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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: 154   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (3676) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle, served in a snifter. 13.5% Batch 741 Brewed 12/20/2011 Best Before 12/20/2016 made with a sake yeast from Nagano. Not the best looking beer, it is a drab muddy brown but in the right light looks a bit better, no head just a few isolated bubbles during the pour. Big aroma, plum, candied fruit, caramel, gingerbread, a bit woodsy, maybe some light tobacco leaf , a brandied toffee? Very complex, reminiscent of a barrel-aged barley wine. Wow, again while you have some booze in the nose and a touch of heat going down your throat it is quite subdued. This has a great flavor: sugary caramel, sweet caramel,nutty, light plums but much more of a tobacco leaf vibe than the 3rd Edition I think... more fresh tobacco leaves than dried. As it warms up that tobacco smokes start to show up - this just keeps getting more and more complex. Less fruitiness, more sugar and malts. Great chewy bready body. This is like a warm friendly hug of a beer, I wish I was having it snug by a fire rather than on a swelteringly hot summer day in Kyoto but damn this shit is good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1559) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
.25l bottle from Alko Arkadia Pours cloudy dark orange with low head. Aroma is dried fruits, alcohol, malts, syrup notes, caramel, flowers and some hops. Flavor is caramel, malts, syrup, nutty, some alcohol, plums, dried fruits and dark fruits. Silky palate, alcohol is well hidden. Swell!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (930) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Pyryn luona 5/2015. I enjoyed this more than the first edition, this was more complex and not too alcoholic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2943) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 25cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 04-05-2014.
Shared with Teddybeer.
In short: a strong sweet ale.
Pours hazy mahogany-copper, with little light tan head.Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, liquorice and liquor aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, liquor, some subtle sour flavours, but sweetness dominated. Very smooth, balanced and pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2015
0,25L bottle (from bierkompass.de). Pours red amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, fruits, some alcohol, some sake notes. Flavor is very sweet, malt, caramel, fruits. Overall: great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1389) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear deep red with a small off-white head. Aroma : cherries, grapes, beets, nuts, caramel, vanilla and madeira. Palate : full body, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (705) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle in Tin can, tasted almost three years ago. Very intense and oily beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (2112) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 Botella 25 cl de cervezalandia. Tomada en Oviedo en el momento. (r153). Lote 741 elaborada en 20..12..2011 hasta 20..12..2016. color ámbar miel tostado muy turbio con poca espuma casi ninguna de color beige. Aromas y sabores maltas tostadas dulces con caramelos también tostados acabando con ligeros quemados y algo de amargo. Toques ligeros y frescos al final de vinos blancos y cavas. Cuerpo medio a intenso fino algo denso y espumos, con 13.5 vol que se notan desde el principio. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fspirit (54) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Nice looking bottle in good looking metal case. Smells like sweet syrup, apricot, clementine and almonds. Taste is very fruity. There is apricot, pineapple, orange, sweet honey. Maybe some hint of spices. As it warms up you can sense some alcohol, but I think it just adds to the taste. This got allot of the qualities of Nøgne Øs sake, and the mouthfeel is almost the same. Like a perfect blend I would say. I would love to eat sushi drinking this. People should have an open mind before drinking this beer though, it’s not for everyone. For me this beer is incredible, unique and very very tasty. The only beers I could compare this with if you think of ABV and fruitiness is Red Horizon 3 and Samichlaus. This is much better than Samichlaus. A must buy if you see this somewhere.


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