Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: American Pale Ale
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Pale Ale - is a pale, refreshing and aromatic beer with a fine malt profile from our English special malts. Generous use of fresh hops renders a zesty and delightful hoppy aroma and flavour. To be served at 8-10 degrees C. Bottle conditioned - unfiltered and unpasteurised, no artificial carbonation. (Not to be confused with the stronger Haandbryggeriet India Pale Ale.) (Picture of label: http://www.haandbryggeriet.no/pale ale butikk.jpg )

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle @ meeting. Amberish orange pour, medium tanned head. Aroma is fruity hops, orange, grapefruit, pine, some spices. Flavour is mildly bitter of hops with lots of fruit and again some spices. Faint hint of smoke. Highly drinkable, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6790) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2010
50cl Bottle at UDRBM. Clear orange colour, white head. Aroma is very fruity with passion fruit, light malty, hoppy. Flavour is light sweet, fruity, pine, liquorice root in the earthy bitter hoppy finish. Some other flavours I cant really pinpoint, but this is very nice stuff. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle at Dutch RB Meeting. slight gusher. Slightly hazy orange pour, thin creamy white head. Aroma of American hops, floral, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is bitter fruity with hops giving it citrus and grapefruit notes. Creamy texture, average carbonation. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1415) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Orange, hazy with a ok head. Aroma; a lot of fruits.... Taste; More fruits, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
500ml Bottle (Thanks Yngwie) - Amber with a slight haze. Fruity, hoppy and slightly spice aroma wiih with peach and a hint of tea. Hoppy taste with toffee, peach and a hint of tangy grapefruit. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mallucci (32) - ITALY - APR 6, 2010
Colore ambrato limpido , schiuma persistente . Molto presente lodore di luppolo allolfatto , presente , abbastanza prolungato ma non aggressivo lamaro lasciato al palato... si sente molto il corpo leggero , infatti i suoi 4,5 % la rendono una birra estremamente beverina...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4369) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottled: Full of aroma hops and citrus notes. Deep orange, hazy color. Foamy head. Flavor is full of citrus hops, notes of grapefruit. Intensive bitterness in the end, very dry bitter finish. Pleasant, intensive hopped Pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle, 500ml. Amber colour with a medium-sized white head. The aroma is malty, fruity and slightly spicy. The flavour is slightly sweet with some malts, grapefruit and bitterness. Medium-bodied and very smooth. Good pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (4050) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2009
rlig grumlig farg. Den doftar gott, och vrkar ha en god balans den r ganska mrk fr att vara en Pale Ale. Det vrkar vara mycke jst i denna. Tyvrr mste jag konstatera att den doftar mer n den smakar. Kanske r det bara jag som krver fr mycket (trots allt ligger min krlek i lite mrkare l som porter).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
50cl bottle, Batch 198. Hazy dark amber, tiny pale head. Nose has lots of spritzy grapefruit lemonade, spiciness, sweet berries and ashy yeast, same as other Haanbrygs. Flavor has more of that yeast, making it a bit messy and stodgy, along with cranberries and red grapefruit, earth and dull yeast in the finish. Strongly foaming, lively yet smooth palate, not too light. This could be nice if fresh, I like the hop profile. But their house yeast still gives me the chills.

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