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HaandBryggeriet Krøkkebic

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Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour Ale brewed with Crowberries.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle shared by portableparty! Dark clear mahogany pour, some intermittent carbonation and a tart cherry aroma remniscent of Consecration. Flavor is some lightly dark funky cherries (or maybe that’s what crowberries taste like, what the hell is a crowberry anyways?), more jammy berry and finished silky with some lingering sweetness. Really like this, pick up a bottle if you get a chance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle to tulip glass. Pours a ruby brown color with a thin white head that rests to a collar and spot in the middle. Aroma is sour fruit and yeast and maybe a little wine. Taste is sour funk and corks with and acidity and fruity cherries apple peel and alcohol. Palate is medium and very dry with a warming finish. I liked this a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours a dark ruby color With dark amber edges and a very thin off-white head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Funky, earthy aroma that has an herbal/medicinal quality to it. I’m not familiar with crowberries but the fruit is pretty pronounced. Slight vinegar presence with vinous dark fruit and faint wood. Medium bodied with subtle funkiness and a slightly tart flavor that isn’t too sour or puckering. Earthy oak and some lactic funk with an herbal/medicinal character but the vinous dark fruit notes dominate. The fruit adds dry tartness that nicely compliments the delicate funk while hints of cranberry, dark cherry, grape and other dark berries provided some needed sweetness. Nothing too extraordinary but a nice, mildly sour beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Apparently I deleted the rating and copied the wrong one over. Poured a lovely well hazed ruby red amber/copper blend. A small ring of offwhite head dies down, laces small. Aromas are a suitable lactic sourness, touches of gentle vinegar mix with blackberries, blueberries, touches of red wine, fresh wood and earth. Touches of toast. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, with a melange of blackberry and blueberry, decent sourness, lactic and gentle vinegar. Lots of fruit, touches of sweetness, blackberries, currant, and blueberries with gentle jammy qualities. Tart and sour at a decent to middling level is pleasant, lactic acid, faint vinegar, touches of sweetness. Finish has touches of red wine, getting much more dry into the finish. Pretty nice, the crowberries provide an interesting complexity of flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
500ml bottle. Can’t say that I have heard of a crowberry before this. Pours with minimal carbonation. A frothy white head of bubbles that is more attributable to the pouring method than the actual dissolved CO2. As such there is low retention and minimal lace. Body is a somewhat hazy copper to slightly bronze hue (burnt umber with burgundy highlights). Aromas are noticeably lactic and acidic, jammy, woodsy, lightly musty. Medium funk, wax, tannins, wood. Light manure. Berry quality is somewhere between strawberries, mulberries, currants (black) and blueberries. Flavors are acidic, tannic, and juicy. Noticeable chlorophenol that starts off as manure, then quickly morphs towards leather and smoke (hints of smoke salmon nearly). Tannic and tart, quite dry. Lasting alder wood smoke character which is out of place. Juicy. Earthy, damp leaves, tobacco. Light bubbles, dry and acidic. A bit sharp on the finish. Minimal acetic qualities. Some metallic notes as it warms. Odd beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1246) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
Dark golden with a white head - has a sour aroma with berries - same sour berry taste where the sourness lingers for some time - good sour taste, this was nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2011
Small light beige head doesn’t last. Slightly hazy amber body with light carbonation. Milky wooden wild berry aroma with vinegary oily fruity notes. Sweetish-acidic wild berry, lingonberry, and wood taste with herbal spicy wooden notes. Light body. Mild mouthfeel initially, then sharpish at the end. Dryish-acidic lingonberry and juniper aftertaste (which is probably really the black crowberry) with wooden metallic funky notes. Nice, but a bit weird and harsh. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Dirty reddish tan pour, with no head. Lactobacillus aroma. Slightly astringent mouthfeel. Mildly sour flavor, with some tart fruit and acid. Quick finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 50 cl bottle thanks to OleR!
Brewed 06.03.10 Bottled 06.09.11, sampled on December 3, 2011
BB: Many years
Slight bit hazy copper color, small off-white head. Sweet and sour scent. Sweet, then sour, some minty and metallic taste. Sort of moussy and also almost mouthfpuckering mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Some grape peel bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Courtesy of gnoff. Pours clear deep copper amber with a small bubbly beuge head. Aroma is sour, acidy, stable, sweet, fruity; very nice. Flavor is sour, lemon juice, fruity, tart and has some sweetness. Finishes tart sour and fruity.


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