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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Halvor India Brown Ale is brewed to commemorate Halvor’s 10-year anniversary as a bartender at Henrik Øl & Vinstove. What better way of doing this than getting your very own beer? A dark and titillating brown ale with loads of American hops and some dark Muscovado sugar to dry it out. A nice one, indeed

superhaffy's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
superhaffy (23) - - APR 1, 2013
A hopped up brown ale, sure makes it better than just a plain brown ale. Nutty hoppy aroma. Nice brown malt feel without to much roasted tastes. Good mouthfeel. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2932) - NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
Backlog. At Mi2 at Cardinal 25.03.13. Copper. Aroma of toffee and strawberries. Refreshing and balanced taste with malt, hops ans some citrus. Long and bitter aftertaste of American hops. Round mouthfeel and appropriately carbonated. On the bitter side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
On tap at Henriks. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, nuts, sugar, nuts, bread, grain, pine. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4131) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
On tap at Crowbar, may 9th 2014. Dark brown body with a tanned head. Malty aroma with biscuit, caramel, spicy and fruity hops. Taste is rich malty, caramel, citrus and grapefruity hops, with a subtle chocolate note. Full bitterness with a dry burned and hoppy finish. A nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4848) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
On tap at Sandar Mikrobryggeri. Dark brown allmost black color, good foam. Immediate hops , some roasted aromas, coffee & some malt. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10888) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Keg at Smalhans. Pours dark brown/black, nose is light pine, roast malts, taste is dry, roasty, juicy fruit, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Mørk rødbrun farve med lite lyst skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og krydder. Fruktig humle. Tap @ Melkebaren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Draught @ Henrik Øl og Vinstove, Bergen
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, floral, coffee and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16537) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at Henriks. It’s an almost clear one, dark brown in color, and with a dense, beige head leaving lacings. Roasted aroma with nuts, bread and some grassy, piney hops. Roasted flavor with some chocolate and a nice hoppy bitterness. Full body, creamy on the palate. Roasted malts, coffee, hoppy bitterness and some chocolate in the end. Tasteful and nice, and easy drinkable. 140615

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3560) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Fruktig duft, noe lakris og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Tykt brunt skum. Fruktig smak med en anelse vanilje i ettersmalen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Iodine and grassy bitterness subvert earthen roast and citrusy fruitiness in this puzzling India Brown Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the dark brown.
-Don’t know if the upfront iodine character comes from an excessive use of peated malts, but if it doesn’t... then there’s a serious issue with this batch.
-Mild caramel is found under the roastiness.
-Mouthfeel is beautifully creamy and smooth.

On tap at Henrik Ol & Vinstove.

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