ComradeK (908) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy crimson-tinted amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Morello cherries, leathery funk and rye sourdough make up the aroma. Moderate sourness up front becomes a little stronger leading into the mid-palate, where it is joined by fruity black cherry. Leathery sourness and cherry make for an interesting finish, and there is a sour cherry aftertaste. This has a bit less depth and complexity than a lot of sour ales, but is still not too bad at all.
AgnesBrygghus (52) - Stavern, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fantastisk god fruktøl. Flott rød\rosa farge. Akkurat passe med kirsebær. Testet på Larvik mikrobryggeri.
Frulertruler (98) - San Rafael, SPAIN - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Notas achampanadas con ligeras notas ahumadas. Seca y levaduras agradable en paladar
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at Haand Festival. An unclear one, pouring a pinkish orange body under a small, white head. Lots of berries on the nose, surprisingly not only cherry, but also a generic berry touch. Some vinegar too. The flavor has a light sweetness, a faint touch of vinegar and most of all cherries. Astringent, dry mouthfeel, medium body fullness. Overall, a bit too vinegarish, even though there’s not much of it. Still it’s a nice beer, but I needed a couple of sips before I was able to really enjoy it. 130524
Sigmund (4677) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml test bottle from the brewery. Brewed 23.0812. ABV is 7.5%. Red colour, moderate off-white head with a pinkish hue. Disappointing dusty and "off" aroma, weak cherries in the background. The flavour is better than the aroma, moderately sour wih cherries and cherry kernels, but not sweet. A hint of marzipan. Unexpectedly bitter finish.
Lowenbrau (1646) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @Cimmeria. Subtle tart, cherries aromas. pours reddish, hazy, with some off-white head, vanishing, some lacing. Light to medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is cherries, berries, subtñe sour, some earthy flavours. More or less balanced, a bit resins, dry. Weird and enjoyable.
ej (584) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with a slightly pinkish head. Mellow aroma with cherries, light malts and a very subtle tartness. Taste is somewhat bitter with way too low fruityness. I’m also missing some more sour notes. Should probably have been dryer as well. Carbonation is medium to high and it feels nice on the palate.
tfredvik (912) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A gusher. Wet living room table. Angry rater. Red, cloudy body with a creamy, light pink head. Strong aroma that is rather sour, acidic and tart. Cherries and cherries and cherries, with some funky notes. Light acidic and sour taste with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Moderate flavours of cherries and Belgian yeast. The funky notes are much weaker than in the aroma. Crisp mouthfeel, dry texture.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 13 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
bergstaden (975) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red with a small white head - a solid, good sour aroma - a good berry flavoured body with a nice sourness - lingering sour berry finish - this was nice
Holmen1 (1869) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske fra polet: elegant farge og skum, selv om Rosahette ville vært mer treffende. Høy score for mye aroma og smak, men en ufrisk, medisinal surhet gjør at jeg bare gir den 9 samlet. Må kjøpe et par for lagring og la de modnes. Hipp hurra for Haandbryggeriet som gjerne går utenfor komfortsonen!