Bötet Barley Wine
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

Bötet Barley WineBötet Barley Wine
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Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
English Barleywine
4.01 | pDev: 9.98%
Jul 29, 2019
Nov 14, 2008
Very Good
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Rated: 4.73 by AreSoms from Sweden

Jul 29, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by Waggman from Sweden

Jan 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by chrisroarshack from Alaska

Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jan 09, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 24, 2014
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Reviewed by Puttzog from Sweden

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
An amber to almost red beer with a small white head meets the eye.

A nice and fruity smell mixed with a complex malty smell.

A light bitterness starts of, the esters comes next and then it finishes with a malty, nutty character with loads of dried fruits.

Lightly carbonate and creamy.

A great beer especially after a heavy dinner great pairing with a nice stiltion or other blue cheese.
Dec 24, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Brycki from Sweden

May 03, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by profondo from Sweden

Feb 24, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Hultkrantz from Sweden

Feb 07, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Jan 27, 2013
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Reviewed by srandycarter from California

3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Caramel, fairly clear, not much head. Only very spotty lace.

S - Malt comes up first, then bittering hops. A sharp fruity not is there that I cannot place.

T - Brown sugar, wort, lots of bittering hops and some fruitness.

M - Medium to heavier body, good carb, fair balance.

D - Very tasty. Very small at 25 cl, but tasty none the less.
Jan 08, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Imaster from Sweden

Dec 22, 2012
Rated: 3 by aztraz from Sweden

Nov 11, 2012
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Reviewed by brystmar from Texas

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2009 bottle, thanks Ethan!

Beautiful appearance: dark amber body, decent white head, super stubborn lace stays longer than uninvited guests. Top marks for the style.

Spicy, sweet malts lean against the booze, presenting an excellent aroma. Malty base lays the groundwork for a nice flavor profile, but things turn watery and bland after the initial burst of flavors. No aged booze flavors at all... Disappointing, especially given the nice smell.

Oct 27, 2012
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this a few times before, first time really sitting down to analyze it.

This is a truly beautiful beer. Pours a reddish tone of caramel, clear as day. It's almost gleaming in the glass.

The smell is full of raisins, caramel and dried fruit. A bit of sherry at the back.

Taste is sweet, with plenty of raisins and plum, backed up by some blueberry and caramel. A litttle bit of bitterness adds complexity to the finish. Great sipper!

Medium bodied with soft carbonation, this is a joy to drink.

Overall, one of the best English barley wines I've had. Very balanced, with a lot of levels of flavor. Ages really well to!
Aug 25, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by jisak74 from Sweden

Mar 21, 2012
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Reviewed by jono311 from Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2009 vintage on-tap at the Avenue Pub 1-21-11

Thin quickly faded head, fairly light lacing.

smells like candy sugar, toffee, and caramel. very mild to non-existent hop presence.

taste follows the nose pretty closely, I get caramel, toffee and sugar, with just a hint of bittering hops that have definitely smoothed with age and almost disappeared from this beer. smooth slightly sweet and extremely long finish.

mouthfeel is full and rich despite the age on this beer, could use a bit more carbonation for my personal taste.

overall a bit on the sweet side but an excellent european barley wine and an interesting contrast to the hoppier american versions of the style
Jan 24, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by drummermattie02 from Texas

Jan 23, 2012
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer is brown, red hints, with a firm beige head leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is, as should be, vinous - Port, Madeira. Sweet dried fruits, figs, dates. Fermentation and yeast.

Abundantly sweet, dried apricots, spices, cloves. A good bitter balance, bitter almond.

Rather good carbonation, small fresh bubbles, yet a firm feeling.

I have difficulties rating barley wines, barely beers as they are. But to me this was rather accessible.

Note: Tried the same vintage 2011-07-16, much more balanced and a deeper taste, upgraded smell, taste and overall with +0.5
Jul 17, 2011
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Reviewed by rvdoorn from Netherlands

4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bought this bottle in the Molen beershop in Bodengraven. Poured in a la Trappe glass. Have to say, I Really enjoyed this beer. Smell is beautiful, sweet candysugar and honey. Taste is sweet, some malty with some warming alcohol, with a bittersweet aftertaste. Very nice barley wine!
Jan 22, 2011
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Reviewed by mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
bottle from a friend over the sea i was able to sit on this one for the last several months before indulging on this night of over indulgence, lol. served at cellar temp in a snifter, consumed on 10/11/2010.

really a weird pour as it comes out a very nice hazelnut color but with no head at all to speak of. a rather lifeless and yet clouded body leaves me wondering a touch.

aroma is wild though. lots of figs, earthy notes, toffee, caramel, touches of vanilla and loads of wood. really just a sublime smell and coming off the look i am even more confused now as to what may be going on here. as i take the first sip do notice the feel to be a touch on the lighter side but the flavor kicks it up a notch with tons of caramel an toffee, rich and well versed touches of vanilla and oak and a really well placed earthiness that seems to tie it all together. little finish that cleans quickly leaves a touch of alcohol on the palate.

overall a decent barelywine. a touch under carbonated but the flavor is there for sure.
Oct 12, 2010
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Reviewed by jrallen34 from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
25cl bottle into a snifter at Glenfiddich warehouse #68 Stockholm.

