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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: 478   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


mtoast's rating

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
Batch #149, bottled 10/10/06, courtesy of Sara (not sure what her name is on RB). Dark brown with rich tan foam, very nice retention, especially for the style. Nose is very solventy, lots of nail polish remover, some cherry pie notes and a little oak also. Very tough to get by aroma, got better as it warmed, but sharp when it was first poured. Lots of oak on the flavor, some sharp acidity for a brief moment mid palate and finishes with some cherry pie and slight anise note. Very full bodied.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yantrava (1) - Drammen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Bottle 0,5l. Batch 620. Pours deep red/brown. Nearly no head. Lactic, acidic, balsamic, plum, chocolate, slightly funky aroma. Tart, red wine barrel taste. Very pleasing palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogniskowicz (114) - - OCT 16, 2014
Kolor błota i brak piany. Aromat spoconego konia w starej stajni :) do tego sporo nut porzeczkowych, owocowych, w tle delikatny alkohol. Bardzo mi się ten zapach podoba. W smaku potężna kwasota, zdecydowanie owocowa, czuć porzeczki, maliny, nawet ocet balsamiczny i młode wino, w tle delikatna czekolada, finisz alkoholowy z potężnym kwaśnym odczuciem na podniebieniu, pozostającym jeszcze długo po przełknięciu. Wszystko przełamane potężną dawką dzikich smaków, takich prosto z końskiej zagrody. Świetne piwo. Naprawdę.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
vingar aroma explodes outta the bottle upon opening. again on the pour, preparing me for a super sour taste sensation, but the flavor was way more mellow than expected and balanced with sweetness and wood. this was an average sour for me, though i would definitely not call it a starter sour. 5/11 - this once specifies red wine barrels on the label. maybe it’s the same, maybe not...but bottle two was better and more assertive than bottle one. this one was a solid 4+ instead of a 3.5. score adjusted accordingly."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (727) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at Novare Res. Happy Zwanze! Pours brown, no head. Aroma of dark cherry, brown bread. Taste is slight acetic, sour cherry, leather. Finish is dry and oaky.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark amber/brownish hue with tan head. Aroma is lactic, fig, toffee, acetic, slight funk, molasses. Mouthfeel is decent with medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice tartness in the following. Overall this was ok but reminded me a bit if Balsamic Vinegar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1669) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Draft at Eulogy. Very dark brown clear pour with very little head. Strong dark sour. Some sweetness and smoke. Balsamic vinegar. Peat. Dark red and brown fruits. Dates. Plum pits. Chocolate nibs. Dried raspberries. Bing cherries. Burnt port wine barrels. Excellent but not as good as some of the other classic Haand beers.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hoptimusPrimed (54) - SPAIN - SEP 5, 2014
Really disappointed in this beer. I had expected some sourness but this was really not to my taste, or others in the group

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1524) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Fin duft av syrlige frukter. Mørk brun farge. Dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Syrlig fruktig smak som sitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derbeth (347) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Black colour, no head. Aroma is mostly black currant. Very sour. Reminds me of Rodenbach. Not in my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1281) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Mørk rødbrun farve med minimalt skum. Lukt av sherry, eik og rød frukt. Smak av syrlig rødvin og rød frukt. Lite karbonert. Batch #325. Brygget 05.11.2010. Vinmonopolet.


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