Norwegian Wood - HaandBryggeriet
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.61/5 rDev -8.4%
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
08-31-2013 23:31:18 | More by EspressoGuy
3.58/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
08-19-2013 19:55:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.36/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
06-15-2013 00:31:40 | More by Oakenator
4.28/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
02-02-2013 06:01:13 | More by leaddog
3.76/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
01-19-2013 23:02:12 | More by Jwale73
Norwegian Wood from HaandBryggeriet
88 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.