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BrandNewminster
Manufactured ByVilliger
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
2.3
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Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (69)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Purchased in bulk form, this is a flavorful and reasonably well-balanced blend of Orientals, Burleys and Virginias. The blend displays a rather distinct Oriental character, but the Burley and Virginia elements supply ample richness and flavor. I admire the mellow qualities of this blend and it is certainly no heavy-weight. It should work quite well for both the newcomer and more seasoned pipe smokers alike.

This blend is quite similar to Newminster Oriental Pipe Cut, but Burley is added to the #80 Norway blend to replace some of the Virginias in Newminster Oriental #84. #80 is more rounded, mellow and smoother overall than #84--it just works better.

This is a VALUE priced blend (about $2 an ounce in bulk) and it is certainly worth that price.

Pipe Used: Stanwell Billiard Sport (Golfer)

Similar Blends: Newminster Oriental Pipe Cut (#84).

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1463)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The base of the blend is the citrusy, grassy/hay-like Virginias. Playing an able supporting role is the toasted, nutty burley, which also has a little earth and minor molasses. Every so often, it competes with the Virginia. The smoky, woody, medium spicy dry tasting Orientals are an obvious underscoring background player. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite, but I recommend a slow puffing cadence because it’s a thin ribbon cut, and smoking it fast will create a cigarette note or two along with a little harshness. Requires few relights, and leaves almost no moisture in the bowl. Has a pleasant after taste. An all day smoke if you wish it so. More of a two and a half star blend.

2 people found this review helpful.

oldorder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldorder (22)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I've been looking for a mellow, smooth, all day type of smoke. Norway seems to fit the bill. For some reason aros scorch my mouth. I like the strong stuff, night-cap, ropes, coins, etc. But they are not a anytime, all day type of experience. Norway could be stronger, but it is a grab it and go. Doesn't take a lot of deciding. My wife even likes the room note. I may try blending in a little strength, but I'm glad I found it.

Pipe Used: Old wire-brushed briar

Age When Smoked: Hard to tell, pretty dry, I'm adding moisture

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Similar to other orientals, but a little more mellow..

1 person found this review helpful.

Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (119)
★☆☆☆
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

Newminster No. 80 presents as medium and light brown ribbon with a nose of high-content brown chocolate and a distinct granulated sugar note. Moisture content is on the dry side.

Those chocolate and sugar flavors translate directly to taste on the charring light along with an initial Oriental presence that is obvious on the retrohale. The first third of the bowl balances average burley and oriental tobaccos while that sugar flavor is detectable on the tip of the tongue. The middle and final thirds are lackluster without even the chocolate and sugar notes to mask what is essentially a poor quality tobacco blend.

For a pouch note of such promise, I found the smoking experience sharp and bitter. No. 80 reminds me of a Stokkebye rolling tobacco with a bit of chocolate and sugar casing. The burley used here isn't of the quality to provide its own unique flavors, the Oriental is bland and overwhelmed, and the Virginia is muted. One plus is that No. 80 smokes very dry (though quite fast and hot), leaving little mess in the pipe. But this can't hold a candle to the excellent No. 400.

(What this blend will do, however, is help one appreciate good burley. I wanted to like this one, but couldn't give it more than a star.)

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Bruck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bruck (20)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Very nice balance of burley & oriental. Burns well, not much relighting required. No bite, quite smooth. Medium in the vitamin N department. Giving it a 3 bcs to me, a 4 has to really move me, which this didn't.

Pipe Used: Clay

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: P&C

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½ bowl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
½ bowl (62)
★★☆☆
Mild Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Nice Oriental-laced flavor with a gentle sweet edge and some nut-like tobacco tastes. It would probably make a good transition blend for a former cigarette smoker, although there is enough here to hold the inveterate pipester's interest. Probably better when used as an all day smoke than as the focus of a special moment with your pipe.

Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo Picta Van Gogh hawkbill

Age When Smoked: 67. Oh, the tobacco! About 2 yrs :)

Similar Blends: If you like Prince Albert, you'll like this -- altho this is much tastier and more complex.

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