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HaandBryggeriet / Närke Unionöl

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


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RATINGS: 128   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of lightly smoked malt, floral hops, and peat. Flavour of peat malt, floral hops, and smoke. Very smoky and peaty, full of way too much of the stuff to me for my palate. Not so impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8201) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller.
Pours dark hazy mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of malts, some ripe fruits and caramel. Flavour of wood, malts, ripe fruits and some whisky notes. A bit disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a murky brown, amber colour with a creamy head. Aroma of caramel, berries and wet earth. Flavour of caramel malts, smoke, hay, tar and some licorice. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and creamy mouthfeel. Finishes peaty and smoky. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen

Pours dark brown with a smooth head. Aroma of berries, yeast, farmyard and spices. Taste is a bit weird with notes of spices, farmyard, licorice, berries, malts and yeast. Finish is smooth and malty with some notes of berries. A bit untypical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
Draught (Göteborg Ölmässa 2013) - Dark brown in colour. Fruity aroma with marzipan, smoked malt and raisins detected. Fruity taste with notes of cranberries, raisins, honey and malt standing out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle @ Triple Rock Sour Sunday, Triple Rock, Berkeley, CA. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty slightly smoky berry aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty smoky berry juniper flavor. Has a fruity malty smoky berry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby. Frothy, beige head. Malty, slightly smoky nose with notes of honey, peat and juniper wood. Malty taste with hints of smoke, peat, honey, juniper berries, mountain bog and tart hints of lingonberries (it’s not cranberries). Almost full body, with a certain sweetness and some bitterness. Quite complex, and quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (595) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
Hazy brown, light brown head. Aroma: heavy berry notes, lingon, spicy, interesting, pine. Taste: lingon bitterness, honey sweetness, smokey, very interesting and tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Draught. Opaque deep brown liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of smoke, sausage, red berries, wood, biscuit and bread. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of lingonberries, smoke and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavour is smoke, sweet, spices, chocolate and liquorish.

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