Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Fruit Beer
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Haand Special Berry Collection Vol. 1 Ale brewed with sea-bucktorn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - NOV 22, 2012
Més que una Fruit Beer sembla una Saison. Fresca i afruitada. Certes notes de pi. Molt bona i interessant!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6591) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Very fresh and fruity aroma. Clear gold. Sweet and sour, the berries echo apples, peaches and cloudberries, then a very likeable edge of sourness. An aperitif, perhaps with cured or smoked salmon? Cider-like sourness. Not wxtreme, but now bow to the mainstream, either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (6451) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013

Appearance: Hazy/cloudy golden color with a big white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty, some spices, yeast and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit acidic, mild sweetness and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, yeast, some spices and mild malty.
Overall impression: Balanced lovely ale!
Personal stats: Bottle (batch #500) from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (153) - - OCT 22, 2014
Le croisement entre une blonde très très bonne et un magasin bio et tenue par des prof à la retraite vêtue de nippes en chanvre commerce équitable. bref une blonde très cool avec des arôme étranges.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22619) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Bottled, thanks KnutAlbert! Hazy golden, small head. Vinous buckthorn aroma with floral (lily of the valley) notes. Slender and fresh, somewhat fruity with elegant dryness. Notes of white wine and lemon zest. Low bitterness. Very impressive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (1044) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Gyllen oransje farge med skumrand, frisk syrlig smak.Har ikke peiling på hva tindved er før nå. Smaker malt,gjær,sitrus,hvitvin og åpenbart tindved. En veldig frisk og syrlig øl. Veldig god

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to OleR. Hazy orange yellow color with thick long lasting white head. Aroma of sweet malt, sea-bucktorn, honey, jam. Taste starts malty sweet, continues with tart berries. Dry tart finish. For me very unusual, but definitely tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1595) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle at home. Has a hazy straw colour with a huge creamy off-white head. Interesting aroma of forest, cheese, heather, forest berries and especially "krøkkebær" and sea-buckhorn I guess. Nice, and very Norwegian. The flavours is much alike and has a lot of heather and wild berries, and is slightly sweet. Has a slightly acidic and green apple touch in the end. The mouth feel is slick and rich, and has a light bitterness. What a beer. Totally one of a kind, and worth a taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5098) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Fruity smell with sea-bucktorn. Lightly tart taste, fresh and fruity. Refreshing, low carbonation, light body. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1381) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Aroma is sweet floral notes like juniper, buckthorn and other wild berries. Slight clove and sulphur notes on the tip. Taste is sweet malts, a whole mouth full of a variety of bitter vine stalk and sweet berries. Clove and slight lemon grass, citrus and yeast. Appearance is a hazy gold with medium chunks in suspension. The fluffy pearl head retains quite well. Quite complex but finished surprisingly smoothly.

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