Sunturnbrew | 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): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at the solstice each year since 2008.

This smoked barely wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye.

26° Plato, 50 IBU,

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
242
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
21
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Photo of BenBreeg
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -DF-
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewski
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chefduff2
3.07/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really dark amber/brown, small off-white head that turns to a thick string of foam and stays like that.
Lots of peat smoked malts on the nose, but touched by that bit artificial "burnt rubber" hint. Sweet dark bread, some fig, herb liqueur, burnt sugar, licorice, light booze. Sweet and smokey.
Wow, really gives the impression that it's a peated scotch barrel aged beer, or at least fortified with a bit. Sweet alcohol and peat up front, with a light band-aid note, but not as bad as the smell predicted. Nice dark malts cover up the smokiness and balance out the sweetness, with a rich dark bready note, plus some spicy Russian rye bread. Some dark fruity notes too, overripe plum, fig and raisin, nice and juicy. Licorice. Just lightly roasted in the finish, composed mostly of herbal hops, smoke and some light coffee notes.
Aftertaste is nice and smokey with a faint peaty note, but there's lingering sweet raisin, faint cigar and a nice multi-cereal feel. Alcohol's just warm. Smooth fluffy body, low carbonation.
Tho i would've enjoyed a "cleaner" smokiness, it's a really nice rich malty beer. I'm really curious about the Bourbon barreled version.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $8 or so

Appearance - Copper colour with a large size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, peat, smoke, plastic?, fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, burnt charred notes, and smoke. There is also lots of peat and some odd plastic or artificial banana type flavour?

Overall - I love barleywines, but I hate smoked beers. I was hoping this would be more barleywine and less smoke I guess. Not my thing at all, it was a drainpour. If you like smokey beers, this one has got lots.

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Photo of aleigator
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark, murky mahogany color, with a small, soon fading head.

Smells of smoked, slightly salted toffeeish malts, among bakers chocolate, molasses, honey and a hint of floral hops.

Starts earthy, almost dusty, then turns sweeter, due to the toffeeish, slightly toasted malts which embrace a cane sugary smokiness. The smoke is unexpected sweet and finds its balance in a salty whiff, as well as heavy, wooden notes. The predominant sweetness gets countered by an earthy, slick bitterness, which finishes with smoky ham, and warm, slightly spiced old wood.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of byronic
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelLamb
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Poupae
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smoked rye barley wine from a growler. This fine ale pours a hazy brownish red with a thin
off white head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring leaving light lacing. Nose of smoked malts,
spicy rye, deep caramel malts, and alcohol. Flavor is smoked malts to the fore with sweetness
to the sides and back with lingering smoked malts. Brown sugar, licorice, and spices I find
rather hard to put my finger on, almost a sea salt like flavor persists mixing with the peppered
flavor of the rye, like a dark salted rye bread. Medium dry finish/body is amplified by the
smoke which I am in no way a smoked fan, this one is done pretty nicely though. Nice warming
alcohol at the back keeps this one solidly in the sipper category. Nice indeed.
Not my standard barley wine cup of tea, but a good one to lay down at some point for a
number of years to see how it matures.

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Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tobacco and tart dominate the initial aroma, with smoky notes and molasses adding depth. Flavor is smoky and very phenolic, plastic. I guess it's a rauch-ley-wine.

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Photo of Bunuelian
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Noyt
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of Proclarush
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of beerluvr
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of hunterjames
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of d_kizzle
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sunturnbrew from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
3.86 out of 5 based on 242 ratings.
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