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


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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyswede (37) - Malmö, - DEC 27, 2012
A bit to much of a roasty flavour and yes very dark it is but if you like the dark side you will like this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ston3s42 (224) - - NOV 26, 2016
Dark brown appearance with little head. Tastes of smoke, juniper berries and earth. Medium body, low carbonation and a smoky finish. Good peaty Christmas beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3499) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Another Haand tick shared by czar, thanks man! Pours a dark brown with a small beige rim that leaves spotty lacing. Nose is of peat and smoke with some caramel trying to pierce through. Taste doesn’t quite feel sweet but the malt backbone is solid with more peated malt/smoke and some umami. A little more bitter than your usual old ale. Body is pretty much medium and carbonation moderate. Interesting but not overly exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8061) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2016
pours unclear light brown with a small light beige cap offering some retention and lacing. softly smoked fruity maltiness, woodsy spices, never too christmas-ey, which is kewl, lots of foreign berries, salt. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet, warming and spicy finish. rich and complex smoky old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4327) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
Style et résumé: Old ale fumée.
Comment: Bouteille batch 931 best før 09.11.2018.
Portrait: Une superbe robe brune avec une mousse beige crémeuse et durable. Un nez de malt légèrement fumé et de chocolat. La bouche est très agréable avec les mêmes saveurs de chocolat parfumé (de par-fumée). Une finale longue, mi sucrée mi amère. Le faible pétillement la rend quelque peu difficile à boire.
Note: /10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicola5555 (12) - - AUG 17, 2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (622) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with small to medium, light brown head. Medicore head retention, poor lacing. Aroma is roasted malts (mainly coffee and dark chocolate combined with black and red fruits (cherries, plums, some raisins), also touch of smokey notes. Nearly medium caramel and brown sugar notes. Taste is in the beginning light to medium bitter, but soon it becomes something between semi-sweet and semi-dry. Medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation, finish is semi-dry and malty. Booze is not so noticable, just a lightly warming. In overall nice, drinkable and full beer. Not so heavy as most of holiday ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
C’est flat, c’est laid. Pas que ça change quoique ce soit au niveau de l’appréciation du liquide, mais calvaire qu’ils sont laids les étiquettes de cette brasserie là! On dirait qu’il font exiprès... Je peux pas croire que quelqu’un a réellement validé le design un moment donné : "Oui, très joli, on utilise ça!". Anyway, les notes sont pas tellement mieux. Elles sont difficiles à cerner. On dirait un mélange de plein d’affaire, une expérience improvisée. C’est sucré, malté, fade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gr_pa (440) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Dark brown, clear, nice head. Very nice aroma, lots happening here: beech smoke notes, cherries, coffee, vinegar, some spices. Light to medium body, light sweetness, medium bitterness, bit empty, in mouth, flavour: malty, roasted malts, hops. Bit alcoholic finish. Not great, but interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2734) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Icedwarf (1343) - 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.

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