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


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RATINGS: 242   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1692) - 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 (3568) - 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 (11915) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6610) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks good for the style; a hazy amberish brown with thin off-white head that quickly dissipates into thin lacing. Smells solid; lacto, berries, and a bit of vinegar. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Could use more carbonation for as sour as it is. Medium-bodied (fuller for the style). Good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Hazy amber red color. Minimal head. Dot or two of lace. Good tart bigger sour taste on this. Dark fruit, blueberry, woody tannic. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Light slick, then drying finish. Great woody complex light funky flavor. Awesome sour! Very tasting and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Those crazy Danish. The description talks about Lingonberry, though the bottle lists cranberry. Are those IKEA devils selling me fancy jam that’s the same cranberries the Indians are growning a couple hours up the road? And what is kornmalt? Google translate gives me cereal malt which says a lot of nothing. My sad "English is king" attitude thinks it’s corn malt, but really that’s just me just translating by yelling the word slowly and expecting someone to understand. Sigh. What I do know is that I loooooove this beer. They nailed the sour balance on this right off. 500ml bottle pours a cloudy reddish brown, then the second pour delivers a brownish red, with a decent amount of bits floating in the mix. Head? This beer don’t need no stinking head. Nose of sweetness and sour currents and red wine. The taste is lovely sourness, that isn’t overwhelming, caramel malts, mild fruits with a smooth finish. Nice. And did I get it Ontario? LCB-nO! Great beer, can’t get it here. Premier Gourmet Group buffalo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma: Red Plum, Cranberries, Mild Lambic Yeast Appearance: Dark Red/Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing Taste: Cranberries, Currants, Red Plums Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (10502) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2014
Rötlich-bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch säuerlich, holzig, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack nach reifen Früchen, Holzfass, leicht herb, säuerlich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is oxidation, red fruits, cardboard, malt, light tartness and oak. Flavour is red fruits, medium to light sourness, dust. Stale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Amber pour with minimal head. Aromas of slight oak and fruit. Flavor has some acidity to it but not much. A very mild sour, no single flavor seems to stand out and the sourness is minimal. A bit weak.

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