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

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RATINGS: 1391   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (86) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I've just read that this is really an IIPA, rather than a Barley Wine, but I'd almost vote for the Barley Wine label because of the combination of the strong malt dominating the moderate hops, and the rich mouth feel. I wish I had a fireplace I could drink this great beer in front of ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
homeini (169) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Uzupełnienie z notatek. Pite z kranu w Piw Paw. Bardzo gęste, oleiste. Świetne jak na ten styl.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_est_deus (1259) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
Mörk brun-röd, ogenomskinlig, orange-ljusbrunt skum. Doft: Humle, burkfrukt, alkohol, malt, lite apelsin, lite trä, exotisk frukt. Smak: Som doft + kanderat socker, dadlar, tamarind, lite fikon. I doft underbar, i smak så gott som perfect. Smaken påminner om min Barley Wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (469) - 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...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (1079) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (910) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (1098) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Villyzzz (364) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (131) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (705) - 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mviljamaa (97) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Pours with a good light brownish head. Color is brown and dark reddish. Appearance is thus very appealing. Aroma has yeast, light orange and raspberry notes and a bit of malt. Palate is very nice, being well balanced between oiliness and dryness and the carbonation makes the palate very "centered" or dense. Taste is delicious having malt, blue cheese, some mint or mint chocolate and herbal liquor and has a very rich, long and sweet after taste. Extremely delicious. There’s a nice amount of bitterness adding some kick. Absolutely fantastic beer with enough complexity and elegance.


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