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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: American Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2013
Bouteille à @ 4de Gents Bierfestival. De couleur ambre laissant un léger filament doré sur le verre. Arôme est malté avec un bouquet caramel prenant. Un houblonné léger se dégage et ponctue le bouquet par qcq notes de pin qui s’entremêle avec un côté plus liquoreux - résineux. Palais présente malgré ses 13% une certaine complexité. La bière reste aisée à boire quoique complexe et idéale à partager. Le tout est épais sur une pointe sucrée et légèrement fumée alternée par une présence houblonné qui parvient à se créer une place dans ce labyrinthe. Le tout rappelle un jeune barley wine.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
17/VIII/13 - 25cl bottle @ 4de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2013-778)

Clear amber beer, practically no head. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, bit sweet, sugary, woody, some orange peel. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: peat, caramel, sweet alcohol, some acidity. Aftertaste: caramel, peat, sugary, vanilla, some alcohol, smoky touch. Brewed with peated malts?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4329) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2013

Appearance: Cloudy brownish color with a white head that ends up in a thin white layer.
Aroma: Sweet berry fruity, malty and bubblegum. Some yeast also.
Palate: Medium to full body. Sweet and a low bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity (on the plum side), malty and some yeast. Sake I guess. Well hidden alcohol, although a bit warming.
Overall impression: Nice evening sipper!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1094) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from trade with Palme. This beer is great! Pours amber-brown color, beige head. Aroma is extremely promissing, caramel, toffee, herbs, grapes, sake, very fruity. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, caramel, grapes, toffee, alcohol. Very nice fruity, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013

Bottle 250ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, alcohol, wood, moderate yeasty, coconut, sake - rice, wood, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, sweet, yeasty, wood, sake - coconut notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20130328]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1532) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Pours somewhat cloudy, red brown with very little head. Aroma is sweet malt, toast, toffee, perfume, caramel, fruits, a bit of alcohol and raisins. Flavour is sweet, toffee, caramel, alcohol, toast, fruity cake, floral and berries. Wow, this is one complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
25cl bottle generously offered up at the 4de Gents Bierfestival, 2013, thanks Tim and team for gathering up some bottle of this. It pours with a slightly cloudy copper body that really has no head to speak of, so I won’t. The aroma offers up roasted malts, muted brown sugar coated pine hops and a sliver of resiny grassiness. The taste is smooth with a bit of smoke added to the experience. I also get cherries, thick sludgy malts, some sticky pine hops and then nectar sweet rich malt enhanced booziness. This is smooth and slick and a great sipper where the ABV is actually pretty well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1181) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
Hazy amber in color with olmost no head - Fruity and yeasty aroma - good sweetness With fuits and a Nice alcohol heat in the back - Lingering sweetness, a little bit sticky - htis was good and nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Red, no carbonation or head. Sweet, but not sticky. Very complex. Caramel, fruit, sweet plums, warming alcohol. More interesting and successful than the first edition.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3586) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
25 cl. bottle sampled @ GBF 2013. Similar to the 3rd edition but comes together much better & way better in my opinion. Dark fox amber, touch murky brown, nothing in the way of a head save for some bubbles. Nose is thick sweet toffee, pudding, pleasing light alcohol, caramel good, floral sake flourishes, flowery in a sake way. Taste is cake, sweet toffee, very tick brown sugar, quite sweet, caramel candy, mixed with some bitter floral sake, touches, light booze coming through in a nice way, concentrated sugar. Little carb. Really good stuff. Thx! to the RB Crew for sharing.


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