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Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III - Maine Beer Company

Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time IIIMaine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III

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85
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with a new friend, Kjetil Jikiun, founder and brewer at Nogne-O. Our aim was to brew a delicate, sessionable beer incorporating elements of the saison and hoppy American ale styles. We used a blend of our house ale and saison yeast strains. The result, an ale, golden in color, generously hopped, with background notes of saison funk accented by soft rye and wheat flavors.

(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 07-24-2013)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours bronzing orange with a huge, rocky head of creamy, yellow bubbles. The head sits at about a fingers width and lasts for a while, leaving a lacing of fuzzy curtains on the side of the glass. In body the beer is a murky haze, practically opaque with just light smudges of the other side of the glass coming through. The body is free of particles, but it is quite murky. On the nose, the beer displays its “pale ale parts,” bursting with juicy, citric hop aromas and a nice funky yeast background that gives the beer a little pop. Oranges, tangerines, pineapples, and candied lemons all come to mind as you stick your nose in the beer. Light, yet clean pepper and funk notes come from the funk, but they are not glooping on the nose like they sometimes do. This is a crisp and fresh smelling beer. On the tongue, the beer tastes different from the smell. Initial citrus moves into a quite dry finish with a light, tart pop from the yeast and a nice spiciness from the rye. In flavor, the beer begins as light orange juice, which builds into beautifully bright citric flavors, mostly staying true to and orange juice flavor. In the middle of the swallow, this is shouldered lightly aside by spicy rye flavors that dry out the tongue and suggest light cereal graininess that lingers into the aftertaste. The finish is a marriage of the rye spice and the citric flavors, with light hints of creamy funk as the only proof of the saison yeast in this beer. As the beer warms, however, light bubblegum flavors do start to come out. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium or the heavy side of light in body, with a big fluffy carbonation that provides a light bite on the tongue, but mostly just carpets it with smoothness. The mouthfeel is a little slick, and slightly chewy, which is odd but not disconcerting. The mouth is left nicely dry with light saliva working on the sides off the mouth to counteract the beer’s acids. Overall, this is a really nice, flavorful beer. I’m not quite sure what to refer to it as in terms of style, since it lacks a lot of the strong flavors that a saison or farmhouse ale might offer, and it most certainly is not a pale ale. It does have some very complex rye and hop flavors, however, which have me coming back for more sips. This beer is another success from Maine Beer Company, though the price tag does give me pause.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 18:59:43 | More by Maxwell
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500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/16/2013.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Medium white head. Thick chunky collar. Nice lacing.

Smell - Doughy malts. Belgian yeast and sweetness. Orangey hops. Alittle rye.

Taste - Orange hops and a grainy malt character. Less doughy, more of the spicy rye. Herbal and grassy in the finish. A little bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. High carbonation.

Overall - I didn't notice the bottle date when I picked this up. It would appear Maine beers sit quite a while. I was just excited to try a Maine beer I hadn't had. Clean flavors, maybe lacking some excitement.

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Collaboration Time III pours a hazy honey yellow into the glass with a small, white head on top. The foam fades away quickly leaving behind some spots and lines of lace.

The aroma has a nice blend of orange citrus, lime, coriander, and white pepper. A little banana is present too. The citrus reminds me of an orange grove. Very soft and inviting.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft with an effervescent fizz. The flavor is much like the aroma, orange, lemon and lime citrus blended with mild spice notes of white pepper, coriander and clove. Some bubblegum and banana sweetness appears in the background. It finishes dry with a little fruity tartness. Once gone the citrus and spice lingers on the palate.

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A - Pours a pale golden color with very good clarity - just the faintest hint of haze. A finger of rocky white head, froths and fizzes away over the course of a minue or so, leaving behind traces of lacing on the glass.

S - Very fruity - loaded with citrus - lemons, limes, oranges. Coriander, spicy hops, slightly herbal, trace funk, a bit floral, hay/grass. Really nice saison aromas...liking this so far.

T - Orange juice up front, lemon/lime, dry and earthy malt, bitter hop presence, grassy. Quite dry, bitter/hoppy overall on top of the fruity aspects.

M - Bright and fruity, medium body with ample stinging carbonation. Juicy offset by hoppy bitterness.

O - Rather good saison. Aroma is outstanding...flavor is lacking a bit of the complexity in the aroma, but still quite good. I would definitely look for this one again.

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Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III from Maine Beer Company
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