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

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RATINGS: 242   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


Bontus' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (695) - Flanders, - APR 2, 2012
Rating #500. Bottle from ACBF. Pours dark brown/orange, with nearly no head, and some grainy sediment. Aroma is a combination of lactic acids and barrel touches. Taste is still a bit sweet, works well for the balance, think it has aging potential also. Palate is quite mellow, better than expected for a wild yeast ale. Overall an interesting brew. But not the most suprising aroma’s.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (154) - 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 (860) - 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 (439) - 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 (1479) - 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 (2776) - 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 Mørk 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 (18174) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
pours hazy/cloudy golden orange without a head, no sign of revival, nor any lacing. woodsy oak, very spicy, red wine, cranberries and raspberries, fruity and spicy caramel, tart peaches and other ripened orchard fruitiness, old grassy hops - sulfuric touch, light to medium acidity - plum vinegar - acetic but not overdone, low yet present funk, grass. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; relatively and firmly tart woody-grassy-spicy finish. nice.


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