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


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RATINGS: 228   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6114) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2009
Pours amber, small off white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with a solid dose caramel malt. Flavour is the same, but the caramel sweetness dominates, and the hops just balances and cleans up in a light bitter finish. This tastes more like an ESB than a pale ale to me. Not a whole lot going on, but refreshing and drinkable. A bit thin, could use more carbonation too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2009
500 ml bottle. Slightly cloudy amber color, creamy off-white head. Fresh pineapple aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor with more fruity notes, long finish. Pretty fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15695) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2009
Bottled (batch 198, brewed 10.12.08, BB 01/2010). Hazy amber color, good beige head. Piney and citrusy-fruity aroma, touch of yeast. Flavor is similar: fruity pineapple, citrus hioppy flavor with pale malty backbone. A bit thin finish. Refreshing summer drink and very nice to find this from Finnish grocery shop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (1024) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
500 ml bottle. Hazy amber colour, thick and creamy off-white head. Nice, sweetish aroma of hops and citrus fruits. Malty flavour with fruity notes and a grassy-hoppy finish. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 21, 2009
0.5 l bottle from K-market Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Hazy amber color with creamy head. Perfumed, yeasty and hoppy aroma with toffee, tobacco and lemon. Berryish, nutty, toffeish, yeasty and firmly bitter flavor with bitter, tart, yeasty and rubbery finish. Gassy palate. Hop aroma and flavor is lost or masked with yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9912) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2009
500 ml bottle. Batch 198. Finland. Hazy amber colour with thin head. Hops, grass, yeast and citrus in aroma. Yeast, malt and hops in flavour. Flavour is somewhat weaker than expected by the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnar (7591) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2009
500 ml bottle, batch 192. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus presence. Tasdte of grass and flowers. Ends dry and hoppy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Delightful hops. amber hazy, off white small head. a bit bitter. lots of fun. A bit too weak on alc. and flavor. aroma is great.

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