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


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RATINGS: 241   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1400) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el Lúpulo. Julio de 2013. Una muy peculiar sour/wild ale con sabores ácidos no muy notables y un muy interesante sabor a madera añejada que se funde con el ácido, las frutas y bayas de manera espectacular. Cuerpo medio con color cobrizo y espuma banca no muy persistente. Bastante buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2013
Red amber colour. Very good beer. Complex, sour notes. Some light sweetness. Very fruity with hints of berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
500ml bottle, bottled 30.06.11, reddish-amber color, with a very small bubbly ring of beige head, nice mild earthy cranberry, currant, wild yeast, dusty, leathery, faint fruity cranberry acidic juice nose, with some light nutty almondy, flesh sour cherry accents, with some light wheat, pale, toasted, bready malt, cranberry sauce, vanilla, faint marzipan notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice mild wild earthy yeasty, cranberry, currant, musty red berry, soft wheat cranberry cookie, subtle vanilla, red sour cherry character, with some faint juicy cranberry acidic, toasted, bready, wheat malt sourness, vanilla, cranberry pudding flavours, with a marzipan, sour cherry skin undertone, leading towards a mild sweet and sour, fruity harsh wild yeastiness, cranberry, currant acidic, tart, redberry, vanilla, faint almond paste finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (684) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle bottled on: 10-10-12 Tasted on: 11-11-13 Appearance: pours with a small tan head that dissipated quickly, beer is rich amber color with hues of orange and bronze, possibly some brown too, very cloudy Aroma: sour, grape, wild, tart, possibly some funk to it, barnyard, Taste: tart, sour, hints of red wine, hints of bitterness, very faint funk to it, Palate: has a light mouthfeel and light carbonation, leaves a sour, funky aftertaste Overall: a good lambic, has good amounts of sourness and wild barnyard, I'd like to drink this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle:   Deep pinkish hued amber, dirty, sediment, moderate sudsy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Soft sour nose, woody, unripened berries, and shrubby.   Strong vinegar and acidic notes up front, slightly dry, woody, unripened berries, with a little earthen shrubbiness on the backside.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Soft finish.   Strong oak and tartness linger, along with unripened berries.   Shrubby, but decent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4006) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at my place. Pours brown to orange hazy with a small head, aroma of fruits, brett, red wine, tier, wood, vinegar, fresh, flavor of vinegar, fruits, fruit soup, wood, horse blanket, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
500mL bottle, 26/2/2010. Pours clear amber with very little head. Mildly funky and sweaty, mild tart aroma with some berries. Mildly acidic flavour, mild sweetness, quite fruity, a little wood. Light body, very soft carbonation, fairly short finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle 2010 from tasting Cardinal. Aroma of winegums, tart raspberries, Taste of cherries, tart cranberries, fruity juices, oak spices and grass. Nicely balanced, just enough tart. Wish it was easier to get

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3539) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff okt-13: lett og elegant, sklir rett ned. Må ha en slurk og to til. En god surøl for noviser som meg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1788) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Sour aroma and taste, as expected. A good sour beer, but perhaps too neutral and lacking personality.

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