Beer review — Spaten and Nogne

Spaten Munchen Original Munich Beer 500ml $4.50
Spaten has a bright, pale lemon colour and persistent pure white head. It’s highly aromatic and the palate’s full and malty with a distinct sweetness. Hops add a subtle flavour that works well with the malt, mollify the sweetness and keep the finish crisp and refreshing.

Nogne Imperial Brown Ale 500ml $14.90
Nogne, from Norway, delivers vigour, flavour, bitterness and alcohol by the bucket. It’s a deep brown colour and the aroma and palate simply scream with all these elements, leaving an aftertaste of brown sugar and a lingering, almost acrid bitterness. In the end, it’s a struggle to get past the first few sips.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2010

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