Andhrímnir Barley Wine | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Andhrímnir Barley WineAndhrímnir Barley Wine

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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by gford217 on 11-27-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. L: Pours deep chestnut with a thin tan foam collar.
S: Malt and yeast aromas with some fruit.
T: Big malt with traces of toffee and a suggestion of port. F: Medium full to full body, soft carbonation, lightly warming.
O: A big beer with alcohol that can sneak up on you.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Levich
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 435 Brewed on 18 June 2009 (Drank and reviewed on 24 January 2013).

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a snifter.

This beer pours a deep ruby brown color with just a wisp of bubbles on top too subtle to be called head. The aroma is overwhelming. There is an abundance of caramel and candi sugar with a hint of fruitiness reminiscent of concord grapes. The smell betrays the higher alcohol content, but is in no way offensively boozy. I would be happy to only inhale the aromas of this one. The taste is a mirror of the smell. There is caramel with hints of fruitiness. In addition there is a cocoa flavor that morphs into mocha and then a bit of coffee. The finish leaves a lingering mocha essence with a moderate booziness. There is very little carbonation with a mildly syrupy mouthfeel typical of an Barleywine.

This is my first Nogne O beer and I am very happy with it. I am going to go back to the store and buy them out of this one.

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Photo of kevgod
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of beergoot
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper-orange body looking almost semi-cloudy, but that was just all the carbonation bubbling up from the glass' bottom; thick, off-white head on top. Initial hit of ripe dark fruits (dates and figs) and then a heady, rich sweet malt aroma; very grainy; caramel and toffee notes. The taste reinforces most of the flavors evident in the aroma; rich and sweet; alcohol warmth is there yet well-tamed by the grains. Medium-heavy body; rich, smooth; prominent sugary feel.

Another solid, heavy yet tasty, complex and nicely balanced northern European ale. Need an example for 'liquid bread'? This would be a fine beer to sink your teeth into....

Late note: 4-22-15

Label data: Batch nr. 435
Brygget: 180609
Best fᴓre: 180614

Ain't nothin' changed...still damn good...

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Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle, best by date of "180614" which I interpret as "June 18, 2014". But not sure when bottled.

appears a muddy brown color, opaque. a tiny bit of head fades fast. strong sweet flavors in the smell - caramel, whiskey, and raisins. similar flavors in the taste. all malt complexity, no hops detected. medium body, very little carbonation. just enough so its not flat.

overall - nice flavors, but needs a bit more body and/or carbonation. a little dissapointing for the high price.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of russpowell
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a BBD of 06/18/2014, I'm not waiting...

Pours a somewhat murky chestnut with a pinky of sand colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruit, figs, cherries, brown bread

T: Follows the nose, woody hops, some jsmmyness up front, along with a kiss of booze & orange marmalaide. Boozey raisins & figs mix with woody & herbal hops as this warms. Finishes dry, woody & fruitty

MF: Chewy, warming, soft carbonation

Not very hop forward, a Barleywine that skews more English than American. Not bad, but hardly worth the price

Edit: I see this is already 3 years old, in which case I say it's hepld up fairly well, but probably a shadow of its young self...

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Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/18/2009. Pours extremely cloudy reddish brown color with a small 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, toffee, caramel, toast, biscuit, cocoa, earth, herbal, pine, molasses, and honey. Very nice and well balanced malty aromas with good complexity. Taste of caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, pear, apple, herbal, floral, earth, toffee, chocolate, toast, biscuit, pine, honey, and light spiciness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, dark fruit, apple, toast, biscuit, chocolate, honey, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors with good complexity, and no cloying sweetness. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed well after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent barleywine. Great flavor balance and complexity; and quite smooth to sip on as well. Highly enjoyable stuff.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Archimedes
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Gushue3
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Hill Farmstead bulb glass.

A A smaller head forms and doesn't sick around for too long that leaves some white bubbles around the edge of the glass. The body is murky and hazy that looks to be a brown/dark amber color. Looks like something a viking would drink.

S Sweeter malts and a light alcohol kick are the first thing that come to me. Some sweet prunes or fig come through as well.

T lighter malts upfront with some faded hops toward the middle. Flavor is pretty subdued in the front but opens up. Candied sugars and sweeter dark fruits like fig come out

As the beer warms sweetness mellows out and caramel comes out with a light bitterness.

M Smaller carbonation feel and lighter heavy feel makes this a sipper. My mouth is left feeling thick and sticky upon each taste.

O The taste was just a little to laid back for me, I had to really look for the flavors opposed to tasting everything. Smelled and felt pretty good but the flavor was lacking in comparison. Bottle art is awesome.

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Photo of tsauce2
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 16.9 fl oz bottle in to a pilsner glass.

A: SRM is carmel/mahogany. Pours clear and translucent. Head is light tan/light carmel, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Medium carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Rich malt base. Predominant notes are caramel/toffee, honey, restrained dark fruit additions.

T: Nice malt base with caramel and honey notes, hints of dark fruit (fig/date). Light hops in comparison to the impact of other ingredients. Alcohol is noticable but blends well. Aftertaste is carmel, light fruitiness, and some alcohol warmth.

M: Full body. Viscous mf coats the tounge and caramel/malt/fruit notes persist as hops and alcohol manifest. Overall mf is complex, balanced, and very pleasant.

O: Fantastic. I imagine the hops have faded just a bit, but they are still noticable. Thoughtfully crafted barleywine, but seems to be more of the European style rather than American. Well balanced and a pleasure to drink. Will buy this if I ever see it again.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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