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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Light unclear medium amber orange color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, rubber nutes, leather, berries, wood, sour apples. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100912]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and slight wineous. Smoked and wineous. Fruity and mild acidic. Lingering fruity and wineous finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, wood, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, brettanomyces, caramel, lacto, and malt, leading to a nicely tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours an almost clear reddish orange with a small off-white head. Wonderful tart aroma, quite some Brett and barnyard as well as red berries. Medium body, low carbonation, tart fruity notes, again Brett and barnyard with a vague underlying sweetness. Tart - not sour, but overall very nice. 200710

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries and lingonberries. Fruity and light acidic flavour of berries and lingonberries. Tart berryish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled. Orangeish amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sour wood, tart fruityness as well as some vineous and mild barnyardy notes. Flavour is tart fruits, some wood, mild herbs, some mild yeasty notes as well as mild earthyness. Semidry palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19377) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled, thanks Rune! Hazy amber, no head. Sweaty citrus mixed with lingonberries in the aroma. Lemony sourness with some malt sweetness undeneath. Chalky with blown up, almost plastic mouthfeel. Notes of canteloupe with a peculiar funkiness. Hugely interesting, but more confusing than tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour funky citrus aroma. Sour tart funky flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity sour tart citrus finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2011
bottle at home ... light brown .... thin off white head ... sour fuity berry quite funky nose ... tart sour berry ... little creamy fruits ... big sour linger .. yeuch

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Medium head with medium duration. Color is hazy amber. Aroma and taste are crisp, sour, brett, stable and leather. Nice and sour.


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