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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (482) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Grumsete mørk brun farge med lite skum. Noe røklukt, også alkoholdunst. Lukter også kirsebær. Smaker syrlig. Litt sherryfeeling. Liker absolutt smaken bedre en lukten. Kjenner alkoholvarme. Bittersøt avslutning som varer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (952) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Mørk brun med en del segmenter. Lys brunt skum. Røkt, sur lukt av bål og lukt av bær. Syrlige bær, cherry og kjenner også røyksmaken. Lite kullsyre, ganske lang bittersøt ettersmak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (622) - NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Very dark ruby, significantly darker than the ordinary Sunturnbrew. A bit of lambic, peated malt and barn in aroma. Sour lambic in taste and aftertaste, with sour berries and medium dark malt. Not much peated malt taste left. Dry mouthfeel. Decent drinkability. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer (54) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Dark red-brownish colour. Interesting aroma of fermented fruits, a little smoke and alcohol. Alcohol taste very strong and sherry-like with tones of red berries. Some sourness.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (4531) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Nogne O Tap Takeover. Pours a clear, rootbeer brown with a ring of white head. Nose is a mix of booze and juniper, brandy, smoke, some sour cherry. Flavor is hot, acetic, malt vinegar, smoke, stinging nettles, lemon, moonshine. Hot finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1542) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
A very dark brown beer with a weak and beige head. The aroma is strognly roasted with peat, rich maltyness and berry sweetness, hint of vanilla and salt liquirice. Taste is roasted, peat, sourness of red currants, some salt liquirice. Almost full bodied, still quite easy, even almost a fresh due to berries. Not so good as the normal Sunturnbrew, this is not so intensive.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (4407) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
Poured from bottle at Churchkey for a meet the brewer event. Aroma is astringent alcohol. Smoke notes, meat character. Too much smoke, barrel didn’t improve taste unfortunately. Not a fan of this particular one at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aldemirfilho (16) - - APR 26, 2014
Nice dark, smoked, oak-like-tasting beer with a wooden smell. I asked for a barleywine here and that's what they suggested me to try. It tastes a bit different from other barleywines I tried (I think it's because it's also a bit fruity) but definitely I good beer that's worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1203) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
250ml btl from Vinmonopolet; tan thin head, dark black brown grey body. Rotten berries outta spout, better scents from mug. Smoke, berry juice, tar. Strong taste; fermented berries, smoke, roasted malts, black prunes, nice. Heavy body, suitable low carbonation. Fruity aftertaste where berries dominate over the tar and smoke. Overall a heavy drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPAgutten79 (444) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Mørk bunlig med null skum. Aroma av bål, mildt sur, tørket frukt og whiskey. Smaken er røyk, eddiksur, tørket frukt og malt. I starten dominerer røyktrekkene, som er ganske vellykket. Dessverre tar en ganske markant surhet over etterhvert, og dominerer totalt. Ikke like vellykket... Jeg likte den originale Sunturnbrew betraktelig bedre, og tror jeg delte ut 4 poeng. Denne får trekk for en surhet jeg ikke syns harmonerer særlig bra med resten av brygget. Medium konsistens.


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