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HaandBryggeriet Britannia

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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Session IPA
Drammen, Norway

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
NO: U.S. inspirert India Session Ale - Lav alkoholstyre, men mye smak.

EN: U.S. inspired India Session Ale - Lower in alcohol, but big in flavour.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (939) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cervezorama 2.0. Color dorado palido. Sabor ligero, a levadura, citrico, malta, lupulo.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Gyllen av farge med et enormt skum som holdt bra. Aroma av malt frukt og en del sitrus. Smaken følger aroma m,ed innslag av karamell. Ekstremt høyt karbonert

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
500ml bottle from Eurospar Tomasjord. Under the baking sun 08.07.14. Gushing, with huge head and fair lacing. Unclear golden yellow body. Flowers, clove, grain and slight taste of citrus. Thin and a bit boring, no real sting- but a real thirst quencher this exceptionally warm afternoon on the porch. Not bad at all!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1182) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
An over-carbonated angry little bugger: it produces a humongous off-white head far too easily and it therefore takes quite some time to pour a glass. Fluffy patches of foam cling to the glass. The beer has a pale golden hazy colour. The aroma is rather faint, crisp and dry with only hints of citrus and yeast. Not bad, but pretty boring. The flavour has a bit more punch, again lemony citrus, yeast, pale malts and pine in the pretty long finish. The taste is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light-bodied, but not as light as I had feared given the low ABV. Quite fizzy carbonation and dry texture. Not far from a decent beer. Maybe a fresher bottle will be less over carbonated, less yeasty and will have stronger aroma and flavour.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 9 months after bottling, from Meny Oslo City, Oslo]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Leafy, grassy hops ride this brew’s bubbly mouthfeel while straw-like malts balance out the green bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty straw yellow.
-Carbonation is intense, which works well with the dryness.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-This is not that memorable, but I would grab it often if I saw it on tap when in Norway.

Bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABS (532) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle from Meny Grim. Pours, well, head only. Incredible amount of white, frothy head. Eventually, it settles hazy golden. Took over 15 minutes to pour. Yeast, pepper, some citrus nose. Sour and bitter. Light mouth feel. Tingly carbonation. Citrus, malt, some yeast, some metal and seltzers flavour. Too thin. There are better session IPAs out there (Imagine saying that in Norway just a few years ago:) )

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 27, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Eurospar Tomasjord. Veldig lys gylden. Litt uklar. Høyt luftig skum som varer lenge. Litt lacing. Veldig god fruktaroma. Svisker & rosiner. Smaken er grapefrukt med hint av annen frukt før den avslutter lett syrlig. Ualminnelig mye smak i forhold til alkoholstyrken! Virker som en hyllest til engelske bryggetradisjoner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
totoro76 (25) - SPAIN - APR 19, 2014
50 cl bottle buyed @ Cervezorama, Madrid/Spain. Very good hopped low alcohol beer. Nicely brewed, it´s a very good choice in a hot day, Pairs well with asian food.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillHick420 (431) - North Dakota, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Nose of citrus, spruce hops. Aroma of the same, medium mouth feel, pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2272) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen - golden pour with the one of the most mahoosive white foamy heads you will see, (really is a monster) Aroma and taste is grassy floral hoppy, subtle citrus notes, crisp mouthfeel, easy drinking, quaffable low abv s brew for a sunny day, nice.


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