Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew

Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew

Rated 3.712 by BeerPals

Brewed by Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri

Grimstad, Norway

Style:  Smoked Ale

11% Alcohol by Volume

50 International Bittering Units

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Just before Christmas we brewed a new beer to honor the Norwegian legend that says that the sun turns on December 21, the shortest day of the year. Of course, the rest of the world argue that the sun doesn’t turn at all, but we do belive this Norwegian stubbornness is worth to salute with a beer! This smoked barley wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye and we know Kjetil had great fun playing with the recipe and finally ending up with a beer way out of style. The batch turned out to be rather small and Sunturnbrew will therefore only be available at our regular draft-locations in Norway and in US, where Shelton Brothers receive it in near future.

ID: 34934 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank999
Overall Percentile98.1
Style Rank9 of 269
Style Percentile96.7
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.864
Weighted Score3.712
Standard Deviation0.356

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  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a thick foamy brownish head has a dark coppery/brown appearance. Aromas of roasted malts, spices, very smokey. Flavours are quite sweet, caramel and nutty malts, earthy and resin hops. Some raisins, the smokiness and the alcohol all show up in the finish, not necessarily a great mix. Good, but seems to be a bit much for my tastes. The abv shows quite a bit. Still good, but the 500ml bottle was too much even for me.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I can appreciate that this beer has some quality but smoke flavoured ale is not one of my favorites. Aroma is strong smoke, caramel and rust. It has a lot of flavour but I find it too sweet. There's also more peat flavour than most scotches have. Very medicinal. Smooth slick mouthfeel. Having said all that it's still ok. If you don't have Germolene use this.

  • CHOPZ 7115 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a slight hazy copper colour with nice ruby highlights. Big frothy and creamy beige head with great retention and thick foamy-creamy lacing. Dark fruit aromas with the roasted malts and quite peaty. The taste is pretty sweet at first sip, but calms down a little and stays rich afterward. Dark fruits, peaty and then spices show up in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, a little oily. Alcohol well-hidden, but brew is a little too sweet and powerful overall.

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    500ml bottle
    11.0% ABV
    King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    December 13, 2013
    The beer pours a coca-cola colour with a generous tan coloured head. The aroma is smoked meat, molasses, and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is a tad sweet with smoke, vanilla, and caramel coming through.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Clear red brown with small light brown foam ring. Aroma is quite nice, oak and dark brown fresh bread. Some coffee. Taste is smooth, nothing outstanding, just a smooth velvet wood taste. Like being at a carpenter workshop. (Bergen 201311)

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 10

    Brown body, with a long lasting short crown, stupid amounts of roapy lacing left behind with every sip. What the hell is this aroma?!?!?! Strange aroma I say, strange. Very medical, strange smoke, Robitussin?? I can't stop smelling this, just can't stop, what am I smelling WHAT IS IT?!?!?! There is a sweetness in the aroma its NOT cherry, NOT prune, maybe peach but that a far stretch. Ok just five more minutes of smelling then I drink. First sip is massive cough syrup, more specifically its perfectly the taste of cherry flavored Chloraseptic spray, and I mean its 100% that flavour. 11%...........bullshyt I taste nothing. Smoke is in the flavor but what the hell kind of smoke is it??? I want to say burning trash on an apple wood fire but in a very good way. My tongue feels funny. I have no idea what the hell I'm drinking I've never had anything even remotely close to this but man is it good. Thank you Ferfie with the peat comment because its a perfect fit. Wow did Philly just FAWK over Nashville with that obscene offer sheet on Weber. Glass is getting emptier and this is making me sad. MMmmmmm i just hit ginger. I have never had a beer that tasted so much like medicine that I enjoyed so much.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    500ml bottle -

    What a great idea and excellent execution this was. Nøgne Ø never seems to stop making good beer and this was great. The aroma is just incredible. Massive amount of smoke, sweet like a beer beef-jerky marinade, caramel, alcohol, port....phenom. The flavor was equally as intense. It was like eating beer beef-jerky, dipped in espresso/port/chocolate with a rum-raisin sauce. THis might just be my favorite from Nøgne Ø, but then again...I feel like I’ve already typed this on a different review with them.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours dark and thick. somewhere between a porter and a barleywine. aroma of smoke, sweet malts, and fish? feel is thick, gotta pour hard to get head, but it's thick as well. flavor is smooth but strong. fairly aggressive smoked malt, more fishiness (but not like Alaskan) very sweet, almost sticky. NOT an everyday drinker but a cool beer that got better as it went.

  • POPERY 212 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This isn’t the prettiest barleywine at the ball but it’s got a big, intense flavor. For the most part, I really don’t care about a beer’s looks and that is also true here - just nitpicking. It’s a muted dark brown beer with little head - looks like a weak cup of coffee. The aroma is velvet punch of caramel malt with notes of raisins, prunes, brown sugar and molasses. The flavor isn’t overwhelmingly sweet for the size of the beer. It’s not terribly drinkable but good for 11% abv. It’s an excellent version of a big American-style barleywine.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours out in a almost opaque dark brown color with a small disappearing bubbly tan-colored head. Rich and rather vinous aroma of smoke, toasted malts, caramel, neutral yeast and dark chocolate with hint’s of currant-leaves and cookies. Full-bodied with rich notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, smoke caramelized sugar, iodine, salt and cookies. Creamy and dense mouthfeel. Long rich and dense aftertaste of toasted malts, cocoa, burnt sugar, smoke and dark bread. Well-hidden alcohol. Dangerous and quite interesting stuff.

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