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

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RATINGS: 895   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjakk (789) - Skagafjordur, - APR 26, 2012
Redbrown, cloudy. yellow brownish foam. light sour smoky aroma. medium body low in carbon. Smoky flavour, dry, spices, chocolate coffee aftertaste that lasts for a short time


3.8
Juks (735) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle at Alaus Pirkliai. Pours slightly hazy dark amber, small white head. Aroma of smoked fish, malts, herbs, wood. Taste is smoky, woody, grassy. Medium bodied, average carbo. Really nice smoky one, easily drinkable.

3.8
MBlessing (1336) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2017
Dunkles braun schwacher schaum, im Geruch holzig rauchig etwas Frucht, im Geschmack auch kräftig holzig rauchig etwas herb leicht dunkle Schokolade im Abgang ganz zum Schluss eine ganz nette beerige Note

4
DrNosha (2401) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2017
0,5l Flasche vom Duty Free in Oslo. Trübes rot braunes Bier, flüchtiger Schaum. Rauchige Holznote. Dazu Johannisbeeren. Antrunk Rauch und Beeren. Malz im Abgang. Beeriges Finish.

3.5
Nordcore (1532) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle 50 cl. Brown, hazy with a creamy offwithe head. Burned malt, Brown sugar and wood. Light bitter with a dry burned malt end.

4.1
nybol (2247) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2017
Temmelig underlig øl, den smager af røg, men virker som om der er en fejl i den.

3.7
Lore (2772) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 7, 2017
hazy dark amber colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of smoked bacon and barley, grains, burnt woody and moderate fruity-floral notes; taste is the same; good one

3.1
MartyW (280) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
Draft at Tap10. Hazy dark orange with a beige head. Aroma of yeast, malt, oak, smoky. Flavour has sweet smoky notes. Oak, malt, light yeast, slight salt. Aftertaste is moderate sweet with a wooden touch.

3.9
dcmchew (104) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 24, 2017
Murky amber, brown-ish, small light beige bit of foam. Low retention. Sweet and smokey nose, with a mellow seabuckthorn-like acidity, some fragrant wood (hints of white oak?), smoked meats, berries, caramel. The front is nice, with some juicy, mildly tart berries, some sweet malt, smoked dried wood and grain. Some caramel crust, dried grass, mild hay, with a nice juniper fragrance developing, nice and sharp, reminding me of gin. Some bitterness, woody in nature, with a lot more smoke in the finish, but not the bacony one usually found in rauchbiers. A stronger, burnt, ashy kind, dry and rugged. Some bit of caramel and that gin note lingers, too. Medium body and carbonation. A tiny bit of warm alcohol. A solid traditional beer, really interesting, not holding anything back, at the risk of being a bit too rough. But i enjoyed it a lot.

3.8
Evilkniamhel (959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2017
From bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber. Nose of berries, resin, smoke. Taste is light smoke, loads of fruit, light malts.

3
lmojoh (870) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2017
Flaske 0,5L smakt januar 2013. Aroma malt, brent tre, røyk. Utseende uklar mørk gylden med offwhite skum. Smak malt, røyk, mørk frukt, krydder. En røykpreget ale


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