krumbum (636) - 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.
gEUS (1388) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Borefts 2012 - taken from notes. One of thé surprises of the festival. Nice sour with perfect sweetsour balance. Looking to get more of this!!!
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the local taphouse shop. Nice cidery ale. Aromas of green apples and caramel. Taste is sweet and sour, with long length. Palate is creamy and full bodied. Amber, with a thin head.
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.
77ships (4940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: clear orange with pretty much no head, smell sour, strong lemon, but rounded, quite fruity with some apricot, taste sour lemons & yeast, slight mellon, berries, wood, touch wine, mellow sweet acidic finish, rounded, balanced, not extreme but well made & sour enough, tart, dry, nice
tmrmwel (1189) - 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…!
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - 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!
fraz (36) - Castiglioncello - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a shaker glass with Giulia, @home.
Pours a deep gold color, with a little white head, very little persistent.
It smells of leather, earthy, citrus, grass, woody, resin. The smell is quite persistent.
The taste is little sweet at the beginning but it becomes tart and citric very soon. However, the wood sensation due to aging is present through the whole tasting. It gives a pleasant velvet touch in the mouth. At the end, the alcoholic sensation balances the citric notes and makes the beer very enjoyable with a pleasant warming final.
Cunningham (5319) - 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
Simonsen (802) - 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