Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial DunkelWit from Nøgne Ø is an attempt to combine the best of many brewing cultures. Indeed we hope to please the Belgian ale partisan, the dark ale enthusiast, as well as those who love big ales with this one product. That is a tough ambition. At least we had fun brewing it...... Ingredients: Grimstad water, wheat, malted barley, coriander, orange peel, hops and yeast. 24*P, 25 IBU

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, - SEP 28, 2010
Woah, this is an odd one. Looks like a dunkel, smells like herbal medicine. Big sweet flavour, strong herbal flavours. Really interesting but hard to drink.

Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is lime, coriander, toffee, taste is juicy, citrus, spiced, caramel.

ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown colour with a massive, light brown head. Aroma was both herbal and flowery, some caramel and sweetness. Very rich and filling with lots of alcohol, sugary and spicy. Plums, raisins fruity esters and lots of roasted grains. Quite a bitter taste, very complex with lots of flavours to this beer.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2015
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a sly dark brown color with a thin finger-ed white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing clung decently around the glass. The smell started off with a huge coca cola flavor rounding over some nice light spices of ginger, all spice, and coriander. Orange peel seems to be the bitter part to balance nicely. The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors and taking the spices to be the balance all about. Orange peel is still there, but becomes slightly sticky sweet in the aftertaste and moves slyly and sweet over the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body as there wants to be a nice sessionability about it, however, I find myself sipping this one. Carbonation runs super smooth and has a sticky coca cola feel over my tongue. Overall, as a Belgian Strong Dark ale it works for the most part. I’m just starting to understand that Nogne will almost always have that "coca cola"-ness to their beers. Is their water or yeast or both? I don’t know, but I’d probably still have again.

fombe89 (4232) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2015
Botella. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 07/08/2015 BBD: 28/09/16. Color caoba, espuma beige, aromas cítricos, limon, malta, sabor caramelo, cuerpo medio.

anders37 (27658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy coriander and orange peel aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy coriander flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy coriander finish.

DrGD (128) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with beige foam. Aromas of hops, spices, malts, fruity notes. Taste has lots of malts, caramel, sugar, and spices. Medium body. An enjoyable, interesting beer.

BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
Draft at the jefferey nyc. Deep blackish purple color with a malty boozy flavor . Very good drinking beer with abv not present

Florya (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy brown, small off-white head. Aroma: fcitrus, coriander, spice, caramel Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
650ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Deep brown, thin lasting off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is lightly hoppy, light rye, some chocolate, light sweetness. Flavour is of berries, chocolate, spice, liquorice, some lavender. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation.
Finishes long, some spice, light alcohol. 
It’s okay, noticeable alcohol, lots of spice. Needs more balance.

madmitch76 (26453) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
17th September 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting! Hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light palate, smooth with light fine carbonation. Floral - violets and tangy flowers! Little tropical fruits underneath. Sweet sherbet candy. Light semi dry finish. Tasty - very floral sweet!

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