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Brown Ale - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
11º P, 27 IBU

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 11-12-2003)
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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 115 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bigred89, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of brother_rat
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brother_rat, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

t0rin0, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of TrevorWGrover
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

TrevorWGrover, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mmilyko, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of wsfletch
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

wsfletch, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with a large, fading head.
Nose shows nutty, toasty and light roasty notes. Faint cocoa too, along with soft spicy hops. Somewhat restrained.
Similar nutty and toasty malt as flavours. The spicy hops follow through too. Very easy to drink.
Carbonation seems just a little full on.

CrazyDavros, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of askeladden
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

askeladden, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of TimH
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

TimH, May 24, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -22.3%

djrn2, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MSandahl23, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +3.6%

samEBC, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of missdawn
4/5  rDev +3.6%

missdawn, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of BrownNut
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smell - slight roasty grain and milk chocolate

Taste - Faint chocolate and roasty grain. Ever so slightly tart. Enough roasty to give it a back end that some browns lack but not so much to be distracting. Faint chocolate on the exhale.

Mouthfeel - somewhat carbonate-y on the tongue, a tad more than I want. With these chocolatey flavors, I'd like something a little more viscous. Ends dry on the tongue.

Overall - This is really nice. Possibly my new favorite brown. Like almost every other Nogne O beer I've had, everything is perfectly balanced, with the exception of the slight carbonation feeling on the tongue.

BrownNut, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of ralderman
3/5  rDev -22.3%

ralderman, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, murky brown with a thick, puffy tan head.

S: Aromas of spicy, bready malt, cola, dark fruits, and roasted nuts are present on the nose. This ale is a bit hoppier than many English-style brown ales, but seems to lack aromas of leathery, earthy English ale hops.

T: Enters in a lively fashion, presenting notes of cola, earthy hops, leather, dark bread, black cherry, black currant, blackberry, bitter chocolate, roasted nuts, minerals, and coffee. The finish is lively and roasty with coffee, dark fruit, mineral, and chocolate notes particularly noticeable.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, and dry. This is a wonderful session ale that does not sacrifice depth of flavor for drinkability.

O: As usual, I am impressed by this brewery. I've yet to encounter a bad product from the team here. This ale blows most authentic English brown ales out of the water.

mrfrancis, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of dmfrench
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

dmfrench, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Very dark brown with red traces all over 1/4 inch head and no retention

Smell: Coffee and chocolate notes not much else

Taste: Upfront is a funky yeast character backed up by traditional brown ale characters. A bit thrown off by the yeast character

Mouthfeel: A bit thin and mildly carbonated

Overall: Not very impressed with the beer. I just could not get past the flavor to truly enjoy the beer

DarthKostrizer, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Rizalini
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured froma bomber into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a very dark brown, allowing a little light to come thru around the edges. Very foamy, 2 finger tan head that leaves some nice lacing as the head slowly fades.

S - Has a nice roasty malt aroma, with notes of toffee, slightly bitter coffee, and some dark roasty fruits.

T - Not as big as the smell would lead on to, but still the toffee, and roasty malts are on the forefront.

M - Has a light mouthfeel, slightly watery actually. A little over carbonated in my opinion as well.

O - This one actually foamed over just a little when I popped it open. But besides that, it's a good brew. Good, but not great. I'm still up in the air if I'm gonna get another one of these, but I am enjoying this one for now.

Rizalini, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of madpentzer
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed off notes from a tasting at Beer U: Craft Beer Around the World at Stone Brewery.

Appearance - It poured a clear chestnut brown with a finger of head.

Smell - Had a wonderful malty nose with some toffee notes in it.

Taste - Roasted malts, some toffee and caramels notes.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation, a pretty easy drinker.

Overall - A great example of the English Brown Ale style and a beer I would definitely drink again.

madpentzer, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of mithrascruor
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a big foamy tan head. Great retention.

Smell: Great semi-sweet malty aroma with cocoa and coffee.

Taste: Malt flavor with some sweetness and hints of coffee. Roasted bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium-bodied, with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability: Low ABV, easy to drink.

Looks and smells great - not quite as flavorful as I was anticipating, but still nice. The carbonation is a bit much, but not distracting. Unfortunately it is a bit pricey - not something I'd pick up often.

mithrascruor, Apr 08, 2011
Brown Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
87 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.