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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This beer is our new X-mas beer for the coming season. Milder and less powerful roasty taste than Nissefar. More maltiness from the crystal malts and more fruity taste from lots of aroma hops, incl a hard to describe taste from our secret ingredient.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1874) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Dark red/brown coloured - almost black. A large brownish head clinging to the bottle. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt. Flavour has also plenty of roast malts, moderately sweet, with coffee and dark bitter chocolate in the long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2007
Bottled. Hazy dark brown with a huge fluffy beige foam. Sweet aroma of cocoa-powder, fudge and nuts with undertones of anise, cracker and spices. Malty nutty flavour with notes of licorice, spices, roasted malts, licorice and almond-paste. medoim bitter aftertaste of nut-shells and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10149) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Brown copper with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt and aroma hops. The flavour has a spicy sweetness with ntotes of roasted malt, fruit/citrus and a nice bitter finish. Nice and rather full-bodied. 1731

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, hop, fruit. Flavour is roasted, dry, caramel, hop, fruit, yeast. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2007
500ml bottle. Dark brown body with a huge thick head. Malty aroma. Some licorice and roasted malt flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2006
500ml bottle. Dark brown body with thick creamy beige head. Aroma of dry fruits, roasted malt and spices. Flavor is warming, sweet (malt, molasses) candy sugar and a hint of licorices. A bit over carbonated – fizzy palate. Aftertaste is relatively bitter and slightly roasted. Despite of many difference flavors this beer turns out a bit one dimensional. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great beer, but one bottle may be just to much for me at one time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2006
(50 cl bottle thanks to KnutAlbert) Smell is dark metal, smoke and rubber, roasted malt. Dark redbrown color, huge lasting creamy head. Strong spritzy mouthfeel. Burnt, smoke, tar taste, long burnt and rubber aftertaste. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
Good! Roasted, but not burnt notes of malt. Nice fruitiness. A good old ale, but a bit astringent finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Hazy dark copper with a big (yeah, my bottle is overcarbonated too) off-white head. You can pick up some caramel malt, but it’s dominated by burned plastic sulphur aroma. Dry roast malt flavour with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Slightly hazy orangey brown with a beige head. Lightly burned aroma. Medium body with notes of burned plastic and burned malt. A rather bitter finish, but the burned plastic tang reappears. Overly carbonated. 091206

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