Norway is the country with the highest alcohol taxes, so it is not a surprise that it brings very unexciting brews.
Norway had barely more than 10 breweries until 2000 with very few styles to choose from. But the fantastic newcomers Nøgne Ø and Haandbryggeriet are bringing some hope. Ringnes (owned by Carlsberg) is the largest brewer but the people are mainly drinking local, so no brewery really dominates.
I was in Norway (Oslo, Trondheim, Lofoten islands) in 1990 but not for beer hunting purposes. Thanks to Per Samuelsson for the nice beers from Nøgne Ø.
Breweries: 35 to 45 / Beers: 450 to 500 / Consumption per capita: 55 litres.

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Total: 103 beers Weighted average: 13.57

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my favourite breweries (min. 3 beers)

  1. NØGNE Ø 15.04
  2. HAANDBRYGGERIET 14.87
  3. LERVIG 14.23

sorted by [name (default)]  [rating]  [style]  [alcohol]

BREWERY & BEER NAME
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contract brewed by ALC. % STYLE RATING ratebeer.com image retired?
AASS BOCK 7 Dunkler Bock 14.8 link    
AASS LUNDETANGEN PILSNERØL 4.7 Pilsner 8.8 link    
AUSTMANN STILLE NACHT 9 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 13.2 link    
AUSTMANN VINTERSOLVERV 6.9 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 13.6 link    
DAHLS PILS 4.5 Pilsner *** link    
GRANS LETTØL 2.4 Low Alcohol 6.4 link    
HAANDBRYGGERIET AQUA VITA PORTER 6 Flemish Sour 15.2 link   retired
HAANDBRYGGERIET BAVARIA WEIZEN 5.5 German Hefeweizen 14.4 link   retired
HAANDBRYGGERIET BESTEFAR 9 Traditional Ale 15.2 link    
HAANDBRYGGERIET DARK FORCE 8.5 Imperial Stout 16 link  
HAANDBRYGGERIET DOBBEL DOSE 9 Imperial/Double IPA 15.6 link   retired
HAANDBRYGGERIET FAREWELL ALE 7.5 Traditional Ale 15.6 link   retired
HAANDBRYGGERIET FYR og FLAMME 6 India Pale Ale 14.8 link    
HAANDBRYGGERIET HAANDBAKK 7.5 Flemish Sour 18 link    
HAANDBRYGGERIET HAANDBIC 7.5 Flemish Sour 13.6 link    
HAANDBRYGGERIET HESJEØL 6.5 Traditional Ale 16 link    
HAANDBRYGGERIET INDIA PALE ALE 6.5 India Pale Ale 15.6 link   retired
HAANDBRYGGERIET KREKLINGØL 7 Fruit Beer 14.8 link   retired
HAANDBRYGGERIET NISSEFAR 7 Old Ale/English Strong Ale 16 link    
HAANDBRYGGERIET NISSEMOR 6 Old Ale/English Strong Ale 14.4 link  
HAANDBRYGGERIET NORWEGIAN WOOD 6 Traditional Ale 16.4 link  
HAANDBRYGGERIET PORTER 6 Porter 16.8 link retired
HAANDBRYGGERIET RØYK UTEN ILD 8 Smoked 16 link   retired
HANSA BORG BORG PILSNER 4.7 Pilsner 6.8 link    
HANSA BORG FATØL 4.5 Pale Lager 6.4 link    
HANSA BORG HVERDAGSPRODUKTER KOMPILS 4.5 Pilsner 11.6 link    
HANSA BORG LETTØL 2.5 Low Alcohol 6.8 link    
HANSA BORG PILSNER 4.5 Pilsner 10.4 link    
HANSA BORG SPESIAL IPA EXTRA 6 India Pale Ale 13.6 link    
LERVIG A PASSION FOR SOUR 7.4 Flemish Sour 15.6 link    
LERVIG BARLEY WINE (2016) 12.5 Barley Wine 16 link    
LERVIG BONEYARD VIKING BLOOD 6.2 India Pale Ale 14.8 link    
LERVIG BREWER'S RESERVE GALAXY 6.5 India Pale Ale 16 link    
LERVIG BREWER'S RESERVE RYE IPA 8.5 Imperial/Double IPA 14.8 link    
LERVIG CAFÉ SUR 4 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 13.2 link    
LERVIG CHECK IN IPA 6 India Pale Ale 13.6 link    
LERVIG EVIL TWIN BIG ASS MONEY STOUT 17.5 Imperial Stout 15.2 link    
LERVIG JOHNNY LOW 2.5 Low Alcohol 12.4 link    
LERVIG KONRAD'S STOUT 10.4 Imperial Stout 16.8 link    
LERVIG LINDHEIM / MIKKELLER POP THAT CHERRY 6.5 Fruit Beer 14.8 link    
LERVIG LOVERBEER AMERICANO A ROMA 6.6 India Pale Ale 14.4 link    
