hyvän makuinen. On ollut parempiakin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1577) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle. Farmyard yeasty aroma, smells spicy. Crisp, well attenuated and very dry. Tasty and refreshing, its a fine take on a Belgian saison, albeit not quite as good as Dupont.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sephyrott (84) - - MAY 6, 2017
330ml from bottle bought at M&S. Yeasty aroma, sour notes in it, pours a decent head. Overall, it produces a weird feeling, not usual to the previous saison that I have drunk, more negative than positive

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (237) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2017
Blonde bien dorée et translucide avec une légère mousse blanche. Le nez est printanier voir estival : céréales chaudes, cacahuète, paille, foin, herbe juste coupée, champ de colza, muguet, citron, pamplemousse et mandarine, un parfum légèrement aillé et poivré, muscade, noisette, caramel, abricot, ananas... C’est frais, vivifiant, léger comme une brise de juin. Carbonatation vive, texture ronde et souple presque huileuse sur le fond de la gorge, beaucoup de corps pour une simple blonde avec quelques sucres résiduels bienvenus, levures discrètes mais droites, amertume légère mais probante. Les flaveurs sont équilibrés entre les notes de malts, la fleur, les agrumes et l’amertume. Cette dernière se révèle efficace et offre un contre pouvoir intéressant aux sucres très présents. De manière surprenante, ce sont ces sucres qui démarquent cette bière. On croirait boire une bonne Lager, avec le même plaisir léger, mais en fait elle est beaucoup plus riche et complexe et accompagnera tout aussi bien un repas qu’un apéritif sous le cagnard. L’alcool aide en cela car les 6.5% masqués par le douceur s’avèrent efficients et portent bien les arômes. Le final est un peu un mix de tout cela, amertume, alcool, malts, houblons, agrumes et sucres, avec une longueur intéressante pour ce type de bière. Pas le produit du siècle, mais une Saison de très bonne facture et typée qui, comme précisé par le brasseur, accompagnera parfaitement un plat de crustacé à la manière d’un Chablis ou d’un Sancerre. Une fois de plus Nøgne Ø fait mouche ! Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (616) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy pale straw colour with a small white head. Aroma has citrus and yeast. Flavour is watery, some soft citrus notes. A slightly bitter, herbal finish. Moderate carbonation. Refreshing but fairly boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Navers (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle from Maryhill Tesco, Glasgow. Beer served in 10°C, Teku Glass. Pours hazy golden, slightly amber. What surprises me is that I tried that beer few times, and every try was different. My first bottle was refreshing, floral, fruity, strawberry juice like, typical saison with a fruity twist. But two other bottles have a strong aroma of white wine and alcohol. Taste is also similar to wine, with some sour notes and malt sweetness. Reminds me white wine with a malty body. Weird, but drinkable. Not sure what happened to this two bottles from Tesco. Infection maybe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martpez (197) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
Floral Saison with a kick. Lovely fruitiness at the end. Lovely stuff. Proper summer beer. Touch of tart in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4442) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2017
Bottle from Tesco, West Bromwich. Hazy golden beer with medium head. Aroma of yeast, coriander and citrus. Taste is yeast, citrus, sweetish, cloves, coriander and pale malts. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PanMarek (418) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2017
Dark golden opaque pour with fine white foam that dissipates quickly. Strong musty yeast in the nose with a streak of fruitiness. The flavor has some of the yeasty damp grass and some touches of citrus fruit. A little bit of melon too, and some hints of pepper. Active fizz, moderate / light body with sharp finish. Some smooth cereal malt in the backbone that gives the beer some richness. A mineral aspect emerges as it warms. It fits the basic saison profile well, but has a surprisingly well-integrated malt aspect that sets it apart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
waynel (1) - - APR 8, 2017 does not count
Refreshing Saison with a slightly different character as it has Belgian wit beer yeast. It is more of a cross-over Saison-witbier than a true Saison. Currently being sold at Tesco, surprisingly at £2.20.

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