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# 100 - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

378 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 378
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
23,5° P, 80 IBU.

First brewed to celebrate the 100th batch.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malt; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

(Beer added by: bark on 03-01-2005)
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melagnus

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Moderate pour into snifter produces finger-thick light tan head that produces medium head-retention and slowly fizzles out to thin film. Swirling beer in glass rouses head, alcohol sticks slightly to side of glass, though lacing is not too prevalent. Density of head is quite thick and when poured into a tulip glass, head retention is incredible and produces more lacing than in a snifter! Chill haze provides slightly opaque appearance. Amber-Brown to Brown in appearance (SRM 19) with possibly a slight Ruby hue to it.

S - Intense floral bouquet of hops & malts mix together beautifully! Biscuity note by way of the Maris-Otter Pale Malt mixes with syrupy sweet caramel. Chocolate malts come through with a slightly roasted note, though mild at best. Alcohol fusel tops out the mixture. Slight orange aspect mixes with the chocolate, which makes me think of chocolate orange ice cream that I had once in Paris! No pine resin is noticeable, though with having used Columbus, Chinook and Centennial hops, there's no doubt that this beer should be yielding this under different circumstances. Clearly, this beer is malt-forward, which is to style!

F/M - Hops & malts constantly are vieing for position! Chocolate malt and hops leave a bitter kiss on the palate that lingers for some time. Alcohol warms the throat and mouth and a syrupy sweet taste of caramel and raisins helps to balance out the hops. Finish is wet, though does dry out with time, which shows that this beer was aged fairly extensively. A very slight tinge of roasty character does come through, which although isn't to style is welcomed. A piney note comes through when swirling the beer around on the palate, which is interesting, for I wasn't able to pick this up in the aroma. The orange that I noticed in the aroma comes through slightly, though despite the 80 IBUs, this beer maintains impressive notes of malt. With this said, hop-forward it is and the palate is quite taxed after several quaffs! As the beer dries out, lemon drops come to mind and the tongue feels like a tired marathon runner that's looking for more liquid to quench his/her thirst :) Carbonation is medium and provides a bit of tingling feeling and warmth from alcohol is moderate. Wheat malt provides for a bit of grit and chewyness

D/C - This beer at 10% ABV definitely packs a punch! Of all the Barleywines I've had though, this definitely ranks up there as one of the finer! A truly incredible interpretation of New World meets Old World and is something that I would continue to rely on at the ski lodge in Scandinavia.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 01:09:18 | More by melagnus
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