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

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RATINGS: 318   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1220) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Mørk brun farve med beige skum. Lukt av mye malt, karamell og bær. Smak av malt, sjokolade, karamell og lakris. Vinmonopolet.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
terjped (9) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Rich Malty character, haandbryggeriet is starting to become my definite favourite brewery. This one has a heavy ABV, so watch out. A lot better the it's less ABV companion called nissefar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone By Dragon Brew Nanobrewery

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (645) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Batch 490. 12/25/13. Pours deep brown-black with a very active, light-brown head. Aroma is earthy, grass, caramel, leather, toffee, berries; smells very nice. Taste is roasty, dark chocolate, toast, caramel, toffee, wood, char, leather, mild sweetness, licorice; finish is roast malt and bitter dark chocolate. Some nice lacing. Carbonation is delicate but very active. Mouth feel is full, chewy, not coating. A really delightful Christmas beer and another fantastic beer from a fantastic brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (730) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
DWG; Pours black/dark brown with a lacing creamy, still fading head. Aroma is roasted, smokey malt, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, with hints of vanilla, spice and liqourise. Taste adds roasted, sweet malty and salty. Medium to full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Lasting bitter, sweet chocolate finish. I love Christmas.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tony_gorilla (157) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
Pours black with nice head. Smells liqorice, coffee and ashes. Taste is much the same but add som chocolate. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3310) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a small, but well retained, tan colored head.

The aroma offers rye bread & cocoa powder, it’s lightly earthy & lightly spicy with some pine.

The flavor is nicely tart, even lightly hoppy but very pleasantly so. It’s got notes of spruce and caraway spiciness. It’s lightly roasty, and satisfying on all levels.

cool label too, geeze.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1193) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Svart med høyt beige skum. Sjokolade og salt lakrislukt. Smaker røkt salt kjøtt, lite bitter, salt medium lang ettersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillHick420 (426) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
Pours black, thick, With a tanned head. Nose of dark malts, roast, some licorice. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, caramel, spices. Enjoyable and balanced

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (657) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart uklar farget,tjukk,litt oljeaktig viskositet,beige skumrand,medium karbonert. Mørkbrent malt,kaffe,lakris,aske,korn,blader,kjeller. Vanilje, eik. Et sammensurium av gode smaker. En særdeles god juleøl fra haandbryggeriet

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (962) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On draft at churchkey it is a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is like fruitcake. The taste is very fruity and finishes with a very strong coffee tadtr


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