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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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4.7
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.

4.6
Grundlepaste (10) - - APR 17, 2012
Outstanding beer. Very floral yet a distinct malt aftertaste. Have been very impressed with this brewery. Look forward to more availability.

4.5
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.

4.4
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
A gift from my friend Audra. 22oz bottle, pink label. 14°P, 25 IBU, 6.5% ABV. Hazy golden color. Thin white head. Aroma of freshly proofed bread.dough. Flavor is rich malts, wheat, yeast. Bready. Very dry finish w/ a chewy medium body. Very rich, somewhat complex body. Ultimately refreshing & enjoyable. A+

4.4
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Nice and Spicy. A great representation of the style! Ginger and Cinnimon. Crisp finish. Belgian-esque esters.

4.4
Zarrach76 (270) - 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.

4.3
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle (on several occasions). Hazy golden with enormous off-white head dragging fat sticky laze. Fairly funky aroma of citrus, bakers yeast, marmalade and something grassy. Flavor is dominated by fruits and a salty note underscoring the funkiness in the aroma. Fairly sweet and "trippleish" but still with a dry finish. Some more spiciness would have been nice, though. Smooth sparkling mouth feel. Tasted this alongside Dupont Biologique, which was nice, but not as nice as this Norwegian. Thirst quenching and yet complex.

4.3
robinvboyer (4667) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Hazy golden yellow color, not a very large head. Aroma is spicy, your typical peppery saison aroma, with a touch of citric hops. Flavour is very smooth. Beautiful notes of orange, lemon. The peppery flavour of a typical saison is there, but is nice and mellow, it doesnt hit you over the head like some other saisons. Wow, this is incredibly drinkable. Wicked Saison.

4.3
Dermi (1185) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
Bottled, 50 cl. Pours cloudy saffron with a good irregular white head. Good duration. Aroma: Fruity, citrus, yeast. Hops, malt. Slight soapiness. Taste: Tasteable sweetness, bitter. Palate: Creamy but the carbonation makes it rough in a good way. Medium body. Overall: Enjoyable, easy to drink, pleasant. Simple. Very likable.

4.3
SuperTiti33 (891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Blonde. Nez belge. Levure épicé. Bouche: belle acidité. Fraiche. Assez sucré pour une saison. Finale herbacé. Épicé. Muscade. Très bien.


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