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

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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


GBZ59's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1217) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (1039) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2016
Flaske . Batch 521. Klar rřd farge. Lavt karbonert uten sćrlig skum. Smaker sitrus,rřde bćr,gjćr, med ettersmak av eik og melkesyre . Ganske třrr.Fiiinfiin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks Neil. Rich sour fruit character, quite acidic, feels like baies d’argousier, some tartness with a woodsy edge, fairly dry on the finish with light notes of vinegar. Surprisingly tasty stuff, will hunt for their other brews.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle from Tokyo Liquor Land. Nice aroma, strawberries, bit balsamic, oaky. Taste is not so exciting, fruity again, citrus, berries, jam, light sourness. Feels a bit boozy. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1875) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Neil! Seabuckthorn, wild strawberries, and an overall berry character that jumps out of the glass. Average carbonation with a medium body. Lots of oak on the palate coming from the 18 months of barrel-aging. Sherry-like finish with mild tartness present. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1022) - ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours amber reddish , thin foam. Slight haze in there. Aroma is sweet, has some balsamic vinegar together with apple peels. Fruity and full of berries. Taste is acidic, nice, berry-sweet. Clean, some paint and balsamic vinegar. quite thin but packed with flavours. Drier and full of tannins closer to the finish. Cranberry bitterness. Feels Nordic and, well, it is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (533) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Prezentacja:
barwa brązowo-pomarańczowa, bardzo zmętnione z farfoclami przy dnie, piany nie ma w ogóle;
Aromat:
wyraźny kwaśny - kiszona cytryna i dziki - stara skóra, stodoła;
Odczucie:
ciało średnie ku niskiemu, wysoko nasycone, finisz kwaśny;
Smak:
kwaśno-gorzki, bardzo kwaśne wiśnie, cytryna, dzikie nuty, drewno, skóra, po długim czasie (chyba na skutek tego kwasu) w ustach czuć słodycz;
Ogólnie:
bardzo konkretne - kwaśne i dzikie.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
thepilferer (31) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Pours a beautiful shade of chestnut, with about 1/2" of soft head leaving nice light lacing. Very complex aroma - slightly acidic, but much more funk, with lots of oak tannins. The flavor was unbalanced - way too oaky! Tastes like my first attempt at making a sour when I left the oak stave in too long. An interesting taste experience, but not an overall pleasant one. Could have been much more sour!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (549) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Warka nr 521 Piany praktycznie brak, poza pojedynczymi grubymi bablami. Metne jak woda w kaluzy. Aromat dominuje zapach stajenny, funky. Intensywny, przyjemny. W smaku wytrawne. Kwas ?redni w stron? wysokiego. Beczka wychodzi g?ównie w postaci taninicznsoci, ale czuc drewno tez lekko w smaku. Derka w smaku wciaz motywem przewodnim. Jest nieco gryzace. Owocow nie czuc wcaaale. Mimo to nie?le.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper-deep golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is field berries, barley sugar. Flavor is field berries, sour candies. Finish is solid sourness, green apple. Lingering sourness. Medium to full body, velvety mouthfeel and weak carbonation. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1541) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy, reddish-yellow and brown color. Aroma: lambic, juicy and wild with cranberry, fine fruits. Taste: wild, medium sour, cranberry, a bit sweet finish. Like.


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