Betty Brown Norwegian Brown Ale | Lervig Aktiebryggeri

23 Ratings

Brewed by:
Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Radome on 01-10-2012

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Chrily:
Photo of Chrily
3.5/5  rDev -2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma is nutty with fudge and toasted malt. Taste has also toasted malts and nuts with a touch of caramel. Very balanced overall. Slightly sweet at first but finishes with an earthy and nutty bitterness. Medium body with high effervescence. Overall it's a decent, easy drinking brown ale.

 327 characters

Photo of elgenn
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Jtorstrup
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of RaeDub
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown body with respectable tan head
Nice continental hot chocolate aroma
Nice easy flavours milk chocolate good cigars and chicory
I like this some nice subtle flavours going on

 191 characters

Photo of gnikola
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Florya
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mickwin
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: darkish brown, frothy head
Smell: hops and malt faint flowers
Taste: malty with touch of caramel
Feel: full body a little carbonation
Overall: a decent brown ale, not sour or hoppy enough for my taste

 206 characters

Photo of Stigh
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kitschiguy
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a massive frothy head - possibly out of date. Some lacing.

Nose is pleasant with lots of malt, faintly nutty a little toasty.

Palate is nice - quite complex but understated. A little coffee and chocolate at the end.

Mouth is pretty good and the finish is quite long with some lingering bitterness right at the end.

Overall a very well made beer.

Highly recommended for the style.

 411 characters

Photo of Arriskuwonder
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Radome
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, bought while on business in Stavanger, Norway. Poured into a clear, plastic cup (because that's all I had).

A – The color is a deep brown but very clear and not opaque. The head is thin, off-white and made of tiny bubbles. Some lacing on the glass.

S – The aroma is sharp earthy/piney from a hop or spice note that I don’t recognize. Either it is a hop I’m not familiar with or maybe Northwestern US hops with a spice addition that changes the aroma. There are also some roasted notes and maybe a little malt.

T – The taste is dominated by the same hops or hop/spice detected in the nose. Again it is an unfamiliar mix of earthiness and piney notes, with the weight leaning towards earthy. It’s not bad, just new to me. There are also some minor roasted coffee flavors.

M – Light to medium body. Prickly, slightly harsh carbonation. There is a strong, almost soap-like, hop bitterness. No alcohol burn.

O – This is an interesting beer. Initially it is reminiscent of an American Brown, like Pete’s Wicked Ale, but then the flavors and aromas take off in a new direction. Unique, very drinkable, and more highly hopped than most European ales--this is worth checking out.

 1,208 characters

Photo of Tjessem
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torerik
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Poupae
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JavierGC
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of stcules
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful dark amber color, bright, with a good beige foam.
Malty smell, light caramel, a bit of sugar, but stilll quite interesting.
In the mouth too, malt and light caramel, easy, but not banal, easily drinkable.
A hop touch, light body, fruity, with notes of chocolate and hazelnut in the aftertaste.
Easily drinkable.

 321 characters

Photo of hawkon
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of RuckusDu
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of metalspice
2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Betty Brown Norwegian Brown Ale from Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 23 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.