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


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RATINGS: 831   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (784) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
How: bottle Appearance: hazy copper, Medium to large fluffy head. Aroma: smoke, oranges, sweet berries, cured meat Palate: average carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (609) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
500ml brown bottle 2014 years vintage from batch #801, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy dark amber with a large frothy beige head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing behind of the glass. Aroma of cured charcuteries, pine and smoke. Flavours of cured and smoked charcuteries, spices, dark bread, orange peels and spices. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Norwegian Wood is a tasty beer that would pair well with meat dishes, pleasantly smoked and just the right amount of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (763) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Uklar orangebrun farge med hvitt skum. Lukter bær og krydder. Smaker fruktig og litt krydret. Kjenner mer til røk i ettersmak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alkolas510 (851) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Kopparfärgad klar med stort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mycket rök och lite enbär. Bra kolsyrad och fyllig

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Przylus (380) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Pierwszy mój kontakt z tym stylem i nienajlepsza wrażenie. Aromat słodowy, karmelowy, drzewny, lekko alkoholowy. Barwa ciemny bursztyn, klarowne. Piana drobna, ale krótka. W smaku słodowość, drewno, zioła i lekki alkohol. Goryczka niska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Pours amber with a medium cloudy off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, smoky notes, slight juniper and citrus notes. Taste is caramel, smoke, juniper, toffee, citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (465) - 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 (804) - 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 (396) - 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 (2092) - 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.

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