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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2646) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
Draught at Bishops folkis. Pours redish. Smokey aroma with some honney. The beer feels a bit thin for the huge amount of different tastes. Smokey and tart. Finishes with smoke and tarr like a whiskey barreled brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (4589) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Fidel. Thanks Jon! It pours dark reddish copper with a tan head. The aroma is super peaty, smoky and mildly tart. Some burnt plastic and rubber. The flavor is more peat, plastic and tart raspberries. The finish is fruity and smoky. The phenolics on this one are a bit out of control. Interesting beer, but not more than a few ounces please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2013
En tirador.Color marron con poca espuma,aromas a miel,árandanos,membrillo......Con toque particular de la mano de Närke.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
mjs (5616) - 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 (40504) - 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 (7013) - 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 (14085) - 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 (8795) - 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.

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