Nøgne Ø – Sunturnbrew from Grimstad, Norway. A beer brewed on the shortest day of the year is a concept that everyone seems to love, but the final score came out telling a story of indifference. This beer was reviewed at one of SBM’s infamous smoke beer tasting parties. When beers are reviewed in this type of setting, we usually come up short on details, but with the well informed group of people all entering their own scores (which are surprisingly similar I’ve come to find), I am able to provide an average score.
Some descriptions include: Pretty sweet, thick, not much smokey, boozy, Robert Redford & Louis Anderson (no idea what was meant by those descriptors, but I’m committed to providing you the reader with all the information I’m given), cough syrupy on the back of the throat, like Mikkeller, and too syrupy. Everything else listed is either illegible or redundant, which happens at drinking parties. Below are the scores for each of our scored categories.
|Brewer’s Description||Brewed just before Christmas, the Sunturnbrew honors the Norwegian legend that says that the sun turns on December 21st, the shortest day of the year. While the rest of the world argues that the sun doesn’t turn at all, Nøgne Ø raises a glass to Norwegian stubbornness with this celebratory beer!|
|Food Pairings||Smoked fiskesuppe and sild|
|Brewery Location||Grimstad, Norway|
|Alcohol content by volume||11.0%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||50|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||6|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||1|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||N|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||2|
|Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)||3|
|Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy)||4|
Yeah, I’m gonna trust this team knows what its doing: