Norwegian Wood - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
88
very good

296 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 42
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with smoked malt, munich malt, crystal and chocolate malt, and spiced with juniper twigs and berries.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 06-17-2007)
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Photo of Luk13
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Brown pour with fluffy brown head. Aroma is smoked wood and intense sesame oil. Taste is nutty and smoked malt and wood Lively carbonation. Body is slightly richer than most traditional smoked. Also, it is not a meaty smoked, it leans more toward campfire and nuts. Decent smoked but not on par with the traditional version such as Schlenkerla's. 3.5

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mverity
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared. Pours a creamy looking brown with thick creamy tan head that lasted really well. Sticky lacing and thick legs. Creamy mouthfeel from medium carbonation and rich body. Aroma is light smoke, caramel malt sweetness, and some faint earhty/floral hop. Taste was fantastic! Rich caramel, smoke permeates through everything, but well balanced. Really glad I got to try this one.

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheCuriograph
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of smlmeyer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of KMcG
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Jhanken
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of EricaLC
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of osuskin
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml- batch 488- best for 20.06.14
a:brown with hints of copper
S: deep rich moka; lots of milk chocolatey goodness... but over a short time it does fade to a more muted aroma
T: wow- a smooth brooding smoky moka taste; there's a high mellow bitterness throughout; finish is a bitter stickiness, like salted liquorice; not at all an aggressive smoky beer; the taste is very together and balanced;
M: medium carbonated; medium body
O: the character that was so strong when I first opened and tasted the beer soon faded. Still it's a very appealing beer well-balanced beer but not as amazing as I originally thought it would be. I

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Shikimon for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Batch 432. 2160 bottles produced.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, smoke, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very smoke forward but doesn't show any juniper from what I can sense.

Photo of WhiteLight68
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mendicant
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Oakenator
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an amber color with a hint of red coming through. Slightly cloudy. Good head is nice and thick initially then lingers well. Some nice chunky lacing on the glass wall.

S: Smoky, burnt, roasted, malts.

T: Nice layering. Juniper berries up front to middle with a really nice lingering in the mouth of the smoky, roasted malt flavor.

M: Mid bodied - nice pop off the tongue.

O: Enjoyable.

Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Norwegian Wood from HaandBryggeriet
88 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.