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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Hmmmm. Interesting aroma reminds me of black Lexus (or Mercedes) leather that's been left in the sun. Background is orange peel. New car smell. Strange.

Taste is more along the lines of a traditional Oude Bruin, yet still isn't fully developed. Tastes like it experimented with sours in college and still isn't sure what it wants in life. Hmmm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 200713. Reddish with small head. Aroma of fruit and sourness. Flavour tangy with some wood note

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Aroma of tart cherry wood and oak. Very woody. Pours red with very little head. Taste is woody like a cedar or cherry wood with cranberry and cherry. Very tasty and earthy with a good tart. Would have again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Hazy brune pour with tan head. Very tart berry and acidic aroma tones. Very tart flavor with mild vinegar and fruit tones. Almost too sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2013
500ml bottle in a cup. Pours ruby with a pink head. Aroma of cranberries and red fruit, some sweetness, light sourness, and hints of oak. Flavor the same with a little too much sweetness. Average texture. A decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doomed (16) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
Leathery, funky fruit aroma, some oaky-ness too. Orange-copper in colour with a pink hue in the right light. No head. Complex flavours of sweet fruit and sour funk, don’t pick red currents but berry like fruit. More vanilla late. Low carbonation and very pleasant tart finish. Very drinkable lambic style and highly enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
Was thinking all along that this one used red currants and Lingonberry...what else can I sell you? Interesting cherry skin tartness, some acidity, oak, funk, balsamic, and lemon zest. A very drinkable lambic that I’d happily try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at Avenue Pub with Bobby and Ann. Pours a cola brown/red with no head at all. Aroma is tart cherries and horse blanket. Taste is flat, very cherry forward with a creamy vanilla flavor making it very rounded. Not very complex but easily drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1640) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Ett fantastiskt spontanjäst öl. Smak och doft av tranbär, röda vinbär, gräs, örter, äpple, ekfat. Rund och len med en lätt syrlighet och sötma. Välbalanserad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
THVB (25) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle at home (february 9, 2013) Hazy pink/orange with a thin off white lacing. A lot of fresh sweet and sour fruits like cranberries and lingonberry, wild yeast, lactic sourness and vanilla from the barrel. Fruity taste with slightly sweet red berries. Soft lambic taste. The fine oak and vanilla flavours fits really well. There is also an really pleasant ongoing bitterness. I like sours with not much carbonation like this!


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