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

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (914) - - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dense light brown head. Aroma is bacon, some roasted malts and a bit of fruitiness. Taste is bacon, some sweetness and roasted malts. Soft carbonation and a very smooth mouthfeel. Quite a nice brew.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (633) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Visual: A rather simplistic label compared to their regular lineup. Pours cloudy beer bottle brown with a smallish very long lasting micro foamy head, a small layer of retention, a bit of lacing, tons of varied speed active streams. Nose: Charcoal smoke immediately jumps out, malt, a bit of brown sugar, molasses. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp, silky smooth mouthfeel, creamy Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar liquid malt, cola, molasses, woodiness, hints of anise, coffee Finish: minor smokiness, cacao nib bitterness, subtle soft bitter hops, malty sweet finish. Summary: Quite and engaging cacao sweet malty beer that grabs and holds your attention. Excellent balance and "lightness" that keeps you sipping.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1033) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle, batch 460. Pours very dark mahogany, with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is burned malts with tobacco, leather and campfire, as well as coffee, dark fruits and kandi. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with burned malts with coffee and cocoa, as well as liquorice, tobacco, oak, heather and dark fruits. Lingering sweet finish with wooden barrels and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4614) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
pours murky light brown with a very nice creamy beige head showing good retention and lacing. smoked dark spicy, fruity and nutty malts - never bacony, layered in nice smoky caramelized almonds, very woodsy if not woody - with its astringency, cherry piths and other red fruits, hint of sweetness - brown sugar, molasses and caramel, grassy and very peppery. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, boozy and assertive astringent-woody-grassy-peppery finish. enjoyed a lot this one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (909) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Thanks Tony! Reddish brown, mostly clear. Aroma is smoky bacon. Flavour is quite deceiving, the smoke is strong, but its certainly not overpowering, and the beer is actually lighter in body than i had expected. Its really quite nice. Smoke and caramel, wood and fruit. Neat.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a very cloudy dark reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is smoked, woody, salty, malty, pine tree. Flavor is loads of malt, roasted caramel, somewhat woody, pine tree. Finish is tons of smoke, old smoke, very intense smoke. Smoke! Lingering...smoke...and wood. But, yeah. Smoke. Its a smoked ale, yknow? Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Loved every sip.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1447) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
Malt smoke aroma. Dark brown colour great head & lacing. Malt smokey bacon flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (634) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
Aroma: bacon, smoked almond, sweet malt App; dark brown, tan head sheet lacing Flavour: smoke, bacon, glazed fruit and malt Palate: thick drinks like a chocolate milkshake with a lump of bacon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1287) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
Grain and Grape bottle (31-May-2014) Sweet smoked malt and bacon aroma.Black colour, low head and sheet lace.Sweet bacon roast malt flavour.Smoked bacon finish and roast wood malt aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weark (334) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Brwon near black color, with medium tan/brown head - Aroma of smoke, meat, woody, fire, ashes, chocolate, tobaco - flavor is smoky, smoked meat, roasted malt, spicy and chocolate - Medium/full body, medium bitterness,fizzy carbonation, sweet, creamy, smoky finish - Really tasty, a wonderful and exciting beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3013) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Brown with a medium fully lasting beige head and some lacing. Aroma is moderately smokey with earthy notes, caramel and light spices. Taste is also moderately smokey with earthy/mineral notes, caramel, tobacco, light spices and a light herbal finish. Medium body. Well carbed (maybe even a tad too much). Simple yet interesting Smoked beer. A tad meaty.


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