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HaandBryggeriet Lompa Jul

HaandBryggeriet Lompa Jul
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Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Stout
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Editor’s note: Brewed exclusively, and served at Olympen Mat & Vinhus, Oslo only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2010
On tap at Olympen (aka "Lompa") where it is renamed "Lompas Vinter". A "less commercial" variation of the "Nissefar" recipe. Pitch black with creamy brown head. Aroma of bubble gum and burnt malt. Milky smooth to drink with mild bitterness and roasted flavors. Recommended. (13.01.2010)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2009
(Draught at Olympen, Oslo, 6 Nov 2009) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate and dark bread. Malty, roasted taste with dried fruit, raisins, dark bread and chocolate. Some cocoa bitterness in the finish. Slightly more than medium body, smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Very nice beer, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2009
Full malty body, dark and spicy beer. Molasses, figs, raisins. Dry finish, some ashes. Tobacco, nutmeg and ginger. Fine, complex beer, served a bit too cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2010
On tap at Olympen ("Lompa"), as "Lompas Vinter", renamed after Christmas. Black colour, moderate tan head. Nice aroma of mild coffee and dark malts, hints of chocolate and liquorice. The flavour is moderately roasty with a moderate malty sweetness, hints of dark chocolate. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2010
On tap at Olympen. A black beer topped by a minimal tan head. Roasted and burnt malts in the aroma, along with some nice sourness and a little smoke or ashtray scent. Slightly smoked flavor, mostly roasted and charcoal-ish, some sourness too. Full-bodied and dry. Smooth, lasting finish. A pleasant mix. 091113

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11368) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
300ml, 2010 version, on tap, 6.3% ABV, at Olympen. Delicate served and presented with an almost pitch black body to a light brownish head. Chocolate malts along with liquorice to the nose. Ditto taste profile supported by earthy malts and offset by bittersweet fruits to the ending. Quite easy to drink (Oslo, 18.10.2010).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2009 No real head, just a brown ring around the edge. Opaque black body goes almost translucent at edges. Fruity earthy prunes and chocolate aroma with sooty alcoholic notes. Sweet sooty chocolatey taste with earthy coffee notes. Fullish body. Mild mouthfeel. Low on carbonation. Dry-sweetish earthy licorice and chocolate aftertaste, quite mild and harmonic, ending in spicy notes.

Very nice, but more like a straight old ale/porter than a Christmas beer. (0.3l draft, Olympen, Oslo.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
On tap at Lompa as lompas vinter. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, malt, caramel, coffee. Flavour is roasted, malt, fruit, caramel, apple, spices, coffee. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2009
From tap@Olympen, Oslo. Firm choco head. Body is dark brown to near black, almost translucent. Dry, papery aroma of roasted dark malts, cocoa and dark chocolate. Much of the same flavorwise; dry, slight peppery, lightly roasted dark malts, with an ashy tone added. Cocoa, a hint of dark dried fruits and some earthy bittering hops underneath. Light to medium body. Powdery texture. Dry, malty bitter, cocoa-ish finish. Good stuff, high drinkabilty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (996) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2009
on tap at Olympen. Pitch black colour, small head. Aroma is malty with notes of coffee. some brown sugar as well. Flavour is a bit sweet. Notes of malt, caramel, coffee and a bit of brown sugar. Short aftertaste.

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