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


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Haand Special Berry Collection Vol. 2. Ale brewed with crowberries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. Reddish beer with a pinkish head. Berry and malt aroma with light tartness. Berry and malt flavor with light wheat. Medium bodied. Berry and light sweet malt lingers with light wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours with an odd hazy pinkish purple hued body and a foamy off-white head. Aromas are of lactic acid tartness, fruity, berry, leather, pine, slightly oily, bugspray. Light, nutty malt character. Flavors are interesting. Earthy, tobacco, fruity, leather, berry. I’ve never had a crowberry, so I guess that is most of what I am tasting (as it feels very unfamiliar). Pomegranate, earthy, mild acidity and a good bit of tannin. Pretty unique. Lively carbonation, lightly tart, pretty dry and very tannic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abstractbeer (238) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a red / crimson / brown hazy beer with a nice, big, pink head.

The aroma is fresh, fruity, hints of sourness, notes reminiscent of red currants.

The flavor is mainly fruity berries, and I guess it’s crowberries - I’ve forgotten how those taste. Very nice flavor, but a bit one-dimensional.

Tastewise it’s surprisingly sweet upfront, then a bit sour and bitter in the finish and the aftertaste, but mainly sweet. Rather full body with medium/soft carbonation. I would personally prefer less sweetness, and I guess that might be possible to achieve by aging it for a year or more, if there’s any Brett or similar yeast in this beer.

I like it, but it reminds me more of a cider or fruit wine than a beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1291) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a hazy reddish amber colour with a light pink medium whipped eggwhite-like head. Aroma of fruits, Belgian yeast, hay, spices and cherries. The flavour is similar but balanced and complex, and is sweeter. There’s also some forest floor, heather, smoke and barnyard. Has a slick and smooth mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A nice mix between Norwegian berries and a Belgian beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

[ Courtesy of yngwie ]. Unclear matt medium red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, pink head. Aroma is moderate fruit, berry, crowberries, moderate paper - yeasty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light light acidic with a average to long duration, berry, crowberries, wheat - yeast, dry, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130629]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Light plum colored pour with a cotton candy head. Tart cherry skin, crowberry (of course), and unripened raspberry. Just not terribly complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy red with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, berries and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly acidic. Dry and slightly acidic finish. 290613

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Hazy neo/red with small pink head. Aroma is malt, fruit and berries. Flavour is malt, fruit, berries, little dry, herbes, spices, hop and medium bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14158) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is red. Aroma and taste are mild berries, malt and hops. Quite weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle at Christiansand Brygghus in June 2013. Hazy reddish with a medium head. Red berries and crowberries both in the aroma and taste. Also some wood, leather and malt. Lively carbonation. Refreshing and nicely drinkable.

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