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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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To enhance the flavor of our Sunturnbrew, we aged it in bourbon barrels for a year. We think it was a good year!


FaithHealer1's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - JUL 3, 2012
Keg, as part of North Bar (Leeds)’s 15th birthday. Pours a murky, coppery brown. Aroma is utterly stunning - smells like an opulent smoking room. Leather with a tobacco note from the smoke, and bourbon. German/polish sausage, caramel, figs, dark fruits as well. Taste is caramel/toffee, with dark fruits, figs. Plenty of bourbon and oaky vanilla. Oh, and a lot of smoke, too, defenite sausage-y taste. As rich as a barleywine, with the same alcohol kick, too. Long, lingering finish that’s impressively balanced, given how f*cking batshit crazy this stuff is. Ridiculously good, with one of the best aromas I’ve ever had in a beer. Great stuff.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1420) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2015
Botella 25 cl de el Lupulo en el momento en oviedo el 26-07-2015. Para antes de 17-07-2017. (r179) Color negro intenso con poca espuma beige. Aromas maltosos algo quemados con grandes dosis de licor de bourbon maderas y ligeras especias. Sabores maltosos algo dulces de caramelos tostados con predominio de maderas empapados en licor de Borbón. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 11 vol Bastante líquida y fácil de beber. Bastante buena.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1167) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Brown color with light beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, fruity, smoked, wood, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Small S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: fruity, port, bourbon, alcohol, peated. TASTE: fruity, port, bourbon, alcohol, peated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Dark brown pour, almost no head. Aroma is loads of peat, caramel, licorice, whiskey and sugary. Flavor is a bit thin, quite harsh, but with a very nice smooth peaty bourbon afterburn. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a murky brown with a thin head which quickly vanishes. Body is medium with low carbonation. Aroma is heavily preated mixed with smoked ham, slight bourbon and brown sugar. Taste is like peated whisky and lots of oak. Wasn't my favourite to be honest

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Flaska från 2012, troligtvis infekterad. Smak och doft av vattenlås och fis, farinsocker, karamell, torv, malt, torkad frukt och trä.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, smoky nose with notes of black rye bread, bourbon wood, liquorice, soy sauce, smoked ham, hints of chocolate, peat smoke and a touch of red wine. Malty, smoky, vinous finish with black rye bread, oak wood, vanilla, liquorice, soy sauce, peat smoke, some chocolate, orange peel, hints of red wine and a vinous, peaty finish with a slight acidity and a balanced bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Soft and velvety mouthfeel. Quite complex but, in a way, all over the place. Interesting and really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is caramel, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, taste is similar, sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
250ml bottled July 2012. Dark red, opaque, small ring of off-white head. Aroma is lemon sherbet, sherry. Body is light, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste has smoke and bourbon up front, and then some sherbet sourness, TCP. Smoke and tart fruit is the general impression. Dry, acidic finish. Seems more like a red wine and whisky aged beer than bourbon. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Flaska från SB 2012 drucken med ölföreningen. Läst att många flaska som kom till SB 2012 blivit sura och hade därför inga högre förväntingar. Inte riktigt så illa som befarat. Lite syrlig men svårt att avgöra om det är pga av en infektion. Istället är den astringenta smakbilden det som drar ned betyget. Lite syrlighet, lite rök, lite fat, lite beska som stör och känns lite oren och smakerna är dåligt integrerade och eftersmaken lite beskunken.


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