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

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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!

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angel77 (3679) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 Botella 25 cl de cervezalandia. Tomada en Oviedo en el momento. (r153). Lote 741 elaborada en 20..12..2011 hasta 20..12..2016. color ámbar miel tostado muy turbio con poca espuma casi ninguna de color beige. Aromas y sabores maltas tostadas dulces con caramelos también tostados acabando con ligeros quemados y algo de amargo. Toques ligeros y frescos al final de vinos blancos y cavas. Cuerpo medio a intenso fino algo denso y espumos, con 13.5 vol que se notan desde el principio. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.

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bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Rating #2211 - 2015.12.02 - Beer School @7Degrees. Pours a bubbly ruby colour with a decent off white head that fades rapidly. Aroma is caramel toffee malt, dired fruit, raisin, prune. Lots of similar flavours on the palate, lots of floral notes, and a bit of a syrupy, boozy texture. Neat.

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alex_leit (4801) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 10, 2016
25 cl bottle. Strong aroma: prunes, malty nectar, wine, caramels, sake. Taste: strange, sake, barrel, tart, wine, mold, a little smoked cheese, warming.

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gunnfryd (15097) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle at Kristiansand Ølrfestival. copper colour with a beige head. aroma is alcohol, dried fruits, malt, sugar. Flavour is alcohol, dried fruits, malt, fruit, sugar, caramel. Full body. Very nice beer.

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Fspirit (54) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Nice looking bottle in good looking metal case. Smells like sweet syrup, apricot, clementine and almonds. Taste is very fruity. There is apricot, pineapple, orange, sweet honey. Maybe some hint of spices. As it warms up you can sense some alcohol, but I think it just adds to the taste. This got allot of the qualities of Nøgne Øs sake, and the mouthfeel is almost the same. Like a perfect blend I would say. I would love to eat sushi drinking this. People should have an open mind before drinking this beer though, it’s not for everyone. For me this beer is incredible, unique and very very tasty. The only beers I could compare this with if you think of ABV and fruitiness is Red Horizon 3 and Samichlaus. This is much better than Samichlaus. A must buy if you see this somewhere.

4
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
0.25 l bottle from Alko. Dark amber color. Sweet honeyish and fruity aroma with apricot, peach, raisins. Sweet toffeish and fruity taste with raisins, apricot and peach. Full body. Excellent dessert sipper.

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BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
Thx Kai !

Head: Small, creamy/dense, off white/cream coloured
Colour: dark ’redish’ amber
Smell: is amazing ! way better than the 1st edition i had, alcohol is still prominent but isn’t overwhelming and lets through those wonderfull aromas of malt, barley, a slight sourness and somewhat salty ( not like the flavour but more like the smell of the sea or how oysters smell ), slight alcoholic sweetness and also slight touch of fennel
Taste: start is some alcohol with slight notes of peaches and barley, a touch of herbal honey as well, then comes in some medium bitterness, with a nice sweetbitter yeasty flavour, also get hints of caramelised/grilled pineapple and a slight cabbage like earthyness, the end is mainly malt and bitter, bit mouthdrying, aftertaste is dry hay and a couple minutes after comes some rose water.
This one is really good ! way better than 1st ed. now i’m curious about the 3rd edition !

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KnutAlbert (6758) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Red, no carbonation or head. Sweet, but not sticky. Very complex. Caramel, fruit, sweet plums, warming alcohol. More interesting and successful than the first edition.

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Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
25cl bottle generously offered up at the 4de Gents Bierfestival, 2013, thanks Tim and team for gathering up some bottle of this. It pours with a slightly cloudy copper body that really has no head to speak of, so I won’t. The aroma offers up roasted malts, muted brown sugar coated pine hops and a sliver of resiny grassiness. The taste is smooth with a bit of smoke added to the experience. I also get cherries, thick sludgy malts, some sticky pine hops and then nectar sweet rich malt enhanced booziness. This is smooth and slick and a great sipper where the ABV is actually pretty well hidden.

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tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
17/VIII/13 - 25cl bottle @ 4de Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2013-778)

Clear amber beer, practically no head. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, bit sweet, sugary, woody, some orange peel. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: peat, caramel, sweet alcohol, some acidity. Aftertaste: caramel, peat, sugary, vanilla, some alcohol, smoky touch. Brewed with peated malts?


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