The beer pours a super light brown, totally clear with hints of amber, just looks watery and unappealing. Total lack of head, no lacing...Aroma smells like a typical bw but with too much alcohol. Caramel, alcohol, light hop finish...The taste is super light, that's the first thing, annoyingly so and distracting. Alcohol shows through too much, light caramel and a touch of hops...Feel is bad as we mentioned, however this is super easy to drink at 9.1%.

Ok and easy to drink bw but nothing to search out for. If you're in Sweden at a local place worth a shot.
Jul 05, 2010
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Reviewed by craytonic from District of Columbia

3.32/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Consumed 6/26/10

Pour is dark cloudy brown, nice head and lacing. Smell is a bit sweet, plums, prunes, port, leather, wet tobacco, raisins, nuts, and caramel. Taste is about the same with a bit of booze. A bit over-carbonated on the mouthfeel. A bit rough for a barleywine, possibly could get better with age but I wouldn't waste the cellar space to find out.
Jun 28, 2010
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One thing I've noticed about a lot of barley wines is that even though most of them are good to drink, there is usually some edge to it that you guess would mature into something better over time. This isn't the case here. Smooth profile with a sweet tone that is right in line with what I think is appropriate. Extremely easy to drink and probably too much so at that. (I had 3 bottles in a row and would have been fine having many more) Definitely worth getting your hands on and letting rest for a few years, though she is good to go now.
Jun 20, 2010
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Reviewed by Asgeirr from Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Bötet Barley Wine pours a somewhat opaque coquelicot colour along with a small and shortlived beige crown accompanied by the occasional bubble.

Smell: Primarily a very caramelly maltiness interlaced with raisins and plums. Besides that some yeasty and vinous, almost apple-like, sourness spring to mind along with some dry notes of hazel -- or even sawdust -- to round it off.

Taste: A lingering cream-and-strawberry-like sweetness of exceptional quality, some raisins and plums are obviously present in the note of deep sweetness whilst maple syrup and/or honey comes to mind. Not to forget, we get some bread-like notes as well.

Well. that was the malts, but about the hops then? Well, their area of activity is the aftertaste, which is definitely peppery, white pepper to be specific. That particular dryness is unmistakeably sticking out. Not that it's strong, it's actually quite mellow, but nonetheless, it's unique and distinct characteristic is enough to make itself noticed!

Mouthfeel: A bit thinner than what I hoped it would be, but still full, creamy and foremost: smooth as liquid velvet. Carbonation, however, is of the more subtle kind

Drinkability: To a lesser extent this barlewine was a bit unorthodox, since it priorities some different characteristics when it comes to the taste compartment. Nevertheless, this is surely a well-composed brew, yupp, yupp!
Jun 19, 2010
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Reviewed by niklas0770 from Sweden

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The color is brownish to red and quite dark. The one finger head fades to a thick sand-colored lid.

The smell is full of dark dryed fruits, figs, raisins, brown sugar... I also get hints of something dry, hazel nuts I think, but it's very vage. There's also hints of meadow and some alcohol.

The taste is just fantastic if you let the beer warm up a bit. It's an explotion of figs, brown sugar, sweet apples, maple syrup and unfortunately some alcohol. But this composition of flavours is still worthy of the top grade I gave it.

The mouthfeel is warm, smooth, oily and with low carbonation.

Since the ABV is at 9,1% I can't see myself drinking too many of those. The 250 ml bottle it comes in is just about enough.
Mar 18, 2010
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Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer comes in a 25 cl brown long-necked, slim bottle, with a light brown label with the silhouette of a man rowing a boat.

A: This beer is beautiful cloudy copper-colored. The head is thick and creamy, but small.

S: The smell is malty, sweet caramell. There are lots of dark dried fruits in the smell, raisins, figs and so on. Reminds me of a really nice Port.

T: Sweet malt together with dark dried fruits, like the smell. Some nice English floral as well as bitter hops are obvious. Some marzipan as well. It reminds me of exclusive sweets.

