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Saison - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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85
very good

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
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:
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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Photo of Kerne
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of marct
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jampics2
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bottle shared at Arp's. Madness seems to have occurred when this bottle was opened towards the end of the tasting. There was screaming, beer being spit and spilled, and general chaos.

Appears a cloudy straw color. Decent head retention. Nice lacing.

Yeasty esters in the nose. A bit of basement musk, not farmhouse per say. Perhaps a bit of spice - just a Belgian earthy aroma. Touch of earthy hops.

Too much dryness VS sweetness. A bit of hay taste to the wheat, pepper, Belgian candy sugar, and cardamon. Very light hoppiness makes an appearance before the moisture is sucked out of my mouth. I found this just too dry after the initial sweetness. I know the finish should count for mouthfeel more than taste, but it really distracted from what I though could have been a better flavor progression. No brett or horseblanket, and the funk from the nose doesn't really come out in the taste.

Mouthfeel was average. Carb was too low and too dry.

Drinkability was slightly above average just because it seemed to disappear quickly. Madness around me, but none in my glass.

Photo of hawkon
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of chasebrownyeah1
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Det Kompromisslose Bryggeri A/S saison ABV: 6.5%

A: Very hazy appearance... has a orange, yellow, and brown hint to the beer. No head that has a very minimal lacing on the glass. Can see some sediments in the fluid that makes that liquid very uneasy to see through.

S: Has a sweet smell that just lingers in the nose. Also, can smell sort of a bitter smell that kind of resembles a earthy texture. My opinion, it smells very maltly.

T-M: The first taste that I get from drinking this beer is a very citrus taste and a strong kick of malts. The citrus taste like lime and goes together with the maltly taste. the aftertaste is very earthy... hard to explain. If was to explain earthy, it would be a grassy and hoppy taste.

D: This beer does go down smoothly. However, The distinctive taste and mouthful kind of makes it a rough drink. Could I drink more of it?? Of course I can... this beer doesn't have to much affect on me. So, I would drink this beer, but this beer is a beer I would enjoy with a friend or brother.

Photo of callmescraps
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this one with friends so didn't have a chance to jot down my thoughts. However, I tried to make some mental notes to help with the review.

This one looked like a saison. It had a nice cloudiness, but almost no head, which should have been my first sign that something was amiss. It smelled ok, with some spice and hoppiness, but not terribly strong.

It tasted, well, like not a whole lot. It certainly had more spice, and more depth than your average High Life, but not nearly as much as some of my favorite saisons. It also had a strange aftertaste that seemed a little off.

It felt appropriate in the mouth, and it was fine in terms of drinkability. I might have another, if I was thirsty and there was one sitting around. If someone brought over a bunch of these, and that's what we were drinking, I could polish them off, but I would definitely check the fridge to gauge my options. Overall, disappointing, but not a bad beer or anything.

Photo of TerryW
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.

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

Photo of Tone
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of tart malt, hint of yeast, pale malt, hint of wheat, slight alcohol, and a hint of spice (spruce?). Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight yeast, tart malt, slight spice, and a hint of wheat. Overall, weak appearance and body, but good blend.

Photo of rbhockeyfan
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour: A beautiful light orange honey color with a nice head and touch of lacing on the glass after the head dies

Smell: Fairly typical of a farm house ale, sweet, strong, and touch of funk with a light alcohol note and a bit of stone fruits

Taste: A little week compared to the smell, but not bad. Nothing that makes it stand out to me. A touch of the stone fruit that comes through in the nose with a mild flavor that lingers for a short time

Mouthfeel: Again is pretty average for the style of beer.

Overall: An average to slightly above average beer, nothing to write home about but certainly one I would drink again.

Photo of JBogan
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A tall pour produced a one finger foamy white head atop a slightly hazy pale golden body. A generous amount of lacing was left behind.

The aroma was mostly a yeasty farmhouse funk. Some yeast and straw were present, but that's about it. I've read some reviews where people have apparently picked up numerous other scents but I certainly wasn't among them.

