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


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RATINGS: 804   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3100) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1170) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2015
Rich and spicy aroma, smokey malts, roasty, ABV evident, jammy, earthy hops. Reddish copper colour, medium beige head, lacing. Medium bite, noticably sweet, salty and lots of smokiness. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming and salty finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (1642) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (435) - 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 (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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alkolas510 (748) - 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 (168) - 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 (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.

   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.

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