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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
From tap. Poura hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is grapefruity, toasted malty, light toffee to liqourice note. Selery to herbal too. Toasted malty, caramelish to toffee, grapefruity to light herbal. Bitter and dry intoa smooth toasted malty finish. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Draft. A brown beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and hints of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Clear orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of pine needles and dark chocolate. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles, dark chocolate and petroleum. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16503) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends. Clear brown - white head. Citrus. Tobacco. Roasted. Nutty. Earthy. Nice light bitterness. Red berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14117) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
Small glass, on tap at Crowbar & Bryggeri. Deep ruby-brown body colour. Filmy layer, fragile lacing. Dark malts mixed with ripe fruits on the nose. Semi-sweet dark malty taste, together with pine needles. Dark malt bitter finish. Fine bodied. Quite tasty (Oslo 02.09.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10944) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10594) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9369) - 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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