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


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RATINGS: 234   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - 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 (3270) - 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 (1646) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Sour aroma and taste, as expected. A good sour beer, but perhaps too neutral and lacking personality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (916) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Pours hazy reddish with a small off-white head. Aroma - a bit funky, with berries, tart and vinous notes in the nose. Taste - tart with nice wood and spicy notes, delicious. Medium-bodied. Pleasant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8160) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Zvika’s place. Hazy red with light orange hues. Pleasant funky aroma with barnyard, berries, some sweaty notes and oak. Pleasant sour flavor with oak, berries, barnyard, and a light spicy note in the finish. Medium-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff, very tasty and easy-drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kurgen (1) - - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
Great Beer, super juicy fruit character with plenty of acidity. Lambic styles are totally a man’s drink and this beer is proof. Cant get enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from Binnys. Poured reddish with no head. Kind of smooth yet fizzy. Quite sour avg cranberry taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
Rødlig farve, lite skum. Smak av røde bær, eik og noe karamell. Relativt mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2013
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some wood, currant, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some funk, light berry, wood. Light-medium body, some stickiness, light acidity, low carbonation. No puckering here, just a pleasant sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1080) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle from 2010. Aroma is surprisingly on point for a lambic. Lots of nice horse blanket character with light acetic acidity and moderate lactic notes. Slightly sweet and fruity with medium light oak notes. Pours a nice copper color with some nice red notes to it. Thin, slightly white head that has no retention and slightly lingers on the edges. Fairly acidic upfront with a light sweetness. Some fruitiness and light malt character. Horse blanket funk is less than in the aroma. Acidity is fairly complex, but not as clean and citrusy as I would like. Medium oak notes. Finish isn’t as nice as I would prefer from a true lambic. This reminds me a bit more of Iris than a wheat based lambic. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency with low alcohol warmth. Overall a surprisingly nice and authentic version of a fruit lambic from Norway. The fruit is surprisingly light and more of a background note. The barnyard character and oak are fairly on point, but the acidity is a touch off.

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