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


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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark
Unclear medium amber red brown color with a virtually none head. Aroma is berry, sour, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and sour with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (230808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6486) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle (BB Apr/2011). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is cloudy dark reddish-brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (roasted nuts, toasted grain, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of nutmeg/allspice, wood, cherry, sour apple skins. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. It didn’t really knock me out like I hoped it might, but it’s a solid, fun beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle shared with Weepster. Nice sour nose with hints of cherry, oak and a bit of sweetness. Nice dark red / brown color with a decent tan head. First punch is pure awesome sour, which I really love. Then the follow though is the smooth double style with raisin, oak and caramel sweetness. So well rounded and a good way for people to experience a great sour punch without totally going over the top. Really a great beer! Will buy again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Pours a dark reddish brown with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of sour cherry, wood, and caramel. Flavor is a sweetish sour. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle shared by theisti. Pours dense with assorted shades of reds and browns. Light brown head on top. The nose is packed with tangy fruit and enough oak to choke a termite. Aggressve oak flavor as well. Sour tand with rubarb and horseradish? Full body and high carbonation. It big and sour and aggressive. Glad to try it, but gee whizz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3347) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
500 ml bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pour is cloudy brown orange ruby with a 1 inch off white head. Nominal lacing. Aroma is big sour fruitiness, soft, flavorful and nicely perfumed. Taste is sour tart cherry fruitiness, layered with a really earthy edgy taste that jumps out a bit from the sour. Some oak wood with red wine notes. Palate is dry, mouth coating with lingering wood flavors. Nice complex sour beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2010 10.26.08 Iím not sure if there is anything better than transitioning from the rich earthy bitterness of an Imperial Stout to the sweet tartness of a Sour Ale. Batch 49 brewed 10/10/06. Its a gusher, pours a clear very dark chestnut brown with a silky fine medium beige frothy foam 9/10 for appearance. I love sour ales! What an aroma, rich and tart varnish, vinegar, nail-polish remover, it takes me back to grade-school and sniffing markers. It tastes just like it smells, very acidic with strong cheesy woody notes, not refined like De Dolle Oerbier Reserva, but very much an in-your-face brew. Burns the nostrils as you swallow. Addicting in a masochistic sort of way. Tastes of tart cherries with light strawberry fruitiness. Medium bodied with a fuller mouthful, fluffy very smooth carbonation while still being crisp. Yum. . . . . . . [okay, Iíve had this a few more times and realized itís not quite as good as I thought initially, still love it, supper aggressive and unique,, still being generous]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Pours dark red/brown with a smooth beige head. Like a nice Belgian sour brown it shows that style of cidery acidic sourness paired against a dark fruity sweetness. Hints of cherry and oak rumble with tart and acidic sour notes. More subtle flavors of cola and grape juice come out as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2008
A reddish brown pour with faint rocky head. Chocolate, vanilla oak, brown sugar, cherries, & sour funk in the aroma. A similar flavor with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2008
500ml bottle obtained from Belmont Station in Portland, OR--Exploded with carbonation upon opening. Dark brown-chestnut body with a floating thin tan head. Musty, sour, solvent tannin nose. Assertive and tart off the bat, but mellows on the back of the tongue. Less forceful than many sours. Well-built and nice with sharp cheese. Fruity, clean cherry presence that gently lingers.

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