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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
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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jdklks

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2010 06:12:38 | More by jdklks
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-11-2014 04:58:10 | More by nmann08
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JorSince88

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-16-2013 01:34:01 | More by JorSince88
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-26-2013 13:48:13 | More by goblue3509
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 20:36:53 | More by jrenihan
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-20-2014 21:08:59 | More by jklecko2
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-09-2013 21:32:34 | More by johnnyboy76
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Grinky

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-22-2012 02:57:06 | More by Grinky
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-22-2011 05:34:48 | More by IpeeA
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-26-2013 23:36:48 | More by Chico1985
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goalie33

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-17-2011 20:52:18 | More by goalie33
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-20-2013 04:12:08 | More by Kmat10
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Archimedes

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-18-2012 17:28:12 | More by Archimedes
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MystikCelt

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-22-2012 03:24:20 | More by MystikCelt
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-11-2012 15:18:36 | More by Rollzroyce21
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 18:46:06 | More by stephens101
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deNerval

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-05-2014 05:17:27 | More by deNerval
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-26-2012 14:46:13 | More by jwat
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-14-2011 18:51:22 | More by Exiled
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Quicksilver111

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-14-2012 17:55:09 | More by Quicksilver111
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a very dark brown in color with brown highlights that had a thin bubbly head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of caramel come out on the aroma with some good hoppy notes and lots of sweetness from the malts. There was quite a bit of booze as well.

T: the caramel also dominated the palate with a mild hop bite but had sweet malty and boozy accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, boozy, malty, and sticky finish.

D: I thought it was a soild barleywine and the hops weren't overwhelming this is the way I like'em. It was tasty but was a sipper faux show.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 07:43:13 | More by Gobzilla
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-26-2013 15:22:05 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish body with quick dying head and minor lace patches. Aroma is malt strong as I pick up yeast/bread, light chocolate, caramel, touch of roasted malts and a medicinal hoppy aroma. Light to medium-bodied, smooth, the matls are prevelant as there is a dry, yeasty, almost woody edge with chocolate malt sweetness. All balanced with crisp, citric hops that pucker the tongue and give off a dry finish (that is also complemented by a cameo from the alochol to warm you up). Easy to drink, relaxing, and a well-balanced brew that is one of the best I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 22:05:49 | More by clayrock81
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-29-2012 09:43:12 | More by Texasfan549
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-21-2013 03:13:52 | More by IanSpindler
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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