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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Norwegian: En kompleks barley wine med moderat røkprofil. Brygget på årets mørkeste dag.

English: This smoked Barley Wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, - NOV 11, 2012
Ta-daaa! Rating number 500, finally I’m a beer demigod! This one pours a dark copper body with a very small, light-brown head that pretty soon reduces to a thin film with some additional build-up at the walls of my snifter. Some lacing are left on the glass, but not much. The aroma is strong and is dominated by wood smoke and peat, but there are also some smoked meat and sausages. More importantly there are also definite hoppy notes in the back, making the aroma more refreshing than pure smoke and liquid meat. A hint of the high ABV can also be detected. The taste is heavy to moderate sweet and is elegantly backed up by a moderate plus bitterness. Initially the sugary flavour profile is govern by strong notes of smoke and peat with a solid hoppy resinous background. There are also vague elements of overripe fruits that magically transforms into sweet dark dried fruits as the beer warms up. I also get chocolate as the beer reaches a more fitting temperature. The mouthfeel is close to perfect, it’s lovely vinous with a full body, an oily texture and soft carbonation. The alcohol is masterly integrated. A very nice barley wine and by far the best smoked beer I’ve ever had! So, 500 ratings, how many more do I need before I stop feeling like a complete beer novice?
[50 cl bottle, batch 749B, enjoyed 10 months after bottling/9 years 2 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]


3.4
bonev (780) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Kolor brazowy z lekko zabarwiona sredniopecherzykowa piana. Czuc aromaty wedzonki i dymu z ogniska, lekki alkohol i konkretna podbudowa slodowa. Zyto jeszcze bardziej zagescilo konsystencje i stalo sie bardzej kleiste. Suszone kandyzowane owoce i troche karmelu. Slodkie i mulace, pomimo iz jestem wielkim fanem wedzonek to efekt dymu jeszcze bardziej to piwo zamulil i ciezko mi je bylo do konca wypic.

4.3
alex_leit (4034) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color, good creamy foam. Smoked aroma, cheese, caramel or other malts, wine, creosote. Taste: caramel, whisky, peat, sweet, wine, very good.

4
cirob (7) - Marano di Napoli, ITALY - JUL 11, 2017 does not count
E’ una barley wine norvegese, la Sunturnbrew del birrificio Nogne, che viene prodotta in inverno, durante il solstizio, il giorno più buio dell’anno.... Il colore, come si nota dalla foto, è scuro, la luce non filtra, non si riesce a vedere attraverso, la schiuma è di un leggero color cappuccino e non persiste tantissimo, ma per provare questa birra non c’è bisogno degli occhi, ma del naso e della bocca... Al naso, infatti, sentori di affumicato, di speck, di leggera torrefazione e anche crosta di pane, ma al gusto la birra esplode in tutti i suoi sapori: affumicato, tostato, note di castagna... (amici che l’hanno provata sentivano lo speck!!), poi la birra scivola e sfuma dolcemente e piacevolmente, lasciando una nota amaricante, che non persiste eccessivamente.

3.8
minihame2 (641) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Black colour, creamy, light tan head. Somewhat sweet, malty aroma, light smokiness, some alcohol aroma, almost like bourbon. Rich flavoured taste, intense smoke, roasted malts, some hops and bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily, above medium body, low carbonation. Really nice smoked beer, great flavours and overall, really rich beer as expected from Nogne.

3.8
Korcz (3372) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.7
wlajwl (6803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2017
Aroma and flavor is smoke/malts, fruit and a mix of sweetness and alcohol in the finish.

4.1
BlazerT (1101) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
Karmelowa, ulepkowata słodycz BW, niezwykle stonowana, nie zamulająca. Gdzieś tam w tle suszone owoce, figi, rodzynki. Znakomicie wkomponowane aromaty dymione, super komponują się z całością. CIało pełne, gęste, ulepkowate, gladkie, wysycenie niskie. Bardziej mu do BW niż jakiegoś smoked. Bardzo w stylu "słodkich" piw Nogne.

4
beton (618) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

4
metalspice (963) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2017
Svart hvor noe lys slipper gjennom i kantene. En fingerbredde med kompakt, beige skum. Søt røyk i duften sammen med tørket frukt treverk og noe tobakk. Svisker slår til først i smaken. Røyken kommer senere sammen med fiken og vanilje. Tykk munnfølelse sammen med en behagelig alkoholvarme.

4
jookos (6762) - FINLAND - FEB 8, 2017
bottle, alko arkadia. dark brown. smokey malty nose, like really dry beef jerky, almost to the point its gone woody, malty, pleasant, nice. full intense thick bodied. good bitters, sweets, balanced and clean, well made nögne-y. smoky, nice though, not overpowering but still very very dominant. woody. malty, rye bready. soft smooth, surprisingly non-repulsive despite being high abv *and* smoked. have had a couple already, so cant feel the booze, but definitely a slight alcohol burn in the finish. really thick, but kinda nice clean flavoured drink. one of those that are that well made & clean flavoured, but just filled with everything, that one, if inclined to beer nerdyness, could go on all night babbling about all the different nuances found, and imagined. great brew. basically a shitload of a lot tossed together, but .. came out nice.


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