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

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (846) - 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

3.9
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haavard (63) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1583) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1689) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (3871) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1489) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear dark red-brown liquid with a very small head. Rustic and sour aroma, much oak, dark fruit, balsamic vinegar, and rust. The flavor complex, vinous and sour. There are several flavors to pick up, lemon, cherry, currant, oak and smoke. A balanced funky and complex flavor that is perfect to sip a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1307) - Rome, ITALY - APR 16, 2015
At the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival in Vichte-Belgium, with markoijelena. Draught. Pours dark amber-brown, small ivory foamy head. Nose: cellar notes, distinctive sourness. Mouth: background of caramel, sour, tart end. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (426) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours brown to dark red-brown with tiny beige head fading quickly and leaving no traces. Aroma is deep, musky, earthy with some red berries, cherries and a light sourness to it. Taste is very sour and acidic with earthy notes as well as some vague hints of red berries and sour cherries. Mouthfeel is light but very sour/acidic and rather dry, carbonation is almost non existant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2994) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
Flaska från SB. Brunröd opak, inget skum. Lite starkare syrlig brunöl med medelstor laktosyra. Rund och mjuk i munnen, fuktigt träd, röda plommon med kärna men inte så bärig, mjuka tanniner, ganska torr trots en del sötma. En riktigt välgjord och god klassisk brunöl.


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