Beer from my favourite country in the world.
I fell in love with Norway on my first visit in 1998.
I learned a little of the language and fell for the people, the culture, the lifestyle, everything.
There was some brilliant music and art coming out of Norway too.
The only thing that let the country down was its beer.
Watery, tasteless lagers as far as I remember.
Until now that is.
This IPA pours a deliciously deep amber colour and there’s a freshness to the sparkle that I can only attribute to the amazing Norwegian water – Crisp, clean and wholesome.
There’s a thick, sticky, fruit shortcake malt, a tinge of dark chocolate and coffee grounds before a rush of sultanas, almonds and all spice.
The aroma is all about woodland with red pine wood and a feint smokiness.
And then, just when all the flavours have been warm and soft and round there’s a hit of grapefruit and lemon juice before an extremely long, dry, satisfying finish from the floral American hops.
I can’t wait to try some more.
Jeg elsker Nøgne Ø.
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