Beer review: Nøgne Ø Brown Ale

Only two beers left in this series! This time it’s the lovely Nøgne Ø Brown Ale that will get a review.

This 4.5% ABV beer has loads of different malts and some punch from the hops. The malts used are, amongst others, Maris Otter, chocolate malt and caramel malt. Crystal hops have been used for bitterness, which might not be the most typical hop to use in a brown ale.

Let’s get started!

Nøgne Ø Brown AleLooks

Very dark brown color with slightly off-white head.


Quite powerful aroma! Loads of coffee, dark chocolate, and some bitterness.

I’m getting some spicy aroma as well which might come from the hops.


A bit watery mouth feel at first, but packed with flavor. After some sips it does not feel watery at all. Perhaps the temperature was a tad bit too cold when I started tasting it.

A lovely level of carbonation, with chocolate and coffee as the most dominant flavors. There are also some nutty hints towards the end. Nice malty sweetness with slight bitterness towards the end. Very good!


Pretty long finish with hints of cold coffee at the start and some bitterness towards the end.

Food matches

This beer would go well with a meat-based stew. It will probably be a very good ingredient in such a stew as well. It will also go well with chocolate desserts and some cheeses.


Yet another great beer from Nøgne Ø! Score: 3.4/5.

Batch: #599

Nøgne Ø Brown Ale

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