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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour Ale with blueberries.


ComradeK's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 30, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep ruby, with a small off-white head, which neither last very well nor leaves much lacing. Woody, musty, sour and blueberry notes make up the aroma. Fruity sourness up front leads into tart apple skin. A touch of blueberry comes in leading through into the mid-palate, which has some dusty, woody sour notes. Sour blueberry comes in at the finish. The blueberry is not a particularly strong feature of this beer. It’s there, but it certainly doesn’t dominate it. All in all this is quite a nice sour ale.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
50cl bottle pours a murky amber with some soapy, off white head. Nose has malt, vinegar, cherry, vitamin C tablets. No real berry to speak of. Flavor is hot, tart, cherry, nail polish, some agave, tons of vitamin C. Hot finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Dyp mørkerødbrun. Pent tett, litt farget skum som varer en stund. God syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken har det samme preget av syrlig frukt. Svakt metallisk. Tørr. Det er nok blåbær her - men ikke lett å identifisere. Mye sedimenter igjen på flaska.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
tepid hazy red chestnut. Hot nose, booze and acetic acid, heavy sawdust, lightly vinous. Little paper at front but berry pleasant, blueberry with light acid mid before the heavy fruit finish, thin and stinging with considerable dryness in fruit skins.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Tart and some sour plum. Cloudy maroon pour. Medium sour finish. Soft carbonation. Very nice. Bottle thanks to Travlr at epic sour tasting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Travlr! Bottom of the bottle sample poured a murky brown. Blueberry flavors very muted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Thanks to Gene for this one! Yeah, this is good. Blueberry tang mixes with good barrel sweetness, mahogany color. Tangy, clean, I really like it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucertola (9) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
Pour is a blood red mahogany, aroma is not tense but distinctively fruity with intense sourness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pour is opaque ruby with a foamy tan head. Nose is strong blueberry, very fleshy and light note of sourness with a hint of earthiness. Body is light and soft, very smooth with assertive carbonation. Taste is blueberry forward with a fair amount of leather and brett presence, not much else but a nice drinker and fairly sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2014
Fra flaske, 50 cl. Ligner og dufter som en lidt uklar blanding af en frugt- lambik og en flamsk sour ale. Svært at dufte og smage at det handler om blåbær, kunne lige så godt være kirsebær. Men den smager godt: Træet, bær-frugtig og eddike-sur. Lidt rå og uraffineret i afslutningen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottled: 21/1/12. Darker red appearance, v small head that hangs on the sides. Smells.. Blueberry, vinegar, wood, sour cherries. Tastes..blueberries sour cherries, big vinegar puckery action, dry woody finish. Big sour.


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