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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a nice amber with a medium offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is indeed smoky, but also nutty. Taste is lightly sweet with a slightly tart edge and carries some good smokey flavors. Finish is a little vegetal, woody. Body is medium, carbonation a touch too high (you can see the foam growing in the bottle as you drink...). Anyway, a fair introduction to smoked beers, not as intense as Schlenkerla but still really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (936) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Den Nordiske Ölhandel, Köpenhamn. Rökig med rostade toner, ene, medelbeska, medelfyllig, sötma, torr. Avslutningen är torr, rökig, ganska besk och lång.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Hazed amber pour. Really nice smell. For w/e reason these types of beers smell rustic and nostalgic to me. It smells like a smoked malt house mixed with a bakery. The flavor is smoky but more so an amber ale. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2768) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Murky orangey/brown with a medium fully lasting off-white/beige head and good lacing. Aroma is mostly of smoked wood along hints of berries and light peppery notes. Taste is also dominated by smoked wood along with berries, peppery notes and mineral earthy/presence. Medium body. Medium/good carbonation. Smoky finish. Not very complex and quite straightforward. The beer is dominated by smoke, but it’s a nice/not overwhelming kind of smoke and the beer is stil drinkable for the style. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (516) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Orange med medium skum. Aromaen består hovedsakelig av røkt malt, men også ulike krydder setter sitt preg på aromaen. Smaken er samme. Medium/tykk konsistens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1225) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a cloudy reddish brown colour with a medium, light beige head. Smokey aroma with smoked meat, wood, leather and forest floor. The flavour is more malty and has a sweet touch. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A fantastic smokey and well-balanced ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1707) - WALES - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage was best before last month. Dark red, hazy, very highly sparkling, big beige head. Smell - wood, malty, slightly metallic. Body is medium, quite foamy. Taste - sweet caramel base, woody overtones, prominent smoke. Nice balance - good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1651) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Deep amber pour with a bubbly white head head that lasts. Smoky aroma, caramel malts, cured bacon, citrus and berries in the back ground. Similar in flavor with more sweetness in the back ground. Effervescent body and balanced. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (305) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
Batch 541. Hazy copper color, frothy, light brown head. Roasted and smoked malt nose, woody notes, fruity, hint of butter and alcohol. Smoked, roasted malt taste, dried fruits. No clear presence of juniper berries. Slightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skansen (16) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
Farge: Brun/kobber med en kraftig hvit/solbrun skumtopp. Aroma: brent tre/røyk, einebær og tørket frukt. Smak: brent einer, einebær, tørket frukt og anis

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