Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6142) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dallas. Pours a dark reddish brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is light vinegar, light cherry, and faint smoke. Mouthfeel is thinly carbonated with notes of cherry, vinegar, oak, cigar, light smoke; overall a very interesting a curious sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4816) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2012
Bottled. The aroma has berries, light malts, some sourness coming through. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin lace.The taste is slightly sour, and quite fruity. Light-medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1405) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle at Baran. Pours a hazy red and orange colour with a white medium size head. Sour aromas with berries towards rowanberries, and some smoke. The flavor contains more berries, wood, oak, and the smokey flavors is just magnificent. Slick and rich mouthfeel. This is really a one of a kind beer with a nice norwegian touch of nature in it. This beer take me all the way to a cabin up in the norwegian mountains. I enjoyed this beer a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2012
50cl bottle from Alvinne biershop. Batch#246. Orangée/acajou, col beige se dissipant très vite. Arôme est léger, laissant une pointe de malt fumé, et de baies rouges. En bouche, note un malt fumé bien agréable, laissant la canneberge et le cassis en retrait. Retrouve un palais finement aigre avec un profile de levure, malt fumé et Marris Otter donne ce côté malt cara/pils voire une touche de chocolat. Le côté levure sauvage reste caché et l’aigreur vient donc plus des baies que de la levure. Reste agréable à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5317) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2012
50cl Bottle from De Molen, fairly aged. Slightly hazy amber orange colour, white head (slight gusher). Aroma is slightly sour at first, some Brettanomyces I think, later on tart fruity, berries, currants, lots of peat, smoke, light iodine, earth. It’s all over the place but really nice imo. Flavour has all of the above, is medium sweet, malty, when the beer warms the sourness is pushed to the background for a more earthy and peaty character, juniper berries, light tart and fruity hoppy finish. Medium bodied, firm carbonation but in no way disturbing. Great complex beer, lacks a bit of balance but I love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
diabel (1629) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2012
Orange-reddish hazy bod with an off-white head. Aroma of smoke with a touch of sour cherries: not very intense. Moderately bitter, moderately sour flavour. Unbalanced with a fruity touch but not very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2012
2009 Vintage – batch 246 – 50 cl. bottle @ RBWG 2012 Thanks to 77ships. Hazy orange amber coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small white head. Lovely slightly smokey sour and fruity hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is fruity (hints of cranberries), slightly peppery with a somewhat smokey hint. Cranberry infused with some light sour fruity touches. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2009 bottle batch 246. Pours cloudy dark orange with a creamy foamy white head that settles to a tight foamy film. Aroma is sour tart rotten fruit and wood and leather. Taste comes off smokey and peaty with some sourness and leather wood (corks) and rotten cranberries. Palate is medium and fizzy with a dry chalky finish. This drinks fine, but lacks the sourness that I really enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 (15/01/2012) 2009 Vintage – batch 246 – 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBWG 2012 – personal contribution– hazy red amber with a white head, not a gusher but foaming like insane within the bottle with the whole bottle eventually filling only with foam, smell is tart musty cowberries, slight sour cowberries, taste is same, medium sour with a strongly fruity cranberry side to it, old wood & branches, touch smoked juniper branches, very tart, funky, dry, very nice but probably not everyone’s cup of tea ///////// Early 2015. 500 ml. sampled. Way less raw, unintentional sour tasting. More sweet cranberry with some light more restrained sour. Delicious as well, totally different. Same score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1645) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2011
Reddish witha whjite head - sour berry aroma - taste is of sour berries in a good and nice way - lingering berry aftertaste - nice and drinkable

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