brystmar (1074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009. Smells of soured currants and figs. Oaky. Cherries round things out and melt into the flavor profile. Only mildly medicinal; oaky cherries. Tasty!
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Fuck this is good. Pours dark chestnut brown with a small khaki head which slowly disappears away to nothing. Nose is full of complexity. More and more comes out with every sniff. At first, toffee and sticky date notes envelope the senses with some heavy red wine notes. As it warms some stone fruit begins to emerge - peach and nectarine, plum growing. Taste is extremely juicy and keeps you coming back for more. Plenty of dark fruits and stone fruits lying around with some light funk and tartiness. Sourness never overwhelming and rather gradually draws you in. There are some woody/oak notes which give it a velvety smooth sweetness. Some tangy orange right on the back end. SO GOOD! Light carbonation to help it flow. Some warming alcohol on the finish but works well. Amazing beer
KansaiBeerLvrs (1209) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In honor of my upcoming trip to Scandinavia I am having this 6 year old bottle of Haandbakk from Handbrygeriet(Norway) I got from Ezo beer. Made in 2006, aged in wine barrels until 2008, the label says best before 2010. This bottle is 6 years old & on opening it there was a weird brown gunk on the cap & rim of the bottle which kind of freaked me out but it poured a fine dark black-brown with wine read accents. The aroma is a sour tart punch of cherry. The flavor is delicious, a big sweet sour cherry bite! Which is amazing as there are no cherries in this beer. It is simply the wild yeasts & lactic acid. Very drinkable, a great sour beer!
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From BandC? Really nice sour ale, Oud bruin with a little more funk and nice dry tart finish. Sour fruit flavor shows up maybe due to the wine barrels? Serving: Bottle
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is wonderfully sour with iron and cherry. Pours red brown with great white lacing. Taste is tarter than anticipated and wonderfully balanced with the oud bruin taste. Great beer. Go nords.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark cloudy amber color with a bubbly tan head that ends up in a thin layer.
Aroma: Sour! and acidic fruity. Some oak and vinegar.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a mild sourness. Acidic! Soft carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Slightly sweet and acidic fruity. Oak and some vinegar.
Overall impression: Lovely!.
Personal stats: Thanks a lot Ole for this gem. It could not have been better. It is actually brewed on my birthday! Batch 343. Haandbryggeriet #40 and RB # 3K (good food and a dash of Black Sabbath made the evening even better) I think this beer is the type you either hate or love. If you had given me this some years ago, I would have killed you…..
Simonsen (507) - NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Haandfestivalen.mørk, nesten svart farge, liten skumrand, medium karbonert.aroma av mørke frukter, kirsebær, gjær. Syrlig, fyldig fruktsmak. Dette var min aller første surøl for noen år siden
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle thanks to lukaduke. Pours a darker amber to brown with a beige head of foam. Aroma is malty sweet and slightly acidic. I get a bit of funky Tootsie Roll in the taste. Not very sour, which is a bit of a let down.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very thin slight beige head with no lacing. dark-red brown colour. aroma of red fruits, sweet, candy-like, reminds a lot of rodenbach grand cru, vanilla, tannins, red wine, very complex. tastes sour, tart, red fruit, very nice. finishes with a dry tart taste followed by a stingy, spicy sensation in the throat. due to the tannic acid perhaps? very nice sour ale, bravo! bottle 50 cl / batch #289 / best before 20-12-2014
alobar (2589) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 2008 bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a fizzy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of cherry, vinegar, wood, and vanilla. Powerful aroma. More subtle flavor with cherry, wood, vinegar, blueberries, and vanilla. Good lacing. Very nice.