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Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø India-Style Saison - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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BA SCORE
88
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MrOH on 12-25-2011)
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Troublebar, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy yellow to orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, orange citrus to a a small pine hop and a small earthiness. In the taste, dry pine to dry orange citrus hops, with a small earthiness underneath it all. A hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a note of dry orange juice citrus and a small earth in the aftertaste. Nice hops in a nice saison base.

OWSLEY069, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of MrOH
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich, hazy copper with a solid couple of fingers of off-white head. Excellent retention. Nice lacing.

Bold tropical fruit aromas, pineapple, mango, some citrus, banana,guava, passionfruit. Sweet bready malt and some spicy yeast lay beneath.

Delicious hop-derived fruity flavors. Mainly overripe pineapple with some guava and citrus. Some grainy breadiness from malt. Juicy up front, but finishes dry. Nice spicy bitterness lingers well past the swallow.

Fairly light-bodied with high carbonation.

A very interesting and delicious beer. I had recently brewed a saison using all NZ hops, but obviously not enough, because while I did get similar flavors and aromas from them, I did not get nearly the amount that this beer contains. Highly recommend this one.

MrOH, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Magery, Apr 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

csmalley, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

msarver16, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

smithmd4, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Josh2222
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Josh2222, May 21, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a massive, three finger head of white foam full of fish eye bubbles. The body is a hazy, dark copper color with streams of bubbles that support the head as it settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - Spicy, citrusy hop aromas with notes of lemongrass, coriander, and pepper as well as some caramel malt.

T - Bready malt and some grassy, herbal hops up front. Notes of black pepper, lemon pith, coriander, and light toffee. Finishes with lemongrass, anise, and musty hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - Very interesting and drinkable. The hop character is strong, but also very herbal which keeps it in balance with the spicy yeast and the style's overall character. Another nicely made beer from a brewery that time and again has proven to be one of the best out there.

nickfl, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: this one gushed from the bottle. 3.5 finger slightly off white foamy head on a murky deep gold with amber hues body.

S: you can easily smell this one from two feet away. well rounded yeast, banana/pineapple fruity esters and candied oranges with a subtle herbal note. As the foam settles the hops including grapefruit, pine and earthy notes come through more strongly.

T: Interesting play between the fruity esters and hops. yeast and fruits seem to dominate up front with the finish more of a grassy/floral hop note which lingers for quite some time. Lacks the sharpness/peppery note of many in the genre.

M: medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: One of the best smelling saisons I have had. The flavor is more interesting than it is great but still a nice tasting beer. This one is a must try overall.

kylehay2004, May 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bpfrush, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

zonker17, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Elfastball7, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jjohnston87, Jul 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

thkrb99, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Skeeze, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

SoPeL, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

YobroitsJoe, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Texasfan549, Jan 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DeanMoriarty, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

dudecandle, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of fostachild
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

brewed: 05 08 11

pours a nice medium orange colour - good amount of head.

smell is awesome, peaches/fruit, hops, yeast.

taste is hoppy, citrusy, and has a nice bitterness - well balanced. good carbonation and drinkability. overall a pretty enjoyable, solid beer.

fostachild, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into tulip 1/5/13

A lots of tiny particles being pushed around by streams up the side and
randoms popping up form everywhere, glows a hazed orange amber with a massive
half glass of loose soapy foam that has great retention ending up as a pencil
top eraser with chunks of lace, I'm talking lace sticking a 1/2inch off the side

S passion fruit, guava, pineapple, mango, sweet orange and a little lime, a big
tropical nose mixes with the farmhouse yeast and faint catty notes, quite hoppy
and considering this ones 14+months old it would've been a palate wrecker fresh.
some spice as it warms

T more yeast and the hops are just slightly toned down compared to the nose,
some rind and hay I wasn't really smelling, good but I was could smell this one all day

M a few extra bubbles in a somewhat light body, a little gritty and a earthy,
spicy finish

O refreshing and way to easy to drink, a Saison hopped up with New World hops?
who wouldn't love that? I just can't believe how hoppy this one is where most
would fade hard after this long in the bottle

I would and will drink this again, hop the hell out of a solid Saison base
and you have a winner. It would seem not everyone agrees with me as this one has
ratings all over the place, its a hit for me

wordemupg, May 02, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark amber with a frothed egg white head that sticks and trails. Booming resiny leafy orange and Lemonhead fresh hop nose.
Lean grain and rusk upfront with maybe some mango as it warms, cardamom yeast hit, then Sauternes, white pepper and orange pith end.
Passionfruit finish and astringent bitter linger. Medium, chewy, fizzy, crisp.

I love Belgian IPAs so was intrigued by this. I know very little about the two hop varieties, Stella and Galaxy, but they deliver much more than 40 IBUs worth of flavor. It's also much leaner and drier that the fruity nose would lead you to expect. Light malt load is down to the pilsner-wheat combo - it doesn't claim to be an ale, and it's not. Is it a good saison without the harsh hopping? That I'm not sure of. Hopping, tart yeast and dry body together make this a bit rough, or at least one that makes more sense in the Australian sun.

Fascinating and unique

*transferred from review under Bridge Road, 12/7/11

StJamesGate, Feb 13, 2012
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Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø India-Style Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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