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Saison - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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85
very good

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%


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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Reviews by blakesell:
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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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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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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2013 14:13:16 | More by krome
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-26-2013 00:04:08 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-30-2013 01:06:31 | More by Keith_R
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

09-28-2013 00:45:49 | More by brutalist
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-15-2013 15:50:00 | More by jim_carignan
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-06-2013 12:16:32 | More by Whatup14
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty unremarkable, subdued beer.

Looks good, though. Soft, hazy honey gold, long-lived creamy head that settles to a solid cap and leaves lots of lace. Quite attractive.

Grassy hops dominate the aroma and flavour, noticeable malt backbone. Grains and fruit, a hint of alcohol. Overall very soft and quiet. Gently drying bitter finish. Soft almost watery mouth feel. Comes across almost like a wheat beer.

Drinkable, but not too exciting. Very soft.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 01:43:36 | More by TerryW
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-16-2013 18:48:44 | More by innominat
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-16-2013 13:54:37 | More by peensteen
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-07-2013 20:41:31 | More by irishkyle21
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remitrom

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-07-2013 03:18:08 | More by remitrom
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500 ml bottle into large wine.

A nice apricot orange colour. No head at all! A circle of fine bubbles around the glass does not account as a head. There is a sparking lacking but not much retention.

A mild aroma. Fruity and grainy.

A mild malt taste with some fruitiness. Noble hops bitterness in the second half of the taste experience.

A medium feel but slightly watery and no carbonation.

Definitely a below average saison. I do not need to try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 21:54:42 | More by ssmack
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Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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