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Sunturnbrew - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 16.23%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Norway

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009

Brewed at the solstice each year since 2008.

This smoked barely wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye.

26° Plato, 50 IBU,
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $8 or so

Appearance - Copper colour with a large size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, peat, smoke, plastic?, fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, burnt charred notes, and smoke. There is also lots of peat and some odd plastic or artificial banana type flavour?

Overall - I love barleywines, but I hate smoked beers. I was hoping this would be more barleywine and less smoke I guess. Not my thing at all, it was a drainpour. If you like smokey beers, this one has got lots.

Photo of aleigator
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark, murky mahogany color, with a small, soon fading head.

Smells of smoked, slightly salted toffeeish malts, among bakers chocolate, molasses, honey and a hint of floral hops.

Starts earthy, almost dusty, then turns sweeter, due to the toffeeish, slightly toasted malts which embrace a cane sugary smokiness. The smoke is unexpected sweet and finds its balance in a salty whiff, as well as heavy, wooden notes. The predominant sweetness gets countered by an earthy, slick bitterness, which finishes with smoky ham, and warm, slightly spiced old wood.

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3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smoked rye barley wine from a growler. This fine ale pours a hazy brownish red with a thin
off white head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring leaving light lacing. Nose of smoked malts,
spicy rye, deep caramel malts, and alcohol. Flavor is smoked malts to the fore with sweetness
to the sides and back with lingering smoked malts. Brown sugar, licorice, and spices I find
rather hard to put my finger on, almost a sea salt like flavor persists mixing with the peppered
flavor of the rye, like a dark salted rye bread. Medium dry finish/body is amplified by the
smoke which I am in no way a smoked fan, this one is done pretty nicely though. Nice warming
alcohol at the back keeps this one solidly in the sipper category. Nice indeed.
Not my standard barley wine cup of tea, but a good one to lay down at some point for a
number of years to see how it matures.

Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Tobacco and tar in aroma, with smoky notes and molasses. Flavor is smoky and very phenolic, plastic. I guess it's a rauch-ley-wine.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.09/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

500ml bottle into a Treehouse snifter.

A - Pours a muddy brown with auburn edges. Decent two fingers of head with somenice lacing.

S - And we have our first problem. Peat smoke in a non-barrel-aged barleywine? Like roasted bandaids, it ruins the aroma, and it overwhelms anything else that might be there. WTF?

T - Yup, pretty much like the nose led me to believe, this tastes like it took all the worst aspects of a Islay scotch barrel and none of the good, and of course it wasn’t even in a barrel so that makes no sense at all. Heavy peat, some bitterness from the hops, and not much else. Maybe some roast from the malt, but it’s hard to tell. Maybe if I was a bigger fan of Islays I’d enjoy this, but I’m not.

M - Pretty thick and coating, with a long, dry finish. Not bad, maybe the best aspect of the beer.

O - This is shit. Can’t believe I got conned into paying $12 for this turd. I’m struggling to finish this glass, let alone the whole bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Sunturnbrew from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.