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


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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weark (215) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Brown color, good off white head - aroma is sweet malt, light woodsmoke, wood, with hints of fruits - flavor is malty hints of chocolate with light woodsmoke, wood, fruity but hard to say that’s juniper berries - medium body, good carbonation, sweet, light bitterness, long sweet finish with hints of fruits - really good, light woodsmoke well balanced with the malt backbone, impressive

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (469) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Flaska från Vinmonopolet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Rökig, maltig doft. Viss sötma med stram beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebsmitty (115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours large white head with amber brown color. Smell is smoke, apple cider bacon, roasted malts and floral hops. Taste is smoked bacon and caramel, ending with a dry wood and apple vinegar notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (588) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a dark brown color. Aroma of alcohol, burned wood, smoked malt, dark fruits. Taste is solid and round taste,smoke, wood and cereals notes and alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vadie (520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Un couleur riche de cuivre avec un col moyen/large beige/blanc. L’arôme fumeux avec des fruits légers, du malt rôti, et du caramel au beurre. En bouche c’est du malt rôti, caramel au beurre, du chêne fumeux, fruits légers (genévrier) avec une finale légèrement sucré. Un corps moyenne, assez pétillant. Très, très bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
500ml bottle, batch 408, with a dark amber-copper color, and a thick pillowy pale beige head, with a sweet biscuity, toasted, caramelized, smoked malty, faint juniper fruity nose, with some yeasty, doughy, mild smoky bacon, meaty ham, toffee accents, a some subtle acidic wildberry, english pudding, ashy notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, doughy, bread, toasted, caramel, biscuity, smoked maltiness, spicy peppery, toffeeish character, with some faint sponge toffee, french toast, juniper berry, ash, light flowery leafy hop flavours, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, peppery, biscuity, toasted, caramel, faint smoked maltiness, juniper fruitiness, lingering leafy, hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle - Nice smoke mellowed with dark malts. Cloudy amber with a rich active beige head. Nice mellow smoke and wood with caramel and roasted malts to round out. Very velvety on the tongue. Except for a little tartness in the finish I don’t get the juniper at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours could copper with light tan head from draft. Nose is of wood, caramel, almost a light smoked bacon. Taste is the same with more of a wood than smoke taste. Also some burnt toffee notes and meat. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
villevav (190) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Hieman epämiellyttävä tuoksu, tulee ensimmäisenä oksennus mieleen, mutta tarkemman nuuhkimisen jälkeen se paljastuukin puun tuoksuksi. En kyllä osaa eritellä mitä puuta se on, mutta siiltä se tuoksuu. Savuaromi on paljon miedompi kuin Schlenkerloissa ja kutakuinkin yhtä mieto kuin Spezialin savulagerissa. Tervaakin on maussa hieman. Schlenkerlan tapaista savukinkkua ei bukeesta löydy. Kaikesta huolimatta ei yllä klassikoksi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
hAS A BIT OF SWEET MALT...OMG I’M IN CAPS! sorry. Has a bit of sweet malt aroma. The juniper berries are hanging out in the background. Darker amber or light brown in color with a cream colored head. Poppin’ light taste at first. I love the smokey wood feel with a zing of berry aftertaste. Kinda dry finish. Amazing.

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