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


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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40447) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34322) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23012) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
27th April 2009
Opaque black beer, not much head. Crisp palate. Feels like a porter but a particularly lively one! Very fruity and tangy. bodering on sour. Sour malt finish with a hint of cola on the back of the tongue. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle at home from my De Molen Shop 2010 haull...deep brown black ... thin tan head ... soft fruity plumy light spiced nose ...deep roast ... little blackcurrant... little plum ... juicy roast ... little spice linger ... vry nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Dark maroon color with a slight edge head, no real lacing to speak of. Aroma of a chocolate shake with fresh vanilla beans thrown in. Flavors follows the nose – chocolate milk and vanilla beans. Posses almost a thickness, so great marks for mouthfeel. Second best beer of New Year’s Eve 2009, this one is worth looking for.

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