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Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 2. edition

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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1696) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2016
bottle at home - teku glass, side by side 2. and 3. 2.: Pours clear dark amberish orange, no head. Aroma of aged hops and some smoke. Nice sweet body, some herbal bitters, some sake in the finish, with sweet bready malts. 3.: cloudier, darker. nose is more malt. Body and taste are likewise. Too bad they are over their point.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2405) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Supremely fruity and malty with big molasses, caramel and toffee malt notes, prunes and raisins with a rich dessert tart like quality. The pour is a murky, muddy taupe with a non-existant light beige head. The aroma is warm, rich and surprisingly fruity. There is a steady carbonation despite no head. Nicely done. aged 3 years mellowed out with no hop character left.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3520) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle, thanks Davido. Aroma has some cough medicine, definite herbal element, interesting. Was a bit hammered at this stage unfortunately.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Unclear, dark copper colored body topped by a light beige head made up of very small bubbles. The aroma has a tropical style fruityness as well as sugary notes and alcohol. Hints of cellar-ish caramel. Some higher alcohols, strawberry hints and a faint peppery touch. Sweet on the palate, warming in a pleasant way, with a soft carbonation, and flavors of tropical fruits, sugar and alcohol. Some caramel hints. Warming, sweet and fruity finish. Well, too warming and sweet maybe, but it’s sort of balanced, and I like it quite a lot. 120330

Bottle, at Kristiansand Ølfestival. Looking at my notes from the early sample back in March, I find a beer that’s pretty much the same as back then, only softer, smoother and less alcoholic. It’s still warming on the palate, in a pleasant way, and probably a bit too sweet, but there’s a reason for the small bottle, which by the way is nice to share. There’s lots of fruityness both in the aroma and flavor, obviously a result from the yeast’s work, and towards the end I think of canned fruits in syrup, with a touch of caramel. A nice beer, looking forward to a more thorouth inspection when it’s available in stores. 121013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 Pours a see-through copper colour with almost no head at all. Aroma of alcohol, barley and some candy suger maybe. Flavour is intensely sweet, with tropical fruits, barley and some wood. Really mellow mouthfeel and almost no carbonation at all. Really fruity and smooth.Shoulden’t this be catagorised as a barley wine? A really good beer indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Bottle 250ml @ Geokkjer Pours cloudy deep amber with a off-white head.Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits and alcohol.Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet, alcoholic fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
(Bottle, 0.25 l - #12406 - Brewed 20/12/2011 - BBE 20/12/2016, from Alko Arkadia, 20130219) The beer poured reddish dark brown and clear. Its head was small, sparse and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness, vineousness, malts and caramell. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, hops, fruitiness, vineousness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, malty, sweet and bitter. My knowledge of Sake is next to nothing so I’m not able to notice the typical characteristics of that drink in this beer. There was somethign non-beer like here and there. But the heavy maltiness and strong hoppiness pushed this drink to the beer side. Still a weird experiment but better than the 1st edition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20644) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
bottle at chris0... deep copper ... soft zezty ... wooody ... there are light sake tones behind the beer tones nose ... very sweet ... coconut and pineapple tones ... woody malts ... quite nice ... very interesting

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of rice, malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, sake, caramel, alcohol, malt, and rice, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24855) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled@vPBF11. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, mild toffee and some raisins. Flavour is alcohol, fruits, some toffee and mild gluelike notes. A bit burning, but still somewhat in balance.


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