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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2012
Deep gold pour medium strong carbonation creamy head aromas hoppy fruit vanilla acidic vinegar smooth malt caramel pear sweet and sour notes the flavours vanilla smooth caramel apple cider vinegar taste citruspear resinous touch vinous the finish swet sour aftertaste acidic maltiness caramel vanilla hops impressive good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7649) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Sampled from a bottle at THE FESTIVAL with andrew. Pours a clear yellow body with off white head and lacing. Aroma is funky cheese, dusty basement, lemon and light tart fruit. mouthfeel is dry with some carbonation and. Items of lemon, wine, Brett, funk and tart citrus fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pouring at The Festival in Worcester. Pours a faint hazed gold amber with a thin white head. Lemon and citrus, peel and pith. Acid and sweetness. Bright citrus and tart lemon. Lemon and acid, very subtle and gentle. Creamy smooth, long lemon and creamy sweetness. Pith and sweet cream. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Super clear golden pour with a small white film of a head. No lace, the first sip revealed a good amount of carbonation. Nice dry, dusty, funky aroma with notes of green apple and white wine. Flavors were very vinous, big white wine presence, and finish. Nice tartness from start to finish with notes of fruit throughout. Dry, biting finish. Lively mouthfeel. Overall this was extremely enjoyable and drinkable. Excellent sour in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Acetic and sweet malt aroma. Acetic and caramel flavor with sweet malt and oak. Medium bodied. Acetic notes linger with oak and light caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9149) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
bottle. unfiltered honey amber body with a fine white head of average retention. impressively rich but nuanced nose of light acetic acid, mango and pineapple esters (with very soft edges, no harshness at all), light touches of cognac and oak and white wine and little noticeable alcohol. splashes of galangal and musty apple cider show up here and there. a playful layered nose throughout, all qualities well-integrated. lively, bright acid and a soft explosion of carbonation release ginger and sweet tropical fruit with a small touch of acetic acid and chardonnay, quite nice with the flavor and aroma profile but perhaps a bit harsh and coarse for me. tingly and peppery finish with a small touch of warming alcohol. surprisingly good beginning to end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours murky apricot with a tiny beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a fairly sour fruit flavor with a citrus finish. Strange but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy orange gold with a transient white head. Moderate brett aroma. Barnyard. Med body. Stars sour orange - like a fresh bitter orange - with barnyard all over. Finishes dry, astringent, sour, barnyard, oaky. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
À l’odeur, les abricots séchés et le funk sauvage. En bouche c’est bien effervescent, belle rondeur avec une acidité moyenne. La finale est très malté malgré le côté surette, caramel entre autre. Pas désagréable du tout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aroma of straw, earthiness, citrus, light oak and light barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry moderatly tart finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, citrus, barnyard funk and light oak with a crisp dry moderatly tart lingering funky oak finish.

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