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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Traditional Ale
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Once, every farm in Norway was required by law to brew its own ale. All of that ale had a natural smoky taste because the malt was kilned by fire, and most of it was spiced with juniper berries. Norwegian Wood, a recreation of that traditional style, is made by the "Hand Brewery" - four guys brewing in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heliport (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pleasant pour though a little bubbly. Nice color and aroma that warns you of the impending smokiness. Agree with another rater that the taste stays with you for hours. Thankfully it is not an unpleasant taste.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (244) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Amber Brown. Strong smokey taste from smoked & roasted malts. Berries (apparently juniper) & dark fruits. Caramel. Woody, earthy & rather salty. Bitter edge (the juniper?) throughout . Smoky, roasty dry finish. Unique Beer! (2008)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (2221) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2016
Reddish brown colour. Murky. Aroma is firewood and caramel. Taste is lightly smoked with some malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3028) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Wood-smoked ham and toasted chestnuts on the nose. Clean and crisp on the palate with some juniper berry notes. Smoke is not overdone and sits nicely in the background.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a mostly clear red color, small tan head. Aroma was fresh forrest campfire. Not too smokey, some light fresh cut wood? Light sweet malts. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8313) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Smoke and some caramel. Reddish pour with ok head. Some boiled down malt. Copper pour. Tap at Pizza Paradiso.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumore (264) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 19, 2016
From bottle. Color is dark copper, with moderate foam of beige color. Aroma signaling the smoked character in an interesting non-invasive way, but also malt, in the form of caramel. Body is medium-thick. Taste consistent with aroma, again smoked and caramel, maybe licorice. Some sweetness and some bitterness, beer well balanced. Palate is nice too.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (1493) - Beckley, USA - OCT 18, 2016
dark brown color; slightly smoky aroma; smooth, malty, slightly smoky flavor; just the right amount of smoky flavor

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (864) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Rousse voilé. Grosse mousse beige. Très fumé. forte effervescence. Fumé de bois. Sirop de bouleau. Léger malt caramel. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Sèche. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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