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


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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (412) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Flaska systembolaget. Mellanbrun disig färg mef fluffigt ljusgult skum. Skogsdoft. Barr, bär och brasa. Rökighet med viss fruktighet och fuktigt hö. Smaken är maltig med trevlig syra som tillsammans med den torra beskan blir spännande i truten. En välgjord och intressant öl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (765) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottiglia 50 cl @ cantinetta. Marroncina con schiuma non troppo persistente. Affumicata, particolare, finale lievito ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (380) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours dark amber. Slightly sweet and smoky aroma of charcuteries, firewood, ash, junipers and pine. Taste has medium mouthfee6l and flavors of pine, charcuteries, caramel, smoke, wood, flowers and ash. Dry and a bit sour finish with balanced bitterness and lingering Nd long lasting notes of smooky charcuteries and juniper. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2030) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, karamell, rök, aska med toner av trä och tall och enbär. Sträv, fruktig, tydlig rökkaraktär, beska med smak av enbär och tallskott.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (784) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 20/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Smokey, some charcuterie. Taste: Dito + sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and smokey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (995) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
500 ml bottle. Orange with white head. Smell is wood, pine and smoky. Taste is pine, hoppy floral, smoky and caramel malty. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (335) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
Beige head with heavy resin and pine smell. Hazy and orange body. Quite strange in taste: tastes like pine with bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Smoked malt, juniper, some fruit. Smokey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
filippomassari (11) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Special beer with a strong wooden aroma. Dark smoked ale with a nice hop flavour. Definitely to be tried!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2600) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
Pours hazy light brown with a finger of yellowish white head. Aroma of smoke, burnt wood, dark basement aromas, earth, and maybe that odd flavor I can’t really put my finger on is juniper berries... Taste is woody and sweet, deep and roasty, with heavy smoke in the finish. Body is medium rich and creamy with soft carbonation. I feel like I’m underrating this because objectively I can tell it’s a quality beer, I just can’t get to terms with smoked beer...

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