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Bötet Barley Wine - Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

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Bötet Barley WineBötet Barley Wine

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88
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 11-14-2008)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle from a friend over the sea i was able to sit on this one for the last several months before indulging on this night of over indulgence, lol. served at cellar temp in a snifter, consumed on 10/11/2010.

really a weird pour as it comes out a very nice hazelnut color but with no head at all to speak of. a rather lifeless and yet clouded body leaves me wondering a touch.

aroma is wild though. lots of figs, earthy notes, toffee, caramel, touches of vanilla and loads of wood. really just a sublime smell and coming off the look i am even more confused now as to what may be going on here. as i take the first sip do notice the feel to be a touch on the lighter side but the flavor kicks it up a notch with tons of caramel an toffee, rich and well versed touches of vanilla and oak and a really well placed earthiness that seems to tie it all together. little finish that cleans quickly leaves a touch of alcohol on the palate.

overall a decent barelywine. a touch under carbonated but the flavor is there for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 00:57:10 | More by mikesgroove
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009

One thing I've noticed about a lot of barley wines is that even though most of them are good to drink, there is usually some edge to it that you guess would mature into something better over time. This isn't the case here. Smooth profile with a sweet tone that is right in line with what I think is appropriate. Extremely easy to drink and probably too much so at that. (I had 3 bottles in a row and would have been fine having many more) Definitely worth getting your hands on and letting rest for a few years, though she is good to go now.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 03:32:35 | More by RblWthACoz
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-23-2012 16:46:33 | More by drummermattie02
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bark

Sweden

3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is brown; the thick head sinks slowly to finger thick lid, leaving massive amounts of lacing.

The smell is sweet and matured with notes of raisins, nuts, alcohol, marzipan and caramel. A little rough for the style, I think.

The taste is very sweet with lots of nuts, almonds, marzipan and a quickly passing flavour of sharp alcohol and paint. There is a slight bitter flavour as well as notes of raisins and dried green apples. The body is medium - surprisingly low for a beer of this strength. The aftertaste is dry with warming notes of alcohol, raisins, some bitterness, fruity flavours and a hint of spices.

The carbonation is mild, the small bubbles are fresh. The liquid is smooth, almost a little sticky.

Barleywine is not really my favourite style, but I still experienced this one as a little rough and unbalanced. I will probably cellar the other bottles for a year or two; hopefully it will be more balanced then.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 21:06:25 | More by bark
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

25cl bottle into a snifter at Glenfiddich warehouse #68 Stockholm.

The beer pours a super light brown, totally clear with hints of amber, just looks watery and unappealing. Total lack of head, no lacing...Aroma smells like a typical bw but with too much alcohol. Caramel, alcohol, light hop finish...The taste is super light, that's the first thing, annoyingly so and distracting. Alcohol shows through too much, light caramel and a touch of hops...Feel is bad as we mentioned, however this is super easy to drink at 9.1%.

Ok and easy to drink bw but nothing to search out for. If you're in Sweden at a local place worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 13:41:43 | More by jrallen34
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in a 25 cl brown long-necked, slim bottle, with a light brown label with the silhouette of a man rowing a boat.

A: This beer is beautiful cloudy copper-colored. The head is thick and creamy, but small.

S: The smell is malty, sweet caramell. There are lots of dark dried fruits in the smell, raisins, figs and so on. Reminds me of a really nice Port.

T: Sweet malt together with dark dried fruits, like the smell. Some nice English floral as well as bitter hops are obvious. Some marzipan as well. It reminds me of exclusive sweets.

M: Body is very full and creamy. Carbonation is very mild. Aftertaste is long and at first sweet and bitter, but after a little while, only bitter - nice!

D: This is a really nice Barley Wine. I got me quite some bottles - the rest are at rest in my beer cellar. I just can't wait to see how they will evolve.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 19:10:43 | More by Evil_Pidde
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srandycarter

California

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Caramel, fairly clear, not much head. Only very spotty lace.

S - Malt comes up first, then bittering hops. A sharp fruity not is there that I cannot place.

T - Brown sugar, wort, lots of bittering hops and some fruitness.

M - Medium to heavier body, good carb, fair balance.

