About a month ago I reviewed Ægir‘s lower alcohol beers (Bøyla Blonde Ale, Rallar Amber Ale and Sumbel Porter). I will continue to review these “grocery store beers”, and this post is the first in a series of five where I will review Nøgne Ø‘s lower alcohol beers:
Blonde, Wit, Bitter, Brown Ale and Havrestout.
First up, Nøgne Ø Blonde:
Hazy orange color with white frothy head that leaves some lovely lacing on the glass.
Being a Belgian style beer it has some yeast in the aroma.
There is also some malt and moderate bitterness. Smells really refreshing.
The flavor matches the aroma. A lovely bitterness level which feels really refreshing.
The flavor is fruity and reminds me of freshly cut grass. I’m also getting some citrus flavors. Very good!
The body feels quite full for a beer with this low level of alcohol (4.5%).
The finish is quite dry. Some lovely grassy notes stay around for a while and leaves you wanting more!
This beer is quite lovely by itself. It’s not a powerful beer and can easily be overpowered by food with much taste. If you want to have this beer with food, try if with fish or together with an easy starter.
This beer is a real thirst quencher, and it tastes really good! Score: 3.2/5.