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


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RATINGS: 1372   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spence75 (39) - - OCT 31, 2016
i found it a good beer smell of chocolate and caramel black and moderate body, moderate bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3348) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a glass. Dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is heavy caramel malt and some herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (759) - HUNGARY - OCT 21, 2016
Réz színű itóka jubileumi jelleggel, mely éppen annyira IPA, mint amennyire barley wine, annak hagymalekváros, almakompótos, gyantás karakterével illatában, haraphatóan testes, juharszirupos, befőttes, komlóolajos jegyekkel az ízvilágban. Csípős alkoholosság, likőrös, desszertszerű vonások, krétaporos élesztősség, kaparósan keserédes végkifejlet. Bővérű főzet telt szerkezettel, intenzív, de kiegyensúlyozott jellemvonásokkal, melengető ízhatással, emlékezetes szerepléssel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scirtes (484) - POLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle, bb 8.12.19 (batch 1557). Pours dark amber, with off-white head. Aromas of sweet dried fruits, raisins, apricots, some tropical fruits as well, honey. Taste is sweet, with well marked bitterness. Full bodied, oily, with average carbonation. Complex and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (622) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear amber. Aroma of bread crust, caramel, hops. Roasted. Medium-full bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3664) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2016
zwart met kaki kraag, aroma van laurier en droppig. smaken zijn dik, stevig, veel laurier, hoestsiroop, alcohol, mout, graan, pittig, glad, geroosterd en gebrand, redelijk zoet maar over het algemeen bevat het teveel laurier, het overheerst alles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (407) - - 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 (1282) - 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 (781) - 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 owoców. Finisz to mocna goryczka, ale dobrze równoważąca 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 (472) - 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.

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