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


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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (392) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun-svart färg, ser ungefär ut som coca cola. Inget skum. Frisk och syrlig doft av hö men även en gnutta smörkola. Knappt någon kolsyra överhuvudtaget. Kraftig och frisk syrlig smak till att börja med. Den lägger sig en aning och går över till lite mer porterkaraktär med lite rökiga kaffetoner, om än bara någon sekund.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gr_pa (315) - siemianowice, POLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Dark red, no head. Aroma: sour (vinegar), also woody notes, cherry. Taste: very tart, dark malts, brett, red wine, wood, berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novair (139) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Pours cloudy brown without any head, sour yet sweet and really well balanced. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1581) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2015
.5l bottle @ Hanniku’s Cave. Batch 200. Best before 20.12.13. Pours deep dark murky red with low head. Aroma is berries, vinegar, goose berry, malts, bread and farmhouse mixed with leather. Flavor is vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red berries, bread, malts, goose berry and bile. Nicely sour. Swell!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (851) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium light tan head that quickly dissipates, the beer is a dark brown with some maroon hues Aroma: plum, grass, coffee, green grape, Taste: very sour, tart, light bitterness on the finish, smoky, strong red wine, Palate: leaves mouth dry, sour aftertaste, soft carbonation Overall: a really good sour with a nice complexity to it, the beer really picks up the red wine from the barrels, the high alcohol content is hidden well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hallstein (419) - Skogn, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
Rich aroma of oak and dried dark fruits. Acetic, complex and interesting. Flavors of sweet oak barrel, brown sugar, molasses and nice rich vinegar. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haavard (70) - NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
Poors dark red with no head Aroma: sour, Palate: round, comfortable sour notes, red fruites and wine Taste: rounded sour notes, red fruits, wine Would have thought this was a well made belgian sour beer, impressed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Tap. Dark red, purple in colour, almost no head. Aroma of red fruits, wine, barrel. In taste red fruits, wine, medium sour. Dry and tart in the finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 5, 2015
On tap @ Gainsbar, Kortrijk - BE. Color: deep bordeaux dark purple beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: red fruits domination as raspberry, blueberry. Notes of red wine barrel and red wine (Bordeaux). Taste: red fruits domination and red wine notes. Sour and astringent finish. Good red fruits persistence. Finish sour. Aftertaste: astringent and sour. Small alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (4207) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
Old rating rerated 24.05.2014, 0,5l bottle (the very first 2006 batch #47 edition) sampled @ HaandFestival:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sour-ish oaky, vinegar, oak, paint, sour berries, grass, thinner, sorrel. Taste is slightly sweet sour-ish, mild vinegar, sour berries, berry skin, sugar, oak, butterscotch, grass, paint, hay, hints of thinner. Medium bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Very very nice!

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