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Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time IIIMaine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III
BA SCORE
71.3%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 150 ratings
Maine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time IIIMaine Beer Company / Nøgne Ø Collaboration Time III
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a new friend, Kjetil Jikiun, founder and brewer at Nogne-O. Our aim was to brew a delicate, sessionable beer incorporating elements of the saison and hoppy American ale styles. We used a blend of our house ale and saison yeast strains. The result, an ale, golden in color, generously hopped, with background notes of saison funk accented by soft rye and wheat flavors.

Added by BEERMILER12 on 07-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
150
Liked:
107
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
10.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ Proletariat NYC. Brief impressions from a teku pour:

A: Black body. Pale khaki head.

Sm: Roasted barley, dark malts, floral hop character, coffee roast, chocolate malts. The roast dominates - which I *love*. Aromatic intensity is mild.

T/Mf: Acidic roast and the beginnings of coffee. Dark malts. Some chocolate malts. Cream. Floral hop character.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well-carbonated. Not sticky, gushed, hot, boozy, or astringent.

O: Highly drinkable, and absolutely worth trying. More solid work from Maine. One of the better beers I've had in this nascent style.

B

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of vfgccp
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottled July 2013, opened August 2013.

A - Appropriate haze on a solid dark apricot body. Bright white head has nice retention and lace.

S - Super fresh hop cone nose, with a warm bready backbone. Lemongrass, sake, orange zest, bread dough.

T - Moss, rye grain, earthy hops, touch of lemon on in the center, and light plant stem and resin finish.

M - Medium frame. Maybe just a shade watery on the backend. Could use more carbonation.

O - Nice concept and decent execution.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lumpy, eggshell white head. Plenty of lumpy lace on the glass. Dark yellow and cloudy.

Semi-fruity, reminds me of fermenting cider. Mild barnyard aroma in the background. For this style, it's an excellent, but mild aroma. Light yeast and some raw barley grain nose.

More pronounced raw grain on the initial taste. High hop bitterness, particularly for the style. Normal body with a heightened carbonation. There's a touch of sourness. Altogether, a very pleasant taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/16/2013.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Medium white head. Thick chunky collar. Nice lacing.

Smell - Doughy malts. Belgian yeast and sweetness. Orangey hops. Alittle rye.

Taste - Orange hops and a grainy malt character. Less doughy, more of the spicy rye. Herbal and grassy in the finish. A little bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. High carbonation.

Overall - I didn't notice the bottle date when I picked this up. It would appear Maine beers sit quite a while. I was just excited to try a Maine beer I hadn't had. Clean flavors, maybe lacking some excitement.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a very hazy, nearly milky yellow color. Big, tight white head. The head is thick and would rather stay in unison then deliver much lacing.

S-Sweet, fruity hops, prickly rye and Saison yeast. A bit barny as well. Not really intense but its definitely interesting to sniff. The pale maltiness is pleasant too.

T-The rye sets in first. Its a sturdy dosage. Then some vibrant hoppiness with a bit of exotic fruity hop flavors. The yeast gives me some natural barnyard elements. A bit estery. Solid complexity with a sneaky amount of bitterness.

M-Light and flavorful with good bitterness and a fresh aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

O/D-A cool Said on with the perfect addition of rye. I think pretty much anything Maine touches is great and this is a neat collaboration.

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Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from my maine beer co wine glass. bottled on 071613 (one day shy of a month ago).

a - brew poured a murky orange yellow with a thin bubble foamed head that hung out for a while.

s - grassy clove with some hints of banana and bubblegum.

t - wheat. grainy rye. peppery saison.

m - crisp with a hint of spiced bitterness on the finish.

o - overall a unique bird. as the label suggests...rye pale ale saison. that pretty much hits it on the head.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Dope
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 071613, just under a month old.

A: Pours a super cloudy pale orange. Enormous and fluffy offwhite head. Head fades slowly with a great island of foam hanging around. Thin but constant spideweb lacework everywhere.

S: Decent citrus with quite a bit of rye malt. Lots of spicy black pepper.

T: Hint of citrus and pine. Spicy rye and black pepper dominates here, very strong through the finish. A little hop bitterness in the aftertaste, maybe pine and grapefruit? Still lots of spice lingering around and into the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: A mildly hoppy "american style" saison. Quite spicy, clearly a decent amount of rye to go with the typical black pepper. A little one-note and simple but tasty and drinkable enough. Enough hops to make it a little unique but not enough to make it a belgian IPA of sorts.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 071613

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades to a cap within a minute or two

S: Saison yeast imparts some nice fruity esters and the hops provide a solid citrus note. Get a very light rye spiciness in the back, as well as some wheat

T: The rye comes through a bit more here, along with the saison yeast and citrusy hops. Spicy, fruity, and citrusy notes all meld together into the finish, which is quite bitter and wheaty

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lightly chalky and dry from the start

O: A solid collaboration. Definitely a hoppy saison with a nice rye compliment. I feel like they hit the nail on the head with what they were going for on this one, as it definitely has the hoppiness of an APA to go along with the esters from the saison yeast

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