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


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottled sample shared with oakbluff. Orange in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Bizzare aromas of wild red berries, creosote, and tar. Equally strange in the mouth, with elements of tobacco, iodine, smoke, nettles, and mild red fruit. Very dry. Not bad overall, but lacking in both depth and focus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8563) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
Probably a nice fresh beer to drink during a hot summer day. Sour finish, not a really nice smell but overall decent.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (645) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2210) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2018) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9286) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4922) - 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.

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