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


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RATINGS: 394   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
50 cl bottle, brewed 9/06. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Musty brown sugar, grapes and molasses. Buzzy carb, medium light. Coffee and chocolate with prune sweetness. Grapefruit peel adds some sharpness. Lingering dark roast and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottled (brewed 03/2007, batch #35)
Dark nut brown color, almost opaque color, small brown head. Dark chocolate, burned dark malts and raisins in the nose. Chocolaty, yeasty, some spices (clove?), a bit alcoholic. Similarities to Nøgne Ø Porter, slightly thinner, not so coffeish and more spicey. When this beer warms up, it gets some Old Ale -stylish toffeish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - 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 (11036) - 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 (5644) - 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 (5487) - 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 (13884) - 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 (5231) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
ChrisFest Smooth, fizzy, creamy and dark raisonj flavoured beer of little interest but quite drinkable.

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