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

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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Norwegian: En kompleks barley wine med moderat røkprofil. Brygget på årets mørkeste dag.

English: This smoked Barley Wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Small head with short duration. Color is near black. Aroma and taste are smoke, vinous, malt, fruits and yeast.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle at Patricks Pub, Kristiansand. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour, fruit, roasted, ccoffee. Flavour is dry, fruit, alcohol, smoked, coffee, cacao, roasted, malt, hopFull bodied nice balnanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3820) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
Valby 2009. Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, smoked, licorice), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter and acidic. Full body. Not harmonic.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
almost black, no head. faint roasted aroma. raosted, licorice, bit one dimensional flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. High malty, sweetness, residual sugar, raisins, light smokey, citrus, fruity, licorice, light yeasty, syrup. Low carbonation. Strange - I don’t understand.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Dark brown and clear. Off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is heavy malty, bread, grain, notes of citrus and smoked. Flavor is heavy sweet. Syrup texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle. [Beer festival 2009] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Light cloudy mahogany color. Aroma of bread, toasted malt, mild smoke and fruit as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with some counter bitterness. Mild smoky sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours deep brownish amber with practically no head. Aroma is smoky, some raspberries, black currants, sweetness and roasted malts. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, quite sticky and sugary, some cinnamon and a good smoky balance. Pretty warming. Still too sweet, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle at KBH Festival, 2009. Unclear muddy dark brown with no head. Meat, caramel and peaty nose. Some roast. Oily and smooth. Fruity and vinous. Quite balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
CBF09. Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Candylike barleywine flavor. Only slightly smoked. Very vinius. Creamy palate. excellent brew.


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