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HaandBryggeriet / Närke Unionöl

Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Traditional Ale
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Närke og Haand har brygget et vennskapsøl med spesielle, lokale ingredienser fra begge land: Gotlandsmalt, honning, tyttebær og einer. Närke and Haand has brewed a colloaboration beer with special, local ingredients from both countries: Gotlandsmalt, honey, cranberries and juniper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2014
500ml bottle in a teku. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of smoked malts, light sweetness, some light berries and pine notes, hints of alcohol, etc. Flavor really dominated by the smokiness and berries and juniper. Average texture. A crazy beer, not sure how I feel about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Nytt forsøk på Haand14. Flott fyldig beksvart kropp med en fin beige topp. Bra med gardiner. Sterkt preg av lær og røyket skog. Såpass mye at jeg har problemer med å finne noen bær oppi dette. Men einer det skal de ha. Fortsatt ikke helt min greie, men absolutt ett spennende brygg.
Black with a beige head. Acidic leather nose. Sweet and sour flavour. Strange stuff. Wood and leather.
[@ Haand ØlFestival 2012]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear brown with short lived off white head. Strong nose of licorice and charred wood. Drinks with a sweet and smokey bite and mild lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of smoke, wood, cherry, and licorice. Lively on the palate. Finishes sweet and smokey. A ton going on here, palate fatigue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l på Vertshuset Skarven 28 Apr 13. Svart. Beskjeden bær/røykaroma. Smaken litt søt. Rt visst honningpreg men mye annet “rart” i smaksbildet. Mye sedimenter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1214) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en cimmeria 09-02-2015, en el momento . Color caoba muy oscuro con espuma blanca algo oscura poco persistente. Cuerpo ligero -medio con sensaciones de licor por sus 8.5 vol aumentando a medida que calienta. Aromas a miel bastante intenso al principio y malta ahumada y madera con toques dulces de caramelo. Sabores,, muchos,, dulces de caramelo y frutos del bosque, uvas y ciruelas pasas con ligeros toques ahumados y terminando con ligeros sabores de bayas verdes y un ligero amargor poco duradero. Una auténtica mezcla de sabores, recuerdos de infusiones de hierbas y jarabes, creo que huele mejor que sabe, aunque en conjunto no está nada mal, muy muy peculiar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
DWF; Friendship beer. Unionøl. Pours brown with a fast fading medium off-white head. Aroma of smoke, malt, wood, definitivly campfire. Taste adds lingonberries and more smoke. Medium bodied, oily texture with medium carbonation. Lasting smoke in finish. Too smoky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5416) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4oz at Churchkey DC. Pours a hazy, mahogany amber with some spitty white head. Nose hits you with spruce and dirt and pine needles, soap, some bread crust, mild smoke. Flavor starts out with rubber, some, wet dirt, mild smoke, pine, spruce, metal, malt. Full, industrial finish. Old World style for sure.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
On tap at Churchkey. Cola brown color wit ha thin tan head. Aroma is smoked malt, wood, garbage and smoke. Like a tire fire in the dump. Any fruit character is lost behind the moldy smoked wood notes. Gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5311) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Draft at ChurchKey for Night of the Living Ales: Part 3. Poured a brown color with a huge white head. Aroma was some sweet dark fruit notes, tartness. Flavor was dark fruits, fruits, tart character. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3900) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Night of the Living Ales on halloween. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin ecru head. Strange plastic and herbal nose Flavors of juniper dominate with lots of smokiness,. Strange brew.

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