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

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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%.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (410) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storslett. Hazy dark orange with High thick head. Fruity malty aroma. Bitter some sweety taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (899) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Direi un gran bel bere, al naso maltoso fruttato, con un bel colore dorato carico e schiuma compatta e persistente. in bocca un tocco di affumicato e gran beva...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (529) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 9, 2013
Spina @ villaggio della birra. Ambrata con schiuma pannosa fine ed eterna. Luppolata, amara corposa. Ben fatta!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
Duft af frukt og røykt. Gulbrunt dunel farge. Skumtopp som går over i tynt lag med skum. Fin smak av frukter med en liten ettersmak av røykt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (640) - NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet. Kobberfarget, medium karbonert, stor skumtopp. Preg av konnøl, bortsett fra at denne er god . Smaker høy, korn, gran, brød, nøtter blomster,gjær, antydning av litt sitrus og frukt. Tommel opp for hesjeøl

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1849) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
6.5% from Vinmonopolet. A cloudy orange gold with an off-white head. Spicy estery aroma with hints of belgian yeast... Nice taste of spices, cinnamon & a bit nutty. It has a light refreshing carbonation of small fizzy bubbles, not really my thing but not so bad as the overall beer is strong. Kind of like a mild pumpkin or Christmas beer. Good, give it a try! 

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (773) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 50cl. Foamy white medium head. Hazy brown peach color. Aroma is orange, yeast and lime. Flavour is pumpkin, peach and some for the grain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (196) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big off-white head which fades quickly. Clear orange body. Sweet aroma of burned wood, apricot and gentle floral hops. The smoked sensation increases in the mouth. Overall a refreshing and well balanced beer.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TyggaBrown (383) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
Again: not my kind of beer. Smells and tastes like old smokehouses. Nice body, and somehow refreshing to drink, but I would really have enjoyed it more if the smkoe was gone. Nicely balanced between sweetness and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1161) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
50cL bottle Copper body with uniform haze. Hold a dense white head. Intriguing aroma; caramel, earthy smoke, floral citrus hop, underlying spice, dried fruit and subtle funkiness. Full, chewy, almost sticky/oily body. Lively carbonation cuts through. Serious depth of flavour; toasted grain, molasses, almost porridge-like cereal character with clove/woody spice, dates and earthy smoked malt, the slightest hint of horsy Bretty funk on a long finish. Something unique and enjoyable. Very interesting!


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