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

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RATINGS: 1387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
DietPepsican (1592) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Strong caramel and chocolate aroma. Flavor is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, chocolate. Bitter hoppy finish. Medium mouthfeel, slight hint of the ABV. Nice.

3.6
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Courtesy of artusory

Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, muted citrus hops, and faint alcohol. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a somewhat soapy off-white head. The flavor starts with chocolate and toffee. The toffee really sweetens in the finish and long with some mild citrus hops and moderate alcohol. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.9
fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Wow. What an incredibly interesting and unique barleywine. Would possibly enjoy a tad more malty sweetnes ... or not. I often complain about various beers being too sweet. Damn, this has such hop intensity that mixes almost seemlessly with the alcohol burn. A wild ride to say the least. I quiet liked it. Thanks to Erin and Deniz for sharing.

3.9
diabel (1721) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle at the Laid Back Brussels Tasting (Feb 9, 2008)
Deep, black body. Creamy, lightly brown head. Aroma of hops, flowers and malts, but not that hoppy for an IIPA. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Nice malts with some hops. Good balance.

4.8
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2008
courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark brown-bordeaux colour, almost no foam; aroma of prune and cream, very hoppy; nits and chocolate maltiness; strong malt body; oily, deeply bitter with a very long malty nutty, chocolaty finish - what a fantastic beer!

3.9
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Aroma: Caramel malt, alcohol, Complex mixture of hops (including ice tea). Murky cloudy brown (mississippi water), light foam. Taste: Sweet caramel malt, burnt malt, hops, a little bitter, alcohol.

4.1
Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2008
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with an amber glow, frothy beige head. Fruity, malty nose with dried fruit, wild berries and toasted malt with loads of hops underneath. Malty taste with dried fruit, chocolate, caramel, a hint of smoke, a touch of oak, loads of citrussy, earthy hops in the finish, almost overpowered by the fiery alcohol coming through at the end. Almost full body, balanced sweetness. Bold, powerful and uncompromising effort from one of my favourite brewers. Impressive!

3.6
lb4lb (2629) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Pours basically black with a long lasting creamy head in a snifter. Smell is almost a subtle smoky malt and very little hops at all. Subtle smelling beer. Taste is nice and crisp hoppiness, with very smooth toasty to roasty dark malt flavor hidden in the back. Quite nice and ver drinkable. Some slight wet cardboardiness in the flavor detracted at the very end for me.

3.7
Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet aroma of citrus and floral hops, caramel, chocolate, pine, and notes of raisins. Flavor is smooth and creamy with caramel, pine, toasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of brown sugar. A unique and decent brew.

4
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 bottle 500ml (batch 326) at OpusK Lohja 15 euro’s sky high price! Color:dark brown, nice light brown head and bit lace Scent: hops Taste:strong hobs, bit sweet,bitterness long aftertaste,taste of alcohol hidden behind hops. 7-3-8-3-13 #446 bottle from Alko 6,79€ dark brown transparent beige head lacing. Tasty strong grapefruity hops on fruity malty body fudge presents too, pleasant bitterness in aftertaste. First time Feb 2008 rookie Ratebeerian was very bad mood ;)


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