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HaandBryggeriet Halvors Jul

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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Halvors Jul er et overgjæret, mørkt og godt humlet øl, krydret med karve og ettermodnet på 500 liters akevittfat. Rester av akevitt, og eikearoma i stavene gir et svært smaksrikt øl. Passer spesielt godt mot slutten av julemåltidet til søte kaker og sjokolade.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
500 ml bottle @ Haandverkerstuene May 2014. Slightly unclear dark amber body with a thin, dense coffee latte looking head. Aroma has malt, some bread, spices, hint of wood and a pleasant touch of aquavit. Flavor is more than less what to expect from aroma, some pleasant bitterness and warming aquavit. Fine balanced body and a bit alcoholic in aftertaste. Nice one, the sweet aquavit flavor seems to becoming more dominating when drinking a bit of this. Enjoable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (576) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
Dark red-brown color, golden beige head. Ripe fruit nose, yeast, anise, licorice, brown sugar, caraway, roasted malt. Roasted malt taste, moderate to heavy sweetness, licorice, caramel, wood, hint of alcohol, dry finish. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
At Cardinal Den Store Juleøl Testen 2014. Vintage 2013. Pours dark ruby with thin off-white head. Aroma of spices and a little malt. Sweet with some bitterness; spices (cloves, star anis, dried dark fruits).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Lukt: Duft av malt og karamell.
Utseende: Mørk farge, nesten sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt lag skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Smak av karamell, krydder og en anelse alkohol.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Cardinal, Stavanger, Nydt@Bar tasting runde med Bryne
Medium: Flaske@500ml, Batch@643 ABV@8,5%, Når@30.12.2014

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
DWFACDSJT; Bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate creamy, lasting and lacing off-white to head. Nose is malt, booz, wood, dark fruit and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting, boozed, spiced finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3036) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at Cardinal during DSJT 2014. Hazy deep copper colored body with a small light brown head. Orange marmelade and dried tropical fruits on the nose. Pleasant and inviting. Sweet, Christmas spices, Full bodied. Long spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at Sandar. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, roasted malt, hop, spices, caramel. Flavour is oak, roasted malt, spices, caramel, coffee. Full bodied nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Medium brown head. Clear red body. Fruity resiny aroma, odd. Dry-sweet carraway and roasty earthy taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy caramel aftertaste with crisp bread notes. Nice, drinkable, mellow, balanced. (0.5l bottle at VG.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2611) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Bottle, Christmas Eve 2013. Brown body with a small tanned head. Aroma of toasted malt, bread, vanilla. Taste of chocolate, sweet fruits, roasted malt, with a noticable aquavit presence. Nice warm finish, a very enjoyable christmas brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3222) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours almost clear deep amber to mahogany with a beige head. Malty aroma with slightly wooden notes, hints of akevitt, mild spices and some dark dried fruits. Medium sweet, quite complex with lovely flavours and nicely balanced. Would like to see more of this.


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