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


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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ryk 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 arent 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (866) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Medium brown pour. Smoked meat nose. Full bodied with smokey malt, ash, smoked bacon, pear. Not the most intense smoked beer. Its growing on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (720) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from Liberty Wine Merchants on The Drive in Vancouver. Ill save readers the tedium of my descriptions. Others have described it better than I.

I love this as a winter beer! It has the characteristics of a good imperial porter or stout. My sole complaint is that I really dont detect much smoke. Ive had smoked porters that were obviously smoky, but not this baby. If I wasnt looking for it I think Id miss it, which means I may be imagining it. Heaven forbid!

Still a great dark winter beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
500mL bottle, 16/9/10. Pours clear mahogany with brick red highlights anfd a dense, persistent off-white head. The smoke in this bottle takes a back seat to a rich dark fruit cake, caramel, a little chocolate, some fruity esters and alcohol. Quite sweet, a bit of acid and mild bitterness. Medium-full bodied, a bit syrupy, soft carbonation leading to a reasonably short drying and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2575) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with an off-white head, moderate creamy, medium lasting, moderate lacing. Aroma is light smoky with hints of caramel, slightly coffee and roasted malts. Flavor has notes of roasted malts, moderate smokyness, leather and meat, slightly sweet notes. The final is roasty with notes of light bitterness and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown, tan head. Aroma of campfire, toffee, berry, roast. Flavour is campfire, licorice, berry, roast. Simple but rockin. Drank it with a friend just getting into craft, warned her away from it because of the smoke but she ended up calling it the best beer shed ever had so there ya go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Pours a murky tobacco brown color with a large tan head with good retention. White pepper, cola, and medium-roast malt on the nose. Mouthfeel is smooth with fine scrubbiness on the rear of the palate. Medium-roast malt and some ripe, dark fruit flavors. Finishes with a Hickory, Liquid Smoke flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (631) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2013
Big, smooth, rich and smokey. Really liked this it was brilliant. Would need to buy another to go over again but I just remember the smooth rich and great smokey aspects that made up this beer. Great with the rib eye steak cooked on the BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Nydelig mrk farge med stort tett skum. Smaken er noe st med fyldig maltpreg og en del mindre ryksmak enn jeg hadde forventet. En god l som varer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7309) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
DE 2013: Brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Malty aroma, lightly smoked. More smoke in the flavor, sweetness, harmonic, bitter finish. Faint bitter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Wow! The aroma of this beer cannot be adequately described. It smells from the first moment we opened the bottle like someone had unpacked a delicious smoked sausage; instantly mouth-watering and unique, layered atop the scent of good beer. Aroma: Delicious smoked sausage, and good beer. The use of the wheat ale yeast means that it carries a much lighter aroma for the beer than one would expect; but its absolutely and by far the most delicious smelling beer Ive ever had the pleasure of engaging. Appearance: Pours a dark cola with very thin tan head. Taste: Very, very reminiscent of Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, with a gentle astringency and powerful earthy malt tones that fade into strong chocolate/coffee notes at the back. Sweet and delicious. The taste develops across multiple sips, opening up wonderfully. Palate: Pleasantly astringent with light carbonation, a little residual fizz and moderate astringency on the tongue and palate. Overall: This is the best smelling beer Ive ever enjoyed. By far. I want to sit and huff this beer for hours. Taste-wise, its an excellent stout-like taste with a little more hops than Id like, but it is delicious nonetheless. If youre looking for a real pleaser and enjoy aromatic stouts/imperial stouts, this one is absolutely for you. Hats off to Haandbryggeriet!

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