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Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison - Bridge Road Brewers

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Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India SaisonNøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison

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very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 10-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 19
Photo of dmorgan310
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chogm54
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml poured into half pint

L - cloudy, a yellowish shade of orange, pours a white rocky head, about 2cm thick. Good retention

S - there is a funky, earthy aroma present - it smells a bit like wet carpet. Also some floral and malt notes in there as well.

T - an interesting see saw of sweet bready malts, and peach, with a astringent sourness and tangy herbs. Fruity hop bitterness towards the end with a tart finish, leaving an almost gorgonzola like aftertaste.

M - well carbonated, dry texture, medium bodied

O - i found this complex and enjoyable, one of the better saisons I've had. The presence of the stella hops makes this beer more like a hybrid saison/ipa.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of baumaxx1
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance -
Pours a pale, clear straw colour. Moderate effervescence retains a full, foamy 1cm head. Leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell -
Hops, eucalyptus, aloe vera, peppercorns, grapefruit. A bit earthy. Not as strong as some brews though.

Taste -
The hops bring out quite a leafy, peppery, and earthy taste. Hints of kiwifruit, rockmelon and pineapple. Definitely more hops than malt, but the bitterness isn't overpowering. Finishes with a cut grass and citrus aftertaste and mineral water qualities. Quite a dry flavour, and the hops are on the earthy end of the scale rather than fruity. A bit Belgian, a bit IPA and a bit sour, with everything perfectly balanced.

Mouthfeel -
Mild fizz on the tongue; lively but not over-carbonated. Moderate body, clean and refreshing. Nothing to fault.

Overall -
A very refreshing brew, big on earthy flavours. Fantastic on a hot day like today. The Belgian and IPA flavours blend seamlessly to produce a wonderfully drinkable beer. Let's hope they revive this one down the track.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of admiral
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An outstanding beer with excellent aroma and taste - I want more!

Tastes like a blend of a classic Belgian with an Indian Pale ale

orange, Belgian yeast, citrus, grapefruit, slight smoke, very slight raspberry, spice and slight pine all mix together to make a great quality beer - excellent balance (other people will probably get other flavours as well - not an easy beer to describe)

Photo of danieelol
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark orange (orange when held up to light) with massive white head.

Smell is hoppy modern ANZUS hops of some description- pine, citrus. Rockmelon. Nice, full on and wholesome. Behind that; Belgian qualities.

Taste is lots of fruits- rockmelon is particularly prominent. Perhaps kiwifruit also. Nice Belgian esters and spiciness, but not syrupy.

Mouthfeel is about the Belgian spice and hop bitterness. Some fennel (not aniseed- it's not that strong and is thankfully more subtle).

Greatly prefer this to the Nøgne Ø iteration. (Modern) hoppier and drier. Of course I think this is fresher (~3 months old) than when I had the Nøgne Ø version.

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sirob
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of soju6
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Served a nice pale golden color with a good head that fades quite slowly to ample lacing.

S: Aroma is a mix of citrus and pine with a nice funk. Spice and an interesting fruit mix in the background.

T: Taste is a changing mix of citrus, pine, a mild malt sweetness with a bit of spice, fruit and a nice dose of funk. There is a nice bitterness with a slightly spicy finish.

F: Medium body, with an original robust flair that makes this beer stand out.

O: Not a typical saison as this one has a bit of an IPA personality without being overbearing. An ineresting and very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tbeckett
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Purvis. From notes.

A - Poured bright and golden with one finger of white head. Strong carbonation. With the bottom of the bottle added there is alot of yeast sediment floating. Chunky spots of lace and a film of retention.

S - Strong citrus, hay, wheat, and some funk.

T - Same with citrus, hay, wheat, and funk with more hay and light funk combining for a neat flavour profile. Sweet malt as well. Nice stuff.

M - Good carbonation and medium to full body with a crisp hoppy finish.

O/D - Delicious. Interesting and flavourful with no evidence of the ABV. A solid colab.

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Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison from Bridge Road Brewers
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.