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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 475   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


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (693) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at Novare Res. Happy Zwanze! Pours brown, no head. Aroma of dark cherry, brown bread. Taste is slight acetic, sour cherry, leather. Finish is dry and oaky.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (674) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark amber/brownish hue with tan head. Aroma is lactic, fig, toffee, acetic, slight funk, molasses. Mouthfeel is decent with medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice tartness in the following. Overall this was ok but reminded me a bit if Balsamic Vinegar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Draft at Eulogy. Very dark brown clear pour with very little head. Strong dark sour. Some sweetness and smoke. Balsamic vinegar. Peat. Dark red and brown fruits. Dates. Plum pits. Chocolate nibs. Dried raspberries. Bing cherries. Burnt port wine barrels. Excellent but not as good as some of the other classic Haand beers.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hoptimusPrimed (54) - SPAIN - SEP 5, 2014
Really disappointed in this beer. I had expected some sourness but this was really not to my taste, or others in the group

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1426) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Fin duft av syrlige frukter. Mørk brun farge. Dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Syrlig fruktig smak som sitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derbeth (315) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Black colour, no head. Aroma is mostly black currant. Very sour. Reminds me of Rodenbach. Not in my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1219) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Mørk rødbrun farve med minimalt skum. Lukt av sherry, eik og rød frukt. Smak av syrlig rødvin og rød frukt. Lite karbonert. Batch #325. Brygget 05.11.2010. Vinmonopolet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (403) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Really good sour. Looks great in the glass and has a really pleasant aroma. As sour as they come.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Very dark brown with orange tints, flat. Nose is vinegar, vanilla, yogurt, cherries, chocolate, wood. Very complex and deep. Very acidic and sour flavor, with big chocolate, cherry, plums, vanilla, less vinegar but some, cream. A bit overwhelmingly sour, but enjoyable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7858) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Sampled on August 5, 2014.
Cloudy brown color, small to almost non existent head. Fresh, light acidic scent. Acidci mixed with dry cocoa taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. The acidity mixed with cocoa don’t work very well for me personally.


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