D - Very tasty. Very small at 25 cl, but tasty none the less.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:44:49 | More by srandycarter
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rarbring

Sweden

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is brown, red hints, with a firm beige head leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is, as should be, vinous - Port, Madeira. Sweet dried fruits, figs, dates. Fermentation and yeast.

Abundantly sweet, dried apricots, spices, cloves. A good bitter balance, bitter almond.

Rather good carbonation, small fresh bubbles, yet a firm feeling.

I have difficulties rating barley wines, barely beers as they are. But to me this was rather accessible.

Note: Tried the same vintage 2011-07-16, much more balanced and a deeper taste, upgraded smell, taste and overall with +0.5

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 11:07:47 | More by rarbring
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aztraz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-11-2012 21:38:06 | More by aztraz
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brystmar

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 bottle, thanks Ethan!

Beautiful appearance: dark amber body, decent white head, super stubborn lace stays longer than uninvited guests. Top marks for the style.

Spicy, sweet malts lean against the booze, presenting an excellent aroma. Malty base lays the groundwork for a nice flavor profile, but things turn watery and bland after the initial burst of flavors. No aged booze flavors at all... Disappointing, especially given the nice smell.

Meh

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 00:48:08 | More by brystmar
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed 6/26/10

Pour is dark cloudy brown, nice head and lacing. Smell is a bit sweet, plums, prunes, port, leather, wet tobacco, raisins, nuts, and caramel. Taste is about the same with a bit of booze. A bit over-carbonated on the mouthfeel. A bit rough for a barleywine, possibly could get better with age but I wouldn't waste the cellar space to find out.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 02:50:25 | More by craytonic
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-27-2013 21:32:27 | More by Mattias
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Traquairlover

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to baggio for this bottle.

50cl bottle poured into snifters.

A = Dark reddish maple color, small light tan head which quickly settles into a foam covering on perhaps 80% of the surface.

S = Good smalls of maple syrup, fresh turned dirt, very subdued citrus fruit with also some raisins and plums.

T = Dark fruits including plums, raisins, prunes, pipe tobacco, leather, light balancing bitterness with a hint of lemon zest, quite sweet but with a long finish that gets dryer as it goes on. Well balanced.

M = Full bodied, excellent mouthcoating, luscious feeling in mouth, creamy and smooth.

D = Not one to drink quickly, but it is not hard to keep going and I could happily drink this on other occasions.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 00:31:10 | More by Traquairlover
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this bottle in the Molen beershop in Bodengraven. Poured in a la Trappe glass. Have to say, I Really enjoyed this beer. Smell is beautiful, sweet candysugar and honey. Taste is sweet, some malty with some warming alcohol, with a bittersweet aftertaste. Very nice barley wine!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 14:15:19 | More by rvdoorn
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JamFuel

Sweden

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-25-2012 11:15:30 | More by JamFuel
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-07-2013 23:11:54 | More by Hultkrantz
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jisak74


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-21-2012 10:52:27 | More by jisak74
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profondo

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-24-2013 12:54:41 | More by profondo
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dqrull

Sweden

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a moderate creamy ehad that dies down pretty quick.

Smells fantastic with huge port and dried figs, some darker fruits as well, prunes and golden raisins. A very mature nose actually, with multiple layers and a suggested sweetness under it all.

Lighter than expected taste, and not as sweet as the nose hinted. The fruits are here, figs, prunes and raisins as well as some apple, carramellized apple with syrup and clarified butter. It all balances out with notes of red dessert wine, mainly port, but not as strong a prescense as in the nose, but still, it contributes with a very comfortable warmth in combination with the alcohol in the back. Finishes almost like fruit candy. The brew has a very mellow and moderate feel to it, which doesnt make it overpowering or sticky, while it really helps to bring out the different components of the experience, really subtle and balanced.

Suitably viscous mouthfeel, with a moderate to light carbonation that fits well.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 20:01:04 | More by dqrull
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Asgeirr

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bötet Barley Wine pours a somewhat opaque coquelicot colour along with a small and shortlived beige crown accompanied by the occasional bubble.

Smell: Primarily a very caramelly maltiness interlaced with raisins and plums. Besides that some yeasty and vinous, almost apple-like, sourness spring to mind along with some dry notes of hazel -- or even sawdust -- to round it off.

