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

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379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
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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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy brown with a huge, fluffy khaki head.

Nose is loaded with citrus and pine, with a noticeable solvent-like alcohol note that is not unpleasant.

Taste is sweet up front but a bit dry, caramel and a richer, lightly toasted presence dominate with alcohol and spicy hops peeking in. Citrus comes out in a big way with a burst of sweetness moving toward a long, dry, lingering heavy bitterness, wrapping itself around notes of resiny pine.

Light carbonation, a bit soft, and a full body that leans just a smidge towards syrupy. All in all an impressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 14:15:46 | More by JohnQVegas
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up while on vacation in Oslo. Murky brown pour with hints of mahogany when held to the light. Nice creamy one finger head with super retention and crazy lacing. Huge complex nose that starts off all hops, but opens up with tons of sweet malts and citrus. The taste really stands out in the Barleywine category. I'm not typically a big fan, but this one has awesome balance. Very complex with hints of rye, tangerines, caramel, hop resin, pine, brown sugar, and dark fruit. It's big and bold, but not overdone like most Barleywines. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, but creamy at the same time. This is probably the best Barleywine I've ever had. Going to continue to check out this great brewery!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 16:17:35 | More by beerdrifter
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-30-2013 00:18:47 | More by beerhunter13
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fionn13

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-11-2013 15:50:05 | More by fionn13
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2011 02:35:50 | More by bpfrush
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Lucho

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-25-2013 05:52:19 | More by Lucho
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-01-2013 22:30:50 | More by buzzy
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karatebartender

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-12-2012 17:07:31 | More by karatebartender
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Amalak

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-28-2012 03:05:54 | More by Amalak
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-11-2012 02:44:50 | More by st9647v3
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Giggy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-04-2013 04:13:34 | More by Giggy
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kpattonunc

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-03-2013 17:22:31 | More by kpattonunc
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter:

Pours black with a creamy, staying, tan head. Very dark for a BW. Great head retention, especially considering the style and abv. Frothy lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus and pine with dark fruits, grain and a hint of chocolate. A bit of booze comes through. Very different, but very nice.

The taste is of bittersweet chocolate with roasted notes (ala coffee-ish) with plenty of pine and citrus hop bitterness. A touch of warming alcohol and some vinuous notes come through late - not enough to interfere in the flavor, but to give a warmth that is appropriate for the style. English maltiness and yeast work well with the American hops - something that this brewery has done very well, in my experience.

This is pretty smooth. Even at room temperature, it doesn't quite hit as full-bodied as some other examples of the style, but it sure gets close enough.

This is a unique, different, darker Barleywine. It has a nice interaction of malts that show themselves well while allowing hops to be showcased. It's a shame to see this listed as "retired" as it is a nice treat that I certainly wouldn't mind having as an occasional "something different" treat, especially on a cool/cold evening!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 02:01:18 | More by jwc215
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Stavage

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a small but foamy head, which dissipated rather quickly but left a pleasing lacing. Pours a very very dark brown.

Very fruity (raisins, plums) with a lot of other dark malt characteristics. Pretty full on hops notes, I could tell this was going to be bitter before I noticed the IBU rating on the bottle. Very piney.

Bitter bitter bitter sweet. Bitterness hits first and lingers last. Really well balanced against the piney spicy fruitiness and caramel malty sweetness though. Theres not so much a roasty taste as the suggestion of one, probably down to that bitter sweet combination. Not as rich as the Mikkeller Big Worse, the only other barleywine I've tried up to now, but a lot better balanced.

Thick and fullbodied, carbonation is spot on (can't speak for the style, but the carbonation here is low yet noticeable). A little too sticky, I'm thinking this is a characteritic of the style I'm not used to yet.

It's drinkable. It's a sipper. I'm ok with this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 10:22:16 | More by Stavage
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-04-2013 22:00:34 | More by jaxon53
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-01-2014 14:13:57 | More by superdoopersauce
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-19-2013 15:14:18 | More by lgmol
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-22-2013 03:48:20 | More by csfcmitchell
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cmoody91

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-01-2012 21:22:18 | More by cmoody91
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-12-2013 20:12:34 | More by spycow
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AgentMunky

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass. From notes. Reviewed 15 November 2011.

A: Dark ruby-red-brown. Damn pretty. Three fingers of head with unbudging retention. Some tiny bubbles.

S: Good. Loads of hops. Sticky fruit and sweet citrus (specifically, orange). Divine, but somehow limited...The slightest touch of skunk?

T/M: Phenomenal! The ultimately balanced beer. Very sweet; astringently bitter. Carbonation is present and successfully prevents any odious heaviness. The hops may have the upper hand, but it's a close call. Some molasses on the aftertaste. Noticeably strong.

O: A superlative barleywine; highly recommended. Still, at $9 it's expensive and not everyday fare. Still, I'd have another one.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 00:33:10 | More by AgentMunky
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-08-2014 02:50:52 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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KevBot89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-07-2014 01:21:52 | More by KevBot89
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2011 22:07:20 | More by JAHMUR
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-16-2013 21:26:36 | More by brbrocc
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.