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Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 2. edition

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


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
We brewed this ale with the famous sake yeast No 7 from Masumi Sake in Nagano, Japan. On advise from Masumi’s master brewers, we fermented this ale very slowly at low temperatures to bring out No 7’s fabulously fruity character. This product is unfiltered and unpasteurized. Please enjoy chilled! Special thanks to Masumi!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Dunkel mørk rød farve med lyst skum. Lukt av bær, frukt og lakris. Smak av karamell, bær, frukt og lakris.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Red fruit in the vinous aroma. Malty sweet alcoholic flavor. Indeed sake-like, with dried red fruit. Sherry notes. Very low on carbon. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (3439) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
Near clear red brown nuttish body with disappeared fawn bubbles. Aroma of leafy hops, resin juice, bitter caramel. Tastes birch bark, resin, brown caramel, brown hops and a sunset. Solid body, strong juicy stuff. Juicy finish. [thanks to lmojoh for sharing, 25cl bottle in a tube]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
25cl bottle, brewed 11/2011, bb12/2016, odd-one-out contribution by bastarda @Outre-Rhin tasting 05/2015, danke. Soggy oddbrown pour. Aroma is an instant under-the-radar education to unsuspecting nostrils: damp wild rice, umami-meaty, smoked trout and algae, contoured by a stonefruity sweetness of old date and fig jam. More umami yeast textures in taste: grilled shiitake mushrooms, both rice-powered sake and vinous plum wine blending in, creating a meaty mouthfeel like charcuterie, woodcured ham/Schwarzwaldschinken and wheat-derived fig puree. Manages to remain dry and smooth despite all that. Quite a composition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (2462) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
Freiburg testing - courtesy of Bastarda, many thanks Almuth. Couleur rouge brune trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez fort fruits rouges, caramel, alcool, fermenté (le saké?). Gout assez complexe, levuré, fruist rouges, salé, note de viande froide, jambon sec, umami. Bon corps. Bière très particulière, mais a essayer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bastarda (413) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
sublte sweetish nose of plumwine and tealike herbs with a hint of oak; tastes drier than to be expected by the aromas, shiitake mushrooms and earthy/woody and even salty notes balancing white grapes, caramel, plums and some forest strawberries. Complex. Landscapelike.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5433) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle 25cl from Bastarda thanks. A cloudy amber beer, nose is on fig and quetsches. Aroma is on ripped fruits, mushrooms, sweet, licorice wood, flour notes, very complex, unusual, light wet rice notes, salted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (1002) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Pyryn luona 5/2015. I enjoyed this more than the first edition, this was more complex and not too alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1333) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Dark hazy red with white head. Aroma is candy, red berries, licorice and fruity. Sticky palate. Aftertaste is candy, malt, caramel, licorice, dry and some floral notes. Overall: well hidden abv. Interesting brew, but nothing special. Lacks complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2585) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Batch # 741, bottle # 10942, brewed at December 2011, bbe at December 2016, over 3 years old but still years to expiry date. Slightly red, dark brown beer, almost without head. Aroma is rich, strongly fruity with notes of dried and fresh fruits, plums, honeydew, some red and sweet berries, raisins, strong sweetness but not too much. Taste has concentrated fruits and berries, honeydew, herbal bitterness is drying the taste. Strong sweetness but that’s in the fruity form, thus it’s not too much. Alcohol can’t be tasted but it’s there. Full bodied, slippery, only slightly sticky in the mouth. Unique, honeydew fruitness from sake yeast is also in this edition. Charming.

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