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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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:
Photo of Maxwell
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of nataku00
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Good lacing as head dissipates to a half finger layer of foam.

Nose has a spicy combination of rye and the saison yeast, white pepper, coriander along with caramel and biscuit malt sweetness. Not much fruit ester or hopping, though this bottle is nearly two months old.

A bit of hop bitterness in the taste, grassy and herbal like bay leaf and sage, but with a bit of white grape sweetness, spicy yeast and rye flavors. Finish is dry with some lingering herbal bitterness.

Light body and heavily carbonated, really sharp against the tongue and keeps it very dry.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. A bit of an orange with a light caramel color. Some foamy white head with a little bit of lacing. Haze opaque.

S. It has a citrus scent with a bit of hoppy bitterness.

T/M. It has a grassy taste. There's some citrus. It has an odd kind of grape taste in the back of the mouth. It's quite carbonated. A light to medium body.

O. It's nice. Nothing amazing, but it's a good, crisp beer.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me this beer; I'm always glad to indulge his need to give away beer

Consumed 8/8/13

Appearance: Hazy with some clarity, dark gold to straw yellow, starts with a nice, creamy, eggshell white head - fades to a wispy cap and leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Light malts, rye, and some saison funk - pretty clean smelling overall, which is to be expected from anything involving Maine Beer Co - pale malts, lightly toasted grains, and a subtle but important spicy rye aroma - some funky yeast, barnyard, and saison spiciness, but not a ton - an undercurrent of hops, mostly light citrus

Taste: Not particularly potent but definitely flavorful - some funky barnyard and yeasty flavors, lightly spicy with some clove - some light, fruity esters - some non-aggressive but tasty hops, mostly grapefruit flesh - pale malts, lightly cooked biscuits, and some spicy rye - nicely balanced and refreshing

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, crisp, nicely carbonated, very clean

Overall: Time to... ignore beer style criteria!

This is a good saison, and the rye adds a nice twist. It is far from the best saison or best rye beer I've encountered, but it mixes the two styles well. It could be better, but it's definitely worth a try.

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4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color, hint of orange, smallish sized white head fades quickly and doesn't leave any lacing.

Smell has a nice hoppy aroma, the rye adds a nice spicy character, touch of yeast hits the nose as well.

Taste starts out with a mild hop bitterness, more citrus than pine, some spicy notes hit the tongue afterwards melds with the pale malt, not sweet or overly spiced which is nice, carbonation is medium-high which is typical, finishes with a slight yeasty aftertaste but also dry, fairly thirst quenching for a warm sunny afternoon.

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Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III from Maine Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.