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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20130112) The beer poured dark brown and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, honey and cow shit. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were honey, unmalted barley, home brew, honey, sweetness and low bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and very mildly bitter. Very bad beer unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2013

Draught @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear dark brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark honey, dark fruit - berries, juniper - cranberries. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart, sweet dark honey, juniper. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120928]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6568) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Draft at blue monk, dram brown black pour, fuller mouthfeel. Big smokey aroma. Big smoke flavor, somewhat one dimensional via smokiness. Jammy sweetness under smokiness. Pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
Honigartiger Beginn mit leichter Säure. Wenig Alkohol, dann wieder Honig, wenig herb. Gewöhnungsbedürftig, mild dunkelmalzig. 11/10/9/9//9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8201) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
B.C."H."-like; veiled brown beer. Wildsauce aroma, spicy-peppery, wood, leather, musk. Short sourish flavour on spicy-musky, perfumey flashing background, vinous; weird wild fruit, dry and smoked. Black chocolate retronasal. Utterly flat, lost all carbonation; thinnish body, just a faint slickness. Absolutely unique beer! Shame about the carbonation; there is hardly a beer really comparable. Lingonberries are NOT the same as cranberries, please!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, almost black. Little or no head. Aroma is first and foremost honey, then some smoky malts. Not very appealing, reminds me of the smell from cigarettes left in stale beer overnight. Taste is more of the same, mixed with some berries, and a slight taste of the juniper leaving some bitterness on the finish. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a clear and brown beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, tropical fruit and sweetness. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
Draught at ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-16 Örebro AR: sweet, hoppy, apricots AP: wee hazy brown/red colored body, wee frothy cream brown head F: honey, sweet and sour sauce, smokey sausages, wee peaty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 26/X/2012 - 50cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-1196) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Bit cloudy dark brown beer, small irregular off-white to beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: holy moly, that’s some smoky shit! Fireplace and camp-fire, but also some caramel, bit sourish, red fruits, overripe fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet caramel in the start, smoky, berries, spices, bitter and earthy, some citrus. Aftertaste: bitter and smoky, caramel, bit metallic, spices, some alcohol burn afterwards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
28th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 1. Hazy amber - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Honey! Lots of honey! Mild sourness and a little lactose. Semi dry finish. Interesting.

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