The taste was rather subdued. There was some sweet pale malts along with an ever so slight lemon presence, and some floral notes, but overall this beer was what I would describe as mild tasting.

The mouthfeel was on the flat side. A bit thick for this style beer, with almost no carbonation which made the experience somewhat dull.

Generally I enjoy saisons but this one was just average. I'll look elsewhere next time I am in the mood for this style.

Photo of yourefragile
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 Pt .9 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a cloudy, pale orange golden color with a frothy cream color head that has nice retention and average lacing. Aroma is earthy, grainy with mild fruitiness and malt. Also an occasional unpleasant cat pee pinch in the nose. Taste has a strong pale malt and grain body with soft full body and fine, sharp carbonation. Pleasant balance of pepper spice, lemon zest and sweeter fruits and sugars. Finish isn't quite as dry or crisp as hoped for. I don't know, it seems like all the right pieces are in place for what I look for from a saison but they don't quite add up a smooth, enjoyable sum.

Photo of xnicknj
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

on tap at hawthornes in philly

Pours a hazed golden straw color, fluff of white head fades to a bit of film, with patchy lacing left on the glass.

Soft, yet fragrant nose - floral hops and some bites of pepper spice. Some banana and fruit sweetness with herbal touches.

Slight floral hop profile with soft bitterness up front. Wheat and straw with some herbal qualities. Sweetness and fruit, including banana and orange. Biscuit malts are soft as the beer finishes a bit dry on the tongue.

Medium body, higher carbonation, tingle and refreshing on the senses. Pretty drinkable saison, nice for the season, but considering the price point I probably wouldn't buy this again - just not a whole lot happening here.

Photo of david131
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- As soon as I popped the cap, the liquid came gushing out. Once it is tamed an in a glass it the orange/brown liquid appears luminescent with loads of streams making their way to the surface. The head is very thick and creamy and has excellent retention. Perfect.

S- Flowers, honey, fruit, pepper, and bread. Not super aromatic, but subtle and enjoyable.

T- Some fruit and bread... Not much going on here at all. There is nothing at the end to speak of.

M- Very clean and dry on the finish. Extremely light finish considering how smooth it is at the front end.

D- Well it may be nice on a summer day or something, but there is absolutely nothing in the flavor profile that stands out to me. It is also not even close to being worth $10 a bottle.

Photo of clickpush
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pour: Half liter bottle to tulip glass. A hard pour produces a cloudy orange beer with only a small small white head. Tons of carbonation visible in the body of the beer. The head goes down quickly to scant lacing, but the brew itself looks thick and inviting.

Nose: Strong citrus bouquet: oranges and lemon zest. Dry spice notes of coriander and cracked white peppercorns. The aroma is not as strong as I would like, but characteristics are spot on for the style.

Mouth: Thick, chewy mouthfeel is the first thing I notice - quite odd for a saison. Orange flavor, hoppy, dry citric finish like grapefruit rind. Tons of citrus flavors complimented by the addition of coriander, notes again of cracker pepper. Unfortunately something about the mouthfeel is off-putting - it's not crisp or light, but actually more like the consistency of a thin carbonated syrup.

Photo of beerdrifter
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Cloudy straw colored pour with a fluffy two finger head with great retention and lacing. Interesting nose with hints of Belgian yeast, straw, lemon, white pepper, and a touch of clove and banana. The taste is earthy and herbal with hints of grass, yeast, lemon, pears, along with a touch of barnyard and rye. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with moderate carbonation and a slightly sour bone dry finish. I'm definitely not a huge fan of the style, but this is a solid standout.

Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of 2bet
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of froghop
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a medium size white fluffy head, and good lacing.

smell is of citrus, musty, hay, some malt, and yeast.

taste is smooth, citrus, a little fruit, some bread yeast, some sour, and apricot, ends a little sour.

overall a very nice saison.

Photo of ng85
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
85 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.