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

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
k92488 (327) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wischylini (145) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2014
Pours a hazy brown, with a small dense tan head that leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass. Aromas are malty, burnt caramel, roasted grains, dark roast coffee, and resin. The taste is somewhat sweet, with a pretty dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium-heavy, with low carbonation. This is definitely Haand’s best Christmas beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 03.01.2014, 0,5l bottle (2012) @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly roasted, dark malts, grass, wet grain, coffee, puffed rice, something plastic like. Taste is kind of burnt and a little watery, burnt grain, burnt caramel, grass, coffee, ashtray, cocoa, hay. Longlasting kind of harsh bitterness, thin body. Fair enough, but used to be a lot better the first two or three years (before the infection problems started).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (438) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with a small tanned head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee. Thick mouthfeel, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, low carbonation, and some resin hops on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (689) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
Mørk brun farge med beige skum som raskt avtar. Lukter av moden frukt, kaffe og røk. Smaken skuffer noe da jeg synes den blir noe tam og for lite karbonert. bitter i ettersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (755) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart uklar, beige skumtopp. Lite karbonert. Smaker brent malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Velsmakende juleøl

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1556) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
Mørk brun farve med mørk beige skum som forsvinner. Lukt av malt og frukt. Smak av malt, frukt og noe humle. noe bittersøt. Vinmonopolet.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Akilles047 (24) - - DEC 21, 2013
Very good xmas beer. The carbonation is done very well. Taste is phenomenal.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Dark brown to red color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, nuts, hint of dried fruit. Coffee taste with a bitter finish, hints of chocolate and butter. Medium body, a bit over-carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (310) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
Thick white beige head with sweet malt and caramel aromas. Dark thick body. Taste is sweet coffee and strong malts with medium palate and longing bitterness. Luckily light in alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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