Bötet Barley Wine | Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Bötet Barley WineBötet Barley Wine
Very Good
33 Ratings
Bötet Barley WineBötet Barley Wine

Brewed by:
Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 11-14-2008

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 20
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 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.

 1,022 characters

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.

 547 characters

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

 864 characters

Photo of bark
3.51/5  rDev -12%
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.

 951 characters

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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.

 630 characters

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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.

 344 characters

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

 574 characters

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!

 627 characters

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.


 453 characters

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 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.

 360 characters

Photo of Traquairlover
3.95/5  rDev -1%
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.

 718 characters

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!

 282 characters

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 Waggman
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hultkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jisak74
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of profondo
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dqrull
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

 1,002 characters

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!

 1,393 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Bötet Barley Wine from Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 33 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.