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

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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. Unclear dark brown color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, light hoppy, light yeasty, notes of licorice, spicy and light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - lively. (230108)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown and with a creamy tan head. Aroma is spiced and subdued chocolate malty. Flavour is quite spiced with a distinct roasted malt and little chocolate smoothness. Ends with a lingering spice note, somewhat acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Bottled. A very dark deep red beer with a huge bubbly brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of nuts, caramel, malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, prunes, chocolate, nuts, and a slight acidity from the roasted malt. The finish is dry and roasted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2007
Bottled. Deep brown colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is toffee, malts, slight roast and fruits. Also some mild spicyness. Flavour is leathery, malty, toffeeish and slightly smoked wood also. Quite slimy palate, but otherwise well done brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2006
Bottle, thanks to Dixen for sharing. Hazy brown coloured with a beige head. Very fruity aroma of malts and spices. Fruity flavour with notes of malts, yeast, spices and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and spicy caramel aroma. Roasted malty spicy caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Dark brown color; huge thick head. Some aroma of malt and roasted malt. Good body strength; the flavor is based on caramel and roasted malt; round enough; strong final, with a lot of caramel and roasted malt. Too much alcohol and too much bitterness from the roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
Bottle. Nice big tan head with excellent duration. Color is dark ruby. Aroma is good with roast malt and spices. Taste is roast malt and some chocolate. Nice oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ 420, Rome. Pours dark brown with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose is hard roast, cold coffee and ashes. Lively carbonation. Medium bodied.


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