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HaandBryggeriet Farewell Ale

Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Traditional Ale
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 5, 2012
Botella de 500ml. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en jul´12. Color ámbar muy oscuro y rubí intenso a contraluz. Corona beige, tupida, de burbuja pequeña y bastante buena retención. El perfil aromático es genial: maltas torrefactas, intenso toque herbal y especiado, granos de café quemados, pan quemado, trazos de regaliz…Entrada suave de dulce malteado redondeado por matices de café, cacao y pan. Amargor en el intermedio. Textura oleosa y paladar complejo y aterciopelado. Cuerpo medio/intenso y carbonatación moderada/ligera. Largo final de café. El bien enmascarado ABV permiten que la experiencia sea refrescante y asimilable. 500ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. Very dark amber color, deep ruby to the light. Beige, close, small bubbled, crown. Fairly good retention. Aroma profile is great: roasted malts, intense herbal & spiced touch, burnt coffee, burnt bread, hints of licorice…Smooth sweet malty upfront rounded by coffee, cocoa & bready hues. Bitterness in the middle. Oily texture. Complex & velvet palate. Medium to full body, moderate to soft carbonation. Coffee long finish. ABV well masked resolves into a refreshing & drinkable experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle 500ml at the Courthouse. Great old ale. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee, oak, and hints of butter and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness and very long length. Palate is syrupy and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2012
2010 Vintage bottle @ home – bottled on 20.02.2010 / batch 262 – purchased @ Alvinne – dark wood brown with a slight red hue & a thick mocha head – smells of harshly roasted malts & grounded coffee, grainy ashes & dark fruits – taste is syrup, grounded coffee, harshly roasted malts, plums, prunes, ashes, sludgy ice coffee, bitter dark fruit syrup & roasted malt aftertaste – slick & creamy with soft carb, hit the spot alright

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2012
50cl bottle, 08.2010. Pours a cloudy brown with a creamy offwhite head. Smells of strong malt, dried red berries, raisin. Tastes of a strong sweetness, light bitterness, some wood, raisin. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. A beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grunx (367) - - NOV 27, 2012
Cervesa fosca amb lleugeres notes fumades. Molt bona textura i carbonatació. Bon equilibri entre torrats, amargs i dolçor. Molt bona cervesa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a near black in the glass with a powerful, brown, thick head. Looks like a serious porter. Aroma is heavy tiramisu, melaga gelato, rum soaked lady fingers. Actually a very similar rich, spicy, Kahlua and Baileys aroma that I get from Odin’s Tipple. But this one is even better: mace, cinnamon, maple candies, and smoke comes through. It is just an unbelievably good aroma. Taste is oily chocolate, spices, rum raisin, tiramisu, and just extending the beauty of the aroma. Palate is soft and beautiful: rich and oily, sharp alcohol and pillowy carbonation. Whoa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
Had this one quite recently.. It’s a nice and fresh beer. The bottle is also quite nice. If you can get this one: try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - NOV 9, 2012
Dark beer with medium head. Smoke taste with hints of coffee. Real nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep dark brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate roast nose... Dark chocolate malts... Big berryfruits... Quite a lot of alcohol.. But rich and intense... Little licorice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (625) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark dark brown to black with very thin tan head and heavy lacing. Toasted malts, dried fruits and an ever so small whiff of smoke. Chocolate flavours open the palate along with some dried Christmas fruits, followed by strong, dry roasted malts and a hint of wood smoke. Slightly over carbonated but this settles down as the beer opens up. Really like this beer.

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