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Red Horizon - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 19.09%
Wants: 13
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with sake yeast in cooled tanks for several months. 75 IBU.

(Beer added by: bark on 12-08-2009)
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Reviews by mothman:
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

American Strong Ale?? I guess this wasn't brewed across the pond...

Anyway..

Poured into snifter.

Pours a light fizzy head. Color is a hazy pale gold.

Aroma: Lemons, tea, yeast, cloves, fruit. Very sweet. Not boozy at all. Has some spice. Light pepper to it. It is light, but awesome.

Taste: Spice, yeast, cloves, apples, pears, fruits, juniper berries, figs and some booze. This beer packs a punch, but it isn't overly boozy for how high the abv is. Very unique.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Fairly full bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends clean, but spiced.

Overall, a solid beer, that drinks well for how high the abv is. It is a bit of a sipper, but it is something that I would want to sip a lot of. The saki yeast is interesting. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 03:26:04 | More by mothman
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sahd-1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2014 17:18:53 | More by sahd-1
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Ego

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

rooting around my cellar I totally forgot about this brew

eyes...
some foam in the bottle but it is gone within 2 seconds in the glass, this still has some carbonation running through the glass but zero head, no lacing (obviously) but this certainly sticky in terms of the alcohol clinging up the glass, orange with burnt amber hue, this is as flat as an actual horizon, but hey even ugly girls need loving too...

nose...
honey booze, and some booze, and some more, almost drags you into whiskey-ville, a tart fruitiness is apparent, something like cherries, pretty subdued considering the weight

taste etc...
wow... that is some strong stuff, what might have been meek in the nose is an absolute flamethrowing beast in your throat, syrupy and thick, you do get the hint of sake flavor, really strange but enjoyable, this is such a strange brew, it really does taste like a hybrid of sake and ale, I could see this going great with some sushi as it has punch but is great as a sipper

verdict?
I like it, for something totally different for an occassion (a soire at your local sushi joint perhaps?) this is really good. best shared as this ABV is pretty crazy... good stuff, glad I stashed a few bottles

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 04:14:22 | More by Ego
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-21-2014 02:11:36 | More by afsdan
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-28-2014 01:29:57 | More by ystazi
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-30-2013 21:34:49 | More by kaelingirl
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-25-2013 17:24:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

09-07-2013 00:20:45 | More by Chico1985
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BA_Berto

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-20-2013 21:23:55 | More by BA_Berto
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2013 13:58:19 | More by RedneckBeerz
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-13-2013 01:07:38 | More by WOLFGANG
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beerist

Missouri

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-30-2013 13:06:02 | More by beerist
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-25-2013 15:29:14 | More by mrfrancis
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was not expecting a lightly colored beer when I poured this, I thought it was going to be a stout. It is very clean and clear and resembles a brandy or whisky.

Very wonderful aroma. There is an abundance of fruit, some light like fermented pears and some dark like raisins.

The flavor is enjoyable but isn't perfect. The good sides include pear, apple, and caramel. The bad side is the presence of the alcohol in the flavor, it starts out like a ninja with almost no heat, but the heat present in the after taste builds through the beer and resembles vodka during the last few sips. Fortunately it doesn't detract from the fruit character.

There is a mild tingle, and a slightly syrupy feel. I think it is good.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 01:10:49 | More by Doppelbockulus
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-08-2013 00:51:51 | More by TKEbeerman
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MikeyJ777

New York

5/5  rDev +34.4%

05-31-2013 01:40:14 | More by MikeyJ777
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-21-2013 16:36:12 | More by JohnK17
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BierVogel

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-15-2013 15:12:07 | More by BierVogel
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a moderate amber color with a short head. Nose carries some of the sake yeast, which isn’t terribly tasty when paired with the underlying malt character. A bit of booze, though not excessive for the alcohol level. Very strange. Not a fan at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 18:47:14 | More by Thorpe429
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girlmeetsbeer16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2012 02:08:16 | More by girlmeetsbeer16
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

250 mL bottle pours a clear-ish gold color with a small bubly white head. Not much for retention or lace.

Nose is toffee, caramel and light fruit. Nice.

Easy to drink for a 17%er. Lots of light fruit and sweet malt....runs the gamut. I like it...maybe not worth the price, but a very fun beer to have, the sake yeast was a nice touch though I probably wouldnt have been able to identify it blind.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 03:43:23 | More by twiggamortis420
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: poured very hazy little to no head with a few white bubbles floating around the color was a orange brown and there was some lacing and noticeable alcohol legs on the glass

S: although the style didn't dictate it smelled a lot like a dibble lots of dark fruit raisins with a vineous quality the sake yeast deffenitly comes through but the trac alcohol from the smell brings this beer down a bit

T: not much alcohol burn which is great for a 17% abv beer much like the nose there is a lot of dark fruit quality in the taste however the sake yeast seems to over power everything just a little bit perhaps it could have been a little more subtle

M: a medium heavy feel not the heavyist I've had but it had that very sticky syrupy feeling that some higher alcohol beers can have

O: although the alcohol is lower the taste on this is very similar to Utopias but Utopias had a smother less sticky texture to it and also the test on this is very comparable to Chimay red all together this beer was ok it was a great idea that could have been executed a little bit better

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 04:58:36 | More by smcnulty1981
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors.

A - A hard pour into my Darkness snifter yields a thin white foam that dissipates to a few stray bubbles. Muddy orange-amber body.

S - Fruity yeast notes with pears, peaches, red grapes, berries, lemon-scented hand lotion, and a bit of brown raisin. There's a little fusel alcohol still present after two and half years of age, resulting in some mild nostril sting.

T - Taste is more like hard fruit candies mixed with scented hand soap, but with a mild note of burnt tire and paint varnish fusels in the finish. Tangy lemon citrus flavors in the finish. The harsh alcohol notes actually dissipate a bit as the beer warms, which is the opposite of what I expected.

M - Serious warming alcohol that matches the billed 17%. Dry texture, but with the faintest bit of residual stickiness. Very low carbonation level and full-bodied.

D - Very strange stuff. I imagine I'd like it more without the alcohol flavors and burn - perhaps Nøgne could make a 10-12% version instead? I appreciate the appropriate 25cl bottle size, as I don't think I could have finished a larger bottle. I'd try this again in another year to see if it has mellowed, as there's a lot of unique flavors and plenty of depth. Better than I was expecting, in any case.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 00:28:10 | More by MasterSki
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-28-2012 00:38:08 | More by Psychmusic
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-26-2012 01:47:23 | More by raythealeman
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Red Horizon from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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