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


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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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

MakeItDrinkIt's rating

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2266) - 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 (117) - 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 (964) - - 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 (633) - 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 (46) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gr_pa (85) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Dark red, no head. Aroma: sour (vinegar), also woody notes, cherry. Taste: very tart, dark malts, brett, red wine, wood, berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novair (139) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Pours cloudy brown without any head, sour yet sweet and really well balanced. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1405) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2015
.5l bottle @ Hanniku’s Cave. Batch 200. Best before 20.12.13. Pours deep dark murky red with low head. Aroma is berries, vinegar, goose berry, malts, bread and farmhouse mixed with leather. Flavor is vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red berries, bread, malts, goose berry and bile. Nicely sour. Swell!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (723) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium light tan head that quickly dissipates, the beer is a dark brown with some maroon hues Aroma: plum, grass, coffee, green grape, Taste: very sour, tart, light bitterness on the finish, smoky, strong red wine, Palate: leaves mouth dry, sour aftertaste, soft carbonation Overall: a really good sour with a nice complexity to it, the beer really picks up the red wine from the barrels, the high alcohol content is hidden well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hallstein (316) - Skogn, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
Rich aroma of oak and dried dark fruits. Acetic, complex and interesting. Flavors of sweet oak barrel, brown sugar, molasses and nice rich vinegar. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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