Description: Located in Norway, the Nøgne Ø brewery is renowned for its commitment to craft brewing in the tradition of ales and top fermentation. As one of their One-Off creations, the Tindved is an unfiltered, unpasteurized sour ale that is made from a combination of malted barley, wheat, and the fresh-pressed juice of sea buck-thorns fruit.
Tasting Notes: Again, this beer was the result of an advent beer calendar that didn’t make it out of the store. Good news for me, because this sour ale was as good as any I’ve enjoyed in the Pacific Northwest, and was crafted using tart fruit rather than brettanomyces yeast. Like a good sour, tart fruit and loads of sour cherry flavor mingle with a yeasty backbone and some oaky aftertaste to create an appetizing and pleasant drinking experience.
Appearance: Golden/amber, cloudy, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Lighter malt, tart fruit, sour cherry, yeast cultures, oak
Taste: Light malt, sour cherries, yeasty kick, tartness, oaky finish
Aftertaste: Lingering sour cherry flavor, yeasts, and oak