Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial DunkelWit from Nøgne Ø is an attempt to combine the best of many brewing cultures. Indeed we hope to please the Belgian ale partisan, the dark ale enthusiast, as well as those who love big ales with this one product. That is a tough ambition. At least we had fun brewing it...... Ingredients: Grimstad water, wheat, malted barley, coriander, orange peel, hops and yeast. 24*P, 25 IBU

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, April 2010. Pours unclear dark ruby brown with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Nose and taste is vague roast, caramel, wheat, toffee, perfume, herbs, orange fruit and coriander. Lots of hot alcohol. Medium bodied

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. This is an EXTREME beer as far as spices are concerned. Pours with a brown body and an off-white head. Aroma of parsley, perfume, jasmine and potpourri. Taste is dryer sheets (squared), potpourri and SPICE!!!! Over overpoweringly so. That said, I didn’t notice the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
Unclear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, coriander, licorice, moderate yeasty. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, spicy, hoppy, caramel, star anis. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Funny beer but not balanced IMO ! [20100405]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2010
Poured a dark chestnut brown with an off-white to tan colored head. The lacing was good all the way down. The aroma was light roast and chocolate, coriander, and another spice like ginger or lavendar, also some fruity ester elements. Flavor followed, quite sweet, bananas lightly toasted, and an annoying spicey finish: chamomile, lavendar, ginger, something just annoying in there. Mouthfeel was moderate to full and malty with some stickiness to it. Another rip off by Nogne at import prices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
Bottle. Mostly clear deep copper with a wispy off white head, light lacing. Nose is mostly fruit loops then coriander, roasted malts and various spices. Quite sweet on the palate, some spice and candied citrus notes......weird stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plovmand (7102) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle. Brown body with a small light tan head. The aroma is very spicy, coriander, caramel, light roasted malt and citrus.Very strange! The flavour is heavy citrus and lime with spicy coriander notes and loads of chocolate caramel. Spicy citrus finish. This beer is very weird!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
Bottled. Reddish brown coloured. Murky. Beige dense head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, light herbs and spice. Flavour of figs, banana, marcipan, caramel, anise, liqourice, light yeast and some herbs. Medium to full bodied. Dry yeasty and fruity end with a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Draft. Clear red-brown body with no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, banana, caramel, clove, light acetone. Taste is sweet, banana, caramel, cotton candy, some alcohol. Sticky full body, no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Dark brown, reddish color with a quickly falling medium head. Aroma like I jammed my head into a large bin of freshly ground coriander. Taste... like I opened my mouth in that bin. Oddly enough, it’s not as overpowering (at first) as many tripels that I declare to be "coriander smoothies". There is a lot of wheat, chocolate and caramel at work in this one and that seems to balance it much better than the lighter malt flavor and candi sugar of many tripels. Dry finish. Towards the bottom of the bottle, I start to OD on the coriander, but still, the best done coriander smoothie I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours deep chestnut with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has light butter, vinious, nuts, caramel, coriander, figs, peach, overripe banana. Quite milky. Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is kinda soapy, lots of dried fruits, coriander, nuts, figs, some fruity hops. Quite alcoholic and really very weird.

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