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HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood

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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Traditional Ale
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Once, every farm in Norway was required by law to brew its own ale. All of that ale had a natural smoky taste because the malt was kilned by fire, and most of it was spiced with juniper berries. Norwegian Wood, a recreation of that traditional style, is made by the "Hand Brewery" - four guys brewing in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bulldogops (2233) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Rating #2210 - 2015.12.02 - @7Degrees Beer School. Pours a dark reddish brown color. thin head. Unreal aroma of ripened juniper berry, wood smoke, earth,chocolate, caramel. Lots of smoked malt character present, tempered with a spiciness (coriander, clove, nutmeg?). Phenomenal old world brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piwnepodroze (200) - POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
est to wędzone ale z dodatkiem owoców jałowca. Ponoć tradycyjnie warzone na terenie Norwegii. Piwo ma barwę mocnej herbaty i jest mętne, a na górze utworzyła się bardzo ładna czapa piany. Zapach jest raczej płaski i dominuje w nim wędzona szynka oraz wyraźny i mi nie pasujący jałowiec. W smaku jest już znacznie lepiej i ciekawiej. Piwo jest pełne i gęste. Wędzonka gra pierwsze skrzypce balansując między szynką a dymem ogniska. Żaden jałowiec jałowo nie zakłóca mi odbioru. Jest tak smaczne i pijalne, jak tylko może być.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle from the back of my fridge. Pours murky brown and has a real smoked wood aroma with a sort of brine quality as well. molasses and figs, peat and a some more exotic fruit. Good length, smoky flavour some light bitterness on the finish and molasses flavour. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFF (138) - - AUG 3, 2016
Robe cuivrée fumée. Peu de mousse. En bouche, très "herbeux" (peaty; tourbe). Alcool peu présent, donc bien balancé, mais goûte très peu la fumée. Pas du tout comme une rauchbier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2016
Beer dark brown, somewhat hazy. creamy beige foam and bubbly. complex scent with notes of burnt wood, smoked malt, wine, resin and moss. Presence of juniper but little dominant. solid flavor with notes of charred wood, smoke, bread, candy, sweet cereals, burnt sugar and heather. medium bitterness, slightly sweet and good and on par complex balance between malt, hops and smoke.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3994) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 23, 2016
wedzonka, czyc dymy, drewno oraz stopiony karmel. Slodowe jest to piwo bardziej niz chmielne. Smak wyczuwalny takze jalowiec i pieprz czarny. Wyglad to herbaciano czerwona barwa srednio metne. Ze srednia i malo trwala piana. Dobre ale liczylem na ciut wiecej.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
daigoon (127) - - JUL 21, 2016
0.5l bottle. Dark orange or nearly brown and cloudy. Tan head with some lacing. Roasted taste with what seems like spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Dark orange color. Aromas of smoke, charcoal and wood. Smoked taste with some sour hints of fir needle. Finish is long and bitter. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (1096) - SPAIN - JUN 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 From XXXII. In Bavaria glass. Watching Game of Thrones 6x04. Another smoky beer, not of the worst ones but the smokiness still hides all and dont feel the juniper berries nor anything else much

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1245) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a coppery body with a frothy offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, smoke, malts, wood and some light roast. Flavor is light sweet and malt-driven. Some smoke, cured meats and malts. Fairly balanced and drinks quite well. Probably very nice with some bbq but does quite well on its own too. Light bitter finish. Medium body, avg+ co2


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