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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Traditional Ale
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This is a strong hearty festival beer for those good relaxing moments when you are cuddling up in front of a roaring fire feeling the warmth from both beer and flames.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle, bottled on 03 Aug 2010, Total Bottles 2160. Poured a dark brown color with a large sized tan head. Aromas of roast, spices, dark fruits, and a little earthy. Tastes of roast, spices, chocolate, licorice, and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
,5L bottle from fonefan The aroma and flavor of this beer are spicy, in the Christmas sort of way. They’re balanced with a touch of dark chocolate in the flavor and a dry finish. This drinks very nicely. The flavor is unique and very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11368) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee. Pours black with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma is juniper, all-spice, a lot of that xmasy stuff. Full body. Flavor is juniper, xmas spice/herb, some chocolate, smooth burntish malt, and a hint of anise in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6680) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with a thick tan head and a treacle cookie aroma. There is a rich treacle and coffee flavor with a little anise.and a dry bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle. 16.9 oz. Split with James and Dallas. Courtesy of Dallay. Pours a deep, heavy mahogany with a wispy, thin, tan head. Moderate lacing. Aroma of dark, ripe fruits--plums, figs, and dates--spruce, clove, and roasted malts; also slight notes of jasmine, fennel, and licorice. Medium to fuller bodied with a roasty, spicy, yet sweetly suave and smooth mouthfeel. Tastes sort of like an oddly sweet, subtle Smoked. Good stuff. Thanks Dallay!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5548) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 Bottle split with Pat and Dallas. Pours a dark, dark brown body with thin light brown lacing. Aroma is slightly smoky, fruity, raisin, and sour notes. Mouthfeel is spicy with notes of dark fruits, clove, raisin, molasses, jasmine, and finishes tart.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle with Pat and James. Pours a pitch black with a light tan head. smell is incredibly floral, almost perfumey. Taste is a molasses base with tons of spices. Vegetable flavors are prominent. Very cool.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2011
0.5 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Dark brown almost black color, very foamy. Sweet roasty and perfumed spicy aroma. Sweetish, roasty and spicy flavor with pungent anise and licorice note as well as some chocolate. Full body. Anise flavor is too dominant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10906) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
dark brown, smootjh light yellow head. spicy aroma, sweet malty, roasted stuff. very nice flavor roasted stuff withadded anise flavors and other spices. taste is really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10398) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma is medical and spiced. Has a flavour of spice, light roast sweetness and medicin. Medium bodied. Dry spiced and vague smoked end.


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