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

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RATINGS: 125   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fenrir (19) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
Burnt coffe, bitter, nicely carbonated. Quite nice :) not typical Norwegian Juleøl ;) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
Pours dark brown. Spicy nose. Lively carbonation actually. Malt, some caramel, spice (cinnamon?) aromas. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2012
Unclear dark brown with a huge and lasting beíge head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dusty chocolate and moderate spicy - cinnamon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 120212

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
From SkjoldBurne, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 211211. Brown with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with caramel and spice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2895) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
Shared 0,5 l bottle at home. Three fingers thick, light brown head on an obsidian colored body. Spicy, wooden, sweet, dried fruits nose. Sweet, roasted, spicy and bitter flavors with notes of liquorice. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2088) - NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle enjoyed at home from batch #404, 2011 edition
Pours dark brown, almost black in glass, big dense tanned head. Very nice look. Smells of cloves, cinnamon, cardemomme, coffe and the typical aroma of Haandbryggeriet’s house yeast. Taste is malty, no sweetness whatsoever. I find gløgg tones and some dry fruits. Palate is dry but not as oily as it could be. Still quite nice. Finish has a very nice and powerful bitterness. But stil, i think the beer lacks a bit of balance to make it to highest scores out there

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11233) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Bunker Beer.
Serious gusher. Pours deep brown to black with a big, bubbly, beige head. Aroma has cherries, roasted malts, coriander, milky chocolate, cinnamon, a bit of bog myrtle. High carbonation, thinish mouthfeel with some dryness. Flavour is malty, chocolate, some cinnamon. Good malty and spicy dryness in the finish. Light warming finish. Okay, even if the high carbonation detracts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1391) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Nice. The taste should be stronger, the alcohol adds sweetness nicely, but tastes through a bit too much.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11038) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 22, 2011
Malziger und auch cremiger Antrunk, der leider etwas zu mild gehalten ist. Die Malzigkeit ist angenehm gesetzt und ausreichend aromatisch, wenig klebrig, cremig malzig, kaum süß, trocken. Nett. 7/8/9/9/8/8

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours black with a off-white to tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, ginger, grass and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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