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Norwegian Wood - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
88
very good

289 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 42
Gots: 17 | 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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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.

mverity, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tom10101, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

yancot, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of TheCuriograph
4/5  rDev +1.8%

TheCuriograph, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of j0hnc2468
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

j0hnc2468, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bigred89, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of smlmeyer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

smlmeyer, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of KMcG
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

KMcG, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Jhanken
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jhanken, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of EricaLC
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

EricaLC, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of osuskin
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

osuskin, Sep 15, 2013
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

EspressoGuy, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

drewone, Aug 21, 2013
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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of WhiteLight68
3/5  rDev -23.7%

WhiteLight68, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Zachtheporter, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Mendicant
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Mendicant, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jaxon53, Jun 21, 2013
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.

Oakenator, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev +1.8%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Slatetank, May 26, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Kmat10, May 21, 2013
Norwegian Wood from HaandBryggeriet
88 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.