Nissefar - HaandBryggeriet
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Reviews by beardtongue:
4/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I bought the Nissefar on a whim for Christmas festivities. My family is hosting for the first time ever this year, and I have been running around making everything perfect - a huge tree, decorations, real garlands, candles, yard lights, stockings, fires in the fireplace, eggnog, everything. Who gets to host xmas is a little bit of a contentious point in my family, so I felt a lot of pressure to make things perfect. I made sure to point out the origin of this beer to my Norwegian family, too much probably, but in the end they were busy making gingerbread houses and playing with my son and shopping, and Nissefar ended up turning from one of my holiday touches into my little personal moment of appreciation, and for this purpose it served admirably and lets face it, mouthfeel etc was not even a consideration.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2010 22:09:10 | More by beardtongue
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a dark brown with a large foamy mocha head.
S: Musty malt, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and oak in the nose. Smells like most old ales, but spicy.
T: Dark fruit and maybe some berries. With the yeast it tastes chocolatey and roasty. An odd dichotomy.
M: Medium bodied, smooth enough.
O: Pretty good festive ale. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 02:32:33 | More by BierJager89
4.25/5 rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Okay so I know enough not to expect your typical old ale here as its Haand...
nice deep brown amber pour with quick head. Booze chocolate aromas...some fruit notes.
taste is where this brew shines...chocolate with lots of wood and fruit and a hint of funk. Its not nearly as acidic as most haand...but its got a funk for sure. Lots of leathery chocolate...
really super smooth mouthful..not even realizing its 7%.
overall a really nice brew.
yes its miles away from Bois and Kuhnhenn but its still a great brew
Serving type: on-tap
01-06-2014 23:25:10 | More by DrinkSlurm
Nissefar from HaandBryggeriet
87 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.