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


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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

ericdevin's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (1587) - SPAIN - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Hazy brown / Marron turbio. T/S: Sour, cherry, fruity / Agrio, cereza, afrutado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (556) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2015
A clear red body with no foam. Nose is sour with sweet bourbony oak notes. Taste is quite sour with a lingering puckering finish. Low carbonation and oily medium palate. The oak comes through nicely but I find that it’s a bit too sour for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (475) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Piana sycząca, znika od razu do zera. Barwa ciemno czerwono brązowa, lekko mętna. Aromat kwaśny, wiśniowy, winny z nutą starego drewna, dzikich drożdży i octu balsamicznego. W smaku wita nas spora kwaśność wiśniowo porzeczkowa, lekka cierpkość dębowej beczki, zaraz za nią czerwone półwytrawne wino, by na końcu przejść w czereśniowo migdałowy, słodkawy posmak. Goryczka niewielka, wyraźnie pestkowa z delikatnie alkoholowym, przyjemnie rozgrzewającym finiszem. Nagazowanie niskie do średniego, orzeźwiające, ale nie wodniste w odczuciu, "bogate w doznania". Bardzo fajnie ułożone piwo - kwaśność o profilu czerwonego wytrawnego wina z fajnie zaznaczoną beczką i dzikością.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtnw (58) - POLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Tap. One of best sours I tried lately. Very strong aroma, and sticky, medium bodied structure made it perfect for sipping for nearly an hour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2903) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
Reddish brown body, off white head, soapy lacing. Wonderful tart aroma, with a hint of red wine, a bit of an earthy funk. Taste is nicely sour, again with a touch of dirt, oakiness, vinous of course, some fruity sweetness, and you can taste the red wine. Sticky palate. Overall a pretty fantastic flemish-style red. Admittedly this is one of my favourite styles, but I am sometimes disappointed with lesser efforts in this style. This one did not disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2305) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle batch 469. In b 4 69. Pours unclear chestnut brown with a tiny off white head. Sour nose with wood, sour fruit, light solvents/nail polish. Flavour is more mild that the nose suggests, has some ash, wood, bark, light sour berries, minerals, lemon, light sour dough or dark rye bread. Medium body, pretty well rounded with mild sweetness, prickling carbonation and mild sourness. Easy going.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle from brewery, batch #687. Aroma is like riesling; minerals, citrus, hints of oak, wood. Dark brown, cloudy, no head. Light sweet, no bitterness, medium/heavy sourness, taste is white wine, wood, young sour berries, citrus, hints of cocoa, dry notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel, long sour aftertaste. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (980) - - SEP 21, 2015
on tap at Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia; dark, reddish-brown color; great sour cherry aroma; fantastic sour cherry flavor with cranberry and oak notes; sour, dry finish; a fantastic sour beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (779) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 21, 2015
kran w jabeerwocky. no nic nie poradze, ze nie doceniam kwasnych piw. jest bardzo w porzadku, owocowy, drewniany, taninowy, winny, delikatny... i slodki i kwasny.... to drugie mocniejsze. fajny ale nic ponad to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (122) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun-svart färg, ser ungefär ut som coca cola. Inget skum. Frisk och syrlig doft av hö men även en gnutta smörkola. Knappt någon kolsyra överhuvudtaget. Kraftig och frisk syrlig smak till att börja med. Den lägger sig en aning och går över till lite mer porterkaraktär med lite rökiga kaffetoner, om än bara någon sekund.

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