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HaandBryggeriet Hesjeøl

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


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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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English: Brewing was very much a part of farm life in old Norway. Indeed farmers were required by law to make beer and could loose their lands if this duty was neglected. Custom called for a specialy hearty but thirst quenching ale at harvest-time. This Hesjeøl- or harvest ale is a recreation of this beer style.

Norsk: Ølbrygging var en viktig del av livet i Norge i gamle dager. Øl ble brygget til de fleste større begivenheter, men også som tørstedrikke til bruk i innhøstingssesongen, da ble det brygget et forfriskende øl. Haandbryggeriet har forsøkt å gjenskape et slikt øl med dette Hesjeølet. Editor’s note: Was 7% ABV, now 6.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (451) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy golden color Aroma: citrus, grass, hay, herbs.. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (420) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
Fruits, citrus, yeast, lightly roasted notes and a hint of spices in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a flavorful and refreshing ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matku (23) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Rødbrun og klar,med lukt og smak av humle og malt,grei ettersmak,en grei norsk øl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
asimeow (137) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
0,5l bottle. Hazy,gold brown,caramel head. Nice aroma of hops, yeast and a hint of pineapple. Really interwoven taste, but mainly sour and heavily astringent. Too bitter for my taste. Overpowers the spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3161) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Slight hazy bright dark golden with a medium fully lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of herbal/floral presence and smokey notes along light berries, moderate spiciness and hints of caramel. Taste is moderately herbal/floral and spicy with smokey notes, hints of caramel/malt, berries notes and earthy presence. Medium body. Very active bubbles. Light lingering smokey finish. Quite tasty beeer. Nice balance between herbs and smoke. Carbonation level is a tad too high. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (64) - - NOV 24, 2014
Aroma: earthy, malty, some wilde yeast notes in the background Taste: citrus, earthy, low bitterness, low sourness Very good beer :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2535) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen - pours amber with a off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, some light smoke, some floral and herbal spice notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2425) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
500ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Orange in colour with an off-white head, good retention and good lacing. Aroma is musty, some berry skins, some smoke, perfume. Flavour is a bit dirty, some berries, smoke, chocolate, sweet caramel, some yeast. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, malty. Another strange beer from this brewery that I just can’t help but liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Mild malt, fruit, some hops, a bit floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, spices, some citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3119) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, lot 632, brewed on 31.07.13, best before 31.07.15, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 28 2014; eye: amber, semi-hazy, nice effervescence, nice mocha head that maintains some thickness, light lacing; nose: malt, light yeast, slight smoky, fruity; mouth: malt, light yeast, smoky, fruity, smoky finale with presence of yeast, rather carbonated, lightly silky texture; overall: different FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, 6,5 %, lot 632, brassée le 31.07.13, meilleure avant le 31.07.15, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 28 octobre 2014; œil : ambrée, semi-voilée, bonne effervescence, bonne mousse moka qui se maintient sous une bonne couverture, légère dentelle; nez : malt, léger levure, très léger fumé, fruité; bouche : malt, léger levure, fumé, fruité, finale en fumé avec présence de levure, plutôt carbonatée, texture légèrement soyeuse; en résumé : différente

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