806. Nøgne Ø Brown Ale

806. Nøgne Ø Brown Ale

I probably purchased this at the liquor store in Porter Square, and probably had it in March sometime.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Nøgne Ø - det kompromissløse bryggeri
Alcohol: 4.50%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: English Brown Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.5| Taste: 4.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0| Drinkability: 4.5


Pours a slightly hazed, brownish -amber with a beige head that thins to a film. The aroma is pleasantly malty with notes of dark fruit, sharp spice and a hint of coffee and possibly chocolate.

Despite the maltiness this beer isn't too sweet. There are caramel and dark fruit notes on top of a toasty base. It moves through to a bit of alcoholic spiciness, which when combined with the maltiness gives it a boozy quality. The finish is woody with a light roasty bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. Soft and smooth on the palate, medium-bodied and moderately carbonated.

Not too heavy and well balanced. A great session beer.

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