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HaandBryggeriet Røyk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire)

Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Smoked
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle from West Lakeview. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a tannish head. Nose is subtle smoke notes, beechwood and campfire. Some sweet notes as well and bread. On taste, smokey but also a bit metallic. Some like phenol notes. Slight acid tang. Pretty interesting beer, much like a lighter Bamberger style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5850) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Batch #273. Bottle. Pours brown with a beige/orange fizzy head. The aroma is smoky wood. Not too overpowering, and definitely no bacon in there. Behind that, there is some dark fruitiness and a bit of soap. The flavor is smoky and malty with a fair bit of brown sugar sweetness. It manages to still feel rather light considering the high alcohol content. Chocolate malts shine through in the finish, providing a nice interplay with the smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6761) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2010
A dark brown pour that allows only a bit of red highlights to show through. A fluffy tan head that has excellent retention. The aroma is a bit difficult to determine but is faint smoke, hops, and some figs. Throw in some chocolate and you have the flavor profile. That smoke is soggy and just the perfect amount. The hops are subtle, have peppermint aromatics, and make this a much more interesting beer. A decadent feel. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - DEC 16, 2010
@BBF 2010. Slight smoke with hints of spicy pepper. Full bodied, oily. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 Pours dark brown with a medium brownish head. Aroma is slightly smoky with roasted malts, spices and ham. Flavor is more focused on the malts and spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolate brown, lightly viscous, with a frothy thick light tan somewhat sticky head. Soapy aroma, smoked fish, floral fruity hop notes, sweet smoked glazed ham, dank fire wood, delightful, rich brown sugar glaze, bit of alcohol to tie it all together, so pleasant. At first I wasn’t impressed, but as it has warmed a bit it is coming into it’s own in a magnificent way, the floral hop note with the light bitterness is a bit odd at first, almost soapy, the attenuation of this really allows some delicate interplay of flavors, smoked fish and wet drift wood, crystal malt and brown sugar, hint of dark chocolate and duck towards the quick finish, leaves a lingering beechwood smoke character in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, watery feeling, larger bubbly carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2010
500 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a foamy tan head. Heavy smoke nose on the nose with a hint a dark fruit. Sweet chocolate malt a nice smokiness that’s not too overpowering.Fruity and pleasantly slight tartness in the finish. Smoke hangs around on the palate for awhile. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Batch 273, Cosmic Comic Cafe, Turku. Dark ruby, almost black beer. Averge, somewhat creamy head. Sturdy malt body, smoky ham, some tar, light herbal hoppiness. Liquid bread, a hint of dark fruitiness. Salty touch, pleasant tar-like and slightly plummy finish with soft smokiness. Almost full bodied, oily and thick palate. Nice, traditional smoked beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2010
500ml bottle @ Maltainen Riekko, Helsinki

Batch #273 bottled 12.05.2010 - Roasted stout. Pours dark brown/blackish with small beige head. Aroma is roasty and smoky. Taste is well balanced. Has hints of smoke and roastness. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle@TastingSession. Lightly smoked aroma. Very dark brown, hazy, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, smoked, some sourness, chocolate.

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