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

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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
Ratings:
461
Reviews:
260
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

This pours an opaque, dark, brown color. Over two-fingers of creamy, light tan colored foam form the head. Retention is very good and lacing is in thick, sticky, ropes.

There is a good deal of malty sweetness in this glass. You get to it by going passed the nice, big, hoppiness that dominates the nose of this one. It has a nice, big, pine presence. There is also a fair amount of citrus hop presence.

This is actually quite well-balanced. The big hops notes are countered by a big maltiness, which brings a good deal of sweetness to counter all of that bitterness. The hops have a slight dominant edge, but just slight.
Very nice, indeed.

This one is full-bodied with a wonderful, medium level of carbonation. It is smooth and has a medium level of creaminess. Not quite velvet-like, but at least velour quality mouthfeel.

It's indeed a tasty brew. The high abv will keep you out of it though, except in small doses.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark brown with a medium size beige head, and good lacing.

smell of grain, toffee, roasted nuts, malt, and brown sugar.

taste is creamy, burnt caramel, roasted malts, nuts, and brown sugar, ends just a little sweet and a little bitter.

overall a very nice barley wine.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL into a tulip. Pours a clear reddish mahogany w/ a thin khaki head, minimal lace, just a thin film and collar.

Aroma is floral and herbal over a sweet malt background. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, hops.

Taste is likewise a balance of copious sweet malts and lots of floral and bittering hops.

Mouthfeel is chewy, coating, but not syrupy. High gravity evident, but finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness.

Overall a solid example of an American barleywine.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dense, cloudy milk chocolate brown color, with a remarkably firm beige head. Lots of lace stick and has that all-around classic barleywine appearance.

The aroma, however, is nothing I'd equate with a barleywine. It's good though, just has an herbal element that reminds more of a hi-test winter warmer; jasmine, rose, spruce and pine needles come to mind (nose) and not a whole lot of malt or vanilla or alcohol as I might normally expect in the style. Still, whatever is going on here is nice.

The malt comes back in on the tongue, although it's got an exotic toffee-like brightness, and none of the heavier, burlier maltiness of many other BWs. Again a pronounced herbal character forms the basis of this beer, including a rather bitter, astringent hop presence. Spruce-like hoppiness features in the finish, with toffee-like malt further back. Chocolate, fig and raisin try and push through, but that evergreen hop character pushes right back. Alcohol is cool and nearly invisible.

The feel is wonderful, rounded and supremely creamy, with just the right amount of carbonation providing tickle.

The pine-needle hoppiness overtakes the malt in #100, reminding me of when barleywines are very young and in need of cellaring. Would like to try this again in a year or so...

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# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
4.03 out of 5 based on 461 ratings.
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