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

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 )


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
50cl bottle, Batch 198. Hazy dark amber, tiny pale head. Nose has lots of spritzy grapefruit lemonade, spiciness, sweet berries and ashy yeast, same as other Haanbrygs. Flavor has more of that yeast, making it a bit messy and stodgy, along with cranberries and red grapefruit, earth and dull yeast in the finish. Strongly foaming, lively yet smooth palate, not too light. This could be nice if fresh, I like the hop profile. But their house yeast still gives me the chills.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fobar (241) - Søgne, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2009
500ml bottle. Very nice fruity aroma when poured. Golden color body. White-yellow head. Flower-, honey-, fruity taste. Balanced bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (878) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
batch 212 50cl bottle@biergasthof schiffner. Fresh citric hop nose. crystal clear appearance, light carbonation, dark amber in colour, creamy white head with good steady lace. Very fresh taste, quite bitter and noticeably lacking american hops, bit horseblanket like aftertaste and earthy. but generally a very nice and unusual pale ale. like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11679) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle. Orange blonde. Tangerine, lemon and flowery hops in the aroma. Sharp, citric, peppery hopbitter flavor with lemon notes. A bit thin, but full of flavor. Some yeasty notes in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 Hoppy aroma. Bronze coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Crisp on the palate with some bitterness in a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
A bottle 0.5L Batc 198. Mild hoppy nose. Pale beige head. Slightly hazy orange yellow colour. Slightly sour taste. Malty taste with some grapefruit notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2537) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2009
500 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour wiht light head. Aroma has hoppy citrus and grapefruit. Taste jas lots of hops, quite much for a pale ale. But gotta like the bitter dry taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Golden amber body. With medium head. Nice hoppy and pine nose. Taste of hops and pine. Nice and bitter and dry. Some citrus in the finish. A real quality product. Very good if perhaps a tad homogeneous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5803) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2009
(Bottle, batch 198, on 2009-06-19) Amber and hazy. Small almost white head. Fruitiness and pine in aroma. Medium bodied and quite dry palate with quite high carbonation. Strongly malts, fruitiness, pine, fruitiness and bitterness in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle@Home. Citrus and light grassy aroma. Light hazy, amber colour, beige irregular head, fair lace. Malty, bitter, well hopped, light grassy, light yeasty. Malty mouth feel, light dry finish. Flavourful, refreshing, bitter but easy going.


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