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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


on tap

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Cool tin can. Pours a cloudy reddish color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose with pronounced sake notes. A sweet flavor with grapes, cognac, smoke, earthy, caramel. Very good. Unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1668) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Copper colour with white lace. Malt and caramel aroma. Malt and caramel taste, sweet, dark fruits. medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4948) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
gents bierfestival pours amber, no real foam . smell is buttery, sweet. very thick . buttery , sweet. very nice. alcoholic, but no overkill .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4604) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
On tap @ Setka Pub, Poznań. Pours hazy dark copper brown with small off-white head. Complex aroma of fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Sweetish, fruity flavour, with malty and caramellish notes, and bittersweet presence of alcohol. Lingering aftertaste of oaken barrels and fruit. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Mørk rødbrun. Veldig uklar. Lavt tett skum. God sursøt aroma. Litt frukt. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Vanvittig fylde. Smaken er mandler, svisker & plommer. Varer og varer. Avslutter litt tørt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (1020) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 16, 2014
dried fruits, yeasty, some caramel, maybe rice, floral, alcohol; dirty brownish color, hazy, just a thin ring of foam; high sweetness, medium(+) bitterness; full body, thick and oily feel, some alcohol warmness, soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: complex aroma, rich in taste, great palate, fantastic packing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
DAA; Bottle 0, 25L. Batch #741. Brewed 12.20.2011. Opened celebrating New Year’s Eve comming up, and my 900 rating. Excellent packaging, as shown on picture, with bottle wrapped in red tissue paper. Pours small, hazy bronze with a short lived off-white head. Aroma is intense, malt, caramel, overripe fruit, plums, sugar, wood and yeast with noticeable alkohol. Taste follows nose, heavy sweet with a citric and spice touch, warming and sweet plums lasting. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is flat. I like my sweets. Happy New Year!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (836) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours a deep ruby red with a pinkishly brown head which does not last long. Aroma is toffee, caramel, lychee and slight cherry drops. Taste is caramel, toffee, buttescotch, slight cherry and malty sweetness. Long and dry slightly raisiny finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2253) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (2815) - 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.

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