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

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RATINGS: 206   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5436) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarryKonrad (107) - NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Pours brown with an inch thick head, and lots of sediments if you’re not too careful. Head is all but gone after a few sips. Aroma is surprisingly smoky, with sweet malts and some dark fruits. Decent mouthfeel on this one, with a very malty sweet taste. There is a hint of smoke or roasted malts, some caramel and dark fruits like figs or plums. It has a spicy touch from the coriander as well. Not dominated by alcohol at all, despite the 10% abv. Obviously a blend of beer types from Nøgne Ø, but it works out well for me.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep chestnut, with a small light beige head, which lasts reasonably well, and leaves a little lacing. The dominant aroma is cough syrup, with some mild orange peel and molasses notes in the mix. Mild spice hops up front lead into a bizarrely medicinal mix of cough syrup, orange peel and Vegemite. Coriander leads into a hot, alcoholic finish. This is a very messy beer. Its weird melange of styles feels slapdash, the body is too syrupy, the flavour too medicinal and it hides its high ABV poorly. A poor effort from a usually good brewer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear very dark brown color with a small white head on it. This is definitely spicy and citrusy, since I can get the coriander and orange elements in the smell. Taste is a little too sweet and "special" with an almost ginger flavor coming through, though it’s a tad dark. Not a fan of the taste of this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6564) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
500 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma istoasted caramel, orange zest, herbal spices with wheat character. The flavor opens with a big burst of air freshener, floral, herbal, some sweet caramel malts and light earthy bitterness. A strange beer, not one of my favorites.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11980) - DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, spices, yeast, caramel and coriander. Flavour is malt, spices, sweet, caramel, yeast, coriander, hop and medium bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
Brown reddish liquid with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma of roasted breadcrumbs, citrus and pine. Taste is very belgian ale, with some pilsner-assosiations. Alot of malty sweetness and some funkyness. Rich mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3253) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. Cloudy dark brown body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. good malty/hoppy aroma with piney and herbal hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its complex taste carries piney, yeasty, citrusy, and some licorice notes. Ends with a long, robust, warming bittersweet finish. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1159) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark golden, with a big creamy head. Peculiar sweet aroma with toffee and yeast, as well as a good dose of tutti frutti chewing gum and assorted fruits. Not really bad, but definitely quite weird. Full body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, molasses, raisins and prunes, and with an almost amazingly finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1877) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft at Farmers Cabinet for a None O event. Very dark copper pour with an off-white foam. Molasses. Deep rich red fruit. Not a typical Dunkel Wit at all. Figs. Raisins. Black plums. Peppercorns. Vegemite. Gently sweet with a black heart. Liked much more than expected.


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