RateBeer
overall
62
17
style
Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Norwegian ale with cranberries and currants added. The Haand brewers - four guys making beer in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale - specialize in recreating old Norwegian farm beers. Here’s one made with a variety of different grains, and some typical fruits from the region, handpicked by the brewers. It is fermented by airborne wild yeast, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. Wild Thing, you make everything...groovy.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2011
batch 246 bottled 24.11.09 bottle shared by nbutler on 2/10/11. cranberry tinted brown with a white cap and some drippy lacing. it smells like a brand new hospital gown!... also, aromas of cinnamon, iron and scorched-like smokiness. it tastes like eating a new band-aid with blood in it.... and cinnamon. there are notes of tart fruit and wood but they play a bench position. it’s weird and i really wanted to like it but something in here is off. 6/4/6/3/13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (643) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Cloudy orange, smells of hay and fruit. The flavor is dry with a hint of sour. A little too floral.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle on 12/11/2010 courtesy of BrewEngineer. Batch 246. Total bottles 2160. Bottled 24.11.09. Slightly hazy copper amber body with a large rocky off-white head. Slightly musty fruit and grain aroma. Somewhat tart fruit flavor with some dry gritty musty character. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle shared with esp0r at Øl og matfestivalen. Hazy copper color with enormous white head. This bottle was one of the lively ones from Haandbryggeriet that just can’t get out of the bottle fast enough :) Kind of smokey aroma with berries, brett if I get it right. Taste is unsurprisingly sour with more yeast character, sweet malts and more of those berries. Pretty good overall.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2143) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2011
29.06.2011. 0,5l Bottle. Batch 246, Brewed 25.09.2009, BB 25.09.2011. Baran Cafe, Bergen. A little hazy golden amber colour. Aroma dominated by sourness, yeast and smoke. This beer is not as dramatic as the Tyttebær from Nøgne. There are notes of wild yeast that are very sharp, and almost uncomfortable. But there is also these very nice bitter flavours and yeast flavours that are new to me and very interresting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle shared at Oslo Mat og Ølfestival. Extreme carbonation, opened bottle just pops with the beer expanding out of it. Copper red, thick white head. Fresh aroma, alot of berries and distinct smoke. Taste is medium malty, sweet and sour all together. Nice! Good finish with some bitter edge

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle @ home. This one was a huge gusher upon opening like another Haandbryggeriet that I had. Very colorful ruby red appearance with red/ivory head. Fairly sour, cranberry fruity, and fairly funky nose. Quite funky, cranberry, mild to medium sour flavor. The flavor reminds me of kissing a smoker. That kind of dull ash flavor. There isn’t really a smoke flavor per se, but it has that cigarette aftertaste in addition to the fruit and the funk. Somewhat interesting but nothing too special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2011
18/05/2011 50cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 25/09/11 Bottled: 25/09/09 (2011-215) Thanks to Klaas for the bottle!

Cloudy dark amber to copper red beer, off-white creamy head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: spices, yeast, a bit dirty or earthy, fruity, little sweet, pinetrees. MF: light carbon, medium body. Taste: smoke, wood, very malty, spices, citrus. Aftertaste: little bitter, spices, a little tart finish. It’s like walking in the woods with your axe, cleaving a tree, rubbing on the rough splintered wood with some berries and pine needles and then licking it. Funky stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Floback (522) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. My second beer of the night that’s from Norway and brewed with cranberries. Pours a reddish amber with an off-white head that recedes very quickly. Tight curtains of lacing. The aroma is quite subtle, but once my olfactories hooked onto it, I caught hints of cherry soda and farmhouse funk. Flavors are woodsy, almost smokey: notes of tree bark, subtle dark fruits, and earth. Aftertaste of green grape. Medium/high carbonation and medium body. The taste is intriguing, though subdued. Refreshing and tasty overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2011
Sample from 0.5l bottle. Pours a really beautiful light hazy orange-reddish body with a small low sidesticking off-white head. Aroma is wild-sour with tart dandelion, dry sugar, red berries like red currants, cowberries and lightly smoked peat. Body is medium, has a oily to sticky texture and is lively carbonated. Flavors are much the same as the aroma: Nice and dry tarty-bitter dandelion, sour red currants, cowberries and a smoky twist in the finish. The alcohol is leaving your throat stingy and warming. Quite pleased that I got to try this brew, as they most likely won’t make it again. Nice!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 18


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50