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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3048) - Copenhagen, - NOV 12, 2012
09-NOV-2012, bottle from Bunker Beer, @UlklÝbben meeting @my place. Orange with lasting off-white head. Spice and salt! Quite salty. Fruity and sour with some funk and even whiskey-like peetíy things. Malty hay, quite some body. Very nice sour.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bretta, citrus and some grapefruit. Pours amber with ok head and lacing. Well-balanced. Tart finish. Nice stuff. Thanks to DCLawyer for sharing a bottle of this at Churchkey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2014
20141115 500ml bottle from State Line. Brought home my new dog Wallace today and in his honor I figured Iíd drink a Haand beer since this guy is all about mouthing my hands. Hazy motor oil amber with no head. Oak and cider vinegar is dominant on the nose, with apricot and raisin. A bit more sweet than I expected, but thatís the oak I guess. Puckeringly sour, but also a bit unctuous and coating. Slight carbonation that only really bites at the back of the palate. The first few sips were brilliant, but it becomes laborious to work through the bottle because it remains a tad on the sweet side and not all that interesting. Still, itís a nice beer overall and not something Iíd hesitate to drink again if I could share it. If it was a thimble sample Iíd probably have scored it higher.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erasmuse (1) - - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
I liked it, but it was a few days ago so I donít remember details. I think the it should get a bump up for the bottle label--- the sour lady added to my appreciation of the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; pretty soft carbonation though. A hazy apricot with bubbly lacing. Smells solid; tart, funky, and oaky. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant medium-bodied mouthfeel that could be dryer, but is pleasant nonetheless. seems like some lacto in there too with a bit of discernible vinegar. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"labeled Sweet and Sour in the US. Didnít quite match up to some stiff competition, but not bad either. Definitely as advertised (sweet and sour). Makes you want to get some chinese food :) Comes off a little strange, like the sweet part is forced, though, and a little out of balance in that direction. For the price, likely a one-timer."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of underripe cherry, old oak, sour apple, lemon juice, dry grass/straw, pickle brine / vinegar. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Not a big fan of this one...some vinegar notes, oak is a little strong, mouthfeel is rather flabby/syrupy. Not bad but not very good either. Just kinda "blah" for a sour ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
bottle, orange colored medium bodied pour, sour fruits, acidic tartness, earthy & dusty. unique & pretty damn good

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold. Small whitish head ring. Nose/taste of medicine, sour banana, sour pear, sour apple, cherry vinegar and lots of woody alcohol. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Smell sourness, dusty, cellar and tart. Taste sour, lightly some sour fruits but also a hint of sweet. Not really super balanced but exiting and complex

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Dark copper pour with minimal head. Aromas of subtle berries and some vinegar notes. Not as sour as the nose would make you think, in fact itís a bit too mild. Just not a whole lot going on. Decent but there are far better sours to drink.


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