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

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We make x-mas beers beers with the good old traditional flavour from the days when the old farm breweries made dark, hearty, earthy beers with lots of x-masy flavours. We make living beer, not pasteurized nor filtered. 7% alcohol, supplied in 50 cl bottles an d 30 liter kegs.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3890) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Perfectly Old Style Ale. Swiateczne piwo, niemal doskonale, bardzo smaczne tresciwe i rozgrzewajace. W zapachu dominuja swierzo zmielona kawa, pierniki i sliwki a takrze troche borowki. Smak to kakao, cynamon, gozdziki, wanillia i prazony slonecznik. Swietne wyraziste. Wyglad sporej i trwalej piany rajcowal niesamowicie, ciemna kremowa piana brazowawo szara. Juz podczas nalewania stawalo sie bardzo ciemne nieprzepuszczajace swaitla, a po dolaniu resztek drozdzy zrobilo sie bardzo ciemne brazowe. Geste i krzepkie i konkretne, takie powinno byc wlasnie zimowe ale. Goraco polecam

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (841) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Mahognifarvet ufiltreret norsk juleøl/Old Ale med minimal moccafarvet top på et par mm. Rolig i glasset. Aroma af tobak, røg og ristet malt. Lette lakridsnoter. Maltnuancer af karamel og ristet malt. Fin lettere krydret smag og samtidig henad en Porter. Vel balanceret mellem en middel sødme og middel bitterhed. Lille let syrlighed. Meget blød og lækker mundfølelse qua en veltilpasset og nedjusteret karbonering. Mellem fyldig krop og glat konsistens. Ganske velsmagende og en smule anderledes juleøl. Et godt valg. 33 cl på fad, 7,0 % ABV, nydt på TAP10 på Østerbrogade. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rotaman14 (551) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
Black body, small beige head. Unpleasant aroma of alcohol, iodine and nail polish remover. Spicy, chocolate-y taste, warming, herbal aftertaste. Nice thick body. An okay winter beer I guess...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1276) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 50cl, #607. Dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of spices, roasted malt and yeast. Medium sweet, light bitter with a soft spices end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a half finger of tan head on a dark brown body with lots of sediment floating around. The aroma is mild chocolate, cinnamon, earth, and Christmas. The taste has holiday spice, roasted malt, and chocolate. Nice. The texture is soft and smooth. Nice and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (655) - ITALY - APR 24, 2015
50cl bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a small light beige head. Aroma is very rich with roasted malts, molasses, dark fruits, light banana, some spices, light buttery note. Taste starts sweet with caramel, roasted notes, plums, raisins, final dry bitter kick with faint smoked notes. Thick sticky mouthfeel, full body, carbonation is a bit too high. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (805) - POLAND - APR 1, 2015
Barwa ciemno brązowa, nieprzejrzysta z czerwonymi refleksami. W aromacie na pierwszym planie czekolada, kawa zbożowa i bardzo lekka wędzonka. W smaku oczywiście mamy powtórkę, piwo jest tylko delikatnie słodkie, raczej bliżej mu do wytrawności, dość pełne, gładkie, lekko ziemiste i zbalansowane. Goryczka niewysoka, kakaowo-korzenna, nagazowanie średnie do niskiego. To moje pierwsze piwo w stylu Old Ale, niesamowicie smaczne i zaskakująco pijalne. Bardzo podobne do degustowanego wcześniej Traditional Ale Bestefar, jednak delikatniejsze, nie tak agresywne w odbiorze, niższy alkohol w dodatku bardzo dobrze ułożony, słabsza wędzonka i ogólnie "ułagodzone"... Troszkę brak tu tego "pazura"...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Przylus (392) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Aromat słodów palonych, lasu, lekkiej kawy. Barwa czarna z wyraźnymi rubinowymi refleksami. Piana drobna, obfita. W smaku kawa, paloność i niezła kawowa goryczka.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
A weird smoky and earthy christmas beer with spice notes. Complex, fun, and very unusual.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. heavy toasted cereal for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, light leather for the yeast, with notes of dried cherry, tar, vanilla and tobacco. Head is small, frothy, tan with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, between oily and creamy with a soft carbonation. Perfect Old Ale standing in as a holiday ale. Great for the season’s weather, food, long nights, etc.


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