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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

379 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-19-2013 17:55:29 | More by tom10101
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2bet

Norway

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-10-2013 20:15:21 | More by 2bet
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JayQue

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nogne got this one right!!!! An outstanding American Barleywine. Pours a dark mahogany brown with some light getting through on the outside of the glass. Requires a hard pour to get a small to medium size head. Good sticky lacing.

Strong aroma of caramel malts and a little chocolate. Taste is exceptional. A lice smooth caramel malty backbone, with some elements of chocolate. This is balanced but not overwhelmed by a good infusion of C3 hops. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth with a good hops and alcohol bite at the finish. The alcohol is more warming than harsh. A very satisfying slow sipper.

This is an outstanding beer. A bit pricy at $8.99 for a 16 ouncer but still a very satisfying beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 21:14:45 | More by JayQue
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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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coltsr2

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +24.1%

04-26-2013 21:46:37 | More by coltsr2
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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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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2013 06:11:45 | More by schnarr84
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2013 03:57:08 | More by Jordantb313
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Having had the #500 not that long ago, it is weird now seeing the #100 following it up. Until I read the helpful label, that is.

This beer pours a hazy, dark orange-tinted dishwater brown (barleywine bulls-eye, that is) colour, with three fingers of puffy, dense, and caked beige head, which leaves a decent horror show of splattered paint lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly abates.

It smells of bitter citrus rind, a touch of pine resin, a big bready caramel/toffee malt, musty dark fruit, earthy anise, further leafy, weedy hops, and a wee booze astringency. The taste is more hefty biscuity, bready caramel malt, orange cream and grapefruit pith, sassy black fruit - prunes, plums and dried cherries, a soft dank mustiness, a touch of dry chocolate, and a well-tempered spiced rum heat.

The bubbles are quite low-key, and mostly just busy with keeping up their structural responsibilities, the body a decently restrained medium-heavy weight, and generally smooth, with a whiff of syrupy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the subtle caramelized sugar backbone not ceding any turf, as the hops lose a bit of their bite, and the booze keeps a way too even keel.

A rather pleasant barleywine, the fruit, toffee, and old attic mustiness doing more for this than any particular hop schedule - not that the latter's efforts aren't appreciated. I could do with seeing this a tad earlier in the hops' lives, but can hardly see why aging this would be worthwhile - it's so well rounded right now.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:05:24 | More by biboergosum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into tulip 9/4/13

A dark brownish amber with enough clarity to see a 1/3 of the distance to the other side under the foam, looks thick with some bubbles struggling to stream up the side of the glass. Some random chunks floating around and a very long lasting light brown head leaves plenty of random unorganized lace deep down the glass

S piney citrus rind and a heavy blast of caramel, herbal hops and faint coco powder mix with some faint booze and dark bread

T a slight nutty aspect seems out of place but works, more malty sweetness mixing up with some piney rind, old DIPA or a young BW you tell me,some faint milk chocolate s it wrms

M thick and syrupy with low carbonation but enough for it to work, sticky on the lips with a bitter kick, rind, burnt brown sugar and pine resin lingers long on the finish

O some dark malt notes add a strange mix to this brew, to me it seems lost between styles or perhaps I caught it at an awkward age, either way I like it a lot but would rather have it super fresh or in a couple years

pretty solid brew with a well hidden 10% waiting to kick your ass, still pretty hoppy for a BW and the malt has some dark notes that I don't think works against it but leaves something unique in your glass. Not only am I going to grab one for long term aging I'm going to look for a fresh batch out of hopped up curiosity

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 07:10:34 | More by wordemupg
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle into a snifter. Had it in December 2012.

A - Pours an amber/mahogany color with an small, off-white head with low retention. Leaves a thin topping on the beer.

S - Loads of aromatic hops (floral and herbal). Caramel, toffee, blackberries.

T/M - Aromatic hops dominate up front with a good malt backbone. Caramel, plums, raisins, a hint of diacetyl in the the second third of the palate. Ends with a medium bitterness, some spicy and caramelized notes that linger. Body on the high side. Extremely smooth. Alcohol is well hidden.

O - Amazing beer! Top notch interpretation of the style. Well balanced, and dangerously drinkable. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 16:32:18 | More by duracell
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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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kaneel

France

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2013 08:40:49 | More by kaneel
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-28-2013 01:28:59 | More by timeo
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -25.6%

03-23-2013 02:09:51 | More by valianes
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-16-2013 21:36:05 | More by warnerry
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mahogany brown.. turbid. Head dissipates to thin ring of foam.

S: Cherries, licorice, alcohol, sweetness. Nice.

T: Sweet fruit, big malt character and a finishing of balancing hops. Its good!

M: Smooth and full bodied.

O: A dark, fruity, sweet American Barleywine. Its very enjoyable and they have done a good job hiding much of the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 22:57:05 | More by Ralphus
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-13-2013 19:16:11 | More by alelover
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Matagal

Brazil

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-12-2013 01:02:38 | More by Matagal
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Eucrid

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-10-2013 20:08:30 | More by Eucrid
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 03:19:41 | More by CharlatanSin
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber-brown colour, ring of off white head, some lace. Smell is full of citrus, hoppy with pine and dank notes, malty, caramel and toffee, bit of darker fruit, raisin and sugars. Taste has a big hop presence, dank pine, citrus, caramel malt, a bit of cocoa flavours toward the finish, hoppy aftertaste. Light-medium carbonation, medium-full body. Solid hop forward barley wine, ABV goes undetected, quite easy drinking and worth coming back to.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 12:53:28 | More by peensteen
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-22-2013 13:06:31 | More by YamagamiTravis
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The first glass poured a dark chestnut brown, while the second glass was just as dark, but hazier as well. Tastes of dark fruits, with breaded malt and a slight roasted chocolate to go with the hops in the finish. For being a big beer at 10%, it does drink pretty good as there is no alcohol burn. But your body definately feels it! A good barleywine overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 01:59:51 | More by WeedKing4
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Props to peensteen for the hook-up on this treat.

A - Pours a murky brown colour, ruby red hue, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Scent is dominated by citrus hop notes, earthy cedar notes, caramel, burnt toast and a hint of oak.

T - The citrus flavours dominate, earthy cedar notes continue to come through alongside a heavy rye bready malt flavour, citrus bitterness lingers alongside a hint of ABV heat.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of heat on the finish.

O - A tasty brew and one of my favourites from this brewery. Super glad to have had an opportunity to try it. Incredibly drinkable whose ABV goes almost unnoticed.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 04:58:59 | More by andrenaline
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.