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

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1193) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sokuzs1 (220) - - AUG 4, 2015
Aroma: barnyard, Lingonberry, vinegar, hay Taste: heavy sour, lactic acid, Lingonberry, red currant

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (155) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (873) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogniskowicz (440) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gEUS (1482) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2015
bottle at home. Pours hazy golden amberish yellow with virtually no head. Faint aroma of sweet sour yoghurt, white berries, no lambic character whatsoever. Light body, faint sourness, nothing really outspoken. Taste is subtle oak, some tannins as well (palate). Ending quite sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: vanilla, oak. TASTE: vanilla, oak, fruity, sour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stoutnick (734) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2015
Brown amber pour. Aroma is glue, soft plastic, mild oak, mild smoke. Taste is oak, mild port (currants), nice mild level of sour. Overall, a weird beer - confusing and not overly appetizing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (770) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Mřrk farge med lavt skum. Sur aroma og like sur smak. Medium konsistens..............

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
500ml bottle (Zmogsala2015, Vilnius)
Harsh acidic aroma, however, there’s some nice apricot behind that. Palate is way too acidic. However, you’re left with the lovely apricot again in the later finish. Totally schizo beer. This is not the Haand that I fell in love with 10 years ago. They were leaders, pushing good beer forward. This is shitty fashion following, and not even doing that very well.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (18180) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
25th April 2015
Lightly hazy amber beer, a few short lived pale cream colour bubbles. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Sour start, some balsamic vinegar and a Flemish Red character. Mild lemon acid. Trace of smoke on the back end. Light crisp finish. More vinegar and acid on the linger. A bit on the sharp side for my tastes.


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