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HaandBryggeriet Pale Ale

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


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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (203) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (261) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simonsen (923) - NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
Flaske fra nærbutikken. Gylden , disig farge. Moderat karbonert med enorm varig skumtopp. Smaket malt,korn,gress, sitrus ,furunål og tropisk frukt. En fornøyelig butikkøl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2238) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
From bottle on board Fridtjofen 31.07.15. Cloudy orange. Foamy and persistent off-white head and lacing. Aroma of mango, papaya, other tropical fruits, citrus and pine shoots. Similar taste, balanced with malt and good bitterness of pine and grapefruit. Good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (839) - ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2015
Pours light amber, loads of foam that becomes thinner quite soon but lingers on quite long. Aroma is really metallic and plastic at first, not really nice.Taste is hoppy, light body, bitter hops. Not too special, works in sauna OK. Becomes nicer once it warms.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkempa (24) - - MAY 24, 2015
Nice copper color with medium head. The finish is slightly sour. American style pale ale that is lacking a little something that I can't put my finger on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Pours yellow to orange with a nice head, aroma of fruits, caramel, marmalade, flavor of fruits, carambola, oxidation, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1054) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: cloudy golden color, medium to small white head. Aroma: fresh fruits, citrus, grassy, caramel. Palate: medium to light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrislang (31) - - MAR 28, 2015
Veldig godt øl. Fantastisk god og frisk smak. Lett-drukkent og leskende. Anbefales!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KL (57) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2015
Light golden brown. Cloudy. Long white head. Not to much going on in the nose.Fruity but with a thin body.Weakly bitter and fresh finish. Batch 825.Bottle. BB : 12.12.15

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