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Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 2. edition

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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!


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1328) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from arkadia alko, helsinki. Aroma is sour cherries, salty, sweetness. Hazy dark red-brown color, small white head. Sweet yeasty taste, some sour notes, full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear dark amber/brown - offhiwhite head. Dried fruits, Alcoholic, sweetness, oiley, minerals - sake, light flowery notes, toasted, ok malty, roasted, cookies, ok bitterness, orange, light citric, caramel. Some dryness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1376) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Thanks to Bernt for the bottle. Hazy rust coloured with a pale head. Aroma is raisins, leather, brown sugar, sandalwood. Slightly woody on the palate, starts sweet but finishes quite dry with noticeable booze. Taste is cedar, raisins, brown sugar, sake, hint of soy sauce. Nice, but not as good as the 3rd edition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4945) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft at Churchkey for meet the brewer event. Poured a clear ruby color without much of a head - though I was drinking off a drink that was poured a while before I showed up. Aroma is boozy, barley wine sweetness. Some light yeast notes. Flavor was booze, light alcohol burn, yeast character reminiscent of sake. Toffee, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2895) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
25cl from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours slightly hazy deep amber with an off-white head. Malty with notes of dried fruits, yeast and hints of alcohol. Sweet, complex and quite balanced. A bit to much on the sweet side, but certainly a decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (623) - NORWAY - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle (25cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Shortlived cm-thick off-white head, leaves a stable ring, no lacing. Murky rust brown colour. Boozy aroma, barrel-aged character, with oxidized caramel, concentrated fruit (fig, apple, banana), semi-sweet sherry, spices, almonds. Full, viscous body, flat carbonation. Sweet taste, mild bitterness, mild grapefruity acidity, short alcohol burn. Finish is drier, spicy and slightly papery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6984) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Small bottle, flashy packaging. Muddy red brown, no head. This edition is not much different from the 3rd edition, to my recollection. Vinous character, slightly sour, is married to heavy chewy malts. Again, I don’t know sakè enough to comment on its influence here, but this is a unique beer. I’m not digging it as much as the 3rd edition (especially for the price), but I’m not sure if it is because this is inferior or because the style doesn’t lend itself to repeated indulgences. Or maybe it’s just my mood.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle 0.25l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Batch nr: 741. Brewed 12/20/2011. Best before: 12/20/2016. Colour is brown with very small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavors: Yeast, dark fruits, raisins, nice balance of sweetness and dryness, hints of alcohol and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, bred, yeast, slight minty note and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming notes, caramel, yeast and nuts. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
Nice little 250ml bottle, batch 741, in a red cylinder box ordered through Vinmonopolet (nettbutikk). Bubbly, beige head resting for a while on top of a dark orange coloured body, slightly hazy. Plums and earthy malts to the nose, vinous. Rather rich taste of biscuit malts, dried fruits and sweet berries. Bittersweet round off. Tingling alcohol on the tongue all the way. Full bodied. Mellow, sweet and rather flat in the mouth. Fine, slow sipper on a Friday eve (Tromsø, 15.03.2013).


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