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


on tap

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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2008
(500ml bottle) Pours a thick chewy murky reddish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of sour cherry, cocoa, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, cherry, barrel, toffee, port, brown sugar, and chocolate with a dry finish. Very nice! Looking forward to trying another bottle of this unique sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (351) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Really good sour. Looks great in the glass and has a really pleasant aroma. As sour as they come.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Very dark brown with orange tints, flat. Nose is vinegar, vanilla, yogurt, cherries, chocolate, wood. Very complex and deep. Very acidic and sour flavor, with big chocolate, cherry, plums, vanilla, less vinegar but some, cream. A bit overwhelmingly sour, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (7757) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Sampled on August 5, 2014.
Cloudy brown color, small to almost non existent head. Fresh, light acidic scent. Acidci mixed with dry cocoa taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. The acidity mixed with cocoa don’t work very well for me personally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie au coût de 10,15$. Arôme: Odeur de fruit sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est brune-noire. Saveur: Goût de fruit rouge sûrette avec une pointe de boisé. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement vinaigré. (Rating #5654)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - 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 (778) - - 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 (1159) - 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 (198) - 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 (301) - 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 (5321) - Indiana, 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.

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