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HaandBryggeriet Romjul

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Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Brown Ale
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/cnudde-ølsmagn target=_new> Cnudde Tasting.. Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, spicy, odd - difficult to describe. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (290308)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
50 cL bottle@fonefan/Brugmansia’s Cnudde tasting. Pours hazy brown with a lacing off white head. Light fruity and spiced aroma. Flavour is fruity and spiced. Ends light herbal and spiced. Off.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Maria. Clear, orangey brown with a beige head. Weird and very unpleasant sewage aroma. Rather thin-bodied with burned, malty accents. Some bitterness. Flawed and unpleasant. 290308

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle at Chris_o birthday bash 08. Attractive deep amber. Some spice, mixed spice, some malt. Ribena blackcurrant flavour. Some decent malts. Ok choc.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2008 Bottle. Pours a nice, reddish brown body with some clouds, and a small, beige head on top. Rum-raisin, sweetness, some roasted malt and caramel and a wee touch of yeast on the nose. Dry in the mouth, sweet in the background, roasted malt, caramel and hops in the flavor. Medium body. Quite bitter finish with roasted malt. The hoppy bitterness comes stronger towards the very end, lifting the experience slightly. A nice brown ale. Rating: 6-4-6-3-13-3.2. (080108)

Bottle, #102. It pours an unclear brown body with a reddish hue and a small, creamy beige head. There seems to be a little sourish note to the aroma, which mostly consists of roasted malt, caramel and dried fruits. Maybe rum soaked raisins instead of dried fruits? Or maybe some port-like scents? Not really sure what it is, it’s quite volatile and in the background. Maybe it’s the wheat playing a trick? Flavorwise it follows the same path as the aroma. There’s a tiny sourness I don’t remember from half a year ago, followed by caramel sweetness and roasted malt. No, it’s not sourness, it’s a little oxidation going on, both in aroma and flavor. There’s also some notes of yeast, and a weak, pleasant hoppy bitterness doing some work towards the end of the flavor. Medium body. Lasting finish with roasted malt, some sweetness, and both coffee-like and hoppy bitterness. A quite complex beer with good drinkability. If you don’t like oxidation, it probably should be drank fresh, but I really enjoyed it the way it tasted eight months after bottling. Went down easily in the summer heat. (080723)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle, 4.5%, batch#102. Roasted aroma, farty fruitiness, hint of raw liquorice. Hazy dark red colour. Small frothy light brown head. The flavour is quite roasted, hint of fruit. Thin mouthfeel. Dry roasted finish with raw liquorice aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2008
Hazy red brown beer with a lasting tan head. Bready malt, with a touch of roast, coming together in a rather odd way. Malty sweet flavour with tart and astringent notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11233) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle @ thewolf tasting.
[thank you Yngwie/Gunnfryd]
Pours a nice reddish brown - a fine creamy beige head on top. Rather quickly becomes a thin film. Aroma is sweet, light roasted caramel, some fruity plums and raisins. Light mouthfeel. Flavour is quite dry, some chocolate and a bit of dried fruits. Light spiciness as well. Really a nice Brown Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, hop, fruit. Flavour is roasted, dry, hop, malt, caramel. Quite nice to be ABV 4,5 %.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle, courtesy Yngwie. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor, strong caramellic and prune notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Watery palate. Nice brown ale.


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