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Nøgne Ø / Holgate Brewhouse Half A World Away

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: American Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

morri's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
morri (258) - - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Dark amber with a beige head, aroma of lingonberry, red fruits, malt, brown sugar and caramel. Tastes sweet, malty, carmel and raisin, ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper brown, nose is floral, taste is bitter and sweet toffee, malty, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
500 ml bottle. Murky brown with off white head. Aroma of barley wine, dried fruits, raisins, plums and alcohol. Taste is similar, lots of dark fruits, alcohol and rotten fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
cloudy red amber brown, smooth light brown head. Very nice head. Malty and nutty aroma. flavor is malty, very faint tart, vineous notes, whatever hops are used are used for bitterness rather than taste, caramel, malts, woody vineuous notes and alc. is dominant. taste is sort of like an english style barley wine. Many finer notes in the brew. Quite complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12053) - 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 (2239) - 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 (1284) - 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 (3117) - Stockholm, 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 (3887) - 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 (771) - 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.

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