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Saison - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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85
very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BrazilianAussie, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ZachT, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

hozersr, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

GRG1313, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

KAF, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of bulldogops
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

bulldogops, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

nullbort, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

valianes, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of KirkFrancis
4/5  rDev +6.1%

KirkFrancis, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
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 game and good to go, rendering this a worthy sipper (or glugger, depending on your persuasion or intent) for all summer patios anon.

biboergosum, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mortiz238, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Troublebar, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
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.

Sam-VW, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of pknyc
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

pknyc, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
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.

dcmchew, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 28, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
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

DaveBar, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

magnusdave, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

nmann08, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

adityashekhar, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of MartzMimic
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.

MartzMimic, Apr 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

PeterSimmons, Mar 28, 2014
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Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
85 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.