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HaandBryggeriet Ardenne Blond

Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Saison
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This beer is our version of a strong palish Belgian Saison. We have chosen to give this beer a pale and light profile and let the yeast display its full spicy flavors. We have also added some coriander for more complexity. This will develop some tartness given the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Azazello (107) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Piwo w szkle prezentuje się niezwykle ładnie, ale złocista opalizująca barwa nie wieńczy się nawet najmniejszą pianą, co nieco burzy wrażenie wizualne. Ale zapach... Mmmm... Delikatna kolendra miesza się z mocno cytrusowymi akcentami, lekką przyprawowością oraz nutą ziołową. W smaku miękka słodowość wsparta jest przyjemnie gryzącymi przyprawami, owocami i drożdżowym charakterem. Piwo jest całkiem mocne (7,5%), ale doskonale zbalansowane i zwyczajnie pijalne. Gdybym wcześniej pił takie saisony, to nigdy bym nie powiedział, że "nie jestem ich fanem". To najlepszy przedstawiciel tego stylu, jaki trafił do mej paszczy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rolfarild (146) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
Golden with a small white head. Smels brett yeast, apple and flowers. Tsste brett, spice, light malt nice sweetnes and a long faint bitternes in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbonde (174) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
50 cl bottle@home in Tulip glass@approx 6 degrees C. Pours hazy golden with a great, foamy white head. Good retention and some lacing.. Sublte aroma of brett, yeast, malt and fruitiness. Very well balanced taste of yeast, brett, hops and a malty sweetness. Full body with perfect carbonation and no booziness despite the quite high ABV.Aftertaste OK, but not overwhelming, keeping the sweetness with a good little bitterness kicking in. ’Got even better as it warmed up. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer which, though brewed in Norway, is a great Belgian beer of the best tradition and without any vices. Really good stuff!.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (593) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy dark golden with big white head. Aroma of orange, flowers, grass, and yeast. Taste sweet and slightly bitter, spices, flowers, orange, yeast. Dry finish with sweet aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
Bouteille 50cl, batch#798, BB 20/04/2016. Dorée, col fin blanc. Arôme au bouquet fruité et houblonné avec un rétro de levure dont qcq esters belges. Retrouve de bons houblons nobles sur un léger épicé, malt pils. Palais est malté, levure belge avec ici encore des notes esters rappelant la banane et abricot. Houblonné noble qui ajoute une faible touche fruitée. ok et correcte dans une lignée très belge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7852) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
From tap. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, fruit and brettanomyces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (509) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Fruits, yeast, coriander, orange zest and some herbs. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a pleasant Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (857) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance:Hazy dark yellow, Aroma: Floral, coriander Palate: Medium body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
asimeow (214) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
0,5l bottle. Cloudy golden, white scattery head. Smells and tastestoo much of wheat malts, though. Not a big fan of wheat in beer, so this will never be a winner for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (5625) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
Appearance: Hazy deep golden/amber color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, yeast, mild citrus and mild spicy.
Palate: Medium (+) body. Tad sweet, and a fresh nice bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Balanced ok sweetness, yeast, mild citrus, fruity, some banana and mild spicy.
Overall impression: This must be one of the best to come out of this brewery!
Personal stats: Bottle at the brewery on the opening day of the new Brewery

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