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Nøgne Ø Red Horizon 3. edition

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Fermented with sake yeast No. 9. 28.8 degrees P. 100 IBU.


Sigmund's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5128) - Tau, - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 250 ml bottle in silk paper and metal cylinder, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 12.5%. Sampled side by side with 2. edition. Deep reddish brown colour, clearer and slightly paler than the 2. edition, low off-white head. The aroma here is somewhat better, notes of red wine and red beets. The flavour is definitely better, vinous notes (fortified wine), hints of oak, nicely balanced bitterness in the finish. Warming mouthfeel, but slightly less alcoholic than 2. ed. Quite good stuff.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7939) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Head gone in secs, reduced to rim around brownish, unclear beer. Fruity nose, but as fruitsweets, bit artificial, oxydized too. In the Japanese mode, I’m thinking of their dried or preserved prunes. I blame the sake yeast. Alcohol, some fusels, yeasty and very fruity esters (plums, dried peach,...) and really sweet. Bit of liquorice, and faint, periferal (fruity) acidity. Long dry-bitterish, bit spicy finish; whilst in the aftertaste, the characteristic benzene flavour, hallmark of sake, appears. Very slick, oily feel; well-bodied; alcoholwarming. Certainly not bad - but I prefer more conventional beer yeasts, I’m afraid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2458) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Unclear amber with an offwhite head. Sweet dark syrup, vinous notes, raisins and hints of mild yeastyness in aroma. Mmm, nice, feels soft and smooth. Light smokyness even in taste at first, but more of them sweeter dark fruitier notes and vinous ones in taste takes over later on. Nice as a sipper though. The light old wooden cellar smokyness adds a nice touch here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1248) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is deep amber with a small, off-white head that fades fast. Sweet aroma of caramel, leather, oak, alcohol and hops in the background. Sweet flavour as well with more sweet caramel, leather, oak and a strange cigarette and cardboard ending. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A sweet and interesting ale, but the flavour feels a bit unbalanced. Maybe over top.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1086) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
.25l bottele from Alko Arkadia Pours couldy orange/copper with low head. Aroma is fruits, caramel, malts, dark fruits. Complex. Flavor is alcohol, dried fruits, caramel, red berries, dark fruits, plums, some bitternes in the end. Well balanced beer, but somehow a bit thinner flavor than in 2nd edition.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy amber color. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste is similar; not nearly as sweet as the others in this series (all tasted side by side).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1658) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle #04297, brewed 20.12.2011, bbe 20.12.2016. A reddish brown beer with a very weak and blond head. The nose is complex, unique adn interesting. Richness of malts, sweet fruits and caramell, melon, marshmellow, strawberries, riped bananas. Taste is quite sweet but it’s not bothering, caramel malts, melon, lots of unspecified fruits, some drying bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation, not heavy. Sake yeast has made the work and the result is a unique fruitmix. Interesting and succesfully, fruitful and sweet beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, sweet malty caramel, light spice, very sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2999) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Glass, 4-ounce, bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 11 2014; eye: coppery with a bronze hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, yeast, caramel, toffee, light alcohol; mouth: malt, yeast, caramel, toffee, light alcohol, light pepper, light alcohol acridness, finale in caramel with good presence of malt, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, bouteille, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 11 juin 2014; œil : cuivrée avec une teinte bronze, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, levure, caramel, toffee, léger alcool; bouche : malt, levure, caramel, toffee, léger alcool, léger poivre, légère aigreur d’alcool, finale en caramel avec bonne présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : correct

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ferryman72 (13) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Intense, sweet (caramel) aroma. Clear, light brown with no head. Sweet (umami?) taste that lingers, then turns lightly bitter. Medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, slightly bitter, long finish. This beer must be savored and enjoyed over a long period of time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: sweet, somewhat hoppy, caramel. TASTE: caramel, hoppy, very sweet.


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