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


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1009) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle 0.7l taste sample at the train to Ghent from Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 Vichte Belgium.Thank yoj Jeff for sharing.Pour it clear amber color with small white head.On the nose vinegar, sour.Taste and aroma of sweet fruits, cherry, sugar candy.Ok balanced.Good one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1877) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Gylden brun klar uten særlig skum. Lukter eik, vanilje og noe sitrussødme. Mild start, vanilje og eikesmaken kjennes godt. Sur, syrlig. Ganske kort. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8787) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home, purchased at Etre. It pours lightly hazy deep orange with a quickly dispiriting head. The nose is funky, earthy, barnyard, manure, dirt, oak, light vanilla and some tart red berry. The taste is earthy, funky, rather tart, lactic acid, tart red berry (particularly redcurrant), tangerine, wood, dirt, barnyard and must with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A good deal of manure kicking about, Works pretty well though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3772) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Split 2-ways with the lady.

Appearance: Cloudy copper with a small quickly disappearing beige head and no lacing.

Aroma: Berries, lot of oak, balsamic vinegar, light vanilla and apples.

Taste: Medium sourness, balsamic vinegar (not in a bad way too, it might be the most well integrated "vinegar" component I have tasted in a beer so far), berries, lots of oak again and light burnt caramel.

Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Vinous mouthfeel. Dry and oaky finish.

Overall: Not that close to lambic, but a well executed sour in the HaandBryggeriet way. They handled the "vinegar" aspect wery well. The acidity carries the berries features very well. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2054) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Pours an unclear copper with a head that fizzes away in an instant and leave you with something that looks like still lambic. Nose is of funk and acetic acid, not too much though and could easily pass as authentic. Taste is sour and plays with vinegar in quite a masterful way, not harsh at all. Good oak and fruitiness. Body is light to medium and carbonation somehow high for a "lambic". Overall a fine brew, scratches the right itch and does not land too far from its target.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Amber coloured and unclear. Has a white head. Fruity, red berries and acid. Flavor starts light sweet, then acid, astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2067) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
From old tasting notes - Cloudy pale reddish. Tart farmhouse raspberry aroma. Tart raspberry subtle farmhouse funk dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1640) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Rusty brown with a small head. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, fig, baked apple, ripe strawberry, hint of oak. Medium bodied, tart on the palate, lightly dry finish. Taste is tart cherry, strawberry, red currant, fig. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle, shared by me in a location remote to my dining room.
Pours a sort of orange color with pinkish hues when held up to the light, it’s got a small head and some spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma is funky and oaky with some tart fruit and barnyard. All of those things are just great, less great is the fresh paint aroma that is mild enough to forgive to some degree.

The flavor is nicely tart with lots of tart berries and sour fruit. It’s very dry and just a touch bitter, even a little astringent at moments, but again this is mild enough that the delicious elements prevail. It’s fairly sour and pretty earthy.

enjoyable beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Tap sample. Poured a clear ruby color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour & tart fruit flavor with a medium tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

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