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Nissefar - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
87
very good

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%


Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 06-17-2007)
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Reviews by philipquarles:
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philipquarles

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle from 8/08. Pours opaque, very dark brown with a small beige head. Strong chocolaty, dark malt on the nose, along with some dark fruit. Slightly tangy. Dark roasty taste, again with plenty of cocoa. Slight sourness that works really well here, surprisingly. Dry finish. Medium, creamy body. Really pleasant-drinking, if unconventional, porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 01:40:52 | More by philipquarles
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2014 23:10:50 | More by jschott75
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-18-2014 04:13:14 | More by oso
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2014 04:30:34 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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BierJager89

California

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
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-08-2014 02:11:17 | More by jhlosito75
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2014 05:49:42 | More by MSandahl23
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2014 08:39:04 | More by vermilcj
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-09-2014 01:00:54 | More by atone315
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

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
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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2014 00:01:58 | More by JamesStreet
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Maine

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

wow, what an interesting and delicious beer. one heck of a take on holiday beer. dark dark brown in color, hardly any head, but it doesn't need one to impress me. its rich and silky looking, more like a big porter than an American old ale, with minimal light moving through. the nose is oddly smoked, much like the bestefar they make, with some honey sweetness and a huge roasty body, dark and chalky. the taste is similar, with a short lived campfire vibe for a minute before bitter dark, and finally sweet dark malt flavors come in waves. the finish is dry for the looks and style, with a sharp fusel alcohol untidiness. I like the complexity, depth, and richness of this beer an awful lot. not something I could drink a whole lot of, but I surely appreciate its uniqueness. i don't get the tartness others did, this was smooth all the way for me. in what I can only imagine to be freezing cold Norwegian winters, this is a beer I would want to have on hand. I would strongly recommend it for the holiday season here in the usa. it changes what I thought old ale could be, excellent product.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 16:53:35 | More by StonedTrippin
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Nissefar from HaandBryggeriet
87 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.