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

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RATINGS: 99   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!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3604) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (473) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Rousse voilé. Peu de collet. Caramel. Agrume. Très sucré. Marmelade d'orange. Belle amertume. Biscuit. Gingembre. Noix. Tabac. Très complexe. Finale amère et sucré. Sublime.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buongiorgio00 (739) - - DEC 2, 2013
Un miracolo eccezionale: le papille gustative sfrigolano e la bocca si riempie di una sensazione euforica di godimento. Corpo denso e sapore dolce e mieloso, infonde calore e si diffonde nel palato come un’atmosfera. Una delle barleywine migliori che abbia mai bevuto. Non so se sono i lieviti del sake a creare questa impressione, o se si tratta solamente di un prodotto fuori da ogni cataegorizzazione, ma non posso che consigliarla caldamente. Cara ma appagante sotto ogni punto di vista!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kordestanchi (33) - - MAR 7, 2014
Very light aroma with hazy reddish taste. Smells fruity and tastes very chocolaty. Tastea much stronge at the first sip

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1542) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1135) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
omega (682) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
Another special beer for the New Year. When pouring this beer I could see it was going to "angry". Big and dirty aroma yet hiding a certain subtleness. Once imbibing this is nothing short of fucking gobsmacking. 13.5%? Nasty over the top and then some, but this beer somehow takes that 13.5% and transforms it into a 5% beer with character. One of the best beers I have ever had. Damn you.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pdubyah (353) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2014
What a gem of a beer, and I have two :-), so one for ’ron. Gobsmacking aroma, blown away by the depth and intensity of the taste. Did pick the alcohol tang at the end and as it warmed up a bit. This is very very nice. Just is. How they do I don’t know, glad they did.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy deep copper-hued amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is complex, pungent and heavy, but very pleasant: jasmine, rose petals, peaches, vanilla, licorice, pine, apricot, hints of pineapple, herbs, wood and alcohol. Truly delicious in its strange, beckoning form. Taste definitely matches the aroma impression: loads of intertwining tastes of licorice, alcohol, vanilla, pine, rose water, peaches and hints of resin and estery pineapple and banana tones in the back. Full body, soft carbonation. A bit too alcoholic at the moment, which I suspect will be smoothed out with a bit of storage. Otherwise an absolutely fantastic sipper and a real original treat from Nøgne Ø. It’s good to see their sake adventures also seep into their beer selection.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
0,25l bottle from flagship Alko. Pours hazy golden with a low head. Aroma is malts and sake. Flavor is full malts, sake and hops. Awesome.


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