Beer # 74 Nøgne Ø Brown Ale

Nøgne Ø Brown Ale

Name: Brown Ale

Style:  English Brown Ale

Brewery: Nøgne Ø Det Kompromisslose Bryggeri A/S website

Country: Norway

Region:  Grimstad

ABV: 4.50% Abv

How served: 500ml capped bottle poured into a Kastaar glass.      

My Overall Opinion: Good.

I paired this beer with: Publix lemon roasted chicken aka chicken in a box. 

Tasted on:  Thursday February 11, 2010.

Note:  This brown ale like most brown ales has the ability to be a fine session beer.   This one had a pleasant & mellow sweetness.  If you enjoy a brown ale, be sure to try Brown Ale by Nøgne Ø.

On the Label:  “The name Nøgne Ø means “naked island”, a poetic term used by Henrik Ibsen to describe any of the countless stark, barren outcroppings that are visible in the rough seas off Norway’s southern coast, where the brewery sits.  The founders gave Nøgne Ø a subtitle- “ The Uncompromising Brewery” – a plain statement of their mission to make ales of personality and individuality Brewing in traditional styles, but thoroughly inspired by the boldness of American brewing these Norwegian brewers fearlessly chart their own course.

From their website:  BROWN ALE 11°P, 27 IBU, 4,5% ALC/VOL

A dark brown English ale, in which classic English malts meet the spicy hoppiness of the new world.  Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F. Goes very well with ‘pub grub.’ 

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, chocolate, brown, amber, and caramel malt; Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

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