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

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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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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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Nichols33, Yesterday at 10:34 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

a77cj7, Saturday at 07:53 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

yeaprolly, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

KAF, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sahd-1, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Ego
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

rooting around my cellar I totally forgot about this brew

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...

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

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

Ego, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ystazi, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

kaelingirl, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Chico1985, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BA_Berto, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 27, 2013
4/5  rDev +8.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

beerist, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

mrfrancis, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Doppelbockulus, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

TKEbeerman, Jun 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

MikeyJ777, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

JohnK17, Mar 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

BierVogel, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.3/5  rDev -37.8%
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.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

girlmeetsbeer16, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

twiggamortis420, Nov 10, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
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

smcnulty1981, Sep 02, 2012
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Red Horizon from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
84 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.