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HaandBryggeriet Krøkkebic

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


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sour Ale brewed with Crowberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Clear reddish pour with a brief fizz and decent lacing. Fairly understated nose, deep berry and dank musty wood back by a relatively contained acetic quality. Just enough carbonation in the mouthfeel to evoke the modest pepper and spice that blend well with the tartness and fruitiness. Nothing world-beating, and not as complex as desirable, but a decent sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours amber in color with a small white head. The nose is very fruity with a definite berry aroma. A moderate tartness, a bit of vinegar, and some lactic notes, as well. There is a mild funk, mostly straw and grass, maybe some musty oak. The flavor is very similar to the aromas. Lots of berry and fruit notes with a bit of vinegar and oak. Slightly tannic and dry on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at Haandbryggeriet. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is crowberries, sourness, malt. Flavour is crowberries, sourness, malt, vinegar, caramel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
Congratulations, HaandBryggeriet, this is a very good sour! It’s a ruby coloured beer with surprisingly little carbon and hardly any head or lacings. This one is quite balanced out, but the the sourness is obviously the main feature. Even though I’m from Norway, I don’t think I’ve ever had a crowberry, I’d imagine they taste a bit like blueberries from the taste of this beer. (Bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Murky red color with no head. Tart berry skin aroma. Mild grainy flavor. Very tart berry flavor. Never had crowberries, so I can’t say for certain that it tastes like them, but it seemed to be somewhere around a blueberry/blackberry realm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Iced tea reddish/orange body; very thin head. Tart buggy aroma, some fruit and woody bits. Very drinkable, same things in flavor as in aroma, prickly tartness, bugs, some wood, a little fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
Pale ruby, some carbonation that does not last long. Souyr fruit aroma. Nice flavour of forest berries - will probably fade a bit over time. A brilliant apretif or as a palate cleaner. Or in a sauce/marinade, perhas? More and more mouthwatering crowberry flavour as I sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
500ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a slightly hazy copper with a sparse head. Bottle conditioned. Tart aroma with some sour berries. Not a lot of carbonation. Also a little brett in the aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied. Tart fruit in the flavor, fairly sour. Interesting beer. Not sure what a crowberry is, but this was tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2012
500 mL bottle, pour is clear red with off white head, aroma has notes of interesting tart berry, slight funk noted with a touch of caramel and biscuit, slight lemon notes. Taste is definite berry, slight cherry, with a vanilla, funky tart and lemon lactic note, finishes fairly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
500ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of crowberries, fruit, funk, slight acetic acid, slight barnyard, and slight acetic acid. Poured deep orange/red in color with no head. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of crowberries, funk, barnyard, leather, slight acetic acid, and more funk. Medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Medium to heavily sweet, funk, crowberry, barnyard, leather, slight vanilla finish is slightly dry and slightly sticky. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

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