Haandbryggeriet – Nissefar

Haandbryggeriet - Nissefar


Norwegian Holiday Ale
Brewed in: Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
ABV: 7%
IBU: 25
Tasting on: 11/27/15
Glass: Snifter

Aroma: Overtones of cocoa. Undertones of cherry cordial, peat, and dark roasted malt. 9/10

Appearance: Black. Light tan head with good retention. 9.5/10

Flavor: Minor hop bitterness in the beginning followed by hints of chocolate and dark roasted malt in the middle. Minor hop bitterness and malt sweetness in the end. Hops and dry chocolate linger in the aftertaste.  18/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 8/10

Overall Impression: Clean, with subtle dark roasted malt characteristics and minor sweetness. Enough hops to provide a counter. 46/50

Final Score: 91% = B+

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