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


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RATINGS: 1404   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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GTAEgeek (2185) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at the Porter. Dark brown pour, with a medium, beige head. Very strong caramel and molasses up front, with some toast, licorice, and light smoke. Very sweet and chewy, with light smokiness and light bitterness. Heavy body, syrupy, and a little chalky. Overall, this is a big, hoppy, malt bomb of beer.

Andrus86 (643) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2017
BOTTLE. (Batch 1089. BB 09.12.18) Pours a kole beer with flat off white head.. Dried fruits & malty aroma, has subdued with age.. Thuck rich caramel malt body, harshness has died with age, yet the dried fruit is still there, quite enjoyable.. Sourced my cellar

vincentvega72 (726) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
Mooi donkerrood van kleur. Aroma en smaak van aardbei, kersen, confituur. Goed zoet in de aanzet met een redelijk droge licht bittere afdronk. Zeer goeie strakke barley-wine.

vmario (14) - POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Mimo wysokiego alkoholu ma spore wysycenie, które długo podtrzymuje bardzo ładną pianę. Barwa brązowo-rubinowa. Aromat słodowo-chmielowy. Alkohol bardzo rozgrzewający, ale nie gryzący. Goryczka dobrana na granicy balansu ze słodyczą. Jeżeli będę jeszcze miał okazję, kupię butelkę na leżakowanie, być może będzie jeszcze lepsze.

kaserov (688) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2017
Color negro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (se disipa relativamente rápido pero siempre queda un velo de espuma de un marrón grisáceo precioso). Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa y untuosa. Aroma a malta caramelizada, azúcar, reminiscencias de chocolate, pasas, alcohol y ligeros toques de lúpulo que aportan cítricos (sobre todo al principio, en cuanto va atemperando se pierde). Sabor completo, dulce pero sin excederse, muy elegante. Mucho caramelo, pasas, dark fruits. Al final aparece el lúpulo, aportando algo de amargor acompañado de alcohol. Pensaba que el postgusto sería más largo o que el regusto sería más alcohólico, pero ni lo uno ni lo otro. Una gozada.

MarcoBasile (319) - DENMARK - JUN 12, 2017
This is my first time trying out Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø. It’s their #100, a barleywine style ale brewed to celebrate their 100th batch, but they’ve continued production due to high demand. This particular one dates back to 2013. I’ve had it sitting in my cellar since 2014 or so. It comes in at 10% ABV. It pours a brown body that looks black in the glass. When held up to the light it has a golden brown tint. The head is holding on well still. The aroma is grainy and earthy with some tobacco notes. There’s quite a bit of stone fruits as well, plum especially. It smells pretty good. The taste is quite roasty up front but balanced really well with some sweet pithy notes. It’s a well rounded taste. It has some signs of piney hops that has gone dull over time. It’s intense and has a real alcohol warmth to it in the aftertaste. I would say that it has aged quite well. I’m not really that into barleywines though (not yet at least), I find them too big and in your face. But this is actually quite nice. A decent and warming beer in these cold months can’t hurt anyone. I’m just happy that I got to share this beer with friends as I wouldn’t be able to finish it all by myself.

hansvf (881) - - JUN 5, 2017
Heel hoppig en bitter, dat verwachte ik niet. Zou een barleywine moeten zijn toch. Wel lekker!

lmojoh (748) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2017
Flaske 50 cl smakt sept 2012. Aroma røsted malt, plomme, karamell. Utseende mørk brun med lys beige skum. Smak plomme, karamell, vanilje, røsted malt,noe lakris, alkohol. En kraftig øl med minner om barley wine, lang søtlig ettersmak med lakris i bunn. godt øl

Nurmis (638) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2017
0,5l bottle, bottle says batch #1740-A. Pours dark brown with tanned head. Caramel, raisins and plum, herbal hops. Perfectly balanced really. Can barely taste the alcohol. Superb.

Kittenbieer (183) - LYON, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans un verre "3 loups": belle robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse ivoire moyennement persistante avec une faible carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes houblonnés avec des notes IPA et des pointes de vieil aclcool nous amenant en bouche un ensemble très harmonieux avec une bonne amertume qui reste en finale .Un barley wine avec sa petite touche IPA bien plaisant!17,5/20.

appiantiqua (183) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2017
Dégustée avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre"Les 3 Loups". Température de début 8 ° environ. Belle robe cuivrée sombre surmontée d’une mousse de couleur ivoire et de persistance moyenne; faible carbonatation. Le nez évoque immédiatement une IPA avec une teneur très houblonnée mais aussi des arômes de type vieil alcool. Le goût balance nettement du coté de la douceur avec des saveurs boisées mais une amertume bienvenue vient équilibrer l’ensemble qui affiche une certaine complexité. La finale est longue et plaisante avec le retour des houblons et des notes de fruits confits. Barley Wine ou IPA???? peu importe! c’est délicieux! 17,5/20

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