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


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RATINGS: 167   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle: Poured a cloudy deep brown color ale with a medium size dark brown foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of peat smoked malt with some bourbon notes and quiet a bit of residual sugar notes. Taste is a sweet mix of caramelized malt with plenty of residual sugar and some bourbon notes with limited vanilla coming out with a heavy peat smoke finish. Body is full with limited filtration and medium carbonation with some warming alcohol notes discernable. This is a very intense experience with some complexity and limited drinkability (good idea to bottle this in nip size bottle). The bourbon notes might be a bit too straightforward and probably too much residual sugar kind of ruined what could have been abetter experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2361) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
@basunen: trevlig vinös doft med tydlig fatton. Ganska snäll smak men trevlig att smutta på. Lite torr eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Cloudy dark brown, minimal head. Aroma of peaty smoke with some tart wine. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Peat and bourbon, peppery heat and red wine. Warming finish with salty bitterness. Very intense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle from Brewberry. First off, I am no fan of Smoked nor Sours... Body is dark brown with thin, mocha, oily head. Nose is malts with some bourbon strain, vanilla and spices. Taste is sour, acidic, some vanilla and spicy finish. Not sure about this one. Bourbon definitely in the syrupy finish as well.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bouteille de 25cl. Meilleure avant le 17/07/2017…mais encore. Un liquide acajou avec pas de mousse. Un nez d’iode et de fumé. Une bouche raide, fruitée, acide. Je n’ai rien à dire n’à redire de cette bière qui est supposée être une version «enhance» de la Sunturnbrew. Complétement ratée. 2/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, shared @ Three Boars in Edmonton. I hadn’t cared much for the original Sunturn Brew, which I had on tap in Champaign Illinois, so I was excited to see what barrel aging did to the base beer. I found that it did improve things overall, but underlying the vanilla sweetness added by the barrel character was a persistent phenolic quality in addition to the peatiness. Still, much more enjoyable than my first experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks! pours cloudy dark brown with a minimal light beige head, some retention. peaty nose, slightly acrid red fruitiness, maple, some sweetness and slightly disturbing acidity, woodsy notes. soft carbonation, medium body - oily, peaty, cloying, slightly harsh grassy, lightly acidic and unbalanced finish. seems like a good use of barrel at first for its underwhelming barrel flavors but the acidity makes me think otherwise.. still.. not horrible

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Cola brown with a creamy long lived cap floating on top. Wacky, wacky aroma. Heavy peat, notable alcohol, and just like the regular it has a noticeable medical element in the nose. Mmmmmm..... smoked Robitussin. Seems to be an underlining sourness here. Tar, smoke, sweetness, alcohol, other weird stuff. No beer taste like the Sunturnbrew! is it good??? maybe, is it completely bat shit waked out different? Yes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle (250 ml). Thanks to kbudd19 for this one! Murky amber/brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is meaty with strong peated notes, red fruits, sweetness and bourbon. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with acidic notes, peat, smoked, fruits, oak and light bourbon. Medium body. Poor balance. Too sweet. Disturbing acidic presence. Not one that I’ll buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Une bouteille de 25 cl qui m’a été offerte par quicklearner. Merci! Dans mon verre, un liquide brun acajou sur lequel flotte une feuille de mousse. Au nez, je cherche la rondeur maltée de la proposition régulière et je ne trouve que des parfums écrasants de bourbon, de notes boisées et de notes végétales. Je sens par contre monter une fumée qui arrive trop peu et trop tard. Dommage que cette barrique soit si rude. Le goût est littéralement catastrophique. Je ne goûte rien d’autre qu’un parfum bas de gamme de bourbon mélangé avec des saveurs acides qui font littéralement fondre ma langue. Ridiculement mauvais. En bouche, le liquide est bien mince et n’apporte que frustration et désolation. En finale, ce sont des éléments acides, surets et désorganisés qui m’agressent royalement. Cette chose n’est pas buvable. Dommage car j’avais bien aimé la version régulière de ce vin d’orge fumé.

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