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Tyttebær - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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digita7693

Germany

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

This beer was a gusher!

A nice 2 finger head that fades to a thin white film. no lacing.reddish cloudy color

S rather sour with some bitter fruit notes(the cranberries)

T sour with a bit of brett, but not overwhelmingly so, bit of cranberries

M/D typical for a wild ale. pretty drinkable.

a solid wild ale, not mind blowing, but good

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 18:42:44 | More by digita7693
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First off, let's start out by saying this bottle was gusher...

A- Poured into my DFH oversized snifter... starts with a huge rocky head that lingers for awhile, eventually disappearing leaving behind nice lacing. Beer is a reddish amber color with lots of sediment

S- Very pungent... could smell it as soon as I popped it open. Smells very sweet with malts and fruit, and funky. Almost like a much more appetizing medicinal smell

T- Bit of a let down in the flavor. Tasty, but not as funky or complex as I had hoped. Funky, dry, bit sour with no alcohol presense

M- Medium body and carbonation... pretty thin and watery

D- Easy to drink and tasty, but a bit expensive for what your getting IMO. I've had better wild ales for sure...

CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 02:08:59 | More by bbeane
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bark

Sweden

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch #337, brewed on 300108.

When pouring the beer, the foam makes a harsh loud sound while it quickly sinks down. No lacing. The clear liquid is brown-red with a tint of purple.

The smell is very dry and sour with lots of minerals and metals like iodine, iron and wet coins. Some sour fruity notes of lingonberries, chalk and plums.

The taste is earthy, mineralic, very dry, lots of stable/horse-flavours. Hints of lingonberries, apricots, raisins and plums. Dry sour lambic-flavours with hints of mild vinegar and wool. The aftertaste is dry with metallic sour flavours and fragile hints of fruits and berries.

The carbonation is very strong; the small bubbles fade quickly. The liquid is dry, almost astringent.

An interesting take on the fruit lambic/wild ale style. I had hoped for more lingonberries though.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 19:49:59 | More by bark
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wajacobs

California

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We picked up a bottle at ABC liquor in Long Beach, actually my wife picked it out. I didn't read the label until we got home "wild ale brewed with Scandinavian Cranberries" uh oh! Further reading revealed brewed with brettanomyces and lactobacillus, yup double uh oh! "Honey" I say from the kitchen "your not going to like this one" and wait for the pause "it's going to be sour"

It poured a deep amber with a big head that disipated to quickly, the nose is so fruity and pleasant but besides the cranberries I can't place the fruit with a slight farmhouse aroma that I'll attribute to the brett. As I pull it into my mouth an intense tartness attacks the tip of my tounge but quickly gives way to cranberries as I draw it deeper and deeper into my mouth and in a flash its gone. My mouth is dry and my tounge feels like I just ate an entire roll of sweet tarts.
This is definately a champagne lovers beers!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 02:23:21 | More by wajacobs
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Gobzilla

California

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a murky chocolate brown with pale yellow highlights that had a thin head head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. The cranberries were definitely poping out on the aroma with mild bretty character but had slight booze and fruit juice notes. The cranberries also dominate the palate with punch juice character very mild brett and a touch of tart vinegar notes. The brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a fruity, juicy, mild funky, and tart finish. It wasn't as tart as I thought it would be but it was decent especially coming from a norway denmark collabo.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 04:44:46 | More by Gobzilla
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goldbot

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours essentially dark brown with slightest reddish hue. A huge pinkish-white head that lasts a while with plenty of lacing around the glass. Smells of subtle cranberries with ample funk from the Brett. Subdued malty-ness with a slightly sweet cranberry flavor. Again a nice but not overpowering Brett funk. The flavor was much less sour than expected, considering the trifecta of Brett, Lactobacillus, and cranberries. Definitely on the dry side but has plenty of body from the earthy yeast flavors. Overall a very enjoyable wild ale. The fruit flavor adds great depth and quality to the flavor without being overpowering or cloying at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 01:41:49 | More by goldbot
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

13 July 2013

Surprised to see this one still on the shelves, but I grabbed the last one out of interest. Batch 337, bottled 30/01/2008. BBF 30/01/2013

A - Pours a dark copper colour with a very active fizzy head that disipates quickly to nothing.

