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Tyttebær - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in collaboration by Danish brewery Mikkeller and Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø.

The recipe includes lingonberries.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009)
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, it looks like the crew has returned with a higher-octane version of this Scandinavian concoction. Let's see what happened...I took notes on this some time ago so please forgive any brevity.

This pours with a very decent head...faint off-white with minimal pink. Body is colored sort of a faint rose champagne, with carbonation to match.

Light unroasted malt is prevalent enough to remind us that, yes, this is indeed still beer. There is a bit of perfume fruity scent accompanying a fair amount of tart cranberry musk. Specimen is electric with yeast and light grains.

This comes as advertised on the nose - cranberries are strong but do not overpower the grain and enjoyable yeast strain. Solid but maybe not a true standout here.

The palate feel isn't as pure puckering tartlike as a traditional lambic; the extra booze creates a bit of burn down the gullet while the cranberries provide a little more backbone. It's a bit on the tight side but the pucker is more mild than one would expect. Very nice.

Unlike traditional lambics which can be ultra-tart, horse-blanket challenges to endure (although they can be extremely enjoyable), this drinks relatively well. Maybe not something I'll fall over everyone trying to hoard but it's a decent read.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 10:40:50 | More by IBUnit63
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A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some small yeast particles near the edge of the glass. It poured with a finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a quarter finger high head covering the surface. The beer became murkier as the yeast from the bottom of the bottle got poured out.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sour lingonberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but seems a little more medicinal than sour and also has some hints of vinegar. The lingonberries taste a little like cranberries but weren't nearly as tart.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer wasn't nearly as sour as I expected it to be for an American Wild Ale and tasted like a spritzy sour berry drink.

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A: SRM is raspberry red. Translucent. Head is off-white with light red tinge, 4 in, tightly packed small bubbles quickly dissipate to 1 cm. Over-carbonated (gusher). Light/medium lacing.

S: True to form wild ale smell. Tart, a bit of funk, smoothed over with some fruit notes. Light sweetness.

T: Tart/sour hits the initial palate, followed by cranberry, then a much more natural and bitter cranberry flavor, finished by alcohol warmth. Aftertaste is tart cranberry with some light sweetness in the middle and front palate, but bitterness on the back of the palate that lingers.

M: Medium/light body. Sour/tart notes give a typical wild ale and excites the palate. Bitter notes detract from the natural cranberry notes. Yes, cranberry is naturally bitter, but this tastes overly bitter imo. Very interesting finish. Outer palate has a bone dry finish, but middle of palate finished wet, giving a salivating effect.

O: Interesting and good, but to me the big bitter notes turn me off. The bitterness really seems to linger on my palate and is not that pleasurable. Otherwise, this beer is quite good. Glad I tried it.

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! Gusher warning !

-had to let this one breathe real slow by slowly opening the cap, letting it sit and his for a few mins, and repeat.

A: Pours explosively effervescent, much like one of those firework snakes you light that grows and grows. The head seemed to grow and recede wildly at the same time. ~2-3 inches produced immediately after the pour, then 1/2" retained. light brown/khaki head. Golden amber colored body with red notes. Very entertaining.

S: Could smell this strongly as soon as I cracked the cap. Immediate sticky stinky funk and puckering tartness filled my nares like a concentrated noxious gas. Cranberry sweet and tartness definitely on the forefront as well. Stinky feet as a tertiary smell.

T: A let down from the smell, but still decent for sure. It's lighter than I expected. Some toned down funk and toned down tartness with a little horseblanket, red wine, even some apparent peat/whiskey/piney presence that doesn't bode in its favor and also leaves a spicy pine nut like flavor on the finish.

M: Thin... damn it. Carbonation is good however, and not as voracious as I expected after cracking the cap and pouring. Only slightly filmy and acidic - not real issues though.

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Yah, I was warned that this was a gusher, but forgot. Got it all over the coffee table and carpet.

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4.05/5  rDev +11%
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16.9 oz. bottle, uncertain of the date/batch because those designated spots are left blank on the back label. No recollection as to where this was purchased, but I estimate about 1 year ago, give or take. Cellared ever since. Poured to a wide goblet.

'Wild Ale brewed with Scandinavian cranberries' (listed as lingonberries on the back label - also includes Brettanomyces & Lactobacillus). Further description: "This ale is full of Tyttebær, and fermented with wild yeasts and bacteria. Feral at heart, it sat in fermentation tanks for 9 months and in bottles for 6 more months before we felt it was ready to be released. Who knows what it will do before ending up in your glass... It is, and always will be, wild."

A: A misplaced uncapping (i.e. not directly IN the sink) means some countertop cleanup. Maybe an ounce lost. Or two. No worries... Pours a rosy-auburn, like cedar heartwood, murky and unfiltered without any notable yeast fallout. Not the tallest head, less than half a finger of ivory cream, but plenty of staying power - indicating the the barely visible carbonation is busy at work replenishing that topping. A few dabs and squiggles of lace.

S: Tartness in the nose isn't too forceful, more the gentle perfume of berries and citrusy cultures. A crackery/bready backing.

T: Honestly hard to discern 'lingonberry' from some other berries, but the end result is a balanced tart & sweet fruitiness that winds up tasting of a scone with that mouth-drying malt/yeast mix. Kinda wish it had highlighted this particular berry more (as it's a favorite from visits to Sweden... and IKEA) rather than a more generic 'tartness' (berry? apple?).

M: For an 8% (really?!?!?) beer, the alcohol is hardly notable. Feel is medium-bodied - crisp, well-carbonated (maybe a little overdone) and quite refreshing.

O: Glad I didn't read reviews before opening this and trying it unbiased. I found it to be a very nice, well-constructed wild ale, fruity enough and dry when it needed to be. Definitely worthy and one I'm sorry to see listed as 'retired'. Would gladly have more

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4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
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Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 8% and it has a spot for a date to be printed but it was not filled in.

Appearance: The body has a woody brownish color and a heavy cloudy haze. On top it sports a light tan head with specks of tan yeast sediment. This tall loose packed head settles down to a small cap of foam that hangs on well and makes for some spotty/slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: There is a tart, almost currant like character to the aroma.

Taste/Palate: A pleasant tartness slides across the palate and brings notes of sweet/tart berry, currant and as it warms cider like tart green apple. This tart fruity character sits up on a base of dry bready and yeast notes with a touch of earthy funk. It finishes dry and pleasantly tart with a very slight touch of spice.

Notes: My overall feeling on this beer is simply, F-ing A this is a tasty beer!

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Tyttebær from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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