From blogger to brewer

ego_logoIt’s been a long while since I wrote anything at all on this blog. There might be a few of my old readers that don’t really know what I’ve done for the last year, so I thought I might as well write a small blog post about it.

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Beer review: Nøgne Ø Asian Pale Ale

And now for another low-alcohol beer by Nøgne Ø. Asian Pale Ale is a new beer, which will be available in supermarkets and grocery stores in Norway from early May. This beer is a pale ale brewed with a generous amount of Lemongrass, weighing in at 4.5% ABV.

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Beer review: Nøgne Ø Cassis Tripel

The beer I’m reviewing now is a variation of Nøgne Ø Tiger Tripel. The brewer managed to add the wrong yeast, so instead of pouring the batch down the drain they added some Blackcurrant juice, and left the beer to re-ferment. The beer has an ABV of 9.5%. Let’s get this “accident” opened.

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Belgian beer review bonanza

Beer mail from

A little while back I got a beer mail from the nice folks over at with some lovely Belgian beers. I was thinking of doing separate posts for each beer but as I started reviewing them I though I might as well pack them all up in one big review.

This post contains short reviews of the following beers:

  • Brasserie Lefebvre Barbãr
  • Brasserie Lefebvre Floreffe Prima Melior
  • Cantillon Kriek
  • De Dolle Oerbier
  • De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois
  • Girardin Framboise
  • La Ramée Amber
  • Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille
  • Scheldebrouwerij Oesterstout
  • St. Bernardus Wit (Blanche)
  • Troubadour Obscura

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Beer review: Emelisse / Nøgne Ø Grødziskie

The other day I received a package from Nøgne Ø with some of their latest beers, and I’ll try to review my way through them this week (alongside the Belgian beers I got from

First up is a collaboration with Emelisse, and the style is a Grodziskie, which is probably not too common in Norway, at least yet. This is actually the first review of this style on this blog.

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Beer review: BrewDog Abstrakt AB:08 (2011)

Time for a review! It’s been ages since I wrote anything here, and I have been slacking with the yearly reviews of BrewDog’s Abstrakt series. I have three of them in the fridge, waiting for a review, and I’ll start with AB:08, a blonde stout. I have reviewed this twice on the blog before, once when the beer was a couple of months old, and once again when it was about a year old.

This time it has spent 2 years and 2 months in the bottle.

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Beer review: Nils Hansen/Hopfanatic Importer

Today I’m about to enjoy a rather big and bold Imperial Porter called Importer, brewed in Hungary by Nils Hansen (at the Hopfanatic brewery). I have reviewed some beers brewed by Nils Hansen before, but this is the first one which have been brewed on a large scale brewery, commercially.

Importer has an ABV of 10.5%, so I’m expecting to sit here for a while. Let’s get started!

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Beer review: BrewDog Abstrakt AB:04 (2010)

Time for one of the highlights of the year at BeerNorway HQ! On November 1st 2010 BrewDog bottled their Abstrakt AB:04, and I have enjoyed a bottle on or close to this date every year since. AB:04 is an Imperial Stout weighing in at 15% ABV, and is brewed with coffee, cocoa and Naga chilies.

I have reviewed the beer twice on the blog before: 2012 and 2011.

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Beer review(s): Nøgne Ø Julesnadder, Underlig Jul, God Jul and Special Holiday Ale

Christmas beers from Nøgne Ø

Tonight Christmas came early to BeerNorway HQ. I’m about to try some Christmas beers from none other than Nøgne Ø. The beers I’m trying are Julesnadder, Underlig Jul, God Jul and Special Holiday Ale.

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Beer review: Nøgne Ø #1000 and #1001

Nøgne Ø #1000 and #1001

Tonight I’m about to embark on a little Arabian Nights-like story in my own home. I’m about to enjoy Nøgne Ø’s batch number #1000 and #1001, inspired by One Thousand and One Nights (at least as far as the spices used in the beers go). These beers were brewed back in July 2013, and marks a huge milestone for Nøgne Ø, namely their 1000th batch. I have reviewed their other two big milestones on this blog as well, #100 and #500. I also participated in a vertical tasting of #100 where we had the original 100th batch together with some other vintages of the same beer.

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