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HaandBryggeriet Pale Ale

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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: American Pale Ale
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale Ale - is a pale, refreshing and aromatic beer with a fine malt profile from our English special malts. Generous use of fresh hops renders a zesty and delightful hoppy aroma and flavour. To be served at 8-10 degrees C. Bottle conditioned - unfiltered and unpasteurised, no artificial carbonation. (Not to be confused with the stronger Haandbryggeriet India Pale Ale.) (Picture of label: http://www.haandbryggeriet.no/pale ale butikk.jpg )


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5307) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ NSB train from Oslo to Bergen ("Bergensbanen"). Pours a slightly hazy golden-hued amber body with a medium white head. Nose is citrus, wet grass, pine, red fruits and hints of bread crust, caramel and nuts. Taste is pine, citric peel, grapefruit, apricot and hints of resin, wet grass, caramel and red fruits. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Enjoyable APA for sure, with a fair amount of complexity and bitterness alike. Goes well enough on a lengthy train journey, but I find myself wishing for an NSB-commisioned imperial stout to go as a slow sipper with the beautiful scenic landscapes shifting outside. Oh well, maybe in 10 years or so: who knows? :-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3180) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Draught at Tap 10. Hazy, golden amber colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus fruits and caramel malts, floral hops. Slightly toasted notes. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with citrus fruits and caramel malts. Nice APA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (4625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2016
Fra flaske (batch 964) NSB mellom Voss og Finse mai-16, 4 gentlemen gone beer hunting: uklar kobber med ok skum. Aroma og smak av gress, kvae, furunål, jordkjeller og litt bitterappelsin. Jordkjelleren var naturligvis i aromaen, ettersom jeg aldri har smakt på en jordkjeller. Ikke verdt prisen.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (2716) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD and KH on NSB train from Voss to Finse 07.05.16. Cloudy orange. Some beige head. Aroma of pine, resin and oranges. Taste of bitter oranges, grapefruit, pine, resin and a hint of toffee. Earthy throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2213) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
Deep golden with a white head - Good hoppy aroma - Malt body with a hop profile that is fruity and has a good bitterness - The hops and bitterness goes into the finish - This was good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3153) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016

Lukt: Citrus, krydder og karamell.
Utseende: Mørk gulbrun honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@NSB Langdistanse tog mellom Sandnes og Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,5%, Når@03.04.2016
Kommentar: En frisk og god øl å nye hos NSB’s langidstanse tog, synd dette ikke er i salg andre steder.
Earlier Rating: 7/14/2013 Total Score: 3
God duft av citrus og honning. grumset gulbrun farge, friskt skum, nydelig syrlig smak av syrlige frukter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle on train from Kristiansand to Sandnes. Pours hazy dark golden with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty with piney hops. Taste is light sweet toffee, with a good dry piney finish, good beer for a train journey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Orangey colour with thin head. Biscuity, malty aroma and taste. Light hop bitterness. Perhaps some peachy sweetness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (376) - Fetsund, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
50 cl, bottle conditioned. batch #907, best before 09/16 so it’s reasonably fresh. Slightly hazy, dark orange golden, a lot of rolling carbonation, thin off-white head. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy, a hint of citrus and pine needles, not much malt aroma. Mouthfeel is dry, flavours are piny and citrusy hops. Again, I don’t find much malt notes to this. It’s a hoppy pale ale, American West Coast style in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - SEP 10, 2015
50 cl bottle@Olso hotelroom in small glass@approx 10 degrees C. Pours cloudy light brown with off white head with sufficeint retention. Fruity aroma, citrus and a little pine dominating the maltiness, which is also there. Very well balanced and complex hop bitter taste - more APA than anything else. More citrus, more spice and the malt also finally manifesting itself as it warms up a little. Texture and mouthfeel a little watery, but not bad for a ABV of only 4,5% - lots of taste and good balance.


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