HaandBryggeriet Farewell Ale

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: April 01, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, herbal minty character, floral
Flavor: spicy flavor, dark malts, herbal, touch of sweetness, balancing spicy bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Cunningham (7961) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Dark colour with a beige head. Sweet and roasted malt aroma. Roasty and a bit fruity/hoppy flavour.

Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle: Batch 283: Medium light brown tan head on top of a deep dark brown black beer. Smell roasted malts, berries, liquorice, chocolate, light pine, spices and bitter. Taste roasted malts, hop bitter, roasted grains, spices, hint of soap, sweets like praline and brown sugar and hint of chocolate. Nice bitter roasted malty spicy herby aftertaste. Low carbo, soft to light tingly mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a texture between watery and creamy, leaning more towards creamy. Tasty brew!

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 17, 2011
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Simple sweet grainy aroma. Lovely sweet mashy taste, some sweet cornflakes, plenty of poridgy mash. A bit eco, but not grungy in any way. Finish has gentle grains, a little wooly bitterness. A hint of husks. Very solid rangy vienna. (Weird, the description seems to describe something deserving more points than the numbers given.)

Mjollnir (404) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2011
500mL bottle. Pours dark brown-black with a small but dense and persistent tan head. Complex aroma, spices, toffee, dried fruit, red wine, toast and hops. The flavour’s not so complex, roasty, some fruit and a little acid. Medium bodied, average carbonation and a dry and acidic finish.

davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle 500ml at the Courthouse. Great old ale. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee, oak, and hints of butter and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness and very long length. Palate is syrupy and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 2, 2011
Great beer. Almost drinks like a miny RIS with heavy duty peaty malts, a fruity confectionary edge on the nose and low carbination. I had opened this beer and could only return to drink it 3hrs later and had suffered nothing as a result. Some dense funky yeasty fruits too remind me of a dark strong German beer. (Bottled 8/2010)

mjs (7324) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2011
(Bottle, 0.5 l - batch 283 - bottled on 20100607, at Gastropub Nordic, 20110915) The beer poured almost black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had smoke, chocolate and roasted malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, caramell, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was almost ashy and lightly bitter. Nice tasty beer without extreme components.

ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque, stout-like black, with a medium, frothy tan head, which lasts quite well. The nose, too, is a little stout-like, with some light milk chocolate notes set against rye toast and some herbal aromas. A mild briny taste introduces the beer, leading into very mild peppery hops and some bitter herbal notes. A smooth, dark and rich body has milk chocolate and toasted rye, leading into a smooth, lingering roasty finish. This is quite a pleasant dark beer, very much akin to a dry stout. What sets it apart is its slightly morbid funerary purpose, which leads me to suggest that this beer could make a killing (pun absolutely intended) if marketed to emo kids - it pours as black as their twisted souls, tastes ever so slightly of their bitter tears and is meant to be consumed at funerals. Silliness aside, however, this is a good solid brew.

erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2011
Gusher... Bold dark brown body with tan creamy head. Toffee apple, Belgian yeast, cane sugar and butter cookies. Taste offers a candy like sweetness at first, but I do like it. Some pine hops come into play later on to give a little complexity. Warming ale, much like a Belgian dubbel but more about drinkability. Worst quality label print i?ve ever seen on a beer... (50cl bottle, 5,50 EUR)

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