Saison | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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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
Ratings:
262
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
10
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0
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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of dcmchew
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy shiny golden, one finger fluffy white head with great retention, leaving some small traces.
Smell of oatmeal, barnyard (a bit different than the usual saison; manure?), spices (pepper), banana, apple, some cooked corn, low citrus.
Taste starts with a nice cooked grainy feel, a very strong cereal feel, trampled on afterwards by green hay, Brett funkiness, spicy grass, pinch of dry petals, floorboard, a faint lactic bacteria sourness also. There are some nice fruity esters too, with acidic apple, banana and some apricot, but hidden a bit, along with some faint caramel. Finish is rather dry and bitter, leaving grass, hay, funky grains in the aftertaste.
Quite fizzy, a bit heavy also.
The funk in this one was a bit too aggressive, tho it created a very nice "rural" taste. It depends on how much authenticity one expects in his saison. I liked it, but i'm not sure i'd look for it again.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DaveBar
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for appox. $4.65 for a 500ml bottler. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass.

A- Ok. Pours ok with a minimal head. Dissipates to nothing in seconds.

S- Ok. Bit of coriander. Some yeast

T- Ok. Nothing special. Not very sour at all.

M- Guess the creaminess keeps this one alive

O- Will not buy again. Another bomb really

This not very good Saison does well with... Snails and linguine in butter

Enjoy

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Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of adityashekhar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MartzMimic
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very light gold with a minimal white head. Slight aroma of malt, grains and fruit. Those flavors carry over to the taste. Just a touch of funk, and a bit of peat comes through as it warms. Light and crisp mouth. A very drinkable saison. It's a nice change from a lot of the American farmhouse ales.

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Photo of PeterSimmons
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DrumKid003
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Nolen12
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kerne
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Beerswag
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a very murky light orange colored beer with white head and sticky lace retention ; small dotted pattern left on the glass. Smells of grass, citrus, peaches, white grape juice, decent smell. Taste is grassy, juicy nectarine, bitey, very danky, hops and bready finish; dry. Overall, this brewery still ranks amongts my favs in the World, the Saison is unique, and probably better on hot summer days, rather than cool nites or stormy winters. Would like to see is one paired with Oysters/Lobster/seafood, or a stone fruit desserts. Humbolt Fog..black or white truffles.

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mikehillman
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GETTNCRUNKED
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brutalist
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TerryW
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty unremarkable, subdued beer.

Looks good, though. Soft, hazy honey gold, long-lived creamy head that settles to a solid cap and leaves lots of lace. Quite attractive.

Grassy hops dominate the aroma and flavour, noticeable malt backbone. Grains and fruit, a hint of alcohol. Overall very soft and quiet. Gently drying bitter finish. Soft almost watery mouth feel. Comes across almost like a wheat beer.

Drinkable, but not too exciting. Very soft.

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Saison from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
3.77 out of 5 based on 262 ratings.
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