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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (661) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a dark red, just the slightest head. Faint aroma of barrels. Medium body. Really broad, almost dull, which is a good thing, this beer is about the flavor, not the mouthfeel. Sour is subtle, with just the lightest hint of warming. Wow, finish is SO oaky and satisfying; can’t recall a beer in which the finish does so much for me.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
morri (186) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny tan head. Dark reddish brown body. Aroma is sour and sharp. Apple vinegar, wood and alcohol. Sour on the tongue. Almost wine-like. Dry on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (256) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Aroma: vanilla, red fruits, dark malts. Appearance: dark red color, no head. Taste: low bitterness, sour red fruits, dark malts. Palate: low body and low carbonation, sour finish. Overall: amazing beer, nice sour taste, recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft to stemmed sour glass. Looks good; a slightly translucent mahogany with off-white lacing. Smells solid; acetic with notes of oak and cherry. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. The carbonation is softer than I’d prefer, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (671) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a dark dark amber brown color with a khaki head. Tart, funk, coffee, soy sauce and malt aroma. Fruit, tart, funk, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and soy sauce flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a sour and coffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of tart figs. Flavors of plum and tart cherry. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (915) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap Iron Abbey. Mahogany with no head. Sour earthy notes in the nose. Quite acidic, thin palate, minimal fruit profile and very dry. I’m glad to have had a shot at this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (567) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUN 6, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, couleur ambrée petite mousse peu d’effervescence, bière très acide en début de bouche lié au tonneau, petite suite sur la vanille, bière bu trop jeune ou mal équilibré à goûter vieillie...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (429) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 2, 2014
W aromacie mamy bajkę. Cudowne wytrawne czerwone wino i waniliowo - bananowy budyń, wspaniale zharmonizowane. W smaku bezkompromisowe, wyraźna kwaskowość o nieco octowym charakterze, bardzo winne, lekkie wiśnie, wyraźna wanilia, wytrawne, z eleganckim, kwaskowym finiszem. Dobrze przykryty alkohol, czuć lekkie rozgrzewanie dopiero w żołądku. Czy to jeszcze piwo? Jeszcze jak! Super!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Batch 249 Aroma: farmyard and vinegar with a hint of vanilla App: amber brown lightly hazy no head Flavour: sharp sour, some chocolate and dust Palate: finishes sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
Chocolate malt herbal aroma. Dark brown colour poor head & lacing. Malt sour cheery malt flavour. Flat palate.


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