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


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5311) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Draft at Churchkey for a meet the brewer event. Poured a hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was a wit all the way - lots of wheat, grain, coriander notes. Flavor was, at least for me, pretty distinct dunkel notes - lots of wheat. This was very bold and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5417) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Nogne O Tap Takeover. Pours a deep, raisiny brown with some spitty, white head. Nose has soap, raisins, mint, wheat, mild clove, a little laundry detergent. Flavor is a little better, sweet, lemon lime soda, raisin, orange, soap, straw, caramel, some breakfast cereal. Basically a full bodied finish. Sounds strange, but I was digging it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Cola mahogany with a thinning yellow beige head becoming a halo. Intensely aromatic Belgian aroma of fruit jellies, candied peel, perfumed coriander and Keith’s coriandered homebrew: literally a 5% kit bitter bottled with date expired ground spice out of the back of the cupboard. Dangerous Belgian flavour (bonus point); all yeast, spice, perfumed Cointreau and madness. Huge orange. Entirely likeable if completely one-dimensional and a bit demented.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1494) - NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
Dark brown, slightly transluscent. Some liquorice in aroma. Lots of coriander and aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanathan0 (5) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
Pours dark brown, not cloudy at all. Aroma is strong coriander and spice. getting excited to take a sip. Flavour is completely unexpected. Very mild wheat, coriander is dominating in the flavor almost spicy. At the same time, smoothness is not lost and there is no hint of booze at all. Overall a confusing yet amazing experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13022) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle shared at the Tuesday Night Horal Chugging Tasting - many thanks to Colin. Pours cloudy amber with a tight, off-white froth head. Nose of light lime and bread. Big sweet flavor, very floral, with further lime, bread and yeast. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with floral bitterness, light dough, more lime. Weird. Tastes nice, but it is odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1331) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle, I think from Kris Wines. Seriously crazy stuff here. Dark brown beer, slightest hint of wheaty cloudiness and that weird red brown colour, white head. Amazingly strong spicy nose, ground coriander really dominating. Taste is more coriander, some yeast, solid dark maltiness. Booze well hidden. Don’t really know what to make of it all...must be really screwing up all those who try to rate to style! I certainly wouldn’t want to drink this every day, but it was a unique taste experience and I think I’d have one again. Maybe just with a bit less coriander.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8036) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Colin at the Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting. It pours opaque dark brown with a small-medium beige head. the nose is roasted malt, toast, soft fruit, toffee, herbs and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, dark fruit, plum, chocolate, herbal notes and spice with a dry, bitter-sweet finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Craft Clerkenwell, Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting, 17/09/13. Murky mahogony brown with a good sized tan head. Nose is toffee, spice, light nana, aniseed. Taste comprises toffee, herbal notes, hemp seed, honey, perfumed notes, light sugar, yeast esters. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2013
6 month old+ 500ml bottle shared at home. 1st time I had this, I wasn’t really rating, but I remember it being really hoppy on the aroma. This has all gone now, replaced by orange, rosehip, honey, and liquorice. Some light roasted notes, but not a lot. Pours a lovely dark near-black, good off-white head. Light carbonation. On the taste, dark sugars come through at the end, but it’s a confusion of orange and coriander seed at first. Doesn’t taste 10%. Good, but not great.

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