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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
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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Photo of danems64
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of alysmith4
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was my first beer from this brewery, and I was pretty impressed. It seems they brew just about every style of beer, and with this one - they nailed the saison right on the head. It was flavorful, crisp, slightly sour, bready, and spicy. I could definitely have this beer again and again, if it weren't so pricey.

Photo of stephens101
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fizzy off-white head that slowly diminishes. A thin sheet of nearly unbroken lace is left in its wake. Color is a murky yellow orange. Smells of lemon, grapefruit, rind and herbs. Has a finishing floral essence that consummates the piquant nose. Tastes sweet and grainy with a plentiful funk, herbal hops, a splash of citrus, taffy and and grass. Medium bodied and crisp; might I say refreshing? I'm thoroughly enjoying the complex palate on this easy drinking brew.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark golden color with a slight haze. small creamy white head. Minor lacing left behind.

S - Sweet malt, yeasty fruit esters, pears, apples, and lemon, grassy, mild clove, herbal skunk-like aroma. Dried bananas and doughy bread come out as it warms.

T - Sweet and fruity upfront with apple sauce, pears, lemons and oranges but a chalky dryness flows over the palate quickly bringing down the sweetness. Grassy hops start mid palate along with damp hay creating a musky semi-dry finish. A citrus tartness is left behind on the aftertaste.

M - Fuller body for the style, moderate and tight carbonation.

A nice touch on the style, but very close to a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The citrus zest helps pick up from the sweet malt. Heavier body but still a tight foamy feel creating the sense of lightness. Letting it warm really brigs out a raw doughy character in the aroma. I really enjoyed this.

Photo of MammothTarantula
2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My apologies for not reviewing this more thoroughly, but I felt like I needed to say something about this even though I did not take the time to review each individual aspect of this beer.

This does not taste like a saison at all. It's basically an East Coast IPA with a slight hint of Belgian yeast. It's not a bad beer by any means, but as a lover of saisons, I was thoroughly disappointed. Don't write this beer of completely, but just beware. That is all.

Photo of Hopswagger
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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. 

Photo of BBBlood
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brez8791
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of cmoody91
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KevinTK
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of flyingpig
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow to orange coloured beer with a cloudy appearance and a big, foamy white head at the top that has great retention and lacing.

Citrus fruits, lemon and orange zest dominate the smell of this one along with some grain and yeast. The smell is light, summery and refreshing with a touch of lemongrass and spice to it as well.

A refreshing, summer time beer with good yeast and citrus fruits flavours including the lemon and orange from the smell. There is also a little pinneapple and perhaps some berries along with a tiny amount of grain and an almost wheat like taste.

Medium and smooth with a citrus tang to it and a sweet bitterness through the middle. The finish is crisp, slightly sour and very dry.

Light and fruity, this one is a great summer time beer with some good citrus flavours and a very crisp yet refreshing feel to it. This wasa beer I had been looking forward to for some time and it didn't disappoint.

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Photo of smithmd4
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MoFro
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of hawkon
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MordeciaFunk
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ng85
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Vylo
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of katan
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml into a pint

A - Pours a light golden straw color - frothy head that sticks to the side of the glass, lots of lacing.

S - Lots of white pepper spice, a little bit of a grainy background. Very strong. A little bit of citrus/fruitiness sneaks through.

T - Starts off with a peppery edge, a some sharp graininess sits in the background - almost like a rye bite. Mid-stream gets more bitter, as well as some funky and lightly sour citrus notes. Finishes mostly clean, just a bit of malt sweetness.

M - Moderate to light body, stronger carbonation. A bit of a stingy finish due to the carbonation. No alcohol warmth detected.

O/D - A very good Saison- Nogne O recreates the best parts of a saison. A workable ABV.

Photo of nhindian
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.

Photo of djaeon
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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