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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. [Batch #44]. Unclear dark brown color with a huge, frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, light to moderate yeasty, pepper, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, light light acidic, salty, with a long duration and a very complex taste. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft / lively, (champange sound and beer all over the tabel), finish feel is light alcoholic. (230108)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39114) - 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 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (33459) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottled. A dark red-brown beer with a huge bubbly brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dusty hops, caramel, nuts, alcohol, pistacio, and marzipan. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of nuts, caramel, dusty hops, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish with notes of molasses. The body is thin inspite of the alcohol note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25383) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy ornage coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, spices and caramel. Flavour of caramel, fruits and spices. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2007
Bottled. Very dark ruby red colouur with mediumsized beige brownish beige head. Aroma is mild caramel malts with some spices and licorace. Also some slight bittering notes. Flavour is quite much the same, but leaves at a quite mild stage. Once it warms up it gets some rubbery hints. Surprisingly watery in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2008
Bottled. Very dark brown, creamy beige head. Aroma of molasses. Sweet and syrupy, lightly woody with notes of coffee. Very fizzy and a bit mushy. Salty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21947) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Drak brown colour with a tan head. Sweet malty spicy aroma. Malty spicy flavor, hints of licorice. Lots of carbonation. Dry malty finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Bottled. A nice, spiced aroma escaped the bottled immediately after opening. Promising. It pours dark brown, with lots of carbonation and a lovely, dense, lasting tan head. Some sediments in the bottom. The nose is spiced at first, with coffee-like bitterness, hops and some sour notes. Quite roasted flavor with sweetness, hops, spicyness, dried fruits and notes of coffee. Some vinous notes as well. Pleasant mouthfeel, fullbodied and drying. The finish is warming and quite hopped, with a spicyness and an alcohol-note that lasts quite long. Nice! Rating: 7-4-8-4-15-3.8.(061106)

Bottle, 2008 vintage, #187. Courtesy of the brewery. Pours a very dark brown body, slightly unclear, under a finger thick, dense, beige head. Licorice, roasted malts, coffee beans, some notes of prunes and subtle resiny, citrusy hops in the aroma. Full-bodied, quite low on carbonation, rather dry, and with flavors of roasted malts, piney and citrusy hops giving a pleasant bitterness, coffee, a little touch of salty licorice and some dark chocolate. A tiny touch of sourness too. Fine roasted finish with a balancing bitterness. Really pleasant this year, but not so very Christmasy anymore. (090101)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16112) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Huge tan head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma is roast malt and fruits. Taste is roast malt and fruit with some yeast.

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