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Saison - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: Sigmund on 02-08-2006

14°P, 25 IBU

Ingredients: Wheat and lager malt; East Kent Goldings and Crystal hops; Belgian ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water
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Ratings: 239 | Reviews: 137
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P:  A glowing and vibrantly carbonated body of clear gold crown with a finger of white dense head. 

S:  Delicious Belgian yeast, lemon zest, oak, soft packing foam, fresh sun soaked grains, very fresh and vibrant. 

T/M:  Taste follows the nose but packs a big bouquet of fresh flowers, a touch of booze, timid grapefruit, waxy apples, apricots and white grapes.  Body is sloshy and playful with a zesty carbonated sting. Finish is super dry with lingering fruit and flowers. 

O:  A fruit packed cornucopia of yeasty flavors that meld well with the  great yeast strand. Fresh, clean and super dry a great saison. 

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Calandro's in BR, and poured into a goblet. IRS a hazy deep golden color as expected from the style. About a finger of head in the goblet with good retention and really good lacing.

A good Saison aroma as well, floral with some honey notes and a little bit of sour funk.

The taste is more of the same with the floral hop notes coming through the strongest. The honey is a little faint and the funk fades into the background a good bit as well. Nothing wrong though, it's a very nice beer.

Really well done, a good example of the style. "Good" across the board on this one.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark gold, almost orange beer that has a solid one-finger head that dies slowly and leaves some lace. Some malts and a citric burst in the smell. A sweet malt taste is there, with caramel being prevelant. There is some tartness in there also, like sour apple or raspberries (some fruit sharp in nature). Medium-bodied and passes over the tongue with minor crispness and finishes with a drying sensation but doesn't have a funky aftertaste. Good beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at cellar temperature into a pint glass. A two finger fine white head on a clear gold. Hazy if you swirl it. Good head retention and lots of lacing.

Faint malt smells with some sour overtones. Some fruit and pepper. First taste is fruity with a slight sour afterbite. Mild but very smooth.

Smooth mouthfeel. Mildly carbonated. True to the style. Understated but well balanced.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey in D.C. for the Nøgne Ø event. Thanks to Kjetil Jikiun. Review from notes.

The beer is hazy and yellow hued with a lasting white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the glass.

The aroma offers grass, lemon, lemon zest, yeast, light spice.

A balanced flavor. Tasty beer. Earthy, herbal, light floral notes. Everything comes together nicely. Fresh and crisp.

Light bodied and refreshing, while offering a complex bouquet of flavors.

A solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gusher!! Upon popping the cap, a large plug of foam begins to eject. Not quite an explosion, but a little messy.

Poured into a goblet where the foam quickly disappears; what a short life it lived...Glowing gold in color, the carbonation is hidden behind a veil of haze.

First whiff reveals leather, orange and a brett-ish mustiness.

Spicy and nicey! Good white pepper quality; a little tart in the finish. Yeasty earthiness work well with the spicy E. Kent Goldings. Wildflower honey in the finish.

This is a very quaffable beer. Complex enough to satisfy the Belgian lover, but tame enough to serve as an entry into the Belgian world of beer. I would prefer a bit more spice in the flavor. The only repellent from future purchases would be the price for 500mls....$8.50!

Music enjoyed whilst sampling: Where the streets have no name by U2 (just listening to the radio...)

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good yellow-orange colour with good head and lacing.

Smell is banana, orchard, nice typical saison flavours with some band-aid. Is there Brett in this?

Taste is similarly refreshing and flavoursome. More banana and a slight sourness. Lots of bittering hops. Interesting, tangy.

Mouthfeel is thick with quite a bit of carbonation.

Overall a good saison, a bit heavy in the taste and mouthfeel.

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Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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