Brewed by Ngne (Hansa Borg)
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This beer is brewed with 100% Scottish peat smoked whisky malt. This malt generates an intense smokey flavor and aroma. In fact its intensity makes this beer almost undrinkable, unless you blend it with other ingredients. We recommend to use this product to give a balanced smoked note to foods and drinks as oysters, sauces, marinades, sausages, fatty fish, chocolate and dark beer. Improve your world by giving it a hint of smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle sample @ Leuven Beer Innovation 2015, shared with the RB Belgian crew. Cuivre trouble, col blanc. Pas grand chose dire ici, cest bien 100% tourb tout en gardant une belle base malte mais qui reste cependant au titre indicatif. Pointe de caramel, petit douceur grille et on recommence avec une tonne de tourbe. Intense sans tre surfait, et l je me rgale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8328) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Pale, fully hazy yellow beer, under a small off-white head. Very smoked, with peat indeed, tarred gulfbreakers. Peat, tarr, Lapsan Souchong,... Medium bodied, extremely slick to oily (tarry?) feel, filmy. They promised the right thing. Smoked to the detriment of anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color: hazy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: domination of peat and earthy. Notes of malt, and really small caramel presence. Taste: very nice blast peat, with good taste and and balance of malt. Good persistence, and well balanced. Aftertaste: finish peat and malty. Good experience. Maybe it can be difficult to drink a bootle because of the taste of peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
Thanks for sharing! Sampled bottled @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Hazy brown, little head. Nose is peated but the peat carries an oily, plastic, smoked quality, too plastic, no balance obviously, faint sweetness, Taste is same, big plastic oily peat, very plastic & peated, smoke, light iodine, touch creamy chocolate quality underneath, tad chemical, Lightly fizzy, Unbalanced gimmick obviously. Not much to say here with nothing else the peat obtained a way plastic quality. Passable esp. for what it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ElDesmadre (2135) - Mikołw, POLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from humlebingen.com, cheers! Lots of peat, asphalt and iodine above all. At least too much for my liking. It also has got a honeyish, citrusy touch and is surprisingly soft in terms of the mouthfeel. The aftertaste comes again with a punch of iodine. Well brewed but I guess I just dont like being reminded of an army field hospital while drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from Den Nordiske lhandel, Copenhagen; batch 879, brewed 25/10/12, bb 25/10/14 (tasted Jan 2014)
Cloudy deep blond color with quite small head, not persistent. The aroma is intense, very smoked, nothing as fat as the Bamberg beers or iodine as the Islay whiskey; its closer to a smoked mackerel; some iodine appears later. Good body strength; moderately sweet; the smoke takes strong wood notes and some light acidity that is out of tune; its a bit salty; correctly bitter.
Interesting, but the aroma is much better than the flavor and final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Brutal. In der Nase Schinken, Kabelbrand, Torf, leicht fruchtige Noten. Am Gaumen etwas Schinken, prgnante Se, recht schmal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub, thanks Jaap! Murky yellowish brown color, virtually no head. Aroma is huge huge intense smoke, peat, fingerpaint and iodine. Taste is surprisingly doable, peat, iodine, fingerpaint and smoke again but way more balanced and soft than you would expect from the aroma. Pretty weird beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2560) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
@Braukunst Live 2015 Festival cereal, soy sauce, earthy, very much peated, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alered (11) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
25 cL bottle in bar. Surprisingly clear presentation. Intense aroma of peat and smoke hits you as soon as you open the bottle and persists in taste, which is surprisingly not over the top/unbalanced. As someone who loves peaty and smoky Scotch, this was amazing. Tastes like what Ardbeg would make if they produced beer. The peat and smoke stayed in my mouth the rest of the evening, so perhaps best as a nightcap or alone. Despite the "Almost Undrinkable" label, its actually one of the most easy-drinking beers Ive ever had. Would love to get it in a larger bottle.

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