LERVIG LUCKY JACK BRAND 4.7 American Pale Ale 15.6 link    
LERVIG MIKKELLER DOUBLE EYE PA 14 Imperial/Double IPA 12.8 link    
LERVIG PõHJALA WALNUT PORTER 5.5 Porter 16 link    
LERVIG SUPER SAWA YUZU 7.4 Flemish Sour 16 link    
LERVIG TASTY JUICE 6 India Pale Ale 16.4 link    
LERVIG UNFILTERED 4.5 Zwickelbier/Kellerbier/Landbier 13.2 link    
LERVIG WHITE DOG BRAND 4.7 Belgian Witbier 12.8 link    
LERVIG ÅRSTID BLACK SAISON 6.9 Saison 14 link    
LINDHEIM CHERRY FARMHOUSE 7 Fruit Beer 14 link    
LINDHEIM JACOBS HAGE 4.7 Fruit Beer 16.4 link    
LINDHEIM SURT JUBILEUM 5 Fruit Beer 14 link    
MACK ARCTIC 4.5 Pale Lager 10 link  
MACK ARCTIC LIGHT 2.5 Pale Lager ** link   retired
MACK HAAKON 4.75 Pale Lager 6 link    
MACK JULEOL 4.5 Amber Lager/Vienna 11 link    
MACK LUDWIG PREMIUM PALE ALE 4.7 English Pale Ale 12.6 link retired
MACK PILSNER 4.5 Pilsner *** link    
NØGNE Ø # 100 10 Imperial/Double IPA 19.2 link  
NØGNE Ø AMBER ALE 6 Amber Ale 14.8 link retired
NØGNE Ø ASIAN PALE ALE 4.5 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 14.8 link    
NØGNE Ø BREWDOG / MIKKELLER HORIZON TOKYO BLACK 16 Imperial Stout 18 link    
NØGNE Ø BRIDGE ROAD AURORA BOREALIS 14.9 ABT/Quadrupel 16 link   retired
NØGNE Ø BRIDGE ROAD INDIA SAISON 7.5 Saison 14.4 link    
NØGNE Ø BROWN ALE 4.5 Brown Ale 14.4 link  
NØGNE Ø BRUN 6 Belgian Ale 14 link    
NØGNE Ø CITRUS HYSTRIX IPA 7.5 India Pale Ale 16 link    
NØGNE Ø DARK HORIZON 1. EDITION 16 Imperial Stout 15.6 link   retired
NØGNE Ø DUGGES SAHTI 11 Traditional Ale 13.2 link   retired
NØGNE Ø GLOBAL PALE ALE 4.5 American Pale Ale 15.6 link    
NØGNE Ø GOD JUL 8.5 American Strong Ale 16.4 link  
NØGNE Ø GOD PÅSKE 6 Belgian Ale 15.2 link retired
NØGNE Ø IMPERIAL BROWN ALE 7.5 Brown Ale 14.4 link    
NØGNE Ø IMPERIAL INDIA PALE ALE 10 Imperial/Double IPA 16.4 link    
NØGNE Ø IMPERIAL STOUT 9 Imperial Stout 16.8 link  
NØGNE Ø INDIA PALE ALE 7.5 India Pale Ale 18.4 link  
NØGNE Ø JOLLY PUMPKIN / STONE SPECIAL HOLIDAY ALE 8.5 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 16 link    
NØGNE Ø JULENATT 6 Porter 14.4 link retired
NØGNE Ø JULESNADDER 4.5 Porter 15.6 link retired
NØGNE Ø KISSMEYER NAKED KISS 11.5 Baltic/Imperial Porter 15.2 link    
NØGNE Ø PALE ALE 5.9 American Pale Ale 15.6 link  
NØGNE Ø PORTER 7 Porter 15.2 link  
NØGNE Ø RED HORIZON 3. EDITION 12.5 Barley Wine 15.2 link   retired
NØGNE Ø SAISON 6.5 Saison 14.4 link  
NØGNE Ø SUNTURNBREW 11 Smoked 13.2 link    
NØGNE Ø TIGER TRIPEL 9 Abbey Tripel 15.2 link    
NØGNE Ø TINDVED 7 Flemish Sour 14.8 link    
NØGNE Ø TWO CAPTAINS DOUBLE IPA 8.5 Imperial/Double IPA 14.4 link    
NØGNE Ø UNDERLIG JUL 6.5 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 14.4 link    
NØGNE Ø VIC SECRET 7.5 India Pale Ale 15.2 link    
NØGNE Ø WIT 4.5 Belgian Witbier 15.2 link  
NØGNE Ø der KOLLABORATOR 8.5 Doppelbock 16 link    
NØISOM BIRDIE NUM NUM 4.7 Session IPA 13.6 link    
RINGNES FRYDENLUND FATØL 4.75/4.5 Pale Lager 8.8 link    
RINGNES JULEØL / CHRISTMAS 6.5 / 7.0 Dunkler Bock 14.4 link    
RINGNES LIGHT 2.5 Pale Lager ** link   retired
RINGNES LYSHOLMER LIGHT 2.5 Pale Lager ** link   retired
RINGNES LYSHOLMER SPESIAL 4.7 Pale Lager *** link    
RINGNES NORDLAND PILS 4.5 Pilsner *** link    
RINGNES PILSENER 4.75 Pilsner *** link    
RINGNES SKJÆRGÅRDS PILS 4.5 Pilsner 8 link    
SMÅ VESEN KVERNKNURR ESB SPESIAL 6.5 Premium Bitter/ESB 14.4 link   retired
ÆGIR SUMBEL PORTER 4.7 Porter 15.6 link    

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