Saison | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

SaisonSaison
BA SCORE
3.78/5
265 Ratings
SaisonSaison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
14°P, 25 IBU

Ingredients: Wheat and lager malt; East Kent Goldings and Crystal hops; Belgian ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water

Added by Sigmund on 02-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,913
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
265
pDev:
10.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jul_dredd
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served cold into glassware. Purchased for just under $5 CDN.

Appearance hazy pale golden color. Explosive from the bottle and pours a two finger white head with impressive retention.

Smell - major amount of Apple and pear and peach in this fruity concoction. Some mild yeastiness and a floral backing. Some sugary goodness but most of all fruit.

Taste - fruit with a mixture of pear, peach and apple some backing candied sugar and a does of powdery yeast. Well made and flavors complement each other nicely. Maybe if anything, it's a bit too sweet.

Mouthfeel - smooth, well carbonated but not over carbonated. Dry finish and moderate body throughout.

Overall - well crafted and delicious saison. Better exist, bit this will hold up to virtually all competition. Yummy.

 789 characters

Photo of hunteraw
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ZachT
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bulldogops
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of nullbort
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of valianes
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KirkFrancis
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - no idea what the serving temperature is - between freezing and warm, I guess.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium tarnished golden straw colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, densely foamy, and almost caked dirty white head, which leaves some random splattered rock formation lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty wheat grain, edgy yeast, black pepper and coriander spice, stunted apple and pit fruit, and floral, leafy hops. The taste is much sweeter, but still crackery wheat malt, with a reduced acrid and faintly funky yeastiness, pumped-up clove/coriander and white pepper spice, muddled light orchard fruit, and grassy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are quite light in their frothy effervescence, the body a sturdy medium weight for the style, and a bit tacky (look no further than all that nefarious yeast) in its wan attempt at smoothness. It finishes mostly dry, the yeast, grainy malt, spice, and non-interfering fruit straining in that direction.

A pleasant saison, the extra bit of ABV well integrated, and barely noticeable for the most part. Well rounded, the various Flemish-influenced players all game and good to go, rendering this a worthy sipper (or glugger, depending on your persuasion or intent) for all summer patios anon.

 1,286 characters

Photo of Mortiz238
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 265 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.