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Nøgne Ø Red Horizon

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


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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 510   ABV: 17%
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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!

duff's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Quite boozy, and definite sake characters, malty, and feels like its going to be sweet, but the alcohol seems to detract from the sweetness, and balances it a bit. Having said that, I couldn’t see myself drinking more than half of a small bottle of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Milky amber pour with a white head. The aroma is fairly heavy on the caramel and alcohol, as expected with a beer that is 17%. The flavor is very sweet with a lot of caramel notes and brown sugar. There is also a strong tobacco character with a lot of cigar notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1559) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is golden with a fading head...Nose is alcohol, spice, sweetness, sweetnlow..Tatse is sweetnlow, leather, dry, alcohol, tobacco. ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (275) - Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Consumed New Year’s Eve 2010 into Stölzle Grandezza Snifter 21oz at 45°F

half inch white head quickly settles to very thin sheet and delicate ring, bright pinkish orange softly hazed body

Pears, apples, honeydew, quite sweet, slightly floral, some characteristics similar to white wine and brandy, warmer temps introduce sweeter woodiness, alc is present but not overwhelming

Med body thickens at higher temps, warming, low carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (90) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. 5 years today. Pours brownish/cobber, no head. Some coating. Aroma is malty, clean, sweet, fruits, bit alcohol. Taste is really sweet. Caramel and red fruits. Nice alcohol! Bit burning but in a comfortable way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (492) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours clear copper brown with almost no head, very fine lacing. Malty aromas, toast, caramel, vanilla, cherry, plum, venous, sake, pepper. Medium-thick body, boozy hot, very low carbonation. Heavy sweet, just a touch sour, with a light dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillHick420 (424) - North Dakota, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Pours red/brown with a small effervescent white head that dissipates quickly. Not much on the nose, some malts. Strong arrival of sweet aroma, some bitterness. Some earthy yeast. And the main aroma I can make out is... American beef jerky. An odd beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1258) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Rödaktig i kroppen. Spritig i aromen, sötma, röda bär. Väldigt kraftig smak. Besk eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
callmemickey (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Dark brown body, thin light tan head, minimal lacin. Caramel, aggressive sake. Infwcted , booy. Raw and Harsh. Shaky feel and rough carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Reasonably clear rusty coloured with no head. Aroma is booze, soy sauce, quince, brandy. Dry on the palate with a little booze burn on the finish. Absolutely no carbonation. Taste is wood, caramel, sake, toffee, hints of dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abstractbeer (237) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
Well, today seems like as good a time as any to taste this beer, which has been in my fridge for years. The best-before-date is 2014-06-08, batch nr is #430 and brewed-on-date is 2009-06-08. It pours an amber liquid, with a small head which after a minute or so retracts to a bubbly halo around the edge, and the bubbles just keep getting smaller. The aroma is complex, somewhat sweet, notes of berries and fruits, with a kind of artificial strawberry thing dominating; also some pear and a bit of caramel? A note of alcohol as well. Flavorwise it follows the aroma, with some malty flavors and some nutty flavors. There’s not much more I can say. The 17% abv is very noticable. The mouthfeel is full and almost oily. Lingering flavors of burnt sugar and fruits - (artificial) pear-ish notes, nutty notes and something else. Quite on the sweet side. Not as special (flavorwise) as I thought a beer made with sake yeast would be - but maybe my expectations were unrealistic. Very much a beer I’ll be slowly sipping for the rest of the evening. I’ll update the rating if I discover anything worth adding.

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