Nøgne Ø Sour Brown

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Sour Brown is a brown ale which has spent 9 months on oak barrels. These barrels typically have lots of funny microbes hidden deep inside the wood. These do weird things with beer over time. This beer is slightly sour and refreshing. Have it with your favourite veggies or aged cheeses. Serve at 8 degrees C.

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LarsEngen's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, - MAR 20, 2013
25 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Batch 760. Pours deep brown with a large large fluffy brown head. A bit sour aroma with notes of wood. Light body, soft carbonation and a bit sour woody taste to this strange beer.

downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle, kindly given to me by Rune and Finn. Dark, ruddy, brown in colour, opaque with a billowy, off-white, head. Brown sugar and sour berry fruit aroma, with a hint of aged oak. Fairly light in the mouth, with less sourness than expected, some fruitiness and a tart finish. Good drinking.

madmitch76 (26467) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
11th September 2016
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy, dry and has reasonable carbonation. Modestly sour dried fruits, touch of Flemish Red sourness. Light finish. Fine.

bulldogops (2874) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
Rating #1852 - 2015.08.10 - Bottle from CBI - Hazy reddish brown pour, medium white head. Aroma is super bretty, lots of yeast on the nose - oak barrel evident, vanilla, sour peach, wildflowers, honey, soapyness. Mouthfeel is clean, medium carbonation. Quite complex, the sourness is tempered with a fair amount of body, and lots of tart fruity esteric notes. Nice sour/bruin.

ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma is musty with vinegar and apple cider dominating and very sour with oak coming through in the background. Tarty, fruity with some fruitiness like from raisins and cherries but mainly a farmhouse wild yeast aroma. Flavours are very sour in the beginning and lead on to some brown ale tones of slight bitter chocolate and coffee with a bitter dry finish.

VsXsV (4572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of red onion, lemon, wood, light cream and apple. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon, apple and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good.

Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky brown, smells amazing, funk, oak berries, taste is sour and tasty.

fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 250ml.

[ As Nøgne Ø Sour Brown ].
Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart fruit - berries, tart cherry, wood, vinegar. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a long to average duration, tart cherries - wood, wood - oak, fruit - berries. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft with a lively note. [20150116]

Grima (2511) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Cunningham, huge thanx!
Pours murky brown, nearly black with a huge off-white head. Smell has freaky sour notes with some nice dark malt notes. Starts refreshing sourish, well paired with roasted malts and some coffee. Middle part is absoluteley dominated by the acidity, which pairs perfect to the rest of the aromas, which are roasty, malty and slight chocolatey. Goes into a mild sourish finish with lovely roasted and chocolate malts.

NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2015
Looks..Murky brown cola colour, med head Smells... Vinegar, lemon citrus, green capsicum/fresh green ’no heat’ chilli, smokey roasted malts Tastes.. Smoke and roast, vinegar, lemon citrus, nuts, woody oak barrels. Loved it.

Rasmus40 (22174) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Unclear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, tart and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160115

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