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


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RATINGS: 246   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle… Cloudy burnt orange ale with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. The acidic, woody bouquet offers white oak, red wine vinegar, funky cheese, apricot and a whisper of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The woody, acidic flavor provides nice tanginess and fruitiness flanked by yeasty bitterness. Finishes tangy, bristly and dry. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3632) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2011
Carbonation near medium neat head colouris misty honey orange aroma red wine vinegar vinous acetone flavour strong bitter sour taste vinegar red wine vinous grape green apple refreshing lambic pronounced tastes good balance hint of cherries finish fruit strong sour taste is good vinous dry sweet good job

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (669) - NORWAY - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Slightly hazy, reddish golden colour. Small, bubbly head, disappearing almost completely. Tart and fruity ’Nordic’ aroma - arctic bramble, cowberry, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, barnyard. Taste is juicy and acidic, but balanced by a discreet sweetness and some tannic bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, dirty orange color with a sour dried fruit aroma, flavor is sour fruit, woody, red wine, nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6049) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is slightly tart oranges and apples, but there is also a slight sugar note. The flavor is similar, with a lot of sour lemons as well as some wheat notes. Low to medium sourness and very drinkable. Very dry. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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 (10319) - 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.

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