Red Horizon
Nøgne Ø

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Nøgne Ø
American Strong Ale
3.7 | pDev: 18.65%
Feb 17, 2024
Dec 08, 2009
Brewed with sake yeast in cooled tanks for several months. 75 IBU.
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Rated: 2.86 by nataku00 from California

Feb 17, 2024
Rated: 3.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 05, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by jmasher85 from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
This is the first time ever I can actually begin rating a beer before I've even opened the bottle. I balked at the $20 price tag on an 8 oz bottle, even with 17% abv, until the clerk at the store told me to open the tin that it came in. The ester smell inside jumped out like clowns out of a circus car and started doing the happy dance inside my nose. I was sold! Woody, fruity (strawberry?) yeast odors so powerful, I had to take this baby home.

I poured this thick, murky beverage into a large wine glass - 8 oz being too small for a proper tulip. It did not look appealing, but it did get my interest. An opaque, greenish brown liquid almost devoid of carbonation, more like a lightly bubbly white wine than a beer. I guess the sake yeast has something to do with that, perhaps?

To misquote one of my favorite films, and I thought it smelled great on the outside! More wood and heavy on the stone fruit with some honey, and none of the nose-burning astringency I'd expect from a beer as strong as some liqueurs.

The taste is equally smooth and rich, but the mouthfeel matches the appearance in thickness, especially since it's almost uncarbonated. It's a peculiar flavor, but I loved it. A bit of the sake flavor still underneath the heavy fruit and alcohol taste, almost makes me think I'm tasting rice rather than wheat malts.

This is a fascinating beer that is out of my price range to ever touch again, but I will definitely check out the next sake/beer combo I come upon.
Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 4 by Luweezy from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by heysuz from Indiana

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 2 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by yeaprolly from Washington

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by KAF from Iowa

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by sahd-1 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2014
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Reviewed by Ego from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
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
Apr 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Mar 21, 2014
Rated: 4 by ystazi from Illinois

Feb 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by kaelingirl from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2013
Rated: 4 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Sep 07, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by BA_Berto from New York

Aug 20, 2013
Red Horizon from Nøgne Ø
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 112 ratings