Leifur Nordic Saison Nr. 32 | Borg Brugghús

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3.91/5
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Leifur Nordic Saison Nr. 32Leifur Nordic Saison Nr. 32
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Borg Brugghús
Iceland
borgbrugghus.is

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by biboergosum on 10-24-2015

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Ranking:
#15,317
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
37
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Photo of octafish
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik. Didn't get much Belgian yeast flavor--guess that's why it's Nordic. Where's thyme? Decent beer, not cloudy.

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Photo of Jbavi360
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours clear amber and forms a body of the same, tiny slow-rising bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Forms a one-finger white head which dissipates to lacing on the rim.

Smell: Herbals from the thyme, citrus peel (orange and grapefruit), grass or hay.

Taste: Pepper, warming alcohol, a bit of yeast, toasted orange peel, mild bitterness on the back palate.

Feel: Round with prickly alcohol, finishes with a refreshing dryness which leaves the tongue watering.

Overall: A delightful saison which remains affordable even at Icelandic rates.

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Photo of StormAles
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nordavinden
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a nice large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light rustic malt with herbs and spiced notes is quite enticing. Taste is a nice mix of rustic malt notes with some herbs and spiced notes and a light dry finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed saison with right amount of flavours and attenuation.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brillant Copper gold color with a small white head with an inch that stays on top and little lacing on the glass.

S: Extremely floral and spicy (definitely notice the heather and thyme) in the nose with light notes of orange. Very fragrant and inviting aroma.

T: Spicy peper mixed with heather and thyme and a light orange, balanced out by cracker malt and a light bitterness.

F: Light to medium body some prickly carbonation.

O: This beer starts with a wonderful nose and follows it up with a great taste. One of the best sailors I've had, wish it was imported to the US.

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Photo of gbw5009
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flek
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRossness
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

My friends went on a trip to iceland and brought me back some beer. This is the second beer I tried from borg. Ice cold it tasted better. Warmer, its frothy and kind of meh.

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Photo of JonCorbett
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear bottom and gets hazier closer to the top of the glass. It is a warm orange bronze with a puffy and aerated foamy cap about 2 fingers high. Dissipates at a reasonably mild pace, not too quick, and not too slow. But it’s recession stops shy of completely melting away, a decent quarter finger of foam remains on top almost the entire time. And after each sip, a scraggly wall of lace forms all around the glass.

Aromatics: Not to be disgusting, but has this very unique tropical aroma that I can only compare to my girlfriend’s gym clothes after she put on her “Secret Pasion de Tango” deodorant, then drank a litre of pineapple-mango juice, and then went to zumba class… that’s what I get (and though every woman would go “eeeewwww”… it’s actually quite, shall we say “delicious”?). So as they describe on the bottle - “citrus, crushed pepper, and rosy spreads of Arctic thyme and heather.” I think my description is better, but you be the judge.

Taste: Has a medium-bold herbal-esque flavour… yeasty and bread-like, peppered crackers, maybe hints of lemon zest and a subtle fruity sweetness. And of course, what I have now come to describe as the saison or farmhouse funkiness. The bitter is pretty mild being slightly strong-armed but the peppery spice. It has a great balance, and I trust this is very true to the style as it is unlike any flavours I have to relate to in North American Saisons.

Feel: An almost warming first sip, the pepper doing a dandy job there. Carbonation is exceptional, nice and consistent fizziness. Good medium body, and an ever so slight residual on the finish but otherwise clean and very dry and that linger id very short lived.

Overall: Really nice, and a great change from what we get from local brewers. I’m going to agree with many others that the rather “odd” ingredients do make for a rather enjoyable mix even though in theory that seem like they shouldn’t go that nicely together at all.

Pairing : Seafood for sure. But nothing deep fried. Though the beer has a good belly, I think oil and grease could sink the ship here. So a nice salmon or halibut filet with your choice of pepper and spice, but ease up on any lemon or citrus that too could overpower the brew.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brought back from Iceland by Miguel. In Teku glass. After dinner. With Pok cheese. Faithful to style. Earthy, with funk kept to a tasty and refreshing level. Highly carbonated but pleasant

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Photo of Docrock
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Danielr26
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Snifter pour from the bottle at 101 Harbor with a deep golden body and a puffy one finger white head. Decent head retention and spotty lace from a small belt.

S- Spicy Belgian yeast like pink pepper for the most part with the added essence of fresh thyme. All of this is padded up against slight citrus peel, pale crackery grain and wheat bread.

T- The thyme opens up a bit more here with a zesty herbal and almost earthy spiced presence blended in craftily with the base yeast and pale grains. The grains drop cracker, slight sweets, bready notes next to the peppery, lemony, Belgian spiced yeast strain. Spicy tones still reign.

MF- Creamy and foamy texture to the medium body. The high end carbonation suits the peppery spiced presence. Bitter peppery ending.

A very very solid Saison. The thyme blends in very well to the pepper and citrus hints from the assertive yeast.

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Leifur Nordic Saison Nr. 32 from Borg Brugghús
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 37 ratings