krumbum (511) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big sour almost squash smell, slightly rotting vegetable smell but in a good way? Pearlescent glowing orange peach color light ring of head. Big mouth feel, acidic on the start then goes to and oak wood taste that then sours like a tart fermented aprium. The tart coats your mouth in a woody grain of sour the taste lasts far beyond the sip.
tmrmwel (856) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours reddish dark golden with small creamy lacings. Ahh, yes, the aroma is really nice. Balsamic vinegar with vinous tones, lots of fruit and wood, and some tart funky bretty notes. Velvety smooth and full body with almost no carbonation. Flavour is fruity and sour with apples and grapes, as well as vinous red wine barrel wood. Fruity and just the right amount of astringency in the finish. Mmmm…!
JefVerstraete (1193) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2012. Hazy golden colour. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Sour aroma of green apple, white wine and vinegar. Well balanced and complex.
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske fra håndverkerstuene. oransje kobber farge. Lite karbonert. Smaker druestein, gjær, hvete, sitrus, frukt, syre. Utrolig god, syrlig øl
Cunningham (4325) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, acidic, vinegar, mild citric and yeast.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet, and a moderate bitterness. Balanced sourness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant balanced sourness, yeast, mild fruity, some citric notes, barnyard and a fine mild malty back.
Overall impression: Had this on several occasions. First time at Haand 2012. It just gets better and better. Last time at a tutored tasting at Havnelageret in Fredrikstad February 2014. Highly recomendable.
Personal stats: Bottle at Havnelageret in Fredrikstad, Norway
Meilby (7245) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml @ Sandar Haandverksbryggeri - Brygghuset
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, oak, vanilla, vinegar and berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium sour with a long oak, sour and slightly dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 14.02.2014, 0,5l bottle shared with Palme & Kaaz @ train from Oslo to Halden:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly acidic sour, sorrel, sour socks, citrus peel, oak, raw rhubarb, lemon, grass. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, citrus peel, sorrel, oak, white wine, soda powder, sour socks, citrus. Nice acidity, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice.
AgnesBrygghus (58) - Stavern, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Testet på Larvik mikrobryggeri . Fantastisk surøl fra Haandbryggeriet. Eikfat lagret litt lite skum ,men det ikke noe da smaken er helt utrulig god.
Buongiorgio00 (725) - - FEB 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra complessa e intrigante, di colore ambrato. Con uno carattere acido che avvolge la bocca e accompagna note fruttate e citriche, molto decise queste ultime, addolcite da una sfumatura rustica e legnosa. L’acidità è davvero piacevole, ammorbidita dall’invecchiamento ma intensa al punto giusto. Buonissima!
Kaaz (4) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A thick and very nice sour ale. Orange marmelade, Gooseberries, White Wine and dry oak/re wine in the aftertaste. A little sweetness mixes well with the sourness. This is a personal favourite of mine from Haandbryggeriet. Only beaten slightly by Handbryggeriet Surpomp. Has similarities with Beer Here Whining Blonde, which also is a great beer. Recommended.