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  • Brewery: HaandBryggeriet Brewery
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  • Country: Norway
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  • Style: American / Robust Porter
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  • PHM Grade: D

Haandbryggeriet Nissefar

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Haandbryggeriet is the brewer of Nissefar, a Norwegian ale. It’s a seasonal brew called “Father Christmas” in English. You need two things to want buy this beer; appreciation for a nice bottle and a love of molasses. This is a very dark beer. I picture the Norwegian winter night with my eyes closed the same color. The aroma is full of something between heavy molasses and wet dog hair. The taste is very metallic and the mouth feel is like sucking on an old metal spoon. Don’t be discouraged it has a nice label. The metallic flavor stays in the mouth for a while after you swallowed which is a plus if you like sucking spoons. The whole time I was drinking this I was saying to myself “what were the Norwegians thinking?” Now I’m of Swedish heritage so I may be biased but I’ll never drink this stuff again.

ABV: 7.0%

Grade: D

  1. I thought you would have been saying to yourself “what were the Norwegians drinking?” I love molasses, but I can do without the old metal spoon.

    Barry — January 5th, 2010, 2:34 PM
  2. No spoon sucking for this guy! I almost want to try this Brew just to share your experience!

    Brett — January 5th, 2010, 11:26 PM
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