Gamle Rygene Brun
Nøgne Ø

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From:
Nøgne Ø
 
Norway
Style:
Old Ale
ABV:
10%
Score:
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Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 10.44%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2016
Added:
Aug 22, 2015
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Rated: 3.94 by Dzu from Russian Federation

Nov 22, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330ml bottle - the name is a bit of a pain to translate, but they helpfully explain on the label that they consider this an 'imperial old brown'. Sure.

This beer pours a clear (I think), dark orange-brick brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and fizzy beige head, which leaves a low-lying ebbing berm of lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of tart red berry fruit, musty old barn lofts, grainy pale and wheaten malt, a twinge of bittersweet cocoa, sour yeast, a sense of wet woodsiness, and some duly masked earthy and damp green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a growing biscuity caramel, er, 'sweetness', muddled berry and vinous stone fruit orchard notes, ephemeral dry chocolate, neutered brown sugar, a growing under the basement stairs dusty and musty thing, and some estery and booze-informed floral essences.

The bubbles are fairly unassuming as one might expect, what with their plain Jane frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and more or less smooth, neither the expected yeast nor alcohol ingress actually materializing. It finishes off-dry, the lingering caramel, musty fruitiness, and booze all playing nice enough together.

Overall, a fairly well rendered version of the style denoted here, even if it doesn't exactly match up with what the brewery (or their marketing arm) intended. Old-seeming, yes, with lots of red wine character abounding, as well as a pleasantly masked 20-proof alcohol measure. Good stuff.
Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Gasc0igne from Australia

Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.37 by matias- from Finland

Oct 07, 2015
Gamle Rygene Brun from Nøgne Ø
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4 ratings