Friday, May 13, 2011

Non-alcoholic delight?

The Norwegian Nøgne Ø brewery has been promoting their StUten beer for some time. This is a stout. The catch is that it is a non-alcoholic stout.

But how does it taste? Very good, actually! The beer is black without carbonation and with a medium sized head. In the nose I feel tobacco and some coffee. The tobacco is very present in the mouth with a touch of cold coffee and a tiny bit of grains. This is not a full bodied beer, but it is filling without being watery. It is very good non-alcoholic beer, and it is one I prefer to for instance Clausthaler or the Norwegian Munkholm. Even BrewDog's Nanny State and the Czech Birell is no competition. Nøgne Ø's StUten is a great beer!