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


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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy, reddish-yellow and brown color. Aroma: lambic, juicy and wild with cranberry, fine fruits. Taste: wild, medium sour, cranberry, a bit sweet finish. Like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Bottle at THT thanks to Zer0. Slight hazy dark golden with short lasting off white head. Lactic notes up front, yoghurt, sour milk, quite some funk, sour grains, sour berries, hay. Medium sour with some lactic sweetness. Medium bodied with slick feel and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle sampled at THT. Pours cloudy orange with a ring off white head. Aroma is massive lactic upfront, with tart berries and a nice light barnyard funk. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate sour. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8458) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
50cl bottle shared at October THT Funky aroma. No head. Cloudy amber pour. fruity notes. Sour aftertaste. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (1337) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle 50cl. No head. A bit hazy, cognac peach color soda color. Aroma is leaves, champagne, apples, oak, vinegar. Sour taste of berries of cran type.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1569) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
W aromacie owocowa swieżość, dojrzałe jabłka, czerwone porzeczki, wiśnia, pestka, bardzo rześko! W smaku jeszcze lepiej, tu dominuje czerwona porzeczka, potężnie kwasne z długim pestkowym posmakiem, pojawiają się także akcenty beczki, lekka wanilina. Niezwykle pijalne i intensywne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
500ml bottle shared @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome), thanks Dino! Pours copper with a little head. Aroma of caramel, wild yeasts, some vinous notes, yellow fruits. Flavour is light sweet with a strong and persistent sour end. Medium to high body, good carbonation. Very nice sour from a brewery that I love!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1584) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at a tasting in Rome 4:20 pub on 27/08/2015, many thanks Dino and Mortlach. Pours caramel amber unfiltered color, minimal off-white head. Nose: sugar, mint, molasses, wild yeast. Mouth: malty, dry, sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1792) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle Aroma-barnyard, Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, sour finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (569) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Funky aroma, some barnyard, wine and vinegar. Pours orange, hazy with small white head. Taste is heavy sour, refreshing despite the high ABV. Some fruitiness is also there. Bitterness is very low to absent. Overall very good.

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