Holy Smoke - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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3.84/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a puffy island on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of smoked malt, smoked meat/cheese, and a caramel aroma. Taste is much the same with campfire flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice smoke flavor but I think it smells slightly better.
04-10-2013 04:35:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.35/5 rDev +13.9%
Pours deep brown with a huge towering rocky foam head. Holy foam Batman! Tons of sticky globs of foam and lace.
Fighting thru the foam for the nose. Smoky charred sugars. Some molasses. Some rich malt. Best part is that this smoke smells like smoke, not bacon.
Not as deep as a traditional German Rauchbier. The sugars dry out early. Sweetness of the malt is in the background. Some charred malt, dried...dark (?) flavors? Great balance to the bitterness and smoke. This is really becoming very enjoyable as I sip the pint. Friggin gobs of lace as rings down the glass. Beer has a pucker at the end. Dries right out. Not overly bitter, not overdone anywhere. Great balance on the front and back ends.
Well carbonated. A little on the light side (!). Almost...grainy in texture.
Wow. Been staring at this on the shelf for years. What great beer. $12 for the bottle, but absolutely fantastic. Not like the traditional version, or the domestic attempts. Right in the middle in interpretation, and very very well done.
03-02-2013 00:06:00 | More by OtherShoe2
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
A - Dark oily color, with a small, creamy, foamy, cafe head. Average retention leaving a patchy lacing.
S - Definitely smokey with BBQ pork, wood (lighter wood, not a strong one), but this isn't the smokiest Rauchbier. Some light, bittersweet chocolate in the background. Nice roasted malty backbone.
T - Like the nose, smokey but not the smokiest one out there. BBQ pork, smoked wood, smoked chocolate malt. Faint sweet nutty and maple flavors.
M - Medium to light body. Average to slightly below average carbonation. Slick and oily.
D - Fairly easy to drink Rauchbier. Not too smokey with a nice roasted malt backbone. Not dominated by the smoke/meat which is nice.
Notes: Overall a very nice Rauchbier. Not too intense but enjoyable. Easy to sip. Not amazing but worth a shot.
06-20-2012 03:57:54 | More by FreshHawk
3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
Deep ruby brown body, thin offwhite head.
Some smoke in the nose but not particularly pungent.
Dry, kinda ashy smoke, dry and a tad bitter.
Another decent rauch, but not particularly remarkable. It says 'lager' but means 'baltic porter.'
06-17-2012 00:15:49 | More by zaphodchak
Holy Smoke from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.