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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Fruit Beer
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Haand Special Berry Collection Vol. 2. Ale brewed with crowberries.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6643) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
500 ml bottle, batch #552, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Pink colour, large and lasting pinkish off-white head. Aroma of ripe crowberries (which seem to be the only actual berry ingredient), lingonberries and raspberries. Also notes of yeast and farmhouse. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity and pleasant, not sour nor very sweet, with distinct notes of crowberries. Some hops in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7245) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Medium pinkish beige head. Clear deep dark red body with small particles. Vinous wooden wild berry aroma with wooden floral earthy notes. Dry-sweet wooden wild berry and toffee taste with spicy lingonberry notes. (The lingonberry might well actually be crowberry (krekling). Iíve never had any.) Mild, mealy, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish-sweet, and slightly tart, sugary toffee and smoke aftertaste with wild berry and lingonberry notes. Nice, and very unusual. Surprisingly sweet and mild. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly web order.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4765) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
50 cl bottle. Red/pinkish color- very good foam. Nice fruity aromas, berries , cherry & good yeast influence . Medium body & complexity . Well balanced. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1714) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a nice red body thatís clear, but with some big sediments floating around. The creamy, light pink head is large and very long-lived, and lots of foam sticks to the glass. The aroma is rather strong and has both acidic and sweet elements. Tart fruits and red berries, cherry and rosť wine. The taste is light acidic initially, and the finish has even some more acidity. Still a quite gentle acidity that makes the beer fairly drinkable. The moderate flavours really bring back childhood memories: Iím walking the path up to our mountain cabin, chewing on some pine needles, sucking a few tart crowberries, chewing on a piece of bark... Cool! The body is fairly light, itís very dry and has a lively carbonation. A fun brew!
[50 cl bottle, batch #552, enjoyed 11 months after bottling, courtesy of my little brother]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
21st July 2013
Hazy red beer with a small pink head! Softish palate, semi dry. Light fruity vibe but also very floral, almost perfumey, akin to but not the same as Rosehip. Light softish finish. Very interesting!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle:   Rose colored, faint pinkish hued head, frothy, nice lacing.   Shrubby nose, faint mountain brush berry.   Not all that sweet, or as sweet as I would have thought.   Very shrubby and herbal on the tongue, faint berries.   Reminds me of low alpine brush.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Strong shrubby and herbal finish.   Very... well, herbal and shrubby.   Not a sweet beer by any means... interesting.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2328) - RÝros, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
Light red/amber with a light white head - A good fresh berry aroma - some malts in the body, along with a very good berry flavour with some sour notes from the berries - Finish was a dry berry / lethery berryskin finish - quite easy to drink and olso quite good

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pink pour with a white head. The aroma has some funk and leather notes as well as a lot of berry character. The flavor is similar with some strong berry notes as well as some toffee and light leather. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a red cloudy colour with a pink foam. Aroma of champagne, fruit and berry. There’s some zesty tang in there. Taste of berry and grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Lucious vibrant red cloudy body, greyish white floof of a head. Watered down berry, maybe slight cranberry and steely margarine creaminess. Not a full on berry blast, fairly understated base of more stainless steel almost stale bread with a vibrant compote spread to contrast things. Finish is maddeningly soft, clean and lacking in bitterness or zest that Iíd hoped for.

Bottle, Thanks Gunnar!


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