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

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We make x-mas beers beers with the good old traditional flavour from the days when the old farm breweries made dark, hearty, earthy beers with lots of x-masy flavours. We make living beer, not pasteurized nor filtered. 7% alcohol, supplied in 50 cl bottles an d 30 liter kegs.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, & some coffee notes; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/molasses, dark fruit, licorice, coffee, and dark chocolate; Finish is slightly tangy; Pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (1424) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is krachtig met iets van rook en drop, licht zoet. Niet echt een kerstbier maar ondanks dat erg goed.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
metalspice (809) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2016
Brunsvart med lysbrunt skum. Trket frukt og kaffe i duften. Flger i smaken, kaffen blir veldig bitter. Ettersmaken blir trr og besk. Noe ubalansert. Dette er 2015 utgaven. Best fr 10.04.16.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (2512) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown in colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, brown sugar, herbs and spices. I, taste rather sweet, malty and spicy. Finish is a bit peppery, sweet. Nice xmas ale.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Derbeth (814) - Krakw, POLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle, batch 592 with expiry in April 2016. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is intensive dark chocolate, coffee, praline, some ash. Light bitterness. Full body, thick, smooth. What more can I say - HaandBryggeriet makes exceptional dark ales. Fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karlsen (43) - Hnefoss, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Veldig mrk farge. Lite skum. En rund smak. Smaker av lakris. Kunne vrt enda skarpere smak. God munnflelse

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Almost black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of peat and spice. Taste is the same.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4165) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Perfectly Old Style Ale. Swiateczne piwo, niemal doskonale, bardzo smaczne tresciwe i rozgrzewajace. W zapachu dominuja swierzo zmielona kawa, pierniki i sliwki a takrze troche borowki. Smak to kakao, cynamon, gozdziki, wanillia i prazony slonecznik. Swietne wyraziste. Wyglad sporej i trwalej piany rajcowal niesamowicie, ciemna kremowa piana brazowawo szara. Juz podczas nalewania stawalo sie bardzo ciemne nieprzepuszczajace swaitla, a po dolaniu resztek drozdzy zrobilo sie bardzo ciemne brazowe. Geste i krzepkie i konkretne, takie powinno byc wlasnie zimowe ale. Goraco polecam

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (912) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Mahognifarvet ufiltreret norsk juleøl/Old Ale med minimal moccafarvet top på et par mm. Rolig i glasset. Aroma af tobak, røg og ristet malt. Lette lakridsnoter. Maltnuancer af karamel og ristet malt. Fin lettere krydret smag og samtidig henad en Porter. Vel balanceret mellem en middel sødme og middel bitterhed. Lille let syrlighed. Meget blød og lækker mundfølelse qua en veltilpasset og nedjusteret karbonering. Mellem fyldig krop og glat konsistens. Ganske velsmagende og en smule anderledes juleøl. Et godt valg. 33 cl på fad, 7,0 % ABV, nydt på TAP10 på Østerbrogade. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rotaman14 (572) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2015
Black body, small beige head. Unpleasant aroma of alcohol, iodine and nail polish remover. Spicy, chocolate-y taste, warming, herbal aftertaste. Nice thick body. An okay winter beer I guess...


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