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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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.

Uhlen's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle - batch 516. Dark dark red in color, with a medium brown head. The first thing that strikes me when I stick it up to the nose, is an intense smell of dishwashing-soap. Getting some weak hints of other aromas aswell, but this smell of soap masks everything else. The same weird smell appears in the taste. The fact that noone else mentioned this in their rating of the beer, makes me wonder if this is infected...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3335) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Quite a decent beer with a mixture of maltiness balanced with some fruit flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (588) - SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, aquirida en ww.biirkonnen.com. Color negro. Sabor a malta, dulce, citrico. Refrescante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark ruby red colour with brownish beige head. Aroma has mild caramel malts, yeast and spizes. Flavour has no surprizes. Easy drinkable with christmas biscuits, but a bit watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
k92488 (255) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wischylini (130) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2033) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillHick420 (424) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (539) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (640) - NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart uklar, beige skumtopp. Lite karbonert. Smaker brent malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Velsmakende juleøl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1166) - 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.

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