Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Nøgne Ø #1000 a Belgian spiced Tripel is brewed by Nøgne Ø to celebrate their 1000th batch of beer brewed at the brewery. Not only is there a #1000 but also a #1001 that I will review later. 

The inspiration behind both these celebration brews comes from "One Thousand and One Nights" which is a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. The world’s most famous collection of magical stories originated in Persia and only later became known in the West as the “Arabian” Nights. Both beers are brewed with Arabic spices inspired from stories in these collections.

The aroma on #1000 was a lot more pronounced that in #1001 which was expected as #1000 is the light variation and #1001 being a dark beer. It smelled very Belgium in the beginning , later it reminder me of Underlig Jul and the spices I got were cloves, saffron & cumin just to name a few.

Medium bodied, very easy to drink beer with the 10.0% alcohol nowhere to be seen and had an IBU of 50. The taste also had some spice to it, but was perfectly balanced between malt, hops and spices and I only wish they released this beer in bigger bottles because it was so delicious. Speaking of bottles, the labelling and packaging of these 2 bottles was very classy and I am sure it will make a perfect Christmas present for many. Rate this beer very high among all other beers from this brewery.


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