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


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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3397) - Nepean, Ontario, - JAN 30, 2013
500 mil bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Clear deep ruby-copper with a nice light tan head. Meat smoke that is kept in check by rich, caramel/toffee maltiness, some nice fruitiness, not getting any juniper, campfire, I like it. Medium+ body with soft, somewhat sparse effervescence. Less smoke than the nose, more frity and less caramel/toffee, a bit of old apple juice, not quite as interesting as the aroma; dry with limited bitterness and a fairly long, kinda fruity and slightly weak finish with only a touch of smoke. Strong start, less strong finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (967) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber with white foam. Aroma: caramel, light smoke, halva, coffee and chocolate. Taste: caramel, toffee, wood, a little candies.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Taste: robust, smoked woody malt, unique notes of earthy spices and dry finish. Dark amber color with a smoked bacon nose, Medium to full body. Large head. Made Juniper berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WilleLW (230) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
Dark brown colour with a creamy head. Aroma of malt, caramel, juniper berry and some smoke. Taste of juniper berry, caramel, malt and pine needle. Creamy flavour with sweetness and caramel in front and a dry aftertaste. Nice texture. Spicy.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1105) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2015
On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 08/10/2015 Color ambar, aroma ahumado, malta, sabor caramelo ahumado sutil.cuerpo medio

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1998) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 26, 2015
Kindly shared by Jaghana. Couleur brune trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez boisé, chocolat, légèrement fumé.Gout fumé, chocolat, boisé avec notes légère de levures et épices en fin de bouche. Bon corps. Fin avec bonne amertume grillée et boisée. Superbe!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4945) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle 50cl traded with Nisse666 thanks. A cloudy amber beer with huge head. Nose is caramel and yeast, light spices. Aroma is on caramel, toasted grain, smoked notes, yeast, cinnamon, sweet, spices, peated too, robust body quite sweet. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (375) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
miedziano-brązowe, bardzo mętne, piana obfita, ale natychmiast spada do obrączki ;
kwaśna wędzonka w stylu parówki, koszona cytryna, lekka wędzonkowa metaliczność, delikatny zapach jałowca przypominający nuty skórzane i stajenne;
ciało wysokie, bardzo mocno nasycone, musuje w ustach, nawet mały łyk wypełnia je, finisz wędzonkowy, lekko wykleja usta;
lekka wędzonka już trochę bardziej szlachetna niż w aromacie, trochę goryczki drewnianej, skórzanej, troszkę karmelu słodkiego;
bardzo fajne, zbalansowane i ciekawe piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle @ The Tasting Room. Aroma of roasted malts, some smoked notes, citrus, caramel. Dark amber, clear, off white head. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, tastes of dark dried fruits, grains, dark caramel, smoked notes, some sour notes. Medium body, good mouthfeel, average carbonation. The smoke is not overwhelming, wich makes this beer drinkable. Pairs well with blue cheese!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1224) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to Wiosna. Amber body tan head. Aroma is dried fruits with malts and hints of almonds. Taste is some smoke malts with caramel and dried fruits. Aftertaste smoke with malts and nice bitterness. Nice and very balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (517) - - AUG 29, 2015
0,5 l pullo @ Ottakringer Brauerei. Samea karamellinruskea. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, vähän savua. Maussa jännää pyöreyttä. Paahteista mallasta, ruisleipää, makeutta, limppua. Hväähän tämä on, tuoksusta en vaan tykännyt.

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