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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our 100th batch, brewed for the enjoyment of the brewers, but popular demand forced us to release it commercially. Most enjoyable in a comfortable chair in front of a roaring fire.

Recommended serving temperature 16°C/61°F Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malt; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

23,5°P, 80 IBU, 10% ABV.

Editor’s note: Even though the label says "Barley Wine" in the States, the brewery usually says it’s brewed to be an IIPA. The American label was supposedly a glitch. In Europe it’s sold as an IIPA. But to save the admin crew some time dealing with user feedback, it’s listed as a Barley Wine.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kopyr (11) - Oborniki Śl./Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Dark brown with tan coloured head, good lacing. Malty, roasted caramel notes in aroma. Very malty, sweet, some alcohol warming in flavor. Bitterness medium, partially alcohol caused.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majek (271) - Ząbki, POLAND - FEB 14, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Hazy, dark amber colour with big and moderately stable head. Intensive aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits, herbs and alcohol in background. Taste is well balanced, moderate sweet with dry vinous finish. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, full body. Very good barley wine, but surprisingly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (61) - Perugia, ITALY - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma is medium malty, medium hoppy, with notes of herbs; quite spicy. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, softly salty, softly sour. Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Strong body malt, nice complexity. Very light nose hides the real boldness of the taste. I was surprised when I read it was an IIPA often labeled as a Barley Wine, but that’s exactly how it tastes!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (465) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 6, 2014
sugar, liqueur, banana, hoppy aroma; dark brown, almost black, ruby reflexes, small off-white foam; medium(+) sweetness, light bitterness; full body, oily feel, long sweetish finish; Overall: almost great beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (698) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
50cl. Bottle.
Pours haze brown with tan head.
Aroma citrus, dark fruits, caramel, some grapefruit, pine, malts.
Taste strong hoppy citrus bitter, caramel malty sweet.
Mouth-feel creamy, dry.
Nice beer it’s in between a Barley Wine and IIPA, I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (140) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2014
Large foamy beige head. Nice hoppy and ginger aromas. Dark caramel body. Good balance between sugar, heavy sour hops and light bitterness. Lacks some length though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (471) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2014
A very good red vinous thick sweet awesome beer. Good bitterness. In between an ipa and barley wine. Does not have an oxodated plum character but nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Sample at thebier koning. thin creamy white head. Clear burgundy pour. Some bitterness. A lovely barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Poured medium reddish amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of meaty citrus and bitter hops. Full body, flavour of sweet heavy berries. Could do with a couple of years ageing.


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