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


on tap

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RATINGS: 464   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Hazy dark brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma is quite tart (but not "sour"), oaky and fruity. Flavor is large and malty across the center of the tongue, with dark cherries, plums and quite tart along the edges, causing an interesting tongue-curl as I sip. Finish shows a bit of wood, alcohol, caramel and the fruits make a small reappearance, while the tartness continues to dry it all back out. Yum!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (686) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle from Madla Monopol. Pours flat, reddish dirty cola color. Aroma of smoked malt, sourness, ripe apple and alcoholic. Taste is smoky, sour, winous maybe some redwine? oak. Feels like a funky barreled Norwegian Wood. Not my favorite sour but i love the attempt to make a traditional sour Norwegian like it was before pasteurs time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (758) - - JUL 22, 2014
Dark brown pour, no head, almost no carbonation. Quite sour aroma, balsamic vinnegar, oak, brown sugar. Sour, malty, red wine, malt vinegar, oak, funky. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1133) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Cloudy brown with a golden brown head. Aroma is nail polish, dark fruit, dates. Medium-full bodied, acetic on the palate with sweet and sour notes, a little rough on the back of the throat. Taste is sour dark fruit, nail polish, dates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
morri (189) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (269) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5192) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (698) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3047) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (917) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (578) - 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...

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