S - Berries and more fruit,with a little funk. Very pronounced.

T - Well up front some sour tangy citrus. The berries kick in very soon after and it finishes with a massive sour malt kick. No sign of the 8% ABV

M - Very spritzy with light to medium body.

O - This beer has stood up quite well and retained many of its flavours. I'm glad I bought it.

Drank from my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy yeloowish red colour almost pink. HAs a pink tanned that dies but laces.

S - Plenty of berries and some sweetness to it.

T - An almost medicinal flavour that is hard to describe, finishes in a very bitter way with some sourness, siome peach and berry in between.

M - Light body and full carbonation.

D - By the end of the bottle I was seriously won over. This is a funky beer if you are looking for something a little different.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 12:59:51 | More by eric5bellies
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speter

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a cloudy yellowish-pink/pinkish-yellow with a huge, rocky pinkish-tan head that leaves tremendous lacing as it fades to a thin layer.

S: Brett on berries, with the overall scent being a mellow mixture of the two, neither overpowering or dominating the other.

T: The lingonberries give this a bit of sucrettes (i.e., medicinal) that fights the brett funk. The real action is shortly after the center, where the sourness sucks the saliva right out of your mouth.

M: Very light and spritzy. In no way is it apparent that this is 8%ABV.

D: Although the lingonberries initially attracted me to pick this up, the end up detracting from the overall experience. I enjoyed the half bottle I had, but I certainly want no more.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 02:58:39 | More by speter
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Apricot orange with a cherry blush and a crackly crown of pale pink foam that isn't sticky enough to grace the snifter with much lace. The beer is an interesting hue, but the rest doesn't impress.

The nose needs time to blossom. Eventually, the tangy berries, the modest barnyard quality of the wild yeast (Brettanomyces), and the slightly different funkiness of the bacteria (Lactobacillus) are able to be appreciated. Gotta go with 'interesting' again.

Tyttebaer is not one of the better wild ales in the world, no matter the country of origin. Again, the various ingredients are noted on the taste buds, they just don't interdigitate all that well. There's too much tartness, not enough berry flavor, and not enough funk. This is... wait for it... interesting ale, but it isn't especially well-crafted ale.

The flavor isn't bold, deep or complex. This collaborative effort tastes like a wheatwine with a shot of cranberry juice and a wee pinch of funk. Age (roughly 15 months) might have caused some flavor deterioration, but these wild ales usually hold up pretty well.

The mouthfeel is thinnish for the ABV and is too boisterously bubbled. Time and warming don't seem to be helping either one. A bigger and creamier brew would have lengthened palate contact, which might have helped in any number of ways.

Tyttebaer is both Danish and Norwegian for lingonberry, which is a mountain cranberry grown in that part of the world. This is a better (and more interesting) beer on paper than in the glass. As we all know, the glass... then the mouth... then the belly... are really the only places that matter.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 14:38:38 | More by BuckeyeNation
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The label of this brew has a place for the batch number and best by date, however that info was not printed. I guess that syncs up with notion of this being a one-time brew. Poured from a half liter bottle into a snifter it appears a clear light amber orange color. A finger of tan head appears composed of large bubbles that audibly pop, fizz and crack away very quickly. A light swirl revives the head to a finger's strength almost instantly.

The nose is brett filled with wet leathery notes. Some light fruitiness plays a background suggestion that I am guessing to be the contribution of cranberry. It is faint and not immediately identifiable as cranberry without having the preconceived hint of seeing it listed as an ingredient on the label. Some light mineral quality is evident along with an almost plastic scent.

The taste of this brew is wet leathery brett that is augmented by the tartness of this brew. It is an exaggerated level of tartness which again I assume to be another contribution from the cranberries. Take away the leather character and this brew does taste reminiscent of unsweetened cranberry juice. It is very dry and has a light puckering quality about it. Like the nose suggested, a light mineral to almost medicinal flavor is left inside the mouth that is strikingly similar to when you have a tylenol in your mouth for too long and it starts to dissolve. This aspect of the brew is not enjoyable as you can imagine if you ever had a pill dissolve in your mouth.

