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HaandBryggeriet Sweet & Sour

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


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sweet & Sour - take a beer and age it in French oak barrels for 18 months and mix it with one of our seasonal beers, and you get this both sour, sweet and dryish effervecent result for you to enjoy. The US version carries 7.5 VOL% alc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8128) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2015
500 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a cloudy orange with fizzy eggshell head. Smells like the name suggests with quite a bit of oak; not really balanced though. Strong lactic lemon. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Quite a bit more lactic on the nose than the tongue; not better or worse, just more intense. Unbalanced and underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle..Pour is yellow with a small white head..Nose is horse blanket, char, berries, musty, herbal...Taste is some tartness, grass, spice, berries, dry oak..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2893) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Hazy golden orange pour with a thin white head .... aroma of tart and sour berries with a white grape and some oak .... taste of sweet and tart malts, berries, and a sourness to it ..... has a little fizzy bitterness ... abv is hidden well ... def has some white wine and oak qualities to it ... decent solid sour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l. Gave fra OleR. Tusen takk! Delt med Rune under sesjon i H9 8 Mai 13. Lys aprikosfarget. Uklar. Litt hissig. Middels skum. Nydelig lacing. God syrlig aroma. Stikkelsbær. Smaken er “lett” med et behagelig syrlig preg. Litt sedimenter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
500 ml bottle sampled in 2012. Orange golden body whiteout any head. Aroma is acidic, vinegar and hint of acetone. Flavor is actually sweet and sour, fruity, not much malt, not really bitter but very tart and almost harsh. Fine body and intense acidic aftertaste. This one is actually a bit too rough and unbalanced for me and normally I don’t have any problems with sour beers. Maybe need to try another bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty woody sour citric aroma. Fruity sour tart woody citric flavor. Has a fruity sour woody citric finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Nordisk Ølhandel, Cph. Pours clear orange with a medium, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma has light red berries, funk, mild butterscotch. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good funk, tart, lots of oak, still some butterscotch, funk, dry citrus zest. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Light unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light malty, moderate wood, grape, earthy, moderate to light heavy sour - tart. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy acidic with a long duration, tart, sour, fruity - berry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130406]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is vinegar, oak, lemon, tart fruit, leather, berries and coconut. Taste is medium tart and sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes tart and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s. Cloudy golden - white head. Sourish, sweetness, coconut, oakey, rhubarb acid-like notes, white peppery, nice freshness, nice drinkability, citrus, herbal notes, ok complexity.

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