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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1392   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 16C/61F Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malt; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

23,5P, 80 IBU, 10% ABV.

Editors note: Even though the label says "Barley Wine" in the States, the brewery usually says its brewed to be an IIPA. The American label was supposedly a glitch. In Europe its sold as an IIPA. But to save the admin crew some time dealing with user feedback, its listed as a Barley Wine.

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dnstone's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (3052) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Pours a murky brown with a solid but soft off-white, tan head. Slight oak aroma with a solid sweet maltiness with a great floral hop aroma. Enormous malt body with chocolate after-tones and an everpresent, but unobrusive hop strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3466) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2017
Interesting that the brewery says theres a glitch and its being listed as a barleywine when actually its supposed to be a double IPA. I dont pick up any indications of a double IPA at all and its an extremely smooth barleywine I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
homeini (183) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Uzupełnienie z notatek. Pite z kranu w Piw Paw. Bardzo gęste, oleiste. Świetne jak na ten styl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_est_deus (1262) - rebro, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
Mrk brun-rd, ogenomskinlig, orange-ljusbrunt skum. Doft: Humle, burkfrukt, alkohol, malt, lite apelsin, lite tr, exotisk frukt. Smak: Som doft + kanderat socker, dadlar, tamarind, lite fikon. I doft underbar, i smak s gott som perfect. Smaken pminner om min Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (470) - GERMANY - APR 15, 2017
Bottle poured into tasting glass, pours hazy Brown with thick white head. Nose of liquorice, hops. Taste toasty, liquorice, herbal. Herbal Finish...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (1085) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Brown color with tanned head. Aroma has caramel, dark fruits, syrup, toffee and oak. Taste is malty sweet with long quite sweet but also bitter aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, dark fruits, raisins, malt, oak. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (916) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Red brown beer with huge beige head. Aroma has malts, sweet caramel and fruits. Taste has malts, exotic fruits. Very full body, even bit too full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (1104) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a murky purple brown with a medium but fading off-white head and an aroma of hops, toffee, liquor, roasty malts, grapefruit, citrus, flowers and honey. The taste is medium sweet with a full body, a really good balance and a nice long lasting hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Villyzzz (366) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black with big off-white head. Aroma has citrus and spices. Taste has malts, citrus and licorice. Good not great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (132) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Dark brown color with small beige head. Nice aroma of strong malts, combined with caramel, pineapple and hint of alcohol. Strong taste of hops, combined with malts, sweet caramel and alcohol. Long sweet aftertaste which ends with alcohol. Medium carbonation. Overall this a very BIG beer with complexity yet delicious. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (706) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
[email protected], from Alko webstore. Dark brown color with small light beige head and hazy liquid. Huge, balanced taste with dark, overaged berries like raisin and plum, some dark chocolate and sour malts. Ultra-wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with dry malts with dark fruits. Medium/strong body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, distinctive and high quality and dark product.Superb for Barley Wine style, a bit stale for IIPA. Could have more malts in taste.

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