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


on tap

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RATINGS: 246   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2607) - 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 (11059) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3306) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle, bottled June 2011. Pours a headless, almost clear amber beer. Aroma is mostly oak, raisins, tart fruit and wild yeast. Flavor is medium acidic, red fruits and has a slight oaky sweetness in the back. Low carbonation, short, light tart finish. Decent sour, but I’ve had better from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1506) - 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 (2141) - 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 (3211) - 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 (698) - 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!

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