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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av citrus, gräs, hö, humle, lätt ekfatskänsla, välbalanserad mellan sötma, syrlighet och beska. Mycket god.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
I wonder which seasonal they mixed it with? I mix beers sometimes. This tastes like there Bavarian wheat and a Haandbakk. I really like it. Has a sweet & sour finish. Made want some Asian food. Crazy amount of big ugly floaters but it still tasted good. Don’t stir it up. Imperial wheat color. Great aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14177) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2778) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle at Eulogy. Deep amber pour with a tiny head that disappears then bubbles back to life. Honey syrup body. Dark floral notes. Dried apricot. French oak flavors. Touch sweet. More than a touch sour. Bit of clean smoke. Nice and complex. Well blended and surprisingly smooth. Soft body. Gets a bit more juicy as it warms. Was not knowing what to expect here - a delightful surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale pale amber. Lots of head. Really nice vinegar nose with some fruitiness. Flavor is not as sour as the nose. Very sweet. Really tastey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle (7.5% ABV). Head is initially average sized, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of sour apple, unripe peach, cherry, wood, gum, cinnamon, pear, honey, clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. All kinds of wonderful stuff in the nose, a real treat to sniff...fruity, spicy, oaky, honeyish, etc., so fun! Equal parts sweet and sour in the mouth, as the name suggests...I would prefer this to be a bit less sweet (and a bit more sour too), admittedly, but it’s not even close to cloying. A little syrupy in the mouthfeel, but it doesn’t fatigue. While just a little short of amazing for me, this is really solid and enjoyable, especially in the aromatic department...super complex and quite alluring. Jeffy and Mikey gonna likey!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
500ml Bottle: Aroma of tart fruit, light lactic acid, yeast, light funk, slight honey, and oak. Poured orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, small, medium, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Excelllent lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet and lightly sour. Tastes of malt, grain, fruit, light lactic acid, light tart fruit, lots of oak, leather, barnyard, horse-blanket, and a hint of funk. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly tart, fruit, slight lactic acid, oak, slight leather, light barnyard, horse-blanket finish is dry. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7685) - 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 16/20
Vignale (3375) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2013
Flaska från Doorstepbrewing. Drucken på Norgeprovning. Sötsyrlig doft med ekinslag. En egen smak där flamländsk rödöl och oud bruin drag finns. gansak snäll syra, örtig, fruktig med lite äppel och apelsin, hostmedicin, ek, liten men distinkt beska. Bra balans, fina smaker och unik. Riktigt trevlig

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