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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Pours brown with a large beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, heavy coriander, herbal notes and light anise. Flavour is roasted caramel, coriander, anise, clove and herbal notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1302) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
Black with a light brown head - Malty aroma with some roasted malt and some coffee notes as well - Good smooth malt body with some roasted amlt and some coffee - Malt lingering for a long time with some coffee notes - This was very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6095) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle @ home, batch 516. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, light smoke. Flavor of malts, coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, berries, dark fruits. Flavor is alot moree bitter than the aroma wich i quite sweet. Medium bbody, soft carbonation, dry finish. Nice beer. 200113

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1252) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a pretty hazy deep dark brown to black colour with a coffee-like beige head. Aroma of dark berries, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, leather and a hint of smoke. Nice! The flavour is not far from the aroma but with a more roasted touch with some ash and oak. The mouthfeel is soft and rich, and has a medium bitterness. A full bodied ale for the great moments in front of the fire, and with a nice roasted touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle, 6%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, little chocolate, spices and a little liquorice. Flavour is malt, chocolate, spices, little liquorice, little bitter, hop, dark fruits and a little plume.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1150) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
Dark brown, cloudy body with a light-brown head of average size and longevity that doesn’t leave much lacing on the glass. Moderate aroma with lots of soapy pine needles, it actually reminds me a lot of pine needle Grønnsåpe (Pine Sol). Also wood, bark and some spices. The taste is light sweet, a very light sourness and a moderate bitter and moderate dry finish. Flavours are dominated by those of the woods, e.g. pine needles and juniper berries. Also spices and yeast, and faint roasted notes and coffee. Medium body, dry texture and a very soft carbonation. A good one, with quite unusual aroma and flavour.
[50 cl bottle, batch 519, enjoyed 3 months after bottling/1 year 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
A bit too dark of an old ale style for my taste but for lovers of stout I think they would be pleased

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aaron68 (595) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
500 ml bottle shared with friends in a private dinner. December 01,2012 Dark brown color.Aroma is malt,hop and spices.Dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a hazy and brown beer with a large offwhite head. The aroma is malt and spices with star anis. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with spices. Overall a beer below average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (2796) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2012
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Malty and surprisingly hoppy aroma with some (Christmas) spices (cinnamon and cardamom?), roasted malt, chocolate and hints of coffee and dark berries. Sweet and malty, nice and lightly roasty, with a quite dry finish with a nice bitterness. Delicious and refreshing! (2012-11-24)


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