This is a light bodied offering with an over the top level of carbonation. The carb level is a bit out of control with this one. Not to the point of it being a gusher (even though it crept up the bottle before I poured the first glass) but it takes some effort to swirl the bubbly out and not have it distract you. Once the brew is warm, the 8% abv is not at all hidden. It incorporates a light fusel flavor and warms the back of the throat with each sip. Overall it was an interesting attempt but feel a bit short. The tartness of the style plus the tartness of cranberry had some potential but it left me wanting more and not liking some parts of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 01:45:12 | More by stakem
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charlzm

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed November 13th, 2010 from a Chimay goblet. Bottle label features spots for batch number and best before dates, but they are blank. Nice.

Moderately cloudy apricot colored pour generates modest white head. Enthusiastic carbonation.

Tart aroma: fruity (apricots, cranberries) and a little sour funk. After beer warms up a bit, a definite kitty litter box/men's gas station restroom stink begins to emanate from the glass. Ack. Guess that's style-correct, though...

Lightly sweet and very tart, this fruity brew made my eyes squint with each sip. A bit of stinky cheese funk to finish things off. Alcohol warmth after each sip.

Spritzy carbonation keeps things moving along in a lively fashion.

I'll never understand the fascination with tart/sour beers, but there are no flaws in this one if you go by style. Though I will not be drinking this one again, you might like this if you're the sort of person who likes this sort of thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 04:38:20 | More by charlzm
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dqrull

Sweden

2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from 2008.

Pours a brown murky liquid with a small fizzly head that dies down rather fast, leaving no lacing.

Thiis one smells reaaaally strange. I get little to no lingonberries from the nose, but rather sharp plastic horse dung, which is really strange to me. It's almost as if Brett and its pals went bersek on this one. Imagine a newly opened plastic toy, but someone accidentaly dropped the toy in old horse dung before packaging, that's about it.

The lingonberries come forth a bit in the taste, but are still very much restrained, and it really is pretty sweeet, while still having a very dry feel to it. Very humble sourness as well, not at all what I had expected. The taste remains quite uniform even though the lingonberries lighten it up a bit. There are still the same horsey plastic notes, joined by a stingy little hint of metal.

Mouthfeel is very dry and crisp, by far the best quality of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 22:06:27 | More by dqrull
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dgilks

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice amber colour with a slight, red tinge. Hazy. Nice, long lasting off-white head.

Moderately funky aroma with some light fruity notes. It's good but seems a touch one dimensional.

Interesting. The flavour has a decidedly sweet and sour note to it with the Brett appearing not to have eaten all the sugar but leaving a pleasant tartness and some funk. The main disappointment is the lack of fruit flavour. I get a touch of cranberry but the character just isn't quite there.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Decent.

This is a nice beer. It isn't the best sour I've ever had but it's certainly tasty and I have no problem (other than price) with drinking more of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 09:35:07 | More by dgilks
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craytonic

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pour is a dark ruby-brown, small off-white head, no lacing

Smell: Bitter cranberries from a can, odd metalic tones

Taste: Again lots of odd metallic tastes with some canned cranberies, a bit earthy and musty. Relatively sour

Mouthfeel: Thin and over-carbonated

Drinkability: I fought to drink this for about half a bottle and then dumped the rest.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 02:56:01 | More by craytonic
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy orange toned amber with a small white cap that quickly fades out. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of water logged wood, cork, funky, sweaty socks, tart apples, and funky tart fruit.
Taste is of the aromas with funky splendor abound.
Mouth is tart, chewy, and dry with a linger of cranberries left on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 11:38:03 | More by weeare138
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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Active as soon as I opened this, the head quickly grew to 3 fingers and then settled down to about a pinky size and remained for sometime. The outer edges of the head have a pink hue to it, not much lacing to this one only some slightly above the tight cap. Bodies color is a beautiful murky reddish amber bordering on a shade of purple.

S- This one's got me I'm at a loss for words! To me I don't get a lot of the Brett in the nose, it's more of a sweet berry and sour apple aroma. There's something else as well which I can't put my finger on.

