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Saison - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
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

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 nhindian:
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle poured into an Allagash cervoise.

A - Pours a hazy, yet somewhat clear (as it settles) straw yellow, fairly pale but not too atypical for the style. A 1.5-finger, ivory head slowly builds, reaches a crescendo, then gradually fades away, but not without leaving a foamy cap in its wake. A nice amount of lace settles on the edges, with multiple peaks, but it fatefully recedes back into the liquid after several seconds.

S - The nose is rather crisp and refreshing, bringing a strong amount of yeast and esthers. After this, it's nearly all fruit-based, as lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits dominate. There's a little bit of spiciness and lemongrass, but not to the extent of other saisons I've had.

T - The taste tells two different stories for me. Right away, I feel a little underwhelmed as it definitely doesn't bring the complexity that others do and the flavors don't exactly have the longest finish. That being said, what is in this beer is executed very nicely. The fruits and hops work in tandem perfectly to refresh the palate, but also give it an edge. The yeast is actually one of the more prominent features here, giving the beer a different profile than what I was expecting.

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with lowish carbonation for the style. Although not as zesty, this beer does have the bone-dry finish that I love in saisons.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. After drawing initial impressions, I swirled the rest of the yeast from the bottle into this to see how it would change. Besides the obviously cloudiness in the appearance, there wasn't a whole lot of difference, but I would probably recommend it for this bottle. This isn't the most complex saison, but it is pretty solid nonetheless. However, given the price, I would've hoped for something a bit more differentiated.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 04:25:35 | More by nhindian
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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.

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

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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

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
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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.

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S- Ok. Bit of coriander. Some yeast

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Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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