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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

Added by bark on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,484
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
469
pDev:
10.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
44
Trade:
3
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Photo of Tone
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, yeast, slight roasted malt, and slight earthiness. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is quite sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a distinct dryness and bitterness. Tastes of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, yeast, slight roasted malt, hint of smoke, wood, and slight earthiness. Overall, good appearance, complexity, and body, but lacking in blend and sharpness and bitterness are a detraction.

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Photo of hermit990
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark brown and has a light brown head. Head retention is low.

Smell: It has a high aroma of malt and chocolate. There are some moderate plum aromas It has a light earthy element and some wood. There are also a bit of molasses notes.

Taste: The are many rich malt flavors that include toffee, molasses, and bread. There are also some plum notes and chocolate with a bit of wood.

Feel: It has a full body that is not quite chewy, but is thick on the palate. The carbonation is low. There is a pleasant alcohol warming element as well.

Overall, there are a lot of malt flavors with some supporting elements in the background highlighted by chocolate, bread, toffee, and molasses with a strong plum character.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andpit
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NightINgale
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metalspice
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Deep bronze, with a thin off-white head. Medium level of visible carbonation, and is quite hazy but stops just short of being opaque. Some yeasty sediment flecks sink to the bottom - I don't think I decanted this quite well enough.

S: Toasted bready malts, toffee sweetness, and coniferous hops. Lesser notes of citrus rind, caramel, and a slight oxidation/cardboard – which is disappointing. There's a mild dark fruitiness in the background. Okay aroma, nothing great.

T: Toffee and caramel, resinous sticky hops and caramelized orange rinds. Some brown sugar and a bit of molasses. Again, there's some cardboard oxidation especially in the hop oils. A mild raisiny sweetness - almost soaked in some ethanol (or maybe rum with the brown sugar flavors). It finishes with lingering sticky oily hop resins and brown sugary toasted malts.

M: Medium body with low carbonation sensation, which results in a slick mouthfeel. The alcohol is quite obvious for the listed ABV, but it's not crazy-hot.

O: This really wasn't my favorite, or even particularly good in my opinion. There's no date on the bottle that I can find, but I wonder how old this is (drank 8/11/16). It's nothing I’d drink again but it's not god-awful or anything.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Briken
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deac83
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oleg85
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurglitch
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Deep caramelized malt aroma, dark fruit notes of prunes, plum. Lightly vinous.

No carbonation.

Flavor is sweet, with toffee undertones, raisins, prunes, plums, with a roasty bitter, chocolatey finish. There's an odd tangy note.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of igl
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An interesting story. Home-brewers want to grow their business with the mission of growing craft brewing in Norway; a wealthy country (oil) of mostly small towns. Turns out that drinking habits are slow to turn to the good stuff, so Nogne has to export its growing inventory. It does and develops a reputation among aficionados.

This barleywine is a good interpretation of the style. A pretty redhead, malty in the nose, complex and ever-changing blend of malt and hops, and rich in the mouth.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish medium brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Piney hop aroma with a toasty malt backbone. Has that signature Scandinavian yeast/hop characteristic.

T- Wonderfully balanced with sweet toasty malt and herbal, spicy hop flavor. Bitterness is moderate for the style and everything together leads to a super smooth profile. Notes of candied orange peel.

M- Somewhat sharp from the hops and there's a noticeable alcohol bite but works well within the context of the beer.

O- An excellent take on the American Barleywine with that resinous hop character the Scandinavians are known for. Could probably age decently but I would recommend having it as fresh as you can.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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