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


on tap

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RATINGS: 824   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (611) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 24, 2013
Slight haze on this golden straw blonde pour. Minimal head. Zesty lemon and mandarine on the nose with hints of saison yeast. Light to medium body, a bit round in mid palate, herbal hops and citrus. Finishing on a very light and refreshing lemony astringency. Very nice sessionable saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4396) - 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 (400) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (180) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours very cloudy, glowing yellow/gold with a half finger of soapy white head. Moderate amount of medium to large sized bubbles visible, patchy lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet and fruity on the nose backed up by some sour lemon, grapefruit, blood orange and melon. Quite juicy. Slightly funky with some damp straw notes and the tiniest hint of mature cheddar creeping in at the back. Taste is less sweet for the most part and quite dry, with some cereal-y malt throughout alongside chalky/mineral notes balanced out by subtle hints of citrus and melon with a dash of tropical fruit coming in. Finish is of medium length and dry and sticky with a hint of white pepper and clove right at the back. Decent medium body and thick, somewhat sticky texture, minimal carbonation, goes down like water. Well balanced and refreshing stuff though I tend to like my saisons to have a bit more "oomph" to the flavour, but I really can’t fault it other than that. Just became available in tescos!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1971) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
330ml bottle . in a Cantillon tumbler . Chugged in under a minute .I was romaming my fridge in the am and decided I felt like a non belgian rendition of a Saison . Wowe do I like this style in the early am after ten sweaty miles of running through rural west london. This beer has the the distinction of being one of those " re-rate when sober beers " . My orginal rate was nonsensical even by my crap level of rating live and boosted. As I chug this fruity farm ale ,the main intention is a buzz , flavour second and yes I’m the deplorable boost-bro. A saison with finesse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (922) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2017 Bottle. Nose is lightly funky, mineral, light lemon, melon, fruity. Taste is dry mineral, floral hops, bread,, grainy, yeast, light pepper and spice in the finish. Dry, refreshing and exactly on style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (3429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle from M&S. Pours slightly hazy golden. Nose is lemon tart, sweetish, grass, quite fruity. Tastes lime, grass, sweetish malty, fruity, dryish bitter slightly spicy yeasty finish. A bit on the sweeter side for saison but very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokis333 (462) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAR 12, 2017
Hazy gold color with frothy medium white foam. Aromas of dry dusty straw and hay, sweet grass, light touch of lemon and notes of light herbal hops. Palate, full body with smooth texture leaving smooth lasting herbal finish. Taste, sweet of hay and straw, quite matly with light notes of grassy hops with herbal notes that you would find in a nice lager along side some light lemona and honey notes. Overall, very nice rich yet refreshing and simple in its own way that makes it very enjoyable beer that does not ask too many questions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1570) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
Hazy orange with white head. Yeasty, hay and earthy. High carbonation, sweet, dry, and light sour finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonbenali (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Pours a very cloudy yellow with a thin white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is ripe banana, cloves, gooseberry and lemon, with bready malts. Taste is very sweet with some sour bitterness towards the long finish with a fizzy mouthfeel. Definitely improved as it warmed up and an enjoyable wheat saison.

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