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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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9728) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5364) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17618) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30676) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22802) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7350) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
250 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, raisins and some nuttiness. Flavour of sweet caramel, rather strong grassy hops, floral hops and slightly berryish notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a rough, floral, sweet caramel finish. Seems to be in balance, but I think this won’t improve after aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6567) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb - Cheers! Well... didn’t expect that pour. Looks like a bitter! Swells sweet, biscuity and red fruits. Repeats this on the taste. Finish is more sweetness. Interesting, but hard to say whether it’s good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1804) - 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.

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