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

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
It’s definitely an interesting beer and not similar to other wit varieties I am familiar with. At 10% it is a very strong beer and you know it as soon as it hits your nose. Honestly, if you had told me it was 12% or 14% I would have believed it. It has some sweetness on the finish which is quite welcome as it has a sour taste when you first try it. It’s heavily herbed and other descriptions of the nose seem accurate. The carbonation is soft which I think adds to the sweetness. Overall, it had almost a barely wine feel to it and melo’d quite a bit when I let it sit for 20 minutes. In fact, I might say if you were looking for a bridge from beer to barley wine, this might work. It is a good quality beer but not what I expected. I also have no idea what kind of food you could pair it with for what it’s worth.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy coriander and orange peel aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy coriander flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy coriander finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with beige foam. Aromas of hops, spices, malts, fruity notes. Taste has lots of malts, caramel, sugar, and spices. Medium body. An enjoyable, interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
Draft at the jefferey nyc. Deep blackish purple color with a malty boozy flavor . Very good drinking beer with abv not present

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (857) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy brown, small off-white head. Aroma: fcitrus, coriander, spice, caramel Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2502) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
650ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Deep brown, thin lasting off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is lightly hoppy, light rye, some chocolate, light sweetness. Flavour is of berries, chocolate, spice, liquorice, some lavender. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation.
Finishes long, some spice, light alcohol. 
It’s okay, noticeable alcohol, lots of spice. Needs more balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18121) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
17th September 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting! Hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light palate, smooth with light fine carbonation. Floral - violets and tangy flowers! Little tropical fruits underneath. Sweet sherbet candy. Light semi dry finish. Tasty - very floral sweet!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kordestanchi (76) - - OCT 4, 2014
Awesome beautiful stongle belgian ale. No head at all what so ever, much better that 4th edition when ot comes to palate. Note of coffee and toffee on the aroma, with sweet Coffee and chocolate hints. No clwar taste of alcohol qt all. One of the top five beer I’ve had ever.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle 1 pint 9 oz. Color is deep brown very thin head in a tulip. Aroma is thick Munich malts, orange peel, and wheat.

The flavor is herbal and fruity with large amounts of toffee and earthy malts. The flavor is sweet and sugary with the spice and herbal helping mildly with the balance. But still very sweet overall but the alcohol is covered nicely, so it does have some drinkable aspects.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2617) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
At just on cool and into a snifter. Just shy of bright before the yeast goes in; a tawny mahogany in colour with weird, soda-pop carbonation and no head. Nose has a strong waft of banoffee pie and cheap moonshine amongst nuances of sherry, red wine vinegar, kecap manis, toffee and dark Belgian candi. Unusually minty on the palate. Big, brash, liqueurish body with the alcohol to boot. Sticky, sweet mint chocolate flavour dominates over touches of coriander, hay bales and twiggy bark, nail polish remover (?), booze, booze and more booze. Near freezing here in Oz now and this one warmed me right through. There is a rough woody, oaken note that melds all the flavours together. It is oddly addictive drinking, or is that just me getting drunk!? Not long; it seems to disappear after each sip but a touch of what seems like steviol resides on the tongue. Really, to sum up, this is one weird brew. Pulled it off? yes! Enjoyable? Enough! Do it again? Probably not! (50cL, BB 14/08/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Dark brown body under a light tan head. Sweet malt aroma, some spice. The flavor is sweet without being cloying. Some spice. Estery.


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