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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: 525   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


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 8, 2012
Dark brown pour with a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma of acetic acid, sourness, oak and mild fruits. Good flavor of sourness, acetic acid, oak and fruits (figs, cherries). The body is medium with a vinous texture and low carbonation. This is very interesting, although the carbonation could have been a tad more lively.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (2758) - 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 (371) - 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 (722) - 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 (172) - 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 (2493) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FBoekman (86) - SWEDEN - APR 10, 2015
Svart. Skummlös. Luktar lite sur och mörka bär. Smakar som en suröl. Och surt och mörka bär.. Riktigt bra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2015
The beer pours a slightly hazy brownish red with a large light tan rapidly fading head. The aroma blends red wine vinegar, oak, cherries, molasses, and caramel malts, and the taste is quite sour, mildly acidic, and a touch sweet with a slightly acidic aftertaste with a hint of tart cherries. The palate fuses a lively carbonation, oily texture, and a medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (420) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Aroma:Woody, smoke, "must", much more intense that eg rodenbach. Appearance: Brown red, hazy,cloudy, little frothy head. Taste: sweet dry taste, light bitterness, for style heavy sour Palate: full body, long finish Wonderful

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Dark mahogany brown in color... Aroma of caramel, red wine barrel, dark fruits... Flavor is light caramel, plum, berries, acetic vinegar, finishes mildly tart, dark fruits... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ingevara (848) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2015
Reddish brown. Small head. Fizzy mouthfeel. Too sour. Acid accompanied by a gone-off flavor that you shouldn’t really pay for. Awful experience. No thanks.


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