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


on tap


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smiles_181 (16) - - MAY 5, 2014
Very cloudy in appearance, to much floral and citrus for me. Hard one to get through the lot of

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shuff (7) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
Very strong citrus flavor. Could only have a couple, otherwise you would be no good. Good looking like the Norwegian people

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrunoSanchez (189) - Fermo, ITALY - APR 19, 2014
Pale Ale stile inglese. Colore ambrato aranciato con schiuma pannosa. Al naso profuma di malto ed un leggerissimo sentore di carruba. In bocca bilanciata verso l’amaro con sensazioni di miele, dattero e pompelmo amaro. Il corpo medio e la bassa gradazione alcolica la rendono molto beverina. Non stanca. Il finale è secco ed aromaticamente persistente. Bevuta in bottiglia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
Poured a slightly hazy light amber with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and light malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, light bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (605) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
Citrus, fruits, grass and grains in the aroma. Amber with a white head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium body with average carbonation. Bitter finish. Overall a nice, refreshing, hoppy pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smmaaren (492) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
50 cl bottle from Rimi. Pours cloudy amber with a small white head. Slightly hoppy and citrusy aroma. Bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
LeifPH (1) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Lyst, bittert uten å miste "rundheten", mye humle, og typisk engelsk malt. Mye smak pakket i en flaske!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, biscuit, straw, hops. Quite bitter flavour, hops, straw, biscuit, spicy pepper. Spicy finish, light pepper, straw and biscuity malts. Nice and well balanced brew.
(50cL bottle @ home. From trade with Cunningham, thanks!!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ronisa73 (9) - drammen, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
Meget god sammensetning av malt. En anelse mye humle. Alt i alt ett friskt øl som man kan kose seg med:-)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Draft at Amundsen in Oslo. Mostly clear amber copper with a soft white head. While the hops have some resin and fruit (orange and peach and such), the malt is grainy and coarse and has a smell of both fried breaking and ketchup / tomatoes, and there’s also a faint bit of metal / copper pennies in there. Vegetables and a bit of metal and some strange graininess. It has medium sweetness level, lingering hop oils and a sourish old toaster bread crumb finish. I feel bad rating this given Haand’s usually high quality, meaning I want to believe this is off, but it’s on tap and is seemingly fresh, just not to my tastes.

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