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


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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
HaandBic is our first beer in the style of a fruit iambic with added red currents and Lingonberry. We have naturally also added a lambic style yeast blend incl bacteria and yeast of different types. Then this concoction has been aged in oak barrels for almost 18 months. The beer gets its tartness from both berries and the concoction we added. It will most certainly develop further given time

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
(50cl, bottled 21.02.10) Pours a hazy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of horse blanket, cherry Robitussin, caramel, vinous, herbs, and earth. Flavor of cherry cough syrup, brett, vinous, and caramel malt with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Dried apricot color. No real head. Red wine vinegar and oak nose. Flavor is sweet/tart. Vinegar, toothpick. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Orange body; next to no head. It does smell like a lambic; also the Haand house wood. Very interesting. Sort of like an unblended. Doesn’t taste like any lambic I’ve ever had, except maybe Bruocsella Grand Cru because it is so flat. Lots of house character again, a little bit of rubber and maybe smoke. Real nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle. Thin head on dirty dark copper-amber. First sniff is a HUGE punch of sour cherry wood and cheese. Flavor kind of flat. Cherries are silent and cheese is left to carry the load. As you drink the woody cherry note competes with the cheese but overall lacking in sharpness and briteness. The best part is a decent sourness that sinks in between the teeth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
[bottle] shared by skyview. Pours a nice garnet with a small, soapy eggshell head. Aroma is odd. Smoky, woody, sweaty sock, light lactic and acetic character. Flavor is pretty similar to the aroma. Smoky, bacon, lightly lactic, just odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Thin white head on an orange tinted read body. Very tart aroma, some fruit in there as well. A little acetone character. Holy crap everyone is right, there’s bacon in here. More fruitiness in there and a nice sour flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a rosy red cranberry color with a white collared head. Huge bandaid aroma in the nose along with lemon and cranberry. Sour and tart cran taste upfront with medicinal notes. Not entirely unenjoyable but for sure not the bet sour I have had. Non complex. Lingering funkiness and slight bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3194) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
Shared bottle at Melkebaren. Clear orange with a white film. Wood vinous, berries, rock candy and honey in the aroma. Sour, acidic and fresh flavors. Medium body, medium carbonation. Dry and acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2011
Pours bright garnet into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim leaving spot lacing. Soft with sour cranberry aromas. Dusty sour summer fruits upfront turning to a lasting tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours a cranberry like appearance with an off white head that dissipates to a short stream of bubbles and quickly thereafter appears almost still. Aromatically sour and fruity. Nice leather and acetic acid notes. Some what reminiscent of sour bruin but with less acidity. Cranberry and raspberry like tones and a faint musk y acrid and maybe acidic tone. Berries, vinegar, and sour notes. Must admit upon first sip finishes a bit like plastic. Body feels very thin and the etoh is actually quite note-able and the acidity seems to pick up quickly as well. Hints of lactic acid, leather like aromatics are absent in the flavor. This lack of complexity in the flavor is really bothering me. Honesty i found this pretty disappointing.

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