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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: 465   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Sweet wine, oak and cough syrup. Dark dark red/black in color with no head whatsoever. Wow. Thick texture with a sour berry start and a very light drying sweetness. Stings the back of the throat. Amazing and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
The wine barrel own s the scent of this beer, woody with heavy fermented fruit overtones. The beer is a deep dark black with red tints, very little head. This beer is delicious but i would love a little more carbonation. The flavor is amazing sour tart. Another extremely flavorful beer that they pull off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5570) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
50 cl bottle (7.5%) @ home. Batch 200: brewed 20.12.2008, BBE 20.12.2013
Aroma of sweetish cherries when pouring. But when I do a close-up smelling, there is mostly vinegar, tartness and some sour cherries. Flavour is rather tart with sour cherries, some oaky notes, tart berries and some pleasant(!) gluey notes. Distant lactic tones in the finish.Warming alcohol in throat. A bit better than in 2011, but no big changes here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
500ml bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Been holding onto this in the depths of the fridge for a good long while. Pours a nice deeper brownish hue, a firmer hazy body shows some mellow glow, amber and orange on the edges and bottom. A darker tannish head sits atop as a decent layer, sticks around well and laces ok. Aromas present a distinct mix of sweet and sour, toasty and biscuity malts meet some toffee, red wine and touches of acidity. Red fruit, sour with some vinegar, some cherryskin, a bit tannic and woody as it settles in. Touches of vanillin, wet wood and decent sour dark and red fruit on the nose. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch more girth in the middle at times. Some firmer sour cherry meets the palate, a bit of cherryskin, lactic acidity is sour, fairly vibrant as some vinegar and balsamic elements meet a firm woody presence. Wet wood, tannic, and some vanillin. Gentle smoked biscuit and mellow sweetness into the middle. A bit leathery and firmly oaky as we round the corner. This one works, it’s not as sweet as the nose let on for me. Backend is tannic, woody, and sour. A bit more dry, shaking off some of that malt body and becoming one with with wood. Nice stuff. Not usually something I dig too much (Big, Dark, Sour), but this one is pretty solid, flows well.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banii (236) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
A tart treat - almost as good as Rodenbach. Acid, milk, cherries and redcurrant. Refreshing stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (114) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Great. Really tart. Similar to La Folie or Rodenbach Vintage. World class. Bought at Belmont Station in Portland last weekend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1006) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
Brun med beige lite tynt skum. Kraftig lukt av kirsebæreddik og noe gjær. Smaker sur kirsebær men kjenner faktisk noe malt også. Ettersmaken sitter godt, lite kullsyre

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Ottle sampled on the bus at rbsg. From notes. Sweet and tart. Fruity with oak and vinegar. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Pour is reddish, nice tart grapes, woody and a bit of funk. Really a cool beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (886) - 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


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