Brown Ale
Nøgne Ø

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From:
Nøgne Ø
 
Norway
Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #26
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,163
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.46%
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2021
Added:
Nov 12, 2003
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  7
SCORE
86
Very Good
Brown AleBrown Ale
Notes: 11º P, 27 IBU
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Rated: 3.84 by steverx8 from England

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Stoutmeister from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a fairly dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a slow pace. Wafty wisps of lace. The aroma had some sweet and toasty malts, light roast. Some milk chocolate and caramel and then a light coca cola, I usually get that in their beers, not sure why. The flavor leans sweet but a sly earthy to semi-spicy bitterness from the hops makes a decent effort to balance. Doesn’t exactly for the most part. Sly coca cola to nutty and caramel aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Sly carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, decent brown ale leaning towards the English style and sticking to the normal quality of Nogne.
Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by deac83 from Texas

Jul 27, 2016
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 2.97 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic

Mar 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jan 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by 123321123321 from Alabama

Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Aug 16, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours brilliant deep chestnut under a 1” – 1.5” creamy head that dissipates to a film but leaves good lacing.
S: This has dark caramelly malt aromas
T: Caramel malt with traces of chocolate fades to a mildly bitter finish with a slight granny astringency.
F: Creamy medium body and carbonation.
O: A very drinkable, full flavored brown ale.
Jul 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by killcore from Russian Federation

Jul 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Mar 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by einman from Minnesota

Feb 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by jzlyo from Iowa

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stigh from Norway

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by Florya from Norway

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by wrightst from Maryland

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by dansmcd from Australia

Sep 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by KAF from Iowa

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by HuskyHawk from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by zestar from California

Jul 19, 2014
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light nuttiness, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light coffee, light fruitiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session Brown ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Jun 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Rihup from Illinois

May 01, 2014
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Reviewed by charlatan from Scotland

3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Brewed at Batemans for 'spoons latest real ale festival. Chestnut to mahogany colour with an offwhite head. It smells of toffee, but it certainly doesn't taste sweet, instead there's a wholemeal bread, almost marmitey flavour. There are certainly spicy hops here, but I prefer them in conjunction with something a little sweeter. There's also a hint of cocoa. It has a rather dry finish.
Apr 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by afsdan from Colorado

Mar 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by JoshuaShort13 from Texas

Feb 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by harpus from Alabama

Jan 29, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by p-wagz from Minnesota

Dec 07, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Andy_Luft from England

Nov 23, 2013
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled and in a 750ml bomber
mid brown body with off white head that really benefits from being topped up from the bomber
slight chicory then bitter sweet carob
Nov 01, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by Bierseligkeit from Norway

Oct 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by jabo134 from Illinois

Aug 02, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Skeeze from California

Jul 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jul 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by coolandy007 from Nevada

Jun 07, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Apr 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jason1337 from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chrily from Norway

Feb 21, 2013
Brown Ale from Nøgne Ø
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 171 ratings