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


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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

Rastacouere's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 15, 2012
A moderate gusher upon opening. Veiled orangey dark pink hued ale covered by a slice of white that lasts. Lightly lactic, gently flowery, mineral, very phenolic nose barely hints at the fruits this contains. Rather earthy pits, branches and... bile meet in this rather messy ale. In mouth, carbonation takes a lot of room and the beer is very dry, the fruit sugars having apparently been eaten up through and through, letting a texture that feels on the very light side for a Haandbryggeriet. They still manage to pull out very noticeable smoke flavours out of this and it is fairly complementary to the minerally fruits, but there is little else going on and some of the phenolic compounds, giving plastic and medicinal flavours a plenty, are detrimental to the enjoyment. Funny how I really love that brewery and wild beers, yet combining the two leads to a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1355) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Copper in colour, almost clear, no head. Aroma is fruity with red berries, some oak and barnyard. In taste sour, fruity with a touch of caramel sweetness and oak in finish. Light body, high carbonated, dry in the finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (14581) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
Fruchtiger, stark karbonisierter Antrunk, der Süße und Säure kombiniert. Trocken beerige Noten, wenig würzig. Ebenfalls geringfügig bitter, was sich aber noch leicht steigert. Sehr trocken bleibend, monoton. 7/7/9/8/11/8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (212) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle, batch #730. Aroma is fresh yeast, some barnyard, red berries, wood, some caramel. Copper color, hazy, small disappering head. Medium sweetness, light bitter, light sour, taste is sherry, wood, black currant, some red berries, hints of alcohol, caramel malts. Medium body, soft carbonation, long aftertaste of rowan berries. Interesting and complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (5557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle many thx to Reza and gnoff cons 2015-08-28 Mölndal AR: wee lingonberry, yeasty AP: pale lingonberry juice F: fizzy, white wine vineager, lingonberry, dry - a bit to much vineager for me but lingonberries are always nice (not cranberris and currants;))

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9281) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
50 cl bottle thanks to Reza! Sampled on August 28, 2015.
MArked 7% ABV, BB 04.09.17, Batch 730.
Clear copper color, small fast dissipating white head. Fruity, acidic, berries, very light acetic acid scent. Fruity, berries, acidic taste. Acidic, tart aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, no bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Poured into a snifter from a 500mL bottle -- Overall a pretty decent wild ale. I wished for a little more tartness, but it’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novair (139) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
Cloudy orange with hints of cranberries, juicy raspberries and red currant. Medium carbonation and nice sourness. Pleasant to drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1422) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle Aroma-fruits, barnyard, Appearance-orange, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, sour finish Overall-refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1205) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : hazy dark red, minimal white head. Aroma: red currant, fresh yeast, spice, wood, candy, cherry and some caramel in the back. Palate : medium body, smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1507) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
ivorywhite head, orange blonde colour. aroma is grenadine, cherries, red currants. taste like aroma with a slight wry finish. medium body and carbonation. bottle @ ACBF’ 15

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