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Norwegian Wood - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
88
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 40
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet visit their website
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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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 23:31:18 | More by EspressoGuy
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-21-2013 05:23:05 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 19:55:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-16-2013 05:27:00 | More by WhiteLight68
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-11-2013 02:27:55 | More by Zachtheporter
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-31-2013 19:17:42 | More by Eric908
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-16-2013 02:43:23 | More by DonFrap
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Mendicant

Australia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-12-2013 08:53:21 | More by Mendicant
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-21-2013 08:16:27 | More by jaxon53
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:31:40 | More by Oakenator
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-13-2013 21:24:42 | More by doremite
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-26-2013 19:22:31 | More by Slatetank
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-21-2013 00:43:02 | More by Kmat10
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njpencook

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-15-2013 02:51:11 | More by njpencook
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-01-2013 03:54:08 | More by jheezee
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luckytalisman

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-18-2013 01:50:04 | More by luckytalisman
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-07-2013 11:29:35 | More by mitlinks
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atoulouk

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-05-2013 00:45:01 | More by atoulouk
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-04-2013 22:02:09 | More by schopenhauerale
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with a finger of bubbly head.

Smell - Smoke like a campfire, smoked malts, spiciness, wood.

Taste - Warm smoky malts reminiscent of a campfire. Similar flavours to lapsang souchong tea. Hint of juniper and spice.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth body.

Overall - A unique smoked beer by HaandBryggeriet. I really like the level of smokiness - reminds me of nights by the campfire. Very well executed.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 06:01:13 | More by leaddog
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-24-2013 13:22:58 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in an SA Perfect Pint. Batch 432 printed on the label. Pours a translucent amber with a fizzy, 1.5 inch, butter-colored head that sizzles and pops as it slowly recedes into a creamy, 1/8th inch cap. Nose is difficult to describe - herbal and spicy, some citric acid and just the merest suggestion of smoke towards the back. Taste expresses smoked malt, but it doesn't come across as being overly meaty. There's also an acidic presence (must be the juniper berries), as well as a slight medicinal character towards the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a prickly carbonation, a slightly oily texture and an astringency that stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheeks. Overall, I find myself pleasantly surprised at how much I like this beer, despite Smoked Beers not really being a style favorite. Definitely a good way to accustom the palate to the style without being assaulted by smoked meat.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 23:02:12 | More by Jwale73
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RashyGrillCook

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-19-2012 03:40:31 | More by RashyGrillCook
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark amber color ale with a large dirty white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing notes. Aroma consists of smoked malt with some light tart fruit notes. Taste is a complex mix between some tart fruit notes with some smoked malt with light dry caramel malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well put together and quite original.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 19:52:57 | More by Phyl21ca
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cosmonick

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

11-23-2012 01:28:48 | More by cosmonick
Norwegian Wood from HaandBryggeriet
88 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.