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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: 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35088) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010
50 cL bottle, batch #159, 2008 vintage. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is acetone and dark fruity. Dark fruity flavoured. Acetone, brett and acidic to a solid dark malty and overripe fruity note. Mild acidic and dark malty finish. A bit too acetone driven for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
Bottled. An unclear deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very acidic with strong notes of fruit as well as medium notes of berries. The flavor is very acidic with notes of fruit, berries, and wood. Thanks yngwie for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear, warm amber golden with a small, rough, off-white head. Very unusual aroma of fruit, solvents and glue. Medium body, lots of sweet fruit and a very distinct sour and woody astringency. Quite thrilling. 230808

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle at Theis og Mette. Cloudy orange brown coloured with a small off white head. Light acidic aroma of red wine and glue with notes of caramel. Light acidic flavour of red wine and glue with notes of brett. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Bottlled. Deep reddish amber colour with a small off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is sour wood with some tart berries and mild sweetish malts. Flavour is quite similar with the tart berries coming through most evident. The higher ABV helps out balancing up some of the sourness and tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19447) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
Bottled. Cloudy mahogany colour, small head. Acidic vinegar aroma. Tart with emdium body and rounde mouthfeel. Woodyand vinegary with sweaty bold malt. No bitterness. A very direct and appetizing aroma and flavour, but not in possession of too much depth beyond that.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
28th April 2009
Deep reddihs brown cloudy beer. Acidic nose. This beer was aged in sherry barrels and rhubarb wine barrels! Dry crisp palate. Very sour beer! Sour generic fruit leading to a little woody oak, then more strong sourness with a fruity herbal edge. Medicinal and dry wood finish. Highly unusual beer, tasty and refreshing but absoloutely could not drink more than a single bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
7.5% ABV
Dark brown color; creamy head; high carbonation. The aroma is sour, woody, and with some caramel; dusty. Good body strength, good caramel flavor, light residual sweetness and light fruity touch; it has a medium level of acidity, but mostly acetone; vinous oak. It’s a difficult beer, quite aggressive, and not very stylish. I can expect people liking it just because it’s sour, but...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown with some floaties. Aroma and taste are rich brett, fruits, malt and hops. Nice and sour.


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