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


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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Ett fantastiskt spontanjäst öl. Smak och doft av tranbär, röda vinbär, gräs, örter, äpple, ekfat. Rund och len med en lätt syrlighet och sötma. Välbalanserad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
(bottle) pours a hazy deep ruby colour with no head. aroma of mint, thyme, cheesy funk and lactic acid, citrus fruits and brown sugar, beautifully herbal and funky. flavour is quite leathery, with lots of strawberries, brown sugar, gooseberries and bubble gum, big notes of coconut, christmas spices, butter and citrus fruits. medium-bodied with lively carbonation and a tart finish. awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kurgen (1) - - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
Great Beer, super juicy fruit character with plenty of acidity. Lambic styles are totally a man’s drink and this beer is proof. Cant get enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle 2010 from tasting Cardinal. Aroma of winegums, tart raspberries, Taste of cherries, tart cranberries, fruity juices, oak spices and grass. Nicely balanced, just enough tart. Wish it was easier to get

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2013
Red amber colour. Very good beer. Complex, sour notes. Some light sweetness. Very fruity with hints of berries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14116) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Red golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cranberry, current, lingon berry, malt. flavour is sweet, sour, current, lingonberry, malt, hint of hop, yeast. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2011
Bittersweet aromas of stewed fruits, oak and cranberries. Minimal barnyard funk adds depth and ripens up the fruit character. Ripe tropical fruit flavours upfront, durian, lychee and cranberry. Subdued brett character develops mid-palatte, storming in with sweat, rotting fruit and olive oil and finishing with a dank, lingering tartness. Slick and watery mouthfeel is the only complaint, overall an absolute cracker!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: clear deep red with no head, smell is actually quite sweet for its kind, I am getting candy & some syrup & hops, quite a lot of wood & some berries, taste strongly, slightly bitter wood (lots of if), vinous, sour but also some candy sweetness & touch sweeter sour berries, redcurrant, wild berries, lemon, hint bitterness in finish, dry almost touch sticky body, quite lovely, different than I expected but I was quite happy with it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3317) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2013
Flaska från DeMolens webshop. Drucken på Norgeprovning. Tydlig lambicdoft. Lambicsmaker, trä, syrliga äpplen, stall, men också tranbär, vinbär, skog, lite mjölig känsla in munnen, precis som tranbär kan kännas, snäll syra som ger stor plats åt bären. Riktigt god!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
THVB (25) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle at home (february 9, 2013) Hazy pink/orange with a thin off white lacing. A lot of fresh sweet and sour fruits like cranberries and lingonberry, wild yeast, lactic sourness and vanilla from the barrel. Fruity taste with slightly sweet red berries. Soft lambic taste. The fine oak and vanilla flavours fits really well. There is also an really pleasant ongoing bitterness. I like sours with not much carbonation like this!

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