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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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

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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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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