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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was brewed in sept. 06 and has since then been aged in oak barrels until bottling on March 22. 2008. The beer is blended for roundness but is still very sour and a little bit acetic. We think our first attempt has been a great success and we will definitely try this again.
8.5% alc. 20 ibu. Serve at 8-12C


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1377) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2015
The beer pours a slightly hazy brownish red with a large light tan rapidly fading head. The aroma blends red wine vinegar, oak, cherries, molasses, and caramel malts, and the taste is quite sour, mildly acidic, and a touch sweet with a slightly acidic aftertaste with a hint of tart cherries. The palate fuses a lively carbonation, oily texture, and a medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (482) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Aroma:Woody, smoke, "must", much more intense that eg rodenbach. Appearance: Brown red, hazy,cloudy, little frothy head. Taste: sweet dry taste, light bitterness, for style heavy sour Palate: full body, long finish Wonderful

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2301) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Dark mahogany brown in color... Aroma of caramel, red wine barrel, dark fruits... Flavor is light caramel, plum, berries, acetic vinegar, finishes mildly tart, dark fruits... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2015
Reddish brown. Small head. Fizzy mouthfeel. Too sour. Acid accompanied by a gone-off flavor that you shouldn’t really pay for. Awful experience. No thanks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1151) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 24, 2015
Draft taste sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 day 2 (07.03.2015) Vichte Belgium.Jeca, Alberto and Boban.Pour it dark reddish color with small white head.On the nose red fruits.Taste and aroma of red wine, dark fruita, yeast, sour palate.Good one

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3337) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
14 mar 2015, tap. Dark ruby. Nose is sweet, balsamic, faintly tart. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Balsamic vinegar, slightly sweet, a bit tart. Nice. Balsamic is the biggest flavor but it isn’t as tart as I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
At ACBF. Belgian ’oud bruin’-like beer with thin, off-white, unstable head and dark mahogany colour; complex sour-sweetness, very estery and fruity, passionfruit, sour berries, cherries, blue grapes, very vinous, lactic acidity drying the finish, over smooth caramelly malts; oaky tannins add some more dryness in the finish. Less ’full’, somewhat less body and complexity and less refined perhaps than e.g. Rodenbach Vintage, but still a good example of the style, which clearly is no longer limited to the southern parts of Flanders.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xlts (76) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Pours brown, some red highlights; small off-white head. Aroma of sour, funky notes, hints of wood. In taste it’s very sour and ’wild’. Great, clear acidity and rich, complex aftertaste. Not necessarily balanced, but very good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pedrens (164) - SPAIN - FEB 23, 2015
Botella. Pasada de fecha, unos 15 dias aunque no creo q importe demasiado en esta Birra. Batch 343.Color marrón oscuro algo rojizo. Espuma marrón de baja formación y nula retención. En nariz...vinagre de vino, especias, cola, malta tostada, soja, madera. En boca textura fina y muy baja carbonatacion. Dulzura media baja q rápido pasa a acidez acética potente, el final es astringente... madera. A parte del rollo acético se aprecia la malta tostada, arándanos, grosellas y frutos similares. No es mucho de mi estilo, pero en el suyo creo q esta bien.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
February 19, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled august 6, 2014, batch 620.
Ruby red with a small frothy tan head, quickly dissipating. Aroma is tart cherries, vinegar, oak, yoghurt. Taste is tart fruity, dry woody with a balsamic vinegar sweetness along with some caramel. Finish is dry woody, balsamic vinegar, lingering dry acidic fruitiness. Medium bodied, small bubble carbonation, dry.


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