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


on tap

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RATINGS: 836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Nogne Saison pours a very cloudy deep amber liquid with a very small head of white tiny bubbles. Nose is sharp and slightly acrid with hints of citrus. Taste is light, effervescent and clean with hints of citrus and pine. Body is thin, but not extremely so with very little carbonation present. Finish is just a slight bitter with good alcohol presence.

CraftBeerNick (2467) - 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.

SilkTork (5726) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2017
330ml dark bottle, unfiltered. Probably from Tesco, but I can’t remember. I like saison, so I especially look forward to drinking a beer that describes itself as a saison, and then get disappointed when it doesn’t deliver in those areas I most identify with that style. This is a fairly lacklustre example of a saison, lacking life and character and zest, replacing that instead with hop bitterness. In this case the hops are English, so the style I like, but for me they sit uncomfortably in a beer I associate with zest and fruit and a delightful malt and yeast character. The hops here are heavy and dirty and twiggy, and they bring the beer down. This is unfiltered but the beer lacks life - there’s no head, just a light scummy foam. Each to their own when making a beer, but if you are to make a beer and then name if after a certain style, then at least make more of an effort to brew it in that style.
So, forget that this is a saison and I can handle it a bit better, but I would still be uncomfortable with the thin body for a 6.5% beer, and the flat bitterness of the hops (not aromatic, simply bittering). This is not a beer I’m enjoying or am likely to want to try again.
I swirled it at the end in order to rouse the yeast and give the beer some life, body, zest, character, whatever, and it did lift slightly with some honeyed sweetness touched with lemon and coriander, so I can see there is potential here, and perhaps I just got a tired bottle. Am willing to try this again.

vinivini (2221) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy straw yellow. Small white head. Stays as a thin layer on beer. Aroma: apples & pears, spice, wheat, blossom, earth & hay. Light to medium body. Soft carbo. Dry flavour. Spicy yeast. Earth, grassy hops. A bit floral. Not bad.

Cokemonkey11 (833) - - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours medium golden weizen with some opacity and a thick white foam subsiding slowly. Scent is dense notes of caramel, light dusty properties, honeycomb wax. Taste is medium notes of pepper, light frothy texture, and medium sweetness. Perfectly matured. Finish of floral properties. Very great.

redders1974 (1392) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Think this must be my favourite saison to date limited I know. doughy with a nice Belgium yeast refreshing

Toomio (586) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Perus-saison. Tasapainoinen. Ruma. Mutta hyvän makuinen. On ollut parempiakin.

prawlie (1583) - Berkshire, 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.

sephyrott (102) - - 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

Zarrach76 (259) - 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.

dj (620) - 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.

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