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


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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gEUS (1538) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2015
bottle at home. Pours hazy golden amberish yellow with virtually no head. Faint aroma of sweet sour yoghurt, white berries, no lambic character whatsoever. Light body, faint sourness, nothing really outspoken. Taste is subtle oak, some tannins as well (palate). Ending quite sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: vanilla, oak. TASTE: vanilla, oak, fruity, sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stoutnick (778) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2015
Brown amber pour. Aroma is glue, soft plastic, mild oak, mild smoke. Taste is oak, mild port (currants), nice mild level of sour. Overall, a weird beer - confusing and not overly appetizing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (804) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Mørk farge med lavt skum. Sur aroma og like sur smak. Medium konsistens..............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (11490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
500ml bottle (Zmogsala2015, Vilnius)
Harsh acidic aroma, however, there’s some nice apricot behind that. Palate is way too acidic. However, you’re left with the lovely apricot again in the later finish. Totally schizo beer. This is not the Haand that I fell in love with 10 years ago. They were leaders, pushing good beer forward. This is shitty fashion following, and not even doing that very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (18907) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
25th April 2015
Lightly hazy amber beer, a few short lived pale cream colour bubbles. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Sour start, some balsamic vinegar and a Flemish Red character. Mild lemon acid. Trace of smoke on the back end. Light crisp finish. More vinegar and acid on the linger. A bit on the sharp side for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
pours hazy/cloudy golden orange without a head, no sign of revival, nor any lacing. woodsy oak, very spicy, red wine, cranberries and raspberries, fruity and spicy caramel, tart peaches and other ripened orchard fruitiness, old grassy hops - sulfuric touch, light to medium acidity - plum vinegar - acetic but not overdone, low yet present funk, grass. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; relatively and firmly tart woody-grassy-spicy finish. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3051) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, brownish amber color, with not much head foam, but some persistence to the bubbly ring, and light spots of lacing. The nose was yeasty funk, but also a bit medicinal. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was tart, with esters as dark berries & cherry, and some subtle, tannic astringency. Questionable start, but the flavor brought me back.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (349) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2015
Light lambic aroma. Apple juice like appearance. Strong oak aged influence. Sweet lambic like. Way different from acid Belgian lambic. Still wondering about this lambic yeast as claimed on the label. Well balanced taste on the sweet end of the tongue. Good body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
florent.janssens (237) - - MAR 27, 2015
Arôme léger de lambic. En bouche on goûte bien le fut chêne. L’acidité est beaucoup plus douce qu’une geuze. bière épaisse. Bonne bière mais qui reste un ton en dessous des geuzes.

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