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


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Local gathering. Pours a nice deep orange colour with a huge well lasting white head. Very fruity bit sweet aroma with mango and hops. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a very pleasant hoppy fruitiness with mango and citrus, bitter hops and some caramel. Dry, fruity bitter well lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 50 cl bottle. Batch # 99. Hazy amber color. Nice white head. Very hoppy aroma. Flavor is hoppy with caramell malt and some fruit/flowers. Fine bitterness. Sadly it´s a little watery, but all in all a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Hazy dark amber color. Hoppy aroma, earthy; leafy and fruity later; very nice. Thin (really too much) but smooth mouthfeel, dry caramel flavor and strong bitterness, a bit too astringent. The final is a bit harsh and dry as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2007
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Dar korange-brown, self-supporting head. Sharp and sour taste, very clean and crisp bitterness. Very pleasant. Good pale ale - sharp and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1387) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2007
Bottled at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Orange colour, big white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple (or other sticky fruit). Taste... bitter? Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pour was a cloudy orange with some brown highlights. The head was off-white and ample, but provided little in terms of lacing. The aroma is mild citrus, Wrigley’s spearmint gum, malt, floral hops, iced tea. The flavor was herbal, citrus, granite, some iced tea, and some floral hoppiness. The mouthfeel was nice and the finish was super dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle, at RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Orange colour, hazy. Huge head. Very nice hoppy and fruity aroma, some yeasty notes too. Fruity and flowery hoppy flavour, with a moderate bitterness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle at RBESG 2007. So hoppy, thinnish on the malts, but hot hop on the end. Superb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18946) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Bottled at RBESG ’07. Cloudy amber. Honeyish aroma with a light citric touch. Sweet and lightly sulphury, medium bodied with slightly sticky mouthfeel. Notes of orange before a finish with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2007
A Mes and Sim rate (RBESG tasting): Such a hoppy aroma. Sweet & citric. Bitter, hoppy flavour. Hops finish. Hops! Hops! Hops!

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