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

bottled
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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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (670) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2013
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (3807) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from OleR, many thanks. Batch 343, brewed 09.02.2011. Dark brown color with minimal beige head. Tart aroma with cherries, blackberries, funk, wood, vanilla. Taste, ripe blueberries, plums, vanilla, vinous notes, wood, funk. Tart finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2013
Excited to finally see this one on the shelf! Clear raspberry pour with a minimal ivory cap that recedes to a ring. Tart unripe plum, cherry skin, citric acid, and juice. Sour but not enamel peeling. Flavorful and quite drinkable. Will pick up another if still available.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5278) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110312.
Pours murky amber color with a small head. Aroma of sour fruits, faint berries, yeast, spice notes and caramel. Flavor of sour fruits and berries, goose berries, yeast and grass. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
KegOstertag (92) - - MAR 29, 2013
Drank in tulip glass. Aroma - a musty sour smell. Rasberry but rotten. Appearance - dark cherry color. No head. No carbonation. Taste - taste gets better. Tastes like an oaked sour. Sweet and bitter. Palate - not bad. Gets stronger with mouthfeel. Overall - good taste but on this rating system thats all it gets. Good thing it is the most important. Not bad overall. Will not seek it out again

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2013
From the bottle, dark red wine type pour, very little carbonation present. Aroma is like red wine, taste has that familiar Flanders red with some tart and wine notes. It's good, hit way too flat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2013
great beer, sour and complex with many difrerent notes, original and drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1744) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a muddy ruby brown with a trace of top rising bubbles. On the nose its complex and biting...sour cherry, cranberry, wet musty wood, mushroom and a touch of cider vinegar. The palate is bright and acidic with nice deep woodsy notes to round it out. Touch of smokey wood, sour berry, cherry long lingering slightly hot finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarsEngen (346) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Eggedal Borgerstue. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is sour ale aroma, with a lot of wooden notes. Vinegear and sourness is present to the tounge.Some charcoal notes as well.. A complex sour ale that is proper sour, but not too much.


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