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

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RATINGS: 803   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heliport (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pleasant pour though a little bubbly. Nice color and aroma that warns you of the impending smokiness. Agree with another rater that the taste stays with you for hours. Thankfully it is not an unpleasant taste.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (1638) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2015
Floral fragrance. The flavor is floral, wood and bitter. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long while. Mediocre beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VictorStr (1480) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
Brunt skimmeraktig med högt fluffigt skum. Mycket sotade och rökiga toner.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (392) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (509) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (671) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alkolas510 (745) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Kopparfärgad klar med stort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mycket rök och lite enbär. Bra kolsyrad och fyllig

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Przylus (164) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1664) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (253) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (672) - 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


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