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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2008
from crackedkettle.com - pours a very dark brown colour with a fast collapsing beige foam; slightly toasted with notes of chocolate and dried prunes; medium-bodied and quite bitter; long roasted coffeeish finish along with more dried fruits

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
[Tasting @ yespr – Courtesy of yespr] Deep red with huge beige head. Spicy aroma with caramel and fruity notes. Flavor is fruity with caramel and spicy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31859) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
RB# 2900: 50 cL bottle. Pours hazy and deep amber with tan and collapsing head. Smooth chocolate malt and light roasted aroma. Flavour is quite chocolate smooth, uncomplicated compared to nissefar. Ends smooth into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle. Hazy dark born colour with a huge creamish mostly diminishing head. Aroma of caramel, softly roasted malt, some chocolate, spice and a bit of dark fruits. Thanks yespr.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle.[Tasting session @ yespr, thanks for a great evening Jesper] Huge thick and light beige head that really lasted. Excellent lacework. Cloudy dark brown colour. Aroma of spice, cardamom, cinnamon, toasted malt, dried fruit. Over the palate liquorish, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium to full bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavour with good counter bitterness. Spicy light bitter lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toukopouko (31) - Salo, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2008
Pours a deep red/brown color, with a tan head. A fresh, fruity and spicy aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate and their secret ingredient (heh-heh). Quite crispy mouthfeel, with a long lasting, roasted stout-like aftertaste of chocolate and licorice. Although not the best, Nissemor is still a great brew for those cold winter days, when sitting on the sofa with a blanket wrapped around you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2008
Dark, huge tan head. Fruity and malty aroma... Flavor has roasted malt, hints of chocolate. Not as overly burnt as some have said. I quite enjoyed this as a winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
0.5 l bottle. Dark reddish brown color with thick but diminishing tan head. Thick aroma of caramel, chocolate, dark fuits, port wine and berries. Chocolatey, nutty, caramelly and berryish flavor. Chocolate and some woody spices (licorice?) in the finish. Sharp repulsive carbonation. Fairly complex beer but there is something dull and unpleasant in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 Opaque brown color under an impressive mound of tan foam. Scratchy, woolen nose comes with spruce tips, Dutch processed cocoa and black cherry pits. Surprising, but restrained, malt sweetness is followed by dry chocolate before a massively spicy, herbal and coniferous finish. Flavors linger despite vigorous pinpoint carbonation; silky texture, light weight.

Bustling and lively despite time in the bottle; a spicy treat.

50 cl bottle, brewed on April 2007, best before April 2009, composite total score.

Hazy maroon and grape-skin hue, bottle conditioned, with a tall, soapy, light tan head. First smel is of damp wool and quite strong at that. Grape skins follow with hints of milk chocolate. A touch of smoke and pipe tobacco (unburnt) comes next. Caramelised pineapple and strong perfume find their way out of this elixer. Hazelnuts, leather, coffee and an airy beach aroma round out the package. Moderately sweet to begin with flavours of red grapes and dark chocolate. Fairly dry with elements of toasted whole wheat bread, leather and tobacco. Grape like acidity throughout with a light pepper tingle in the aftertaste. Lingering flavours of chocolate and cough syrup. Dryness starts to build vinous aspects--oak and cherry pits. Medium bodied with an oily texture, explosive carbonation and some light astringency. This beer is positively fascinating and wonderfully complex, but it feels as if there’s no focus at times and maybe the beer is just being busy for the sake of being busy. Still, a good sipper and really powerful in aroma and flavour for 6% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle@Home. Floral aroma with some licorice and black currant. Ruby color, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, light bitter, roasted, licorice, little soapy. Body is a bit thin. Flavorful but a bit out of balance. Thanks Yngwie.

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