HaandBryggeriet – Røyk Uten ild (Smoke Without Fire) – 4.5 out of 7 Smokestacks

Haand Bryggeriet Royk Uten ild - Smoke without fire

This Norwegian smoked ale is probably as brown as brown can get before turning black. And given that it is so dark, you must watch out for the silt, because it is in there, laying dormant, ready for you to look the other way right at the tail end of the pour from the bottle, and then HELL! Fortunately I used my patent pending pouring technique mitigating the disaster. There’s a little sourness to it. Maybe the sourness is hiding the smokiness, because the Brewer’s description boasts 86% malt bill, which sounds high I guess, but I know there are smokier beers out there. Well, I like it because it has alcohol and is smoky. Final Happiness 4.5 out of 7 Smokestacks.

Brewer Haand Bryggeriet
Beer Name Røyk Uten ild (Smoke Without Fire)
Brewer’s Description Røyk Uten Ild (smoke without fire) is our smoky beer, here we have tried to make a beer as smoky as we can using our smoked malt from Weiermann. We have made a fairly dark and flavourful beer. Apart from the special malt the rest of the malt bill (86%) is smoked malt. You could also say that this is a smoked wheat beer, because we have used our wheat beer yeast here. The beer is not scary but actually very nice even for those that aren’t smoke beer fanatics….try it and you will see.
Food Pairings Barbecue, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Beef, Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat, Salmon
Brewer Location Brammen, Norway
Alcohol content by volume 8.0%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 33
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 6
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 4.5

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About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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