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

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Sour Ale with blueberries.


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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Brownish pour, struggles to form a head. Little lacing. The smell is real nice, wild yest and blueberries. Flavor is very bretty, lots of medicinal qualities. Berries are there, decently refreshing for the abv,


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - 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 (2731) - 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 (290) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4525) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark reddish copper color with no head and quite a few floaties. The aroma and flavor have a strong acidity, tartberrries, dark fruit, lactic, a splash of caramel, wood, earth. I wish there was more berry fruitiness to cut the acidity more.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Brewed: 23AUG11 Bottled: 21NOV12 (13 months maturation) Pours a murky brown, cherry hued ale with a scattered, weak map of light pink foam. Smells mostly of burnt plastic, then some oak, some acidity...If I just breath in with my mouth there is a hint of blueberries, some vanilla oakiness. Damn the nose is really like a brand new blow up intertube plastic. The flavor follows the same trend: freshly pressed intertube, plenty tart with some acetic tendencies, but not that tart. Medium on thin with hi carb and a thickly viscous finish (my saliva is making this). Not sure I’m going to finish the bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle:   Dark caramel, bit of a deep red hue, dirty, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Bright nose, woody, faint blueberry.   Acidic up front, dry, sour, woody, with a bit of a prunish background.   Faint berry, prunes dominate.   Slight metallic note on the backside, like icicles off a tin roof.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Dry finish, acidic, dull wood notes, faint berry and prune at this point.   Simple, but overly acidic.   Wished the metallic notes weren’t there, and that it were a bit more blueberry.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1007) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
Reddish brown with With a dark pink head - sour aroma with berries - good sour taste with berries and some hint of winegar- the sourness lingers for a long time in the finish - this was quite good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyBird (1176) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Thanks to BelgBeerGeek - 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours a cloudy orangish/brown with a small loose head. Smell is vinegar, cherry and wood. The taste is tart sour cherry, wood - dry and crisp, wonderful stuff! Nice prickly carbonation at a medium level and light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. It pours an unclear, murky body, amber to brown in color and with a small, beige head on top. The aroma has vinegar, berry notes and barnyard. Quite pleasant actually, and that goes for the flavor too. Berries, vinegar and funky barnyard notes. Some maltyness in the far back. Medium to full body, dry. Overall, not an impressive beer, it lacks a bit on complexity, but it’s tasteful and pleasant anyway. 130111

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - bottled: 21/XI/12 - brewed: 23/VIII/11 (2013-739) Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, little stable, off-white head, non adhesive. Aroma: sour, earthy, tobacco, sour cherries, bit of vinegar. Not too bad, can’t tell the blueberries though. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very sour, vinegar, bit fruity, blackberries and blueberries, citric. Aftertaste: very sour, citric, vinegar, sour burning the throat, bit dirty. Could’ve been more balanced, don’t like the vinegar acidity too much. Other than that, a very drinkable foreign sour.


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