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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: 32   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (868) - 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 (2900) - 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 (11191) - 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 (6309) - 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 (2609) - 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 (2968) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3261) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
On bottle with Visionthing, thanks a lot! Dark brown color, good foam and carbonation. Heavy aromas of malt, christmas spices, dried fruit and distinct but well integrated akevitt- also nice barrel influence. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but well balanced. Very enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As HaandBryggeriet Halvors Jul ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, light buzzy - alcohol. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140222]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2375) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle@Papsø - mahogany brown pour with thin beige head. Aroma and taste of sweet toasty malts, caramel, toffee, slight spice in there, some herbal qualities in the boozy warming finish. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4226) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep copper-hued brown body with a small white head. Nose is dark malts, nuts, juniper berries and hints of chocolate, grains and hints of caramel. Taste is sweet grainy caramel, mild juniper berries, wood, chocolate and hints of bitter herbs and dark sugars. Full and silky body, medium carbonation. Smooth barrel aged ale from Haandbryggeriet.


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