Nøgne Ø Andhrímnir Barley Wine

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Andhrimnir is the chef of the Æsir and einherjat in Norse Mythology. Every day in Valhalla, he slaughters the beast Sæhrímnir and cooks it in Eldhrimnir, his cauldron. It is also the winner of Norwegian national championship for homebrewers. We at Nøgne Ø want to make this great barley wine available commercially, so beer drinkers will have an opportunity to experience the best Norwegian homebrew. Though made in Nøgne Ø brewery, this beer was brewed by its creator, Gahr Smith-Gahrsen. Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, hops, yeast. 65 IBU.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7224) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2009
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Batch #435, ABV 10%. Deep brown colour, slightly hazy, big beige head. Pleasant aroma of brown malts, notes of rum-raisin and fortified wine, hints of spices and oak. The flavour has loads of malty sweetness and alcohol, notes of dark dried fruits and oak, hints of spices (esp. anise) and liquorice. There is a firm hoppy bitterness in the finish. Powerful beer, a bit "raw in the edges", will probably benefit from a year or two (perhaps more) in the cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14641) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop. caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is hop, caramel, alcohol, apple, raisin, malt, dried fruits. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle at home. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. high malty, light sweetness, roasted, berries, dark fruity, nice hoppy, ryebread, licorice, chocolate, caramel, toffee, prunes, raisins, fat/sticky body. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6750) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle at Olympen Fungus-like head with coarse bubbles. Sweet berries, caramel. chocolate, prunes. Heavy , a bit oily. For late night drinking with a good book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2009
Small offwhite head. Deep brownish red body. Nutty earthy strawberry aroma with roasted almonds and toffee notes. Sweet-dry alcoholic dusty roasty strawberry taste with fruity nutty caramel notes. Fullish body. Rounded, warm mouthfeel. Dry roasty dusty nutty malty aftertaste with earthy syrupy roasted almonds notes. Complex and harmonic, even though it’s still strictly speaking quite green. Will rerate, because this is bound to improve with age. (0.35l draft, Olympen, Oslo.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Pours murky orange with no head. Aroma of sherry (even glühwein) ginger and cardamom, ginger. Taste is sweet alcoholic and bitter. Syrupy texture. Full bodied. (Tap @ Cardinal 29.12.2009) (Original rating 3.1 Total score) [email protected]øgneØ’s stand @Ølmessen 2009,Nærbø. Hazy golden liquid with a creamy, light brown head that lasts. Aromas are all surprisingly mild, Caramel, Alcohol, Prune/Plum and Apple. In the mouth it starts off heavily sweet and lightly acidic. The heavy sweetness lingers into a long finish with a metallic hint. Obviously full bodied, the sweetness is a bit too dominant for my taste. Nice to have tried though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle @ Olbutikken, Copenhagen. After a few boring beers from the brewery this beer made me remember why I use to love Nogne O so much a few years back. Pours unclear brown with a creamy head and lacing. Nose and taste is sweet and vinous. Dark fruits, a bit of alcohol and chewy malts. Full bodied. A bit of warmth. Good drinkability. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11655) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Unclear. Beautiful light brown dense head. Aroma of liqourice, berries, raisin and dried fruits. Is a bit subdued. Flavour of raisin, sweetness, prunes, liwourice, berries, light herbs and spices. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Ends on a sweet and fruity note. Has a light bitter touch and ABV warm the lips gently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (12061) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2009
350ml draught, my second of three big beers at Olympen where the ale was served at the very right drinking temperature. Brown-reddish body with a slight haze. More or less naked on the surface. Smell of sweet prunes and raisin. Dried apricots in flavour added by plums and prunes and underlying malts. Lingering bittersweet finish. Modest spicy alcoholic heating. Full bodied, but still refreshing and quite easy to drink. Rather satisfactory with the ox ribs (Oslo, 13.10.2009).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (8770) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2009
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger.Pours dark amber with a small off-white head.Sweet malty aroma, honey. Taste is sweet alcohol,herbs and hints of anisette. Maybe this beer is too fresh for my likings.

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