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

bottled
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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (428) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle, batch 49. Shared by akevitt. Pours a dark, red-brown body with generous light brown foam head. Aroma of sour apple/cherry, citric acid, and caramel malts. Flavor starts out with rhubarb and other sour fruit flavors, notably sour apple. Then the oak flavors appear mid-palate and turn to dark fruit, prune and coca flavors near the finish. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2008
500ml bottle. Batch 49 brewed 10.10.06 and BB 30.04.11. Poured a deeper reddish / brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of cherries (tart amd cherry pie), wood (oak), vinous, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes of sherry, wood, vanilla, oak, and dark fruits. Has a lighter to medium sour finish with the alcohol content well hidden.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled 50cl. Batch number 49. It pours a deep dark brown beer with red reflects. The head is beige, average retention. Decent lacework. The nose is wonderful. Hints of oak, wild strawberries, eucalyptus, sherry, walnuts and vinegar accompanied by a huge amount of blueberries. Lots of lemon peel and candy in the background. A terribly pleasant and complex nose. Nicely balanced. A lot of oak in the taste. Some mince pies, blueberries and vinegar showing up. A slight hint of dark chocolate sneaking in. This beer almost makes you "cringe".. in a lovely way.... No malt profile detectable. Some notes of rhubarb. Plesant sourness, just wright for my liking. The alcohol is well hidden. Low bitterness. There is a pleasant bite which appears with the swallow. Excellent finish with hints of dark chocolate and licorice accompanied by a lot of lemon peel. Both nose and finish are amazing in my opinion. A wonderful sour ale. Thanks a lot larsga, for this great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Sampled batch 49 from a 500 ml bottle and shared by badgerben. Pours a dark amber brown brew with an average sized beige head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and ring. Aroma of caramel malt, tart cherries, vanilla, and a touch of chocolate. Taste is smooth and creamy with a flavor of chocolate, raisin, tart cherries, caramel and some vanilla. Finish has a nice oak aged smoothness with a hint of tart cherries and dark chocolate aftertaste. Quite a pleasant surprise for this sour ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Batch 49. Very dark brown with tints of red and a medium head. Chocolate, sour cherries, sour apple, strong vanilla and lightly charred oak aroma. Holy crap, man... more of all of that in the flavor. The dry chocolate, sweet cherry and malt, charred oak... yum. Some sourness, but it’s an accent, not overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle at Ulfborg RB tasting. Thanks Yngwie. The beer is muddy brown with a small head. Aroma of spices and clove. Flavour is sour with fruity notes. Spices and oak is present as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
50cl bottle. Thank you Yngwie. Pours muddy brown with a off white bubbly head. Aroma is strong of berries & liquior. Blueberries sour/tart. Bites the cheek. Lovely oakynes. Vinegar. Feels very orig. & surely a heavy/sharp sour ale! Love it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2008
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & BAr, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%. Vintage 2006, bottled March 2008, BB March 2010. (This beer is also imported to USA by Shelton Brothers.) Cloudy dark reddish brown colour, big tan head. Intense aroma of red wine vinegar and oak. The flavour is VERY sour (too sour), with oaky notes and a sharp and lemony finish. Some hops in the finish, but overall the malts and hops are very subdued - this is really all about acidity and oak. Still an interesting beer, and definitely something out of the ordinary. The alcohol is well hidden.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg, 2008.
[thank you, yngwie]
Pours deep red with a slight haze. A small film head. Aroma has lots of tarty berries, some strawberries and good clear oakiness. A bit thin in mouthfeel perhaps. Sour tart flavour, lots and lots of oak, making it a bit too astringent and sharp. There are strawberry and blueberry notes hidden in there - this is too much at the moment and needs to mellow some more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6124) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2008
0,5 l bottle from Vinmonopolet Briskeby. Dark brown, low pearly carbonation. Rodenbach-like Belgian sourness. Fruity, no feeling of malt beneath the acidity. Lovely beer, but not for beginners!


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