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


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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3002) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2007
(Bottle) Pours dark to black with a big head. Roasted malt and light spicy aroma with notes of caramel, chocolate, liquorice, salt and mint. Maybe a touch of vanilla and cinnamon. Roasted malt flavour with a light sour sting. Rather spicy with notes of pepper, salt and some anise. Some liquorice and a light touch of coffee are also present. A bit bitter. Lingering aftertaste of dark malt and some subtle fruits. Medium body. Go Norway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
Black color, brownish head. Hoppy tar aroma, dark chocolate. Malty, hoppy flavor with some spicy notes. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
Bottled. Black with a huge, brown head. Burnt aroma with tar and chocolate. Oily and burnt palate. Spicy in flavour; clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle, thanks Furseth. Dark opaque brown, large fluffy beige head. Roasted malt aroma, dusty, nutty, with some spicy hops. Medium bodied with a sparkling mouthfeel. Good balance, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours an almost opaque, black with an orange hue and a creamy, light brown head. Roasted, lightly vinous aroma with notes of dried fruit. Full body with sweetish, roasted malt, dried fruit and a lightly burned edge. Some vanilla in there too. Quite lovely. 240507

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle 500 ml - batch # 13 (bb aug 07). Dark brown. Vanishing brown head. Aroma of rasins, roasted malt, chocolate, coffe. Flavor is very roasted/burnt, coffee, liquorice, bitter aftertaste. Not as balanced as expected. I hope it is not the age. 090507

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle at Chris_O bottlefest 2007. Very dark ruby with tan head. Exploded out of the bottle. Not sure what this is. A porter? Dark malts. Bit like a dunkel. some nice dark malts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
ChrisFest Smooth, fizzy, creamy and dark raisonj flavoured beer of little interest but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s extravaganza. Ok I have to be honest. By the time we got to this part of the day I was on my way to being just a little drunk. It was certainly well before my second wind coming on. As a result my notes were very thin on the ground. In fact that is somewhat of an understatement. For some inexplicable reason my entire notes say "little". Little what I have no idea but I stand by everything I write in my notes every time. So there is my rate. Little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
Bottled. Brown/black coloured. Dense light brown head. Roasted, sweet and cocoadense aroma. Flavour is heavily roasted, herbal, full of liqourice, has cocoa notes and spices. Medium bodied and quite dry. Roasted and light smoked end. Quite good.

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