Brown Ale - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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Reviews by dmfrench:
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Toasty, zesty, fruity, creamy, delicious.
A: Very dark slightly hazy reddish brown body with a persistent one finger light khaki head.
S: Fruity (apricot and plum), spices (cinnamon), and zesty, earthy hops. Creamy malt holds up the bottom.
T: Sweet, creamy, toasty malt takes a deliciously dominant position, followed by the earthy, zesty, spicy hops from the nose. Fruit takes the back seat, but is very much alive, fattening up the midrange. A great balance.
M: Slightly on the thinner side, but for the ABV it's positively gargantuan. Texture is very fine grained, velvety and smooth while still being gritty enough to stick on the tongue.
O: One of the most full and flavorful beers per AVB that I have yet encountered.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2011 00:18:28 | More by dmfrench
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3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light nuttiness, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light coffee, light fruitiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session Brown ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 03:03:02 | More by superspak
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.06/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Brewed at Batemans for 'spoons latest real ale festival. Chestnut to mahogany colour with an offwhite head. It smells of toffee, but it certainly doesn't taste sweet, instead there's a wholemeal bread, almost marmitey flavour. There are certainly spicy hops here, but I prefer them in conjunction with something a little sweeter. There's also a hint of cocoa. It has a rather dry finish.
Serving type: cask
04-13-2014 15:13:45 | More by charlatan
Brown Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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