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Nøgne Ø Red Horizon

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

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 510   ABV: 17%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We brewed this ale only with the famous sake yeast No. 7 from Masumi Sake in Nagano, Japan. On advice from Masumi’s master brewers we fermented this ale very slowly at low temperatures to bring out No. 7’s fabulously fruity character. This is a beer, but has some flavors found in a sake. A great combination!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4041) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle at home, Masumi Plus. Light hazy orange, no head. Aroma heavy of alcohol and malt (caramel, fruits). Flavor medium to heavy sweet, complex (vinous, fruity) etc. Full body, flat.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourtrappist (35) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2013
The honeysweetness from the Sake yeast makes this strong ale an explosive Barley Wine taste bomb. Brewing creativity at its best!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Golden clear beer with almost no head. Malty, berry, rubber and floral aroma. Rubber, alcohol, caramell and hay flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle sample at Beoir Go Leoir. Sweet butterscotch, dried fruits, and spiced orange, and boozy aroma. Cloudy orange with no head. Sweet caramel, honey, spice orange, strong clove, and hot boozy flavor. Full sticky body, flat carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. Almost looks like dark honey, no head. The aroma is very much honey-like, quite identical to some better miod pitny (honey mead) found in Poland. The taste is more like a nordic mead, with freshness of lemons and other citrus. It’s surprisingly sparkly considering the lack of head. The finish could be a bit more exciting, currently it’s more alcohol than fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3147) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
Shared 0,25 l bottle. Batch # 430. Pours a muddy golden amber body with no head. Dates, raisins, prunes and alcohol on the nose. Sweet, dried fruits, salty and bitter with cellar notes. Full bodied and alco warm.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish orange amber. Small Off white head. Nose and taste of baked bread, orange cream, orange zest, herbal, sake yeast, dried citrus and caramel malt. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
From bottle. It pours rich golden, slightly hazy with a minimal white head. Aroma is big sweet with peaches, mango and ripen fruits. Taste is again mostly sweet with big fruity notes and slight alcohol. Good stuff indeed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (933) - LATVIA - MAR 22, 2013
Dark brown with yellow medium cup, very very sweet, some soure notes on the tongue root afterwards.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
0.25 L bottle from Bieropholie, cool, tulip. Hazy deep amber with no head. Rich and pungent, fruity, spicy, boozy, peppery, very malty, savory, salty caramel. Medium plus body, very relaxed effervescence. Big and punishing, so much alcohol, quite peppery and savory, bad booze, grassy? I guess there is some sake character; big and very boozy.


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