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HaandBryggeriet / Närke Unionöl

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


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
Draft at Borefts. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, peat, herbs and wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
Draft at Borefts ’12. Dark amber pour. Raisins and sweetness. Quite nice but not one to drink too often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7303) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 29, 2012
Draft at Borefts '12. Dark mahogany pour with a glass hugging head and lots of lace. The aroma is of dates and mature raisins. The raisins are there in the rich semi sweet flavour too. There is no bitterness and nothing sits on the palate for too long. A great ale to taste, but might quickly become a little sickly after the first pint! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2622) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Sample (draught) @ Borefts ’12. Color is dark brown, clear. Beige head. Aroma’s: Smoke, sweet malts, iodine, sweets, with berries & sour fruit retronasal. Flavor is medium sweet with a hint of sour, iodine. Medium bodied. Finishes with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Simonsen (1074) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
Mørk lysebrun farge, urter og honning, tror haandbryggeriet har gått en smell her, smaker mer som fjernet enn øl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHangover (3857) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Draft@ borefts. Dark brown color, small tanned head. Aroma of licorice, molasses, allspice and some burnt caramel. Flavor is very sweet and malty. Nice, balanced beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (12760) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Draught @ Borefts 12. Dark red-brown color, medium sized beige head that leaves a good lacing. Smell smoke, fingerpaint and some weird fruityness. Taste malts, smoke, a lot of paint again and a weird slightly sweet fruityness. Low to medium body, low to medium carbonation. Not my thing really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Borefts 12. Copper to brown colour with a medium creamy beige head. Smells bandaid, peat, fingerpaint. Tastes peat, smoked, dry. Lots of peat and paint. Dry mouthfeel, soft, fizzy carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
This really is a strange beer indeed. When pouring it has no head at all, and there’s hardly any carbonation going on. The aroma is powerful, the most striking smell is of smoke and roasted malts, juniper, and the deep mystical forests of the Nordic countries. It takes me back to marshy mountain areas where I used to go fishing as a kid. The taste is dominated by smoke and the roasted malts, juniper, spices, it’s a little sweet, a little acidic, it’s much like tasting what the woods smell like, and it reminds me of that harsh smell of sheep in a barn. Although there’s a lot going on in there I couldn’t quite pick up the honey. It is very very strange. The palate is very dull, no carbonation at all, I think it would have been more pleasant if there was some. All in all it was very difficult to finish, I think they should have sold this in a 0,25 bottle to be honest. Interesting to taste, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bergstaden (2265) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
Black with a brown head - Aroma of malt, smoke and peat - taste of roasted malt, berries, smoke - long lingering taste that is not good - Did not like this one

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