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


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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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

GBZ59's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1202) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), - JUL 4, 2012
Botella de 500ml. Vaso de ˝ Pinta. Saboreada en jul´12. Brota con un atrayente rojo rubí y apariencia turbia con levaduras y fruta en suspensión. En nariz, aromas de levadura silvestre, frutas ácidas del bosque y malteado moderado. Ácida/agria desde el primer sorbo apenas equilibrada por una textura maltead y sutil dulzor. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación suave. Paladar divertido con sensación de Cava. Grosellas, arándanos y matices de gajos de pomelo en el intermedio aportan un final largo, cítrico, tartárico y muy astringente. Refrescante y asimilable. Bastante diferente a las habituales, aburrridas y empalagosas cervezas Lambic Fruit. Excelente maridaje con quesos Azules, Rochefort y Cabrales. 500ml bottle. ˝ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. Pours inviting to drink red ruby in color. Foggy with yeast & fruit in suspension. Wild yeast, acid berries & moderate maltiness to the nose. Increasing sourness at first sip slightly balanced by malty texture & subtle sweetness. Light body, soft carbonation. Funny champagne-like palate. Red currents, cranberries & grapefruit wedge hues in the middle provide a long, citric, tartar & high astringent finish. Refreshing, drinkable & quite different from boring & cloying regular Lambic fruit- style beers. Excellent pairing with Blue, Rochefort & Cabrales cheeses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (1029) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
W aromacie owocowa swieżość, dojrzałe jabłka, czerwone porzeczki, wiśnia, pestka, bardzo rześko! W smaku jeszcze lepiej, tu dominuje czerwona porzeczka, potężnie kwasne z długim pestkowym posmakiem, pojawiają się także akcenty beczki, lekka wanilina. Niezwykle pijalne i intensywne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1384) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
500ml bottle shared @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome), thanks Dino! Pours copper with a little head. Aroma of caramel, wild yeasts, some vinous notes, yellow fruits. Flavour is light sweet with a strong and persistent sour end. Medium to high body, good carbonation. Very nice sour from a brewery that I love!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (871) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at a tasting in Rome 4:20 pub on 27/08/2015, many thanks Dino and Mortlach. Pours caramel amber unfiltered color, minimal off-white head. Nose: sugar, mint, molasses, wild yeast. Mouth: malty, dry, sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1229) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle Aroma-barnyard, Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, sour finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (285) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Funky aroma, some barnyard, wine and vinegar. Pours orange, hazy with small white head. Taste is heavy sour, refreshing despite the high ABV. Some fruitiness is also there. Bitterness is very low to absent. Overall very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (454) - Tasmania, - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a small, diminishing off-white head. The aroma is funky and acidic, with tart red berries. The flavour is acidic like lemons, with sweetness from the malt and some fruitier flavours. Seems a bit unrefined, but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sokuzs1 (279) - - AUG 4, 2015
Aroma: barnyard, Lingonberry, vinegar, hay Taste: heavy sour, lactic acid, Lingonberry, red currant

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (204) - POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle, batch 521. Pours amber, cloudy, with small whitish head which quickly disappears. Aromas typical for lambic - barnyard, horse blanket, and some fruity notes. Taste is medium to heavy sour, with sweet background. Aftertaste has a bit woody, oak character with well perceptible tannins. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange, no head. Aroma of oak wood, leather, wine, tart fruits. In taste sligthly over medium level of sourness, fruity and vinous flavours. Low body, oily texture, medium sour finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (486) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
W aromacie potężny spocony kuń, mokre siano, stajnia, lekka owocowość. Przyjemnie i dziko. W smaku na początku bardzo kwaśno i wytrawnie, lekka słodowa kontra dobrze balansuje główny tor smakowy. W tle cierpka owocowość. Goryczka nie istnieje, a niskie wysycenie podbija i tak wysoką pijalność. Lambic pełną gębą.

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