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Wit - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
11º P, 22 IBU

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 11-12-2003)
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Reviews by CrazyDavros:
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw approaching amber, with a inch high head that shows great persistence.
Lots of herbal and earthy hops on the nose, along with the more tradition sweet orange peel, coriander, wheat and lemon. Perhaps too much hops, especially for the style.
Flavour is equally hoppy, as well as lemon and wheat. Much more bitter than expected.
Good lively carbonation.

CrazyDavros, May 22, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of kaneel
4/5  rDev +9%

kaneel, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

aztraz, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Ruds
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 500ml bottle into a Tulip glass

yellow/blond in colour with a very small white head

smells of wheat (no shit Sherlock!), pine/woody, strong citrus aroma

tastes of what (naturlich!), citrus - orange, maybe a little grapefruit? Also light spice/herb flavour in the background

medium bodied beer, fairly light/easy to drink and refreshing, quite a bit of carbonation
the small head remained throughout drinking and some lacing on the glass

dry-ish finish

a very good witbier overall!

Ruds, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GRG1313, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy medium yellow color ale with an average foamy head with OK retention and no lacing. Aroma is dominated by loads of coriander with some very light wheat malt also discernable. Taste is also dominated by some coriander with some light traces of wheat malt. Body is definitely too thin even for the style with some average carbonation. This one is OK at beast but mot something I would go for very often.

Phyl21ca, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Jerseyislandbeer, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of MoFro
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

MoFro, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Sigmund
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thick sediment in bottle. I turned the bottle upside down a couple of times, like the brewers recommend, to get maximum pleasure out of the yeast. The result was that my pants now have the unmistakenly typical witbier aroma of coriander, cloves, over-ripe bananas and orange peel. The rest of the beer hit my glass, and there the aroma was even better! After the ENORMOUS foamy head had subsided a little, I found out there was actually beer underneath - colour: Cloudy golden, nearly brownish. Flavour: Again typical wit - coriander, cloves and orange peel. Very refreshing. Moderate aftertaste. How wonderful that the "lager desert" of Norway now has an uncompromising micro brewery that DARES make good beer!

Sigmund, Nov 12, 2003
Photo of rarbring
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is clouded dark lemon yellow, has a white head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is sweet citric and spicy.

The taste is also sweet, bitter lemon marmalade with bitter orange peel, coriander and clove.

Medium High carbonation, soft and refreshing, a dry finish.

A nice wit, with a good bitterness. Sampled at a beer tasting at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden.

rarbring, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of SteLu
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

SteLu, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of TrevorWGrover
4/5  rDev +9%

TrevorWGrover, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Greenish yellow color and very cloudy. The bartender poured this very slowly, so there isn't much of a head. Light stringy lace on the glass.

Perhaps it's all about being in Scotland, but I smell Scotch Whisky initially (perhaps a bit smokey). Yes, there's wheat, but it's not the first thought that comes to mind.

A dry beer with more hop bitterness than most wheats. The wheat flavor is dominate but not overwhelming. Very high carbonation, but the body is rich enough to give a touch of balance. No sourness and the swallow is refreshing without leaving much of an aftertaste.

smcolw, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Florya
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Florya, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of atis
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle from Norway

Pours hazy pale yellow with amazing huge and dense white head, it even held a small coin. Dense patchy lacing. Aroma is citrus wheat and coriander.

Taste is yeasty citrus and orange with sourish wheat and weak hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium with above average carbonation, it had some slight astringency towards the end of the glass.

Overall, an excellent Witbier. I wish I could have more of it.

atis, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of Saksis
1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

Saksis, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

johnnyboy76, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Mattias, May 10, 2014
Photo of SimonTja
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SimonTja, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy sunflower colour with decent white head, nice and dense and amply fed by a steady flow of bead from the base. Good retention, and leaves some nice wads of lacing.

Nose is pleasant and Belgian. Lots of citrus, orange and grapefruit, tangerine even, with a slightly sour green edge. A lot of distinct Belgian yeast, not hugely spicy but with nice clove and white pepper providing some pleasant piquancy. Smells a bit par for wit, but also very refreshing; I like it.

Taste is rather sour for the most part. Has citrus flavours on the front, with orange and lemon zest, gets spicy on the mid, potently so, without that piquancy from the nose. It's almost a paprika kind of spice, very sour and earthy, deep, not exactly refreshing. Trails off and retains a residual sour character, with a hint of capsicum and even fresh garlic - yes, a very savoury kind of finish. Some vinous notes and a bit of acerbic citrus rind on there as well. Interesting palate with good infusions of flavour. However, the whole is not entirely successful because there is an imbalance in the profile, and doesn't have a great deal of chemistry between the parts. Tastes interesting but odd, I guess.

Nice full body, for a 4.5% beer. A lot of infused "bits" hold it up, although a slight sting at the back makes me a bit wary of it, just a bit harsh.

It's growing on me, actually. The tang is more prominent than grittiness and it's becoming quite refreshing. A good drop.

laituegonflable, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of KevinTK
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
Photo of Goliath
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pale orange with a very thin white head that quickly dissipates.

The nose holds some great citrus notes, a slight bitter hoppiness, and some spicey corriander.

The taste is very nice, it's like a hoppy wit. Notes of orange, corriander, and slightly bitter hops that produce some grapefruit and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel is thin with great carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly high as it is easy to consume due to great flavor and low alcohol.

Goliath, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a hazed buy not particularly cloudy white-golden colour, with a frothy and fairly firm head of bubbly white. Minimal lacing, and very light body. Carbonation is fine. I like a little more heft to my wits, but this is decent enough.

Nose is flat and a little bit dusty. Some mild wheaty grain characters, and a touch of faint powdery citrus sharpness. There's a good deal of pretty heavy carbonation with it, however, which leaves a faintly carbonic, acidic overtone. It's ok, but I feel that at best it's generic, and at worst, it's dull and lifeless.

Taste is similar, although there's a pleasant clean nothingness to it for the most part. Mild pepper and a touch of cotton candy on the back gives it a smooth counterpointed finish, with a touch of mildly astringent curacao. Mostly it feels flat, unchallenging and pedestrian.

Yeah, it's a witbier. It's not a bad one, but it's pretty uninspired stuff. Bland and flat, without the pop and crackle I expect.

To be honest, I'm pretty surprised that Nøgne Ø doesn't do a better witbier than this.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of yeaprolly
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

yeaprolly, Aug 18, 2014
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