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


on tap

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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 15/20
juiceisloose (1202) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a very dark cherry color topped a thick, foamy beige colored head that leaves sheets of lacing. The aroma shows notes of sour cherries, dark fruits, oak, and a hint of balsamic vinegar. The flavor follows with the sour cherries and funky oak leading off and then followed by some earthy spices and a touch of vanilla for smoothness. The oak really shines and adds several elements to the beer overall. Medium bodied, smooth with nice carbonation and a nice sour finish. This is a really nice flemish sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Pint bottle thanks to StFun. Pours murky chocolate brown with a half finger dense tan head. The nose is sour cherries, red wine vinegar and light funk. The taste is wood, unripe cherry skins, balsamic vinegar, light asprin and some cocoa in the tail end of the finish. Medium creamy yet tingly mouthfeel. Very good – thanks again Josh!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Deep red/brown with thin tan head. Initial aroma is sweet fruit, kind of strawberry like. Flavor is sour with a little fruit lurking in the back. Delicious! The sherry rhubarb wine from the oak has a subtle influence on the flavor. Very pleasant. Slight hint of oak as ii warms. I liken this beer to a fruitier La Folie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby brown with a very fizzy fleeting beige head that fell to a thin ring. The nose is sour and tart with sour cherry skins and pits, lots of oak, chocolate, and balsamic vinegar. Reminds me a touch of La Folie. I thought it was going to be all sourness, but there’s a good bit of funkiness in here too. Sour cherry and oak meld with a bit of chocolate malt and vinegar. Long lingering finish. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy and slightly syrupy with a good bit if fizzy prickly carbonation. Lingering oak and almond notes. Overall pretty solid, maybe a bit overly sweet, but it is interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2009
500ml bottle from State Line. Dark and dusky pour, with a crisp carbonation, all reminding me of a youngish oud bruin. Wood and sour berries in the nose, with green apple to give it some liveliness. Mouthfeel is full, slightly slick texture but it’s emboldened by the full carbonation. Tart cherry dominates the flavor initially and there’s a serious astringency all the way through. As the beer settles, the wood balances it out just a bit, but it’s a pretty intense and big example of the style. I enjoyed the hell out of it, but it’s a bit showy perhaps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Pours brown with a faint ruby tint and it has a small off white head. It has the aroma of tart cherries and oak. Flavor is a mix of sweet fruits(I think you can taste the rhubarb from the wine barrels), sour and wood. The oak seems to have rounded out the sour edges a bit. A nice look at a traditional style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Batch #49. Pours reddish brown with almost no head. Aromas of sour cherries, sweet malt and oak. Nice and tart with flavors of cherries and a lot of oak. The beer is totally flat and lifelesss, the only negative aspect. I really like this brew and would have scored it about 0.5 points higher if it hadn’t lost carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Small tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is a sweet sour, vinegar, aged barrel combination. Taste was an aged barrel oak, sour with very little sweetness to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3288) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Batch 49 Pours dark brown with a fleeting off-white head. Sour apple aroma, some molasses. Well balanced between the sweet and the sour with an acetic finish. Smooth and tangy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Batch 49, brewed 10.10.06. Best before 30.04.11. Hand trade from johnmichaelsen..lugged from the Eastern US to the Pacific NW...excellent - and thank you! Dark reddish brown with a little head that leaves slim to no head. Smells of tart sourness Flavor brings along a nicely balanced sour that does not smack your face off, but still brings that sour tweak. Drinks easily and a nice brew for any sour fan. Excellent beer to pre-day pre-funk for a day of sours.

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