Brewed by Ngne (Hansa Borg)
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 16C/61F Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malt; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

23,5P, 80 IBU, 10% ABV.

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

Metalchopz's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3078) - Cantley, Quebec, - JAN 25, 2013
Another great treat from Norway, imported by an Ontario company (keep em coming) at the LCBO. Pours a beautiful ruby-amber colour with a big frothy beige head that stays long and gives out thick patchy lacing. Tiny particles floats away. Kind of a mild soapy hop aroma with some soft yeast, dark fruits (prunes, plums), alcohol and light chocolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel, medium-full bodied. Starts off with the dark fruits, then a nice bitterness kicks in to finally show some caramel and maple syrup. All with the hop lingering in the back (grapefruit notes). A really nice cross between an Imperial IPA and Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (337) - - SEP 27, 2016
Dark brown, medium carbonation, though it took some coaxing to get the head going, but once it settled, the head lasted a long time. Lots of alcohol up front in the aroma, fruity yeast, dark malts, but with little roasted aromas, some non-dominating herbal hops. Syrupy body. Very sweet start, hug bitter hit in the middle, like the bitter, herb liquors (unicum, underberg) fades to some caramel, then finishing with a not-overbearing bitterness. Lots of pheonls and herbal hops. Has notes of cough syrup, medicine, dried fruits, caramel, licorice. Was really good beer to sip, especially when it is a bit warm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2016 Bottle at home. Pours hazy copper with little off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins, toffee, grass, hay. Tastes umami, salt, sweet and bitter. Medium bodied, smooth mouth feel, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (638) - Tychy, POLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Piana jest raczej skąpa, szybko redukuje się do obrączki. Piwo ma brunatną barwę. Aromat jest bardzo intensywny, chmielowy. Dominuje wyraźny aromat suszonych liści tytoniu. Pierwsze z czym mi się skojarzył to z niezwykle świeżym, "zielonym" zapachem granulatu chmielowego używanego w piwowarstwie. To buchnięcie skondensowanego aromatu po otworzeniu pojemniczka. Naprawdę fajne wrażenie, w tle da się wyczuć słody. W smaku piwo jest słodkie, wyraźnie chmielowe z posmakami trawiasto-tytoniowymi. W tle mamy trochę suszonych owocw. Finisz to mocna goryczka, ale dobrze rwnoważąca pełnię piwa. Rozgrzewający alkohol tutaj jest wyczuwany, ale nie przeszkadza, raczej dopełnia całość.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjorsvdg (427) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
Dit is geen gerstewijn, maar een donkere IPA. Duidelijke fleurige tonen en ook in het smaakpalet komen oranjebloesem en rozenwater terug. Verder wat karamel en pruim en geroosterd brood. Prima IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linkiewitz (98) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Aromat: Cukierki, dojrzałe owoce, po ogrzaniu alkohol. Wygląd: Ciemny bursztyn z delikatną pianą. Smak: Analogia do aromatu - słodycz, karmel, skojarzenia z miodem pitnym (lecz wytrawnym). Po ogrzaniu ujawnia się alkohol, ktry uwydatnia się w goryczce. Całość jest wyraźnie pełna, lecz nie zaklejająca/oblepiająca. Świetny przykład klasycznego barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (847) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Mooi donkerbruin bier met lichte schuimkraag. Geuren van barley en hop en wat geroosterde mout. De smaak is heerlijk vol en zoet, hoppig, caramel, chocola. Mooie volle chocoladesmaak in de afdronk. Prima barley!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (482) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at csakajo. Dark brown colour almost no head. Nosenis surprisingly hoppy with nice molasses and dried fruit. Taste is low bitterness, soke booze. Very nice cholate aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brewhemia (196) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2016
Wow this is good stuff! The best of two worlds: lots of malty full bodied beer and lots of great hop flavor and aroma. I love the combination and the balance between the dark malts and grassy hop flavor. The caramel and toasty malt notes dominate the aroma but grassy hop can be sensed. In the flavor the hops quickly take over. Really awesome balance between it all. Unfortunatly I had not read the label thoroughly enough and thought this was not a bottlefermented beer so I had left it layong down in the fridge resultibg in quite a lot of sediment in the glass which made it look a little unappetizing, but I disregard that since that was a fault of my own and besides that the beer looked great: nice nutbrown color with off white head. At this moment this feels like the best beer I have ever had!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1894) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at home, bought at Geers. Very hoppy, bitter, caramel, very nice and tasty, but totally wrecks your palet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
datrael (224) - Krakw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Setne piwo recenzowane na ratebeer to i musiało paść na Ngne 100. Na przywitanie z piwem złożony i bogaty aromat, wyczuwam nieco wędzonki, choć tu chyba wędzenia nie było, ale ja je wyczuwam;), nieco wina, nieco ciemnych owocw,trochę pralinek, jakieś nuty słodkie, jest co wąchać. W wyglądzie gęsta, bordowa ciecz o lekkim wysyceniu ze skromną beżową pianą. Smak wybitnie wytrawny, czuć nieco wędzonki (znw nie wiem skąd), sporą goryczkę, wyczuć można wino, jest w tym też pewna nalewkowość, gdzieś tam dochodzi do głosu gorzka czekolada. Ciało bardzo gęste, rozpływa się po podniebieniu. Wysycenie lekko szczypie w język, każdy łyk rozgrzewa,ale alkohol nie jest wyczuwalny. Charakter degustacyjny, do wolnego sączenia i rozkoszowania się każdym łykiem i muśnięciem aromatu Dobry, bogaty barley wine

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