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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 1394   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11798) - Søborg, - JUL 2, 2005
Bottled: Dark reddish brown colour. Unclear. Dense light brown small head. Herbs, sweetness and berries in the aroma. Light notes of honey. Liqourice, spices, herbs in the flavour. A smooth initial hoppyness explodes into a hoppy chocolate flavour. Quite sensational. Ends on very bitter note, that last pretty long. Not as hoppy as other IIPA’s I’ve tried, but very balanced. Yet another very good beer, from one of my favourite brewers.


4.1
astronzz (42) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 Barwa debowo czerwona. W aromacie duzo marmolady, chmiel, troche wina jęczmiennego, miodu. W smaku czuc mocno nachmielenie, suszone owoce, kwasowość miodu, przyjemne posmaki kwiatowe ale takie szlachetne. Piwo degustacyjne sporo ciala. Na finiszu krotka goryczka i suszone owoce. Srednie wysycenie. Bardzo dobry barley wine. Dominuja polwytrawne posmaki.

4.1
Mariox (393) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 Taki nietypowy barley wine. W aromacie sporo estrów owocowych, suszone owoce, dużo toffi, lekkie nachmielenie. W smaku półsłodkie, spora niegryząca, krótka goryczka. Na finiszu słodkie suszone owoce i krótka chmielowa goryczka. Wysycenie średnie, alkohol nieźle ukryty, ale daje o sobie znać w szlachetny sposób. Treściwe, sporo ciała, intensywne, gęste, degustacyjne, całkiem smaczne.

3.7
Bitek (856) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 13, 2018
Karmel, suszone owoce, marmolada, żywica, alkohol. Treściwość średnia do wysokiej, umiarkowanie słodkie. Średnie wysycenie, wysoka goryczka.

3.9
artemb (1292) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 4, 2018
Amber, hazy, strong head. Aroma: malt, candied grapefruits, grassy hops, toffee, sweet white wine. Moderate bitterness balanced with malty sweetness. Flavour: brandy, some mature cheese. Very good.

4
evannell (1499) - Krak�w, POLAND - DEC 3, 2017
W aromacie nie do końca taki prosty Barley Wine. Są tony toffi, ale również chmielowe, naftowe przebłyski. Smak bogaty, głównie toffi, trochę niby jakiejś beczki. Goryczka alkoholowo-chmielowa. Świetne piwo do wypicia na pół ;)

4.1
90 (922) - BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2017
Bought @ Bierhalle Deconinck. Very nice aroma with caramel and hops. Taste is caramel, chocolate but still hoppy. Huge on malt. Very nice combination. Average carbonation. Palate is full and creamy. Aftertaste is lingering with caramel and some bitterness.

3.7
Rask0lnikov (1574) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 4, 2017
500ml bottle. Brewed 11.08.16. Pours reddish brown colour. No head. Dark fruits, caramel, toffee, notes of apples, berries in the aroma. Caramel, notes of brandy, notes of dark fruits, bitter, grassy notes in the taste. Bitter notes, notes of alcochol in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, bit sharp, slightly fruity barleywine.

4
hman43 (1887) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2017
It pours dark brown and has a light brown head. Head retention is low. It has a high aroma of malt and chocolate. There are some moderate plum aromas It has a light earthy element and some wood. There are also a bit of molasses notes. The are many rich malt flavors that include toffee, molasses, and bread. There are also some plum notes and chocolate with a bit of wood. It has a full body that is not quite chewy, but is thick on the palate. The carbonation is low. There is a pleasant alcohol warming element as well. Overall, there are a lot of malt flavors with some supporting elements in the back ground highlighted by chocolate, bread, toffee, and molasses with a strong plum character.

4.2
Cimbasso (1056) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle from Oslo airport duty free - thanks Rachel! A blockbuster beer which I opened with great anticipation. Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Rich, malty aroma with velvety dried fruits on the nose. Lots of dried fruit and date flavours with notes of caramel, chocolate, leather, tobacco, booze and vanilla. Very strong, very sweet and very bitter. The taste is massive and really fills the mouth. The bitterness would be too powerful if it was not offset by the caramel sweetness. There is a slightly harsh quality in the aftertaste, but otherwise, this is a one of the best beers that I have tasted.

4.2
Learninbeer (669) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle roughly 10 years old. The aroma is malt, caramel, dates and licorice. Pours a dark golden brown with minimal tan head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is a little sweet then a little bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation soft and the finish long. Very Good, was scared it wouldn't hold up for this long, very good flavors, hints of chocolate, coffee, some licorice and vanilla.


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