Brown Ale - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
07-04-2012 00:03:06 | More by CrazyDavros
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
01-15-2012 23:51:16 | More by BrownNut
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
12-21-2011 23:34:56 | More by mrfrancis
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
12-01-2011 00:18:28 | More by dmfrench
2.88/5 rDev -25.4%
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
11-28-2011 09:01:34 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.35/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
04-28-2011 06:56:12 | More by Rizalini
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
04-09-2011 21:11:49 | More by madpentzer
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
04-08-2011 02:36:32 | More by mithrascruor
3.38/5 rDev -12.4%
A - Deep Dr. Pepper. Creamy dusting of head. Nice lace.
S - Mild aroma. Light booze and dried dark fruits.
T - Dark coffee, brazil nuts. Lightly toasted malts.
M - Watery mouthfeel is really disappointing. The flavors could really shine if they had a body to stand on.
O - Good flavor and balance, but the mouthfeel really hurts this one.
03-27-2011 20:40:36 | More by vfgccp
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
Picked up at Tiger Qwik Mart in Clemson, home of the WALL OF BEER.
A - Poured from a 1pt 9oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours rusty brown with ruby highlights and a fleeting ecru head. The "core," if you will, of the beer is opaque, but the highlighted edges fade to a more clear brew.
S - Slightly bitter coffee beans, copper smelling roasted malt, toffee.
T - Overall very malty, not too intensely sweet. Coffee, toffee, faint spices and a slight hop bite in the nice finish.
M - Light bodied, about what you'd expect from a 4.5% beer.
Notes - This is a really solid, super drinkable low-mid alcohol content brew.
01-21-2011 23:59:25 | More by HeyItsChili
3.45/5 rDev -10.6%
Appearance - dark hazelnut brown with minimal beads of carbonation coming into it. Small cappuccino colored headbwhich disappeared quickly after the pour
Smell - smells of caramel with roasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate, actually reminds me of a nose i would find on a porter
Taste- this like the nose reminds me of a porter but with more zest to it. Taste with light chocolate and roasted malts with orange peel that makes the beer's overall finish dry. The maltiness is the main taste with the orange dominating the back end
Mouthfeel - creamy as it sits in the mouth, nice carbonation adds some zest to the mouth
Drinkability - A nice easy to drink brown ale especially at the low abv. It doesn't blow you away but it is good to have some pub grub for sure
01-16-2011 05:04:59 | More by jeonseh
Brown Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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