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

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2525) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
23.07.2011. 0,5l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgate. Bottled 26.02.2010. Golden colourwith a little shine of red. White head. Aroma is sour with sour flavours and very sharp sour yesty flavours. This beer gets better the more you drink. Very aromatic beer with lots of flavours. Aroma is dominated by sourness. Aftertaste is sour with aromatic flavours of yeast and maybe hops? I dont know, but this is a very interessting beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4880) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2011
500ml bottle. Deep orange almost red colour with a slowly forming thin white head. Small bubbles cling to the sode of the glass as they rise. Sour vinegary aroma that is not off putting in any way, but warns you to tread carefully. Certainly an acquired taste with a strong face twisting flavour that would take the uninitiated by surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled. Orangeish amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sour wood, tart fruityness as well as some vineous and mild barnyardy notes. Flavour is tart fruits, some wood, mild herbs, some mild yeasty notes as well as mild earthyness. Semidry palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3349) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle Dark hazy red, medium offwhite head. Sharp aroma with green apples, sweaty leather and raspberries. Taste is good sour with berries and some sweet stuff, not sure what it is. Finish is very clean and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle shared by Derek. Thanks! Pours a real pretty ruby amber hue, copper with a touch of haze, a a decent frothy white head dies to a small ring, light lacing. Aromas are are sour cherries, raspberries, and preserves. Red wine tannins, wet oak with some decent tannins. A touch of nail polish, with some lactic acid, some sweet caramel, toffee. A touch of toast, caramel, bread. Initial is a lighter bodied approach, with a good sour cherry essence, a good chunk of red wine tannins. Some raspberries actually become more dominant, dry red wine, wet oak. Touches of dry bread, lingering touches of vinegar, barrel tannins, red wine, touch metallic. Some touches of bread and toast, biscuits. Pretty nice with lingering sour berry melange, red wine, touches of vinegar. Solid easily drinkable sour with some life.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9757) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear amber red with an off-white head that dissipates completely and quickly. Aroma has notes of red fruits, oak and a bit of funk with a good sour note, slightly acidic. Flavor starts with tart red fruits that evolves in to a sourness with a bit of acid and a nice backing of oak and funk.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle shared by the Czar. Slight smokiness in the aroma with hints of burnt cherry. Flavor is slightly tart and easy to drink.. Not a bad beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2011
nbutler comes by with the bottle 2/26/10 on 6/25/11. pours the color of iced tea mixed with cranberry juice. there are a few spritzy white bubbles on top for a few seconds but they quickly disappear. the aroma reminds me of a hospital... autoclaved this and that mixed with some antiseptic and rubbery notes all swirled in to smells of peaches, wet wood, damp forest and black peppercorn spiciness. there’s also something in the mix which reminds me of the fruitiness and butterscotch characteristics which come from aged (30+ years) burgundy whites. the flavor is tangy and full of funkiness but only subtle-y sour. there’s a bunch of white pepper and slate along with lesser notes of unsulfured apricots, flowers and more of that deliciously oak aged chardonnay. it has a strangely soft mouth feel due to very low carbonation and lack of a tart punch. 7/4/7/3/16/3.7

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle from bruery provisions, rich tart, full bodied flavors. Lots of vinegary notes, and a nice follow through. Its nice to be having a satisfhying scandinacian sour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours red. No head. Nose and taste is very medicinal - some yeast, cranberry tart, slightly sour fruit and oak. Very light acidity. Medium body.


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