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

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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (800) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a very dark murky brown with minimal tan head. Aroma is sour grapes, red wine, as well as some dark fruits and stone fruit. Wow, taste is very balanced. Lots of sweet juicy stone fruit, with plenty of funky tartness. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
a 2006 out of the cellar at Brick Store Pub in Decatur. Poured a light brown with a minimal cream head. Aroma of Black Cherry Vanilla. Flavor was a nice balance of sweetness and sour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2009. Smells of soured currants and figs. Oaky. Cherries round things out and melt into the flavor profile. Only mildly medicinal; oaky cherries. Tasty!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2013
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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4036) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013

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…..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (544) - NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
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.


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