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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (612) - 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 (3869) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
Botella @ KingCecil’s Spring Tasting. Hazy dark brown. Berry smokey dark malty honey aroma. Smokey good dark malty berry spiced honey flavour. Interesting mix of berries and honey with dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7757) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with a small head. The aroma is smoked, berries and some fruit. The flavor is light tar, smoke, juniper and fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (2752) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ cecil spring tasting. Hazy brown body, no head. Aroma is leather, tar, honey. Flavor is leather, honey, smoke, malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil spring tasting ´13 ... It pours clear light brown/ dark amber with a very small bubble head.... The aroma is smokey, honey, sweet malt... the flavor is smokey honey, thin body and wet wood.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
Draught at Ölrepubliken during "Närkevecka", on February 27, 2013
Cloudy dark brown color, dense tan head. Smooth, heather honey, smoke, perfume, alcohol scent. Malty, red berries, some smoke taste. Tad acidic, mainly hay and some aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
If smoked beers is not for you, don’t get this one!
Also get honey after a while in the aftertaste. A dry wood sensation that comes through a bit in the mouthfeel as well. The acidity bothers me a bit and lowers the taste as well as the overall score. Could be the lingonberry mixed with alcohol notes that throws me off.
Didn’t catch the juniper myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2013
50cl bottle from Geers. Brune-acajou opaque, col moka fin disparaissant vite restant doré au verre. Arôme rend bien ce bouquet biologique que l’on retrouve dans le miel, le tout est ponctué par des notes de fumé et de tourbe qui font un combo assez unique, voire surprenant. En retrait, une fine touche de fruité et malt. Palais est malté avec un profil restant assez doux voir sirop avec un effet mielleux certain. L’ajout de ces baies scandinaves apporte ce côté distinct de canneberge - lingonsylt en Suède. Cela donne déjà un palais distinct qui est ponctué par des notes de fumés de malt. Fin de bouche garde une certaine amertume houblonnée ponctuée de qcq notes citronnées. L’effervescence est moyenne et le miel reste notable tout au long de la dégustation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
A treat to have this. Pours dark brown with a thick off white head. Nose is pepper, honey, fruit, bacon, smoke. The taste is so complex. Hints of tart and bitter with a balanced sweetness. The mouthfeel is crisp and sticky too. The body is heavy and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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