T- I'm just not picking up much of the Brett, to me this style just needs to be in your face with funk which this beer is lacking. Tart throughout, the finish tastes almost like a stiff vodka cranberry.

M- Mouthfeel is light almost watery it's well carbonated and slightly dry.

D- It's unique that's for sure, not something I'd have again though.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 23:34:39 | More by Dawkfan
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Richardberg

New York

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich, slightly hazy copper color topped with a thick foam. Little lacing but good retention.

Smells of wild yeast, sour berry, and bready malts. Complex without being overwhelming in any way. Delicious. Taste is almost as good, though the sourness dominates the yeast overtones a bit here.

Medium body, not very fizzy, but enough foam on top to make it feel creamy. Goes down very easy overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 03:13:31 | More by Richardberg
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brystmar

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Tyttebærries galore! Label says it's similar to the lingenberry & mountain cranberry and wild to the core.

Pours a hazy copper with copius amounts of thick head. Funky brett yeast tempts your nose as soon as the bottle's seal is broken. Berries and earthy goodness tempt the nose as well.

Sour berries through and through, funky yeast and wheat flavors follow suit. Hops show up briefly as it goes down. Exceptionally smooth and balanced for a wild ale! Quite easy to drink; wish we hadn't shared this bottle cuz I want more.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 02:22:01 | More by brystmar
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timtim

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

woah... what did i expect from a mikkeler/nonge o collaboration? something not weird? guess not. hard to even rate this thing, but it's pretty remarkable, so I will. Pours a very lively pink-brown with a huge, crackling and fizzing dirty pink head that shrinks pretty quickly to a thin film. unusual color, but not unattractive. nose is full of sour, earthy, dirty (almost manure-like) fruit, some sweet malt, some husky grainy malt, mushroom, a touch of hop and a lot of brett. it has some age on it, so the brett is really doing it's thing. taste is sour, oaky, bretty and even a touch boozy, but that does nothing to explain the explosion of strange flavors that work in a very ethnic sort of way. spritzy, light (relatively... for something this huge i mean) body. i love this beer and i dont love this beer. very fun to drink and ponder, but don't have too much interest in more than half a bottle. loss of drinkability points, but still enjoyable to a fan of wild ales.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 02:13:36 | More by timtim
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this.

Poured into Lost Abbey stemware.

Pours a large fizzy light pink hued white head. Good retention. Color is a dark murky raspberry.

Aroma: Cranberries, light funk, oak, and a bit of sourness.

Taste: Huge medicinal flavor right away. Big brett funk. I really can't taste too much fruit. Some oak shows through.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and funky. A lighter body with a high amount of carbonation. Ends with medicinal flavors.

Overall, the aroma was the highlight of this beer. Taste was way off. It was easy drinking, but I wouldn't want to have too much of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 22:22:39 | More by mothman
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish tinted brown color with active carbonation but minimal head and lacing. Scent combines a slight balsamic vinegar note with musty brett notes, backed by faint hints of spice and herbs. Taste is muddled, the musty brett and medicinal herbs combine to could any tart and sweet charachters expected from the beer. Medium bodied, active carbonation, dry finnish. A slight disapointment in my eyes.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 14:53:46 | More by rfgetz
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Murky opaque rust color with a nice 2 finger foamy head. Aroma is straight brett with a slight hint of tart cranberry. Pick up floral notes as well. Tart start with a strong brett and medicinal taste. Light mouthfeel. The medicinal taste really is the downfall of this beer as it just gets a little old after a while and overwhelms everything else. The carbonation is a little high as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 12:29:47 | More by kbutler1
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a 500 ml brown bottle, abv is 8%. This one was brewed at the Nøgne Ø brewery in Norway with enough lingonberries (or cowberry) that apparently the local news crew showed up to film the mountain of fruit going into the brew. Careful, this is live beer still, mine was a total gusher the moment I popped it open.

Pours out a cloudy, murky russet brown, tight spongy pink head that settles to a thick cap with great retention.

