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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (2163) - 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 (1311) - 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 (6974) - 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 (1575) - 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 (6766) - 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 (5658) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowenbrau (2961) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 500ml bottle @Cimmeria. Roasty,smoky, caramel, berries and some medicament aromas(some iron complex for kids i can´t remember the name...). Pours murky dark copper with almost no head, flat carbonation. Oily texture, medium body. Taste is roasty, spicy, berries, caramel and some others. Very complex and weird one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1674) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2013
50cl bottle at home. One of the weirdest and moest particular beers I have ever tasted! Pours murcky dark brown with a reddish hue (like Rodenbach). The aroma is quite spectacular; imagine a perfect balance between honey, thick Oriental fish sauce and something vegetal (het middle between mint and coal). This alone is worth a 10!. Medium body with a sweet-sour mouthfeel, some roasty and smoked impressions towards the end. No bitterness. Taste is shoe polish/beewax/paint. Actually, from the bottle, this is not bad at all. Perhaps weird, but it’s right... in a way, I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5020) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Tap@pikkis. Dark brown, muddy. Smoky nose, beechwood, with a bunch of foresty murky flavours (spices, herbs, juniper, moss), smells like a sweaty wooden sauna after use. That said, the flavours are quite intensive and lingering, and somewhat savory. Combined with a good body, it does feel lika a quality ale. Tar in finish. Lots of flavours in all directions- kind of a drink. I’m glad I tool just a glass, hard to finish.

-- bb/wp8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, tar, oil and malts. Huh huh, very hard to drink.

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