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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

393 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 393
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 29
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 393 | Reviews: 249 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light brown with a two finger light tan head that holds together very nicely and leaves lots of lacing. Can already tell this is going to be fun.
Big time aroma of hops up front, some citrus, some earthy but also plenty of sweet malts, caramel, some brown sugar and a few fruity notes. Quite complex on the nose.
Flavor starts with sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, hints of vanilla, some chocolate, then follows with some bitter resinous hops on the finish. Perfect in balance however. Not too much of either.
Mouthfeel is very full and smooth, above average carbonation for the style, but not too much by any means.
Perfect style English Barleywine although I dont think it quite fits the style. Its really just a good strong ale. Hopping is great, maltiness is great, just a great balanced strong ale. Nogne has some hit or miss, and you dont want to miss for the price tags, but this is a winner; an immensely enjoyable and unique brew.

claspada, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -0.5%

morrowd3, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Matagal
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Matagal, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of alelover
4/5  rDev -0.5%

alelover, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of spoonhawk
4/5  rDev -0.5%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of jdklks
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've reviewed this in the bottle before, but I just had it on tap and there were some differences. I'll copy and paste from my other review and CAPS the differences:

the appearance of this beer is just okay. more like a quad than a barleywine: a dark, murky brown with light brown tints when illuminated, and pillowy tan two finger head. the smell is of pine nuts, figs, LOTS OF SWEET CHERRIES, and a sweet, burnt malt.

the flavor is big time alcoholic, WITH SOME, BUT NOT A WHOLE LOT OF HOPS, MAKING IT MUCH LESS BITTER THAN IN THE BOTTLE. burnt after-taste, THOUGH NOT AS MUCH ON TAP. in that capacity it reminds me of Full Sail's Old Boardhead Barleywine, though much smoother all-around. Sweet fruit up front (figs, mango, caramelized apple, HUGE AMOUNTS OF CHERRIES) accompanied by a brown sugar sweetness, all of which is forgotten in the burnt grapefruit-hoppy middle, finish and aftertaste. a very good beer that is pleasant to drink, but perhaps a little less complex than i like the style to be (HERE THE SWEETNESS, AS OPPOSED TO THE BITTERNESS IS OVERBEARING).

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, and WELL CARBONATED, THOUGH NOT AS MUCH SO AS IN THE BOTTLE. it foams thickly on the palate (a characteristic ive never experienced to this extreme before) instead of "popping" all over. the drinkability is pretty good, though it is very full-bodied and filling when it hits the stomach.

jdklks, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev -0.5%

MaseFace, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -0.5%

nmann08, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of JorSince88
4/5  rDev -0.5%

JorSince88, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of goblue3509
4/5  rDev -0.5%

goblue3509, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated July 12, 2012.

Beer is dark brown with some reddish hints. Moderately-sized beige head. OK retention, decent lace.

Smell is a real mixture of sweet malt and bitter, citrusy hops. Burnt caramel, brown sugar, a bit of wood, orange, a bit of apple.

Nice flavour. Similar to the nose, a real mix of malt and hops. Caramel, brown sugar, a bit bready, a touch of dark fruit. As for hops, orange sticks out. I don't pick out a lot more citrus fruit, but there is a notable bitterness from the hops, particularly at the finish. Really a good balance between the two sides. Good.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Fairly heavy, bready with a bit of a sticky syrupy flavour.

Overall, a good barleywine. Very enjoyable.

jrenihan, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of jklecko2
4/5  rDev -0.5%

jklecko2, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev -0.5%

johnnyboy76, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Grinky
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Grinky, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of IpeeA
4/5  rDev -0.5%

IpeeA, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Chico1985, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of goalie33
4/5  rDev -0.5%

goalie33, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of Archimedes
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Archimedes, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of MystikCelt
4/5  rDev -0.5%

MystikCelt, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Rollzroyce21, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of stephens101
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first Nogne brew, and highly anticipated. Very deep brown, bordering on black in color. A flurry of carbonation results in a bubbly, medium-sized tan head that has great retention. When it finally fades, a constellation of little dots surround the middle of the snifter, and a few clumps of bubbles are left on top of the brew. Smells pleasant with deep chocolates and ripe red cherries easing into some piny hops. Subtle sweet malts and dark dried fruits flow across the palate and are followed by a big hit of more piney hops, distant dark chocolates and fairly sharp and lingering alcohol heat. Mouth-feel is medium to heavy, and it initially goes down smooth and creamy, but a certain crispness forms around the edges after a few drinks, making things interesting. I can see where aging one of these would make a big difference in rounding off some of the sharp edges, but it's still good to go as is, and very satisfying.

stephens101, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of deNerval
4/5  rDev -0.5%

deNerval, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -0.5%

jwat, Jan 26, 2012
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.