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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, - MAR 21, 2013
0.25 l bottle. Yellow hazy colour with small white head. Heavy smokey aroma with a hint of citrus and moss. Smoky earthy flavour combined with some sweet malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ElDesmadre (2129) - Mikołów, 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 don’t like being reminded of an army field hospital while drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, 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; it’s 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; it’s a bit salty; correctly bitter.
Interesting, but the aroma is much better than the flavor and final.

3.4
   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, prägnante Süße, recht schmal.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (9758) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2552) - 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,

4.6
   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, it’s actually one of the most easy-drinking beers I’ve ever had. Would love to get it in a larger bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (197) - Łódź, POLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Barwa: złota, zmętniona. Pana: niezbyt obfita, jasnokremowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość trwała. Zapach: dość intensywny, wędzony, prócz torfu wyczuwalne również aromaty drzewne, spalone kable oczywiście też są. Smak: piwo o dużej pełni słodowej, na pierwszym planie oczywiście wędzonka, wyczuwalne również nuty owocowe jak w ale. Wysycenie: średnie, jak najbardziej pasuje.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2174) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham, huge thanx for that rare one!!
Pours hazy orange with a high, creamy white head. Smell has tons of smoke and some whiskey, as well as some blackforest ham. Starts with a bunch of smoke, paired with ham, whiskey and a sweetish yeast note. Middle part has also tons of smoke, sweet malt notes and again lots of blackforest ham. Goes into a (what a surprise) strong smokey finish with some whiskey and again some smoked ham. The most smoked beer for me so far, but it’s not really undrinkable. I like it :-)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KM (383) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Unclear body, small white head. Aroma is Islay whisky. Flavour is much of the same, but there is also a sourish and yeasty hint. Smokey and light sweet finish. (07.02.2015)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (669) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Golden color, some white head. Aroma: smoke, peat, caramel. Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation.


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