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


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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 )

Albertsen's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Albertsen (76) - Tromsø, - JAN 10, 2013
beautiful color, great fresh and white foam. Refreshing smell. The beer has a good bitterness that comes to you from the start. A hint of caramel is hitting me. A smooth pretty fast finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1273) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2016
Fles 500cc, batch 907. Bruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is hoppig bitter en fruitig met iets van ananas en citrus. Erg goed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tjomleif (129) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2016
50cl. Bottle. Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, wet grain, yeast, hay, herbs, caramel, grass, hints of dried fruits. Taste is slightly dry, hay, wet grain, hops, caramel, grass, herbs, yeast, dough. Slightly watery mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Fair enough, far from a favourite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
belgis (443) - - JUL 22, 2016
Juniper bitterness? Besides that not so many characteristics. Serious foam! And deep amber colour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Tap@Tap10, Copenhagen - Amber pour with white head. Fruity and malty with some nice citrus and tropical fruity notes, herbal piney hoppy notes, hoppy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Bottle @ NSB train from Oslo to Bergen ("Bergensbanen") as Haandbryggeriet Dresin (old rating of Haandbryggeriet Pale Ale was probably a bad bottle anyway, so I have chosen to delete this 2010 rating). Pours a slightly hazy golden-hued amber body with a medium white head. Nose is citrus, wet grass, pine, red fruits and hints of bread crust, caramel and nuts. Taste is pine, citric peel, grapefruit, apricot and hints of resin, wet grass, caramel and red fruits. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Enjoyable APA for sure, with a fair amount of complexity and bitterness alike. Goes well enough on a lengthy train journey, but I find myself wishing for an NSB-commisioned imperial stout to go as a slow sipper with the beautiful scenic landscapes shifting outside. Oh well, maybe in 10 years or so: who knows? :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3273) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Draught at Tap 10. Hazy, golden amber colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus fruits and caramel malts, floral hops. Slightly toasted notes. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with citrus fruits and caramel malts. Nice APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (4816) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2016
Fra flaske (batch 964) NSB mellom Voss og Finse mai-16, 4 gentlemen gone beer hunting: uklar kobber med ok skum. Aroma og smak av gress, kvae, furunål, jordkjeller og litt bitterappelsin. Jordkjelleren var naturligvis i aromaen, ettersom jeg aldri har smakt på en jordkjeller. Ikke verdt prisen.
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2013 Total Score: 3.5
En flaske (batch 577) i godstolen mens Vivaldi med Anne Sofie Mutter og Trondheimsolistene strømmer mot meg: raffinert vellyd i øret og skjerpende godsmak i ganen. En fin kveld!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD and KH on NSB train from Voss to Finse 07.05.16. Cloudy orange. Some beige head. Aroma of pine, resin and oranges. Taste of bitter oranges, grapefruit, pine, resin and a hint of toffee. Earthy throughout.
Earlier Rating: 7/31/2015 Total Score: 3.9
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2398) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
Deep golden with a white head - Good hoppy aroma - Malt body with a hop profile that is fruity and has a good bitterness - The hops and bitterness goes into the finish - This was good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3432) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016

Lukt: Citrus, krydder og karamell.
Utseende: Mørk gulbrun honning farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Citrus og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@NSB Langdistanse tog mellom Sandnes og Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,5%, Når@03.04.2016
Kommentar: En frisk og god øl å nye hos NSB’s langidstanse tog, synd dette ikke er i salg andre steder.
Earlier Rating: 7/14/2013 Total Score: 3
God duft av citrus og honning. grumset gulbrun farge, friskt skum, nydelig syrlig smak av syrlige frukter.

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