Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: American Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Half a World Away is an Imperial Red Ale and the culmination of Ingrid and Nick’s great adventure. In the collaborative brewers exchange with Holgate Brewhouse of Woodend, Victoria in Australia the two brewers swapped lives and jobs. Inspired by the basic ingredients of beer, the reciepe for this malty ale was developed side by side with friendships with brewers half a world away. Pairs well with rich barbeque dishes. Enjoy in good company.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
morri (198) - - SEP 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Medium light brown head with medium durability. Dark amber/brown body. Aroma is quite modest, but sweet. Slightly malty with a hint of caramel and licorice. Tastes like fireplace and soil. Metallic sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10479) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Some candis notes. Long heavy bitter fniish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1095) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Orangebrun klar med lavt beige skum. Brent karamell, krydder og alkohollukt. Søte smaker av mørke frukter og sirup. Litt portvin. Lett til å være 9%. Noe bitterhet i avslutningen. Lite kullsyre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and small brown foam. Smell: malty domination with caramel and bread. Taste: caramel and malt with alcohol notes. Aftertaste: sugar cane and brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Deep copper liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, caramel, bread, toffee, port wine and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee and caramel. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours hazy dark amber with a beige head. Malty aroma with dark dried fruits, caramel and some hoppy notes, citrus mostly and hints of red berries. Quite sweet and caramelly with some acidity and a fairly decent bitterness. Certainly decent stuff, but not quite my thing and way too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer (Dec 2013). Dark mahogany-brown, tight, lasting tan head, rich malty and slightly boozy aroma, blood plums, prunes, fruit cake, medium bitterness, full body, slick texture, long bitter-sweet finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3348) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Meilby, thank you Kenni! Deep brown to mahogany, very hazy color with a small brownish creamy head. Aroma is nutty, malty, medium sweet, fruity with notes of cherries and rum plums. Flavor is also malty, sweet with notes of dark fruits, some alcohol, spices, plums. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle shared with wyzzywyz22. Poured a dark brown tinted red with a thin light beige head. Aroma is cherries, tea, malts, booze. Flavour is similar, fizzy palate. Not impressed, was expecting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at home. One year old. Pours a cloudy dark nut brown colour with a small, light beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, fruity hops, caramel, maple syrup and brown sugar. The flavour has more wood, cola, leather and roasted malt. Has a silky and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A complex, round and balanced ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 12, 2014
500mL bottle poured into a tulip. Deep brown to mahogany, cloudy, medium off white head, good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruit-plums maybe raisins, some resiny hop notes. Flavor is the same with the addition of strawberries, other tropical fruits. Finish is overly sweet, malty, some bitterness. Overall enjoyable, the addition of the fruity character was a nice change, but the sweetness became cloying.

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