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


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3200) - montréal, Quebec, - DEC 6, 2012
500ml bottle, batch 246, at the opening a little gush came through, cloudy orange-amber hue, with a bubbly beige head, mild wild yeasty, earthy barnyard, funky, horseblanket, leathery nose, with a musty redberry, herbal medecinal note, with a light wheaty, pale, toasty malt, wild cranberry accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with an earthy wild yeasty harsh mould-riped cranberry, sour, tart redberry, faint peat smoked, toasted, wheat malt character, with some wet woody barrel, medicinal herbal plant, fruity tannin flavor, leading towards an earthy harsh woody, cranberry, currant fruity acidic, redberry tannin finsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2973) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
18 Mar 2015, bottle. pinkish brown, hazy, and lots of sediment. nose is sweet, fruity (currants), faintly sour, a bit funky. thin body and mildly fizzy. not very sour. dry fruit pits, some currants, a tad funky. only okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scirtes (68) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle, bb 4.09.2017. Beautiful orange beer with short-lasting white head. Sweet aromas of berries, very much resembling cloudberries. Low acidity, some sweetness and contrasting bitterness make this beer drinkable and enjoyable. Distinct and very pleasant aftertaste of berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1682) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Orangebrun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter grønne epler og sure røde bær. Syrlig sur smak med sitrussødme i bakgrunnen. Fyldig. Tørr. Lang sur ettersmak. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
Sample at ACBF 2015 with S&G tasting group. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, almost no head. NOSE: very sweet, fruity, port, peaches. TASTE: very sweet, fruity, port, peaches, nice and balanced, little sour. Pleasant! Very surprised by this brewery on this festival!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (595) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Smells of fragrant berry blossoms. A beautiful peach and red pearlescence color, but no head. Sharp slight aseptic then the currents come out and the dry cranberries finish it. Leaves a lasting dry berry stain behind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3579) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
On bottle at Haandbryggeriets opening party for their new facilities. Golden color , slightly pink tingle to it. Medium aroma intensity, fruity, berries, raspberries . Good sourness- well balanced. Enjoyable, but significantly less wild compared to its competitors when first released. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2460) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
500ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Orange-amber in colour with a long lasting off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is of cigarette ash, musty, berry skins and leather. Flavour is musty with a bit of yeast, stale donuts, lots of berries, very dry, some straw. Musty mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, berries and quite dry. One of the weirder beers that I have ever had, so weird that I can’t help but like it...sort of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
Sample from bottle @ What’s Brewing, Stavanger. Pours clear amber with a small creamy head. Aroma is sweet fruity yeast with tart notes of berries, as well as lactic acid. Creamy body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is tart fruity yeast, with sour berries and lingonberry sweetness, as well as balsamic vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (430) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle at What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Pours hazy orange. Aroma of fruit, lemon, alcohol. Thin bodied, but some fruit and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5230) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
Clear deep golden color with a smal white head. Sour fruity, acidic, berries and yeast. Inviting and complex aroma. Medium body. Nice balance between sourness/acidity and sweetness. Nice complexity and still mellow. Pleasant and easy to drink. Well for us who likes this stuff. Dry ending. Lots of berries, deep malt base and yeast. Nice one.
[Bottle at Verkstedet in Oslo, Norway. At a tasting with Buxton/Haandbryggeriet. Batch #730]

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