Sharp aroma of lingonberries, like a cross between cranberry, concord grape and an ambiguous dry earthy character. Totally works with the Brett.

Things tend to bottom out with the flavour. Starts out with a clean tart spritzyness, but the heavy earthyness of the berries tends to neutralize this in the middle, while some sourness of the yeast sneaks out on the finish, with tart berries lingering on in the aftertaste. Everything is dry throughout.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, dry with light spritzy carbonation, becomes sticky on the finish and aftertaste.

Very possible that these fermented lingonberries aren't jiving with my N. American palate, but personally the overall effect isn't working for me. I think perhaps they may have used too much fruit, as the normal tartness of these berries would be an ideal marriage with a lambic. Might have sampled it too early, might have sampled it too late, it is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 05:49:05 | More by IronDjinn
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albern

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was hoping for slightly better things with this beer. It looks good and pours a slightly hazy amber color and a nice fizzy head that does retain. Not much lacing. The nose is really loaded up with Bretty yeast, some vinegary notes in there, maybe a touch of berry, but it is the yeast that predominates. This is truly a wild ale and I wasn't anticipating that, actually hoping for something more refined.

The taste is plenty carbonated, or at least it has that ultra prickly mouthfeel from the yeast and efforvescence. You can't but sip this beer given the coarseness in the mouthfeel, but this isn't a bad thing. The beer is fairly light bodied, the back end is modest with nothing lingering too long on the tongue. There is a definite berry quality to the beer. If you say Lingonberry, who am I to argue. The berry flavors are a bit undefined. The beer is loaded with Bretty yeast and a drying minty and vinegary bite that is a byproduct. The prickly mouthfeel, the slightly sweet berry flavors, the fairly light bodied-ness of the beer, and that over the top Bretty yeast really define this beer. Things mellow just a bit as the beer settles, but not by much. I'm not a big fan of Wild Ales and this beer is just one more confirming example of why that is so. If you like Wild Ale, if you like Bretty yeast with all of its vinegary qualities, if you like a light bodied beer that hides its 8% ABV very well and doesn't have any real boozy qualities at any point in the beer, than this one might fit the bill. It isn't my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 19:57:13 | More by albern
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Patrick999

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet. The beer tried to ooze out the top of the bottle, but it was just a slow gusher. Very active carbonation on the pour, the beer looks very much alive. Dull hazy orange body.

Hol-eee crap. Or should I say, Holy Pee? The predominant aroma I'm getting is that of urine. This is a seriously Brett-y beer right now. I mean, it almost hurts to smell it, like I'm sniffing a puddle of bum piss in a South Beach stairwell. Good god. Some funky tart berries that I can't recognize in there as well, that must be the lingonberry presence. But seriously, this is really kinda nasty, so bad that it's actually good. If Cantillon's Blabaer is outstanding, with it smelling like a big fat dog pile, then this has to be outstanding too. This is one crazy, seriously funked-out beer. Some whiffs, the urine almost subsides and you get some cinnamon-fruit type overtones. In fact, the more it warms, the less urine I get. Very changeable aroma, you could almost write a whole review centered around the smell. It's warming further and now I'm getting more of a farmhouse-type aroma, kinda grassy and weedy, damp earth. Very, very interesting to this drinker.

Compared to the aroma, the taste is almost secondary. Yet, it offers a lot in its own right. Pretty musky up front....well, pretty musky all throughout, with moderate tartness approximating that of a Fantome saison more than a lambic. There is a real wild berry character here, but I just don't know exactly what a lingonberry tastes like. Really good stuff, though. To me this seems to be some kind of farmhouse ale/lambic hybrid, and it works. Very good. 8% alcohol nowhere in the taste, but I feel it.

I thought it would be overcarbonated based on the way it looked, but no, it's merely a spiky, palate-cleansing semi-sour. Basically what it should be.

Drinkability? For me, easy-drinking. This beer seems a bit underrated. If this was in a Russian River bottle, BAs would be falling all over themselves to get it.

One of the more interesting, stimulating beer-drinking experiences I've had in a while, and I wasn't even expecting quite that much.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 19:37:04 | More by Patrick999
Tyttebær from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.