Red Horizon 3rd Edition - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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4.04/5 rDev -0.2%
250ml bottle, wrapped in red tissue paper, inside a red tin canister, which displays the Nøgne Ø logo mashed with a Japanese Rising Sun motif. Brewed with sake yeast No. 9, for 10 weeks, apparently.
This beer pours a murky, dark orange-brick amber hue, with two fingers of weakly puffy, frothy, and plainly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some melting glacier lace around the glass as it swiftly bleeds away.
It smells right away of a rather fruity bubblegum sweetness - banana, cherry, indistinct melon - followed lazily by a lightly sugary, thin pale malt, an understated mirror-world yeasty mustiness, leafy, herbal hops, and a sort of floral, perfumed booziness. The taste is much more dense and sweet in its how d'ya do bearing - heady caramel malt, more chewing gum-tinged fruitiness - banana, guava, watermelon, and 'grape' - a soft earthy, somewhat green yeastiness, and more fruity, piney, leafy and floral hops. The alcohol does well to simmer just below the surface.
The carbonation is quite low-key, and hard to detect for the most part, the body a sturdy medium-full weight, generally smooth with a strong fleshy fruit connotation, and just a tad creamy. It finishes still sweet, fruity, a bit sugary, and quite hoppy, just not in the bitter sense.
Well, the sake yeast has achieved the brewer's stated goal here - this is one fruity, ester-laden strong ale. I'm hardly the sake aficionado, so the actual yeast subtleties are likely lost on me, and I thus have to see this as something akin to an English barleywine or old ale - largely malty, with a big, but well sublimated booze quotient, and a musty, weirdly evolved yeast, one which majored in all things fruity.
02-16-2014 03:17:26 | More by biboergosum
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
250ml bottle poured into wine glass 15/4/14
A glowing brownish amber with a single thick stream of bubbles popping off the bottom, just a short lived thin film that manages to leave a few random patches of lace
S very fruity but hard to place, caramel apple, bruised plum, figs, grapes, and a little citrus, heaps of burnt brown sugar and toffee, herbal hops and earthy notes with some raisins
T the yeast comes out in the mouth, still lots of sugars, apple sauce about to turn sour, a little pine resin, faint leather, differs from the nose in many ways, still lots of hops and you gotta now this was a palate wrecker fresh
M not as heavy as I expected for a big brew, the 100ibu's play a part, coats the palate with a very fine grit, bubbles give it some life and just a little heat going down but hits my chest more then anything
O interesting brew with a fair bit going on, I wasn't sure what to expect from sake yeast but it works well, one of those brews that I want to try a week old and again 5 years later
Solid stuff but at 20$ for a 250ml its not cheap, at least I get a cool little red tin out of the deal. Worth a try but I doubt I'll pull the trigger for a second bottle to age
04-16-2014 22:33:07 | More by wordemupg
Red Horizon 3rd Edition from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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