M: Body is very full and creamy. Carbonation is very mild. Aftertaste is long and at first sweet and bitter, but after a little while, only bitter - nice!

D: This is a really nice Barley Wine. I got me quite some bottles - the rest are at rest in my beer cellar. I just can't wait to see how they will evolve.
Mar 11, 2010
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Reviewed by dqrull from Sweden

4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a moderate creamy ehad that dies down pretty quick.

Smells fantastic with huge port and dried figs, some darker fruits as well, prunes and golden raisins. A very mature nose actually, with multiple layers and a suggested sweetness under it all.

Lighter than expected taste, and not as sweet as the nose hinted. The fruits are here, figs, prunes and raisins as well as some apple, carramellized apple with syrup and clarified butter. It all balances out with notes of red dessert wine, mainly port, but not as strong a prescense as in the nose, but still, it contributes with a very comfortable warmth in combination with the alcohol in the back. Finishes almost like fruit candy. The brew has a very mellow and moderate feel to it, which doesnt make it overpowering or sticky, while it really helps to bring out the different components of the experience, really subtle and balanced.

Suitably viscous mouthfeel, with a moderate to light carbonation that fits well.
Mar 04, 2010
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Reviewed by linnet from Sweden

4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Small beige head, deep red/copper colour, lacing and the liquid is a bitt cloudy. Aroma is distinctly fruity, and hops is clearly present, honey, jam alcohol and dark fruit. Flavour is sweet but also with a nice bitterness to it, alcohol is present without being overwhelming. Mouthfeel is rather lively, with plenty of small bubbles, the liquid is sticky. Once again nynäshamn impresses!
Apr 26, 2009
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Reviewed by Traquairlover from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Thanks to baggio for this bottle.

50cl bottle poured into snifters.

A = Dark reddish maple color, small light tan head which quickly settles into a foam covering on perhaps 80% of the surface.

S = Good smalls of maple syrup, fresh turned dirt, very subdued citrus fruit with also some raisins and plums.

T = Dark fruits including plums, raisins, prunes, pipe tobacco, leather, light balancing bitterness with a hint of lemon zest, quite sweet but with a long finish that gets dryer as it goes on. Well balanced.

M = Full bodied, excellent mouthcoating, luscious feeling in mouth, creamy and smooth.

D = Not one to drink quickly, but it is not hard to keep going and I could happily drink this on other occasions.
Feb 18, 2009
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Reviewed by Bananaman from Sweden

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Nynäshamn is really good brewer, but to be frank I haven't tried very many beers from them. This is my third beer anyway, and it's really good!

The beer pours a deep amber color with a tiny beige head that dissapears after a little while.

Aroma is quite vinous with lots of hops and dried fruits. Slightly aged smell in a way.

Taste is quite amazing! Lots of vinous notes with a very malty background. The English-style hops remind themselves aswell. The bitterness from the hops can be felt all the way to the back of the mouth, excellent!

A really good barley wine, but a bit expensive.
Feb 04, 2009
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Reviewed by Ljunkan from Sweden

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Bottled as Bötet Barley Wine. Moves my rating from Nynäshamns Barley Wine to this one...

Pours a nice deep red color with a small white foamy head, leaving some lacing on the glass.

Smell is nice and malty. Lots of caramel and dried fruits. Very fruity-aleish in a english-styled way. A bit vinous. Seems interesting!

Taste is sweet, malty with notes of dried fruits, toffee/caramel and liquorice. A bit "peppery" and spicey with warming alcohol. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is very nice and filling. Liquid is very smooth, the carbonation is low and the beer seems very fullbodied. A bit oily.

This is a very nice sipper and Nynäshamn doesn't dissapoint. Good! Very malty and english in the style - perfect when you want something else than the more regular american "hop bomb"!
Nov 26, 2008
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
The colour is brown; the thick head sinks slowly to finger thick lid, leaving massive amounts of lacing.

The smell is sweet and matured with notes of raisins, nuts, alcohol, marzipan and caramel. A little rough for the style, I think.

The taste is very sweet with lots of nuts, almonds, marzipan and a quickly passing flavour of sharp alcohol and paint. There is a slight bitter flavour as well as notes of raisins and dried green apples. The body is medium - surprisingly low for a beer of this strength. The aftertaste is dry with warming notes of alcohol, raisins, some bitterness, fruity flavours and a hint of spices.

The carbonation is mild, the small bubbles are fresh. The liquid is smooth, almost a little sticky.

Barleywine is not really my favourite style, but I still experienced this one as a little rough and unbalanced. I will probably cellar the other bottles for a year or two; hopefully it will be more balanced then.
Nov 14, 2008
Bötet Barley Wine from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
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