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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

383 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 383
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 33 | 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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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-21-2013 03:13:52 | More by IanSpindler
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-07-2013 05:00:21 | More by megamass
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-01-2013 02:32:38 | More by Farnswurth
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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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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%

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.

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%

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.

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +19.9%

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!

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%

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.

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
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.