Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Smoked
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Røyk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire) is our smoky beer, here we have tried to make a beer as smoky as we can using our smoked malt from Weiermann. We have made a fairly dark and flavourful beer. Apart from the special malt the rest of the malt bill (86%) is smoked malt. You could also say that this is a smoked wheat beer, because we have used our wheat beer yeast here. The beer is not scary but actually very nice even for those that aren’t smoke beer fanatics....try it and you will see. Contains malted barley, Amarillo hops, wheat beer yeast, and lots of smoked malt from Bamberg, Germany. 8% alc, 33 ibu, 48 ebc. Serving temp 8 - 12C or 46 - 53F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pours to a deep mahogany body with a thin off-white head. The aroma is super smoky and has lots of juniper. Wheaty. The flavor is smoked malts, some juniper and spruce, wheaty. The palate is medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7248) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bottle! Poured very deep brown with a well-retained beige head. The aroma opened with smoke, with wheaty and grainy malts beneath.. soft smoke rode out the back of the nose. The flavor picked up chocolate and Munich-y malts the core.. more smoke and some vanilla as it extended outward.. spicy with warm malts on the finish. Medium-bodied and fairly dry on the palate.. the smoke worked well in there, but the rest of the beer was just aiight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1560) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap, The Trappist. I always like a good smoked beer, and Haand made a nice one. This beer poured brown with a smallish tan head. The aroma is smoke, a touch of ham, toasty caramel malt and dark fruits. It definitely leans toward the Bamberg hamminess of Aecht Schlenkerla beers, but the ham is dialed back a bit and there’s a bit more of a fruity presence. Taste is fairly dry with woody notes. The finish is smoky and fruity. Feel is relatively low carbonation, creamy. I think I prefer the punchiness of the Aecht Schlenkerla beers, but this beer was very refreshing and had a smokiness both delicate and strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle 500ml batch #273 at Patricks. Pours deep brown with tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, bonfire smoke. Taste is light bitter, slightly sour. light to medium body, thin to oily, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Thanks Richmond crew! opaque red-brown, thin large-bubbled white head. Nose is citrus, light smoked malt and a separate, sawdusty smoke. Flavor is a bit smokey, no tea or malt distraction, bit sugary. Nice, not the smoke or complexity of of schlenkerla, bit sugary, particularly in finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours brown with ruby highlights and a brown head. Aroma is roast, malty, and smoky. Flavor is sweet, light roast, fruity notes, light smokiness throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - JAN 22, 2011
Quick-review; Dark, almost pitch black colour. Big on the peat, good mouthfeel, rich, sweet aftertaste with hints of dried fruit. Good, alittle over the top, needs storeage?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of BrewEngineer. Pours clear brown with an average, fizzy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, prune, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, wood, prune, and dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, and low creaminess with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
500ml bottle served in a Tank 7 tulip. Poured a deep brown with two fingers of tan head. Smokey aroma with a little sausage, dark malt, also a fair amount of citrus hops. Medium bodied. Plenty of smoke in the flavor along with hop bitterness. Smoke lingers in the finish. The smoke flavor became a little like liquid smoke as it warmed, which distracted. One of these is plenty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3404) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Richmond 13th. Brownish black, slight head. Aroma is pumpernickel and coffee. Flavor is a match. A bit towards sausage, but not bad. Well done, the smoke freaks should go nuts over this.

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