Bötet Barley Wine | Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

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Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bark on 11-14-2008

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Waggman
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Puttzog
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Brycki
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of profondo
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Hultkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of srandycarter
3.87/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of Imaster
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of brystmar
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
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.


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Photo of JamFuel
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of jono311
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
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

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Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of rarbring
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of craytonic
3.32/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of Asgeirr
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

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