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Hesjeøl - HaandBryggeriet

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very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The name translates to "Hay Pile Beer".

Made from 3 grains, barley, oats and rye and fermented with our special wild house yeast.

28 ibu. 21 ebc colour
Serving temperature 8 - 10 C or 46-50 F

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 02-03-2010)
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Trashcat, Saturday at 05:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

zestar, Oct 19, 2014
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SuperMario, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at the lost abbey down in Horsham along side some wound up Brazilians.
A highly drinkable and quite flavorful brew.
The appearance was kinda lacking in that there was very little head, but did have a nice brownish amber color.
Aroma was sour dry and smokey. And that"s just what the taste was. Dry malty with some smokey hightlights.
I like it, it was very good even if there was nothing but soccer on the tele.

micromaniac129, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(at Khyber Pass Pub - served in a fluted goblet)

burnt amber color, mildly hazy in appearance... bit of a gummy lace

flavors and aromas of bubblegum, phenolic smoke, vague honey, bitter wood ash... pretty dry and bitter... thin, barnyardy-grainy malt foundation

fairly light-bodied, moderately frothy

I don't know if I would sit on this one... I'd try to drink it as fresh as possible... this seemed to have a little age on it, however, I suppose that's to be expected as this was a tap takeover of Norwegian beers - probably had to sit on a few kegs while building stock for this.

Bouleboubier, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

SkinniePost, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 500ml shared two ways. Amber pour with a nice thick white head. Aroma is smoky and meaty with some spices (cloves?). Very tasty and powerful smoke grain and yet very light bodied. As close to Schlenkerla as it can get, very surprises by this one.

Luk13, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Chico1985
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, Batch 363/6. Updated from a 3.75 'Had' score.

A - Gusher!! Beer has some haze to it and is a light brownish-orange color. An off-white head stays alive at about a finger, continuous bubblin'.

S - Good amount of smokiness here, not overpowering at all, melds well with grain, bread and spicy tones, along with some light orange fruitiness.

T - More well-rounded and complex. Grains, rye bread, spice, brown sugar, light pepper, coriander, apple, grassy hops. Smoke/ham is definitely on the lighter side here appearing mostly in the finish.

M - High carbonation and kind of a thin feel. No real alcohol presence, light for 7%, other than the carbonation level it's pretty drinkable and enjoyable.

O - Pretty good, smoke is definitely on the tame side for a 'smoked beer', but it mixes well a nice array of flavors. Think rye beer/lightly smoked German lager/saison, if that makes any sense.

Chico1985, Feb 19, 2014
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Kirk, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Skeeze, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JohneHoodlum, Jun 01, 2013
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baybum, May 15, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden light brown color with a big airy off-white head that slowly settled into a light cap.

The aroma has a tart lemon thing going on. There is also some hay and farmhouse notes. A hint of clove provides some spice.

The taste is more spicy than the aroma. The clove stand out much more. There is a general hay and multi-grain bread flavor. A bit of a brown sugar sweetness. The beer is more earthy than expected; perhaps from a grassy hop profile. The beer has a wheat malt edge to it which provides a touch of sour lemon. Not really smokey, perhaps a very subtle meaty ham flavor.

Moderate body with very fizzy carbonation; burns a bit. Sweet and herbal on the palate but has good balance. It is quite refreshing.

A unique brew. Kind of in the line of a saison and biere de garde. A nice rustic style.

Gmann, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JonIrabagon, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Dactrius, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Ciocanelu, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear orange amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down a little but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of smoked malts and wood in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but the smoky flavors are a little stronger and there is a light amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Some people may shy away from smoked beers but this is relatively tame and the smoke makes the taste interesting but doesn't overpower it. The best way I could describe this is it's kind of like a smoked saison.

metter98, Jan 14, 2013
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Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
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Hesjeøl from HaandBryggeriet
87 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.