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Saison - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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85
very good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
14°P, 25 IBU

Ingredients: Wheat and lager malt; East Kent Goldings and Crystal hops; Belgian ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 02-08-2006)
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blakesell

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this at Belmont on my last trip and realized I hadn't gotten any of these for the cellar, sadly, it was the last bottle and I'll be drinking it fresher as the weather has me in the mood for saisons?!!?

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a Sam Adams (perfect pint) glass.

Appearance- Beer pours lightly hazy golden yellow with a healthy 2 finger head of foam, beautiful looking beer with a light amount of lace lingering on the sides of the glass.

Smell- Wow, this smells phenomenal, a lot like a Dupont Saison but with extra smells, I'm getting a little lemon citrus and lime (!!) in here with hints of chamomile perhaps even a chai spice. Hops are subdued and I would assume that this is made with Belgian style pilsner malt and a bit of wheat. All this off just the nose, impressive.

Taste- Wow, in that the smell was excellent, the taste is something of a letdown in relation to the smell. It has sort of a cookie cutter saison flavor if that even exists. The substance that was present in the smell is all but gone and I have a thin unmemorable beer with spices in the taste with a hint of lemon on the finish.

Mouthfeel- A slight prickly feel on the lips and a chapped feeling although my lips are fine right now. Thin bodied and medium in carbonation. Lackluster.

Drinkability- Solidly drinkable, but such a letdown after such a great smelling beer. I am left wishing that the smell matched up to the taste so much more. Ultimately it is saison lite.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 20:28:55 | More by blakesell
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-28-2014 23:48:45 | More by KirkFrancis
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - no idea what the serving temperature is - between freezing and warm, I guess.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium tarnished golden straw colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, densely foamy, and almost caked dirty white head, which leaves some random splattered rock formation lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty wheat grain, edgy yeast, black pepper and coriander spice, stunted apple and pit fruit, and floral, leafy hops. The taste is much sweeter, but still crackery wheat malt, with a reduced acrid and faintly funky yeastiness, pumped-up clove/coriander and white pepper spice, muddled light orchard fruit, and grassy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are quite light in their frothy effervescence, the body a sturdy medium weight for the style, and a bit tacky (look no further than all that nefarious yeast) in its wan attempt at smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, the yeast, grainy malt, spice, and non-interfering fruit straining in that direction.

A pleasant saison, the extra bit of ABV well integrated, and barely noticeable for the most part. Well rounded, the various Flemish-influenced players all good and game to go, rendering this a worthy sipper (or glugger, depending on your persuasion or intent) for a summer patios anon.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 04:26:46 | More by biboergosum
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Mortiz238

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2014 05:49:42 | More by Mortiz238
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Troublebar

China

5/5  rDev +32.6%

06-09-2014 09:25:31 | More by Troublebar
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into Duvel Goblet.

A - Unfiltered yellow with medium white head that dissipates very slowly

S - Citrus hop, spice, blue cheese, honey

T - Citrus, pine, spice sour at the end

M - Small amount of carbonation, great smooth beer. Had with fish cakes and went very well with them.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 17:41:10 | More by Sam-VW
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pknyc

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-01-2014 17:44:12 | More by pknyc
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dcmchew

Romania

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy shiny golden, one finger fluffy white head with great retention, leaving some small traces.
Smell of oatmeal, barnyard (a bit different than the usual saison; manure?), spices (pepper), banana, apple, some cooked corn, low citrus.
Taste starts with a nice cooked grainy feel, a very strong cereal feel, trampled on afterwards by green hay, Brett funkiness, spicy grass, pinch of dry petals, floorboard, a faint lactic bacteria sourness also. There are some nice fruity esters too, with acidic apple, banana and some apricot, but hidden a bit, along with some faint caramel. Finish is rather dry and bitter, leaving grass, hay, funky grains in the aftertaste.
Quite fizzy, a bit heavy also.
The funk in this one was a bit too aggressive, tho it created a very nice "rural" taste. It depends on how much authenticity one expects in his saison. I liked it, but i'm not sure i'd look for it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 17:27:33 | More by dcmchew
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-28-2014 11:34:59 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for appox. $4.65 for a 500ml bottler. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass.

A- Ok. Pours ok with a minimal head. Dissipates to nothing in seconds.

S- Ok. Bit of coriander. Some yeast

T- Ok. Nothing special. Not very sour at all.

M- Guess the creaminess keeps this one alive

O- Will not buy again. Another bomb really

This not very good Saison does well with... Snails and linguine in butter

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 01:25:37 | More by DaveBar
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magnusdave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-02-2014 01:31:02 | More by magnusdave
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-30-2014 17:20:23 | More by nmann08
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adityashekhar

India

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-17-2014 19:25:23 | More by adityashekhar
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very light gold with a minimal white head. Slight aroma of malt, grains and fruit. Those flavors carry over to the taste. Just a touch of funk, and a bit of peat comes through as it warms. Light and crisp mouth. A very drinkable saison. It's a nice change from a lot of the American farmhouse ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 02:57:26 | More by MartzMimic
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PeterSimmons

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +26%

03-28-2014 21:02:27 | More by PeterSimmons
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-24-2014 22:11:48 | More by beerhunter13
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-21-2014 02:04:19 | More by afsdan
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-19-2014 04:30:57 | More by DrumKid003
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2014 23:00:12 | More by Nolen12
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-07-2014 23:39:14 | More by Molson2000
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-29-2014 05:55:59 | More by harpus
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Kerne

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-25-2014 05:41:02 | More by Kerne
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Beerswag

California

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a very murky light orange colored beer with white head and sticky lace retention ; small dotted pattern left on the glass. Smells of grass, citrus, peaches, white grape juice, decent smell. Taste is grassy, juicy nectarine, bitey, very danky, hops and bready finish; dry. Overall, this brewery still ranks amongts my favs in the World, the Saison is unique, and probably better on hot summer days, rather than cool nites or stormy winters. Would like to see is one paired with Oysters/Lobster/seafood, or a stone fruit desserts. Humbolt Fog..black or white truffles.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 16:32:26 | More by Beerswag
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2013 16:20:25 | More by jaydoc
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-06-2013 23:46:41 | More by mikehillman
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Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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