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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: 148   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!


Sigmund's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6110) - Tau, - JAN 20, 2013
250 ml bottle in silk paper and metal cylinder, #10654, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 13.5%, IBU 100. Cloudy dark reddish brown colour, low off-white head. Unusual aroma of red beets, cheap wine, mild spices and some fruit. Very sweet and alcoholic flavour, red beets and ripe berries, distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish. Not really my cup of tea, but worth a go.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2016
bottle at home - teku glass, side by side 2. and 3. 2.: Pours clear dark amberish orange, no head. Aroma of aged hops and some smoke. Nice sweet body, some herbal bitters, some sake in the finish, with sweet bready malts. 3.: cloudier, darker. nose is more malt. Body and taste are likewise. Too bad they are over their point.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (3561) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2016
Old rating rerated 08.01.2016, 0,25l bottle @ Nama:
Tiny shortlasting head, nice golden amber color. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet - nice oxidized, raisins, dark sugar, minerals, caramel malts, nuts, candied sugar, hay, alcohol, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly sweet and burnt, dark sugar, raisins, burnt caramel, peat, ashes, leather, alcohol, minerals, grass, yeast, weeds. Medium bitterness, slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice, but I think it used to be better before, and very different from what it has aged to become...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3385) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark red copper color. Strong vinous aroma of red fruit, cherry and grape, like a port wine. Taste of dry grain, rice, ripe red fruit, red grape, booze, sake yeast and with a warming boozy finish. Quite special and nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 01.12.15. Clear, reddish amber. Small beige head. Vinous aroma of old sherry, old white port, sauternes, dried apricot and other dried fruits. Similarly complex taste, balanced with sweetness of dried fruits. Superb!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (591) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 20, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Hazy, dark orange color with a bit of beige head. Aroma is intense and complex. Dried dates and figs, caramel, pumpkin pie spices, cognac. Taste starts sweet with the dark fruits and brown sugar and gets more balanced, even a bit bitter, in the finish. You can get the high ABV but not pungent or disturbing in any way. Leaves the mouth quite dry, without any alcohol burn. Body feels quite thick but not syrupy or sticky in any way. Has some carbonation, making it dangerously drinkable for 13.5%. I am quite impressed with this one. Really complex, with many layers of flavors ranging from intense, fruity sweetness to a nice, nutty bitterness in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ERB92 (576) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2015
Aroma of fruits, caramel, malt, brown sugar,nuts, dried fruits, biscuits, and a hint of honey. Amber with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall this is a brilliant brew, nicely balanced and rich flavour. Very impressive. .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, toffee, sugars, slightly dusty, rice, some alcohol and caramel. Flavor is very sweet, sugary malts, some alcoholic warmth and a bit dry in the finish. Strange side flavors, but an interesting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13815) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle as "Red Horizon 2. edition", 13.5%. Unclear amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, dark fruit, yeast, toasted, caramel and ripe fruit. Flavour is malt, sweet, ripe fruit, dark fruit, oak, toasted, warming, thick with notes of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2015
September 10, 2015. Bottle at home, brewed december 20, 2011.
Clear reddish amber with a small dense, quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is sweet with toffee, dried fruits, sugar, orange, red berries, some licorice and a bit vinous. Taste is sweet with a very light bitterness, finish is sweet, hints of licorice, light bitter with a woody roasted note and vinous. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, almost flat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3569) - 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟


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