Taste: A lingering cream-and-strawberry-like sweetness of exceptional quality, some raisins and plums are obviously present in the note of deep sweetness whilst maple syrup and/or honey comes to mind. Not to forget, we get some bread-like notes as well.

Well. that was the malts, but about the hops then? Well, their area of activity is the aftertaste, which is definitely peppery, white pepper to be specific. That particular dryness is unmistakeably sticking out. Not that it's strong, it's actually quite mellow, but nonetheless, it's unique and distinct characteristic is enough to make itself noticed!

Mouthfeel: A bit thinner than what I hoped it would be, but still full, creamy and foremost: smooth as liquid velvet. Carbonation, however, is of the more subtle kind

Drinkability: To a lesser extent this barlewine was a bit unorthodox, since it priorities some different characteristics when it comes to the taste compartment. Nevertheless, this is surely a well-composed brew, yupp, yupp!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 16:39:41 | More by Asgeirr
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Bananaman

Sweden

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nynäshamn is really good brewer, but to be frank I haven't tried very many beers from them. This is my third beer anyway, and it's really good!

The beer pours a deep amber color with a tiny beige head that dissapears after a little while.

Aroma is quite vinous with lots of hops and dried fruits. Slightly aged smell in a way.

Taste is quite amazing! Lots of vinous notes with a very malty background. The English-style hops remind themselves aswell. The bitterness from the hops can be felt all the way to the back of the mouth, excellent!

A really good barley wine, but a bit expensive.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 19:36:21 | More by Bananaman
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Ljunkan

Sweden

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled as Bötet Barley Wine. Moves my rating from Nynäshamns Barley Wine to this one...

Pours a nice deep red color with a small white foamy head, leaving some lacing on the glass.

Smell is nice and malty. Lots of caramel and dried fruits. Very fruity-aleish in a english-styled way. A bit vinous. Seems interesting!

Taste is sweet, malty with notes of dried fruits, toffee/caramel and liquorice. A bit "peppery" and spicey with warming alcohol. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is very nice and filling. Liquid is very smooth, the carbonation is low and the beer seems very fullbodied. A bit oily.

This is a very nice sipper and Nynäshamn doesn't dissapoint. Good! Very malty and english in the style - perfect when you want something else than the more regular american "hop bomb"!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 11:45:42 | More by Ljunkan
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jono311

Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage on-tap at the Avenue Pub 1-21-11

Thin quickly faded head, fairly light lacing.

smells like candy sugar, toffee, and caramel. very mild to non-existent hop presence.

taste follows the nose pretty closely, I get caramel, toffee and sugar, with just a hint of bittering hops that have definitely smoothed with age and almost disappeared from this beer. smooth slightly sweet and extremely long finish.

mouthfeel is full and rich despite the age on this beer, could use a bit more carbonation for my personal taste.

overall a bit on the sweet side but an excellent european barley wine and an interesting contrast to the hoppier american versions of the style

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 20:00:09 | More by jono311
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linnet

Sweden

4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Small beige head, deep red/copper colour, lacing and the liquid is a bitt cloudy. Aroma is distinctly fruity, and hops is clearly present, honey, jam alcohol and dark fruit. Flavour is sweet but also with a nice bitterness to it, alcohol is present without being overwhelming. Mouthfeel is rather lively, with plenty of small bubbles, the liquid is sticky. Once again nynäshamn impresses!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 10:18:29 | More by linnet
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niklas0770

Sweden

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is brownish to red and quite dark. The one finger head fades to a thick sand-colored lid.

The smell is full of dark dryed fruits, figs, raisins, brown sugar... I also get hints of something dry, hazel nuts I think, but it's very vage. There's also hints of meadow and some alcohol.

The taste is just fantastic if you let the beer warm up a bit. It's an explotion of figs, brown sugar, sweet apples, maple syrup and unfortunately some alcohol. But this composition of flavours is still worthy of the top grade I gave it.

The mouthfeel is warm, smooth, oily and with low carbonation.

Since the ABV is at 9,1% I can't see myself drinking too many of those. The 250 ml bottle it comes in is just about enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 14:18:49 | More by niklas0770
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Bötet Barley Wine from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
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