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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

bottled
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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3878) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Clear red brown colour, diminishing white head. Malty aroma, red fruits, caramel, honey, light lapsang souchong. Sweet malty flavour, honey, red fruits. Sweet malty finish, reminding of tea.
(from 25cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bedankt voor het delen, Joris!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1695) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Color cloudy brown with a small head. Aroma malt, caramel, toffee. Taste sweet, caramel, malt, toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3308) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep golden with a little, lacing off-white head. Aroma of sake, caramel, yeast and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texure and soft carbonation. An excellent Ale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3641) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-13: kveldens siste, og den var saliggjørende. Minner om en god belgisk tripel - søt, smaksrik og full av fruktige godheter. Og jeg har en flaske i kjelleren!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3108) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle 25 cl, BBE 12/20/2016. Pours amber in color with thin bubbly off-white head. Sweet honey, cantaloupe and that sticky hoppyness in aroma. Perhaps that cantaloupe kind of sweetness comes from the sake yeast they used. Sweet in taste at first, some honey and ripe garden fruityness but also a bit of malts is there. Slightly bitter in aftertaste as well, but the sweeter side gains victory here. No sign of the alcohol. Pretty good as a sweet dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
25 cl bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is toasted malty, caramelish and toffee. Sweet, caramelish and toffee. Lingering caramelish and sweet. Mild bitter and toasted malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7620) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
25 cl bottle @ wPBF’13, bottle #12481. Batch #741: brewed 20.12.2011, BBE 20.12.2016
Vertical with 3. edition.
Aroma has caramel, malty notes and yeast. Also some ripe fruits. Flavour has alcohol, some American hops, raisins and ripe fruits. A bit too sweet but nice anyway. The alcohol cuts the sweetness. Less aggressive and more boozy than 3. edition.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1002) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle 0,25l. 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, peach and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1435) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
Rating #700!
Wow, this is one special aroma! It’s strong, complex, sweet and has some interesting vinous notes: I want to say it’s the same fruity notes as in sake, but that’s probably because we all know it’s fermented with a sake yeast. There is also a great deal of sweet caramel, and in the back I get some crisp hints of citrus. The taste is really sweet, but the heavy bitterness takes good care of that. Still, this is bordering on being too sweet. The finish is very long-lasting and has a pleasant warming alcohol feel. Both the complex sake-ish fruity notes and the caramel are very present in the succulent flavour profile. There are also hints of some liquorice-like herbal notes in the back (I guess I’m trying to say anise, but it’s far from being as sharp and pronounced). In the glass it looks cloudy, and has a dark brown/copper body with a small head consisting of big bubbles. The head soon reduces to a ring of bubbles that is fully lasting. It doesn’t actually leave much lacing, but it’s quite entertaining to watch this ring bounce up and down as I drink. This RH2 is of course full bodied, the texture is thick and oily, almost syrupy, but the carbonation is a tad too soft for my liking. A very interesting beer, that also is very good!
[25 cl bottle, batch 741, enjoyed 19 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1719) - 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


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