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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Porter
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The old farm breweries of Norway made special beers - dark, hearty, earthy beers like this classic porter - for weddings christenings, funerals or any occasion at all. Haandbryggeriet makes living beer, not pastuerized nor filtered. But re-fermented in the bottle to create a natural carbonation.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Elle est très foncée, brune, presque noire, ayant un mince voile de mousse disparate qui la recouvre, comme la pangée, mais se reforme comme il se doit en la remuant un peu. Y’a des effluves de fumoir qui en ressort. Malt grillé, poisson fumé, peut-être que c’est plutôt des vapeurs de tourbière, avec des odeurs de café espresso. Les mêmes particularités sont perçues en bouche. Fumé, malté, acidulé avec des notes amères. Des herbes font aussi partie du décor. Un porter qui a du corps, où l’alcool se fait discret, ou à moins qu’il ne rende le produit velouté? Cette brasserie, de ce que j’ai goûté jusqu’à maintenant, semble être très près de "À l’abri de la Tempête". (Batch 527 Version à 7.9%) Embouteillée le 10-11-12 MA 10-11-14 (1027-010314)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1512) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Brown 50cl bottle #570 6.5%abv tapped6feb2013 pours a red beige cream on the night brown body. Lacings yes. Scents; dark malts, mild liquorice, dark chocolate, grassy hops. Taste; dark roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice, coffee, grains n hops, hints of soy sauce. Good body, balanced, soft carbonation, fine feel. Finishes well too. Overall good n cozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10545) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Chocolate and roast. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, smoked notes and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends dry and with a some bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice porter indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours an almost black, brownish beer with a creamy brown head on top. Aroma of molasses, licorice, malts, caramel and roast. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, full on licorice again. Decent body, medium long, sweet finish. Very nice porter!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Black pour, thin off- white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, some chocolate and a bit spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, somewhat roasted and well balanced. Decent body, especially for the low abv.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roast, light smoke, dark chocolate and some soy. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3806) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big coffee, roast, liquorice, molasses, smoke. Flavour is smokey roast, molasses, liquorice, coffee etc etc. Awesome LRAB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5266) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
50cl botle courtesy of and shared with Denk. thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle (Batch 527). Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (dark chocolate, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of leather, minerals, juniper, blackberry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, soft/lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Delightful nose that’s rather shy, but as with most Haand brews this is probably already quite old and dulled down from its fresh state. No cardboardy oxidation yet though, thankfully. Nice appearance, balance, and mouthfeel, so I certainly drank the whole bottle. It would probably be 4+ if it was fresh, but we’ll never know...


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