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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (3487) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (805) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Pours a deep, earthy red with almost now head. It has a strong aroma of wine and earth with some funk and sourness. The flavor is slightly sweet wine and fruit with a long, sour aftertaste over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (553) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
De plus en plus, je me rends compte que je ne trippe pas trop sur cette brasserie. Aucune de leur bière n’est catastrophique (jusqu’ici), mais rien de ressort réellement non plus. Ici, nous avons droit à une rouge des flandres en bonne et dûe forme, mais qui étonne par son manque d’originalité. Ppas besoin donc d’entrer dans les détails sur les diverses notes, car celles-çi sont exactement celles auxquelles on s’attend de ce genre de bière. Aucune surprise, bref.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2472) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
On tap at Novare Res Portland, me. Pours ruby hued, quick foam cream hued head that leaves zero lacing. Some cherries, plums. Medium body with an acidic finish. Hope I can find my car after this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque amber/burgundy with a small beige head. Aroma is sour and vinous. Taste is red wine, wood, and sour dark fruits. It’s extremely tart and acetic, but has some sweetness to balance things out. I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first, but after sipping for some time, I found it to be most agreeable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (254) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Aroma: sweet, fruity and tart; Appearance: very dark ruby red with thin head that dissipates quickly; Taste: extremely tart that finishes with sourness; a bit overwhelming; Palate: medium body with long, tart/sour finish; Overall: pretty good but too tart for me. Would not buy again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bg80 (84) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. This is a great beer. Sharp, tart, and flavorful. Very sour. Among the better sour red/brown beers around. No complaints.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1556) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2016
dark brown pour some dark tan head. Aroma char, licorice, blackberries and cream. Tastes caramel, coffee, licorice dense flavors on top of each other. lots of carb

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2016
13-FEB-2016, bottle @home, brought by Morten. Hazy Brown with a lasting, low, off-white head. Wood, cherry, red wine. Coca Cola, bread. Very very tart. Very very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1033) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2016
0.5 bottle. Hazy, dark brown color and a small, off-white head. Aroma is vinous, acetic, yeasty, sour. Taste is obviously sour, once again acetic, a tad fruity. A medium body, a slick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is even sourer than the rest, introduces strong notes of wood. Overall the beer is definitely too sour to be drinkable; however, I do enjoy feisty brews with flavors full of character. This one certainly falls into this category without offending.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016
bottle. deep mahogany red with minimal head. low carbonation. very tart with cranberry and lots of oak. rather thin body. i love sours, but this borders on too sour. interesting, but not among the best i’ve had of the style.


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