Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Arve_Christian (3353) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
radiomgb (2421) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tmrmwel (1078) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tandembrauer (335) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Pours hazy orange. Aroma of fruit, lemon, alcohol. Thin bodied, but some fruit and bitterness.
Cunningham (4992) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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]
visionthing (3044) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 50cl at Buxton/Haandbryggeriet tasting at Verkstedet, Oslo. Pours almost clear amber, it seems, with a rather small head. Fairly fruity aroma of red berries, hints of spices and hints of wild yeast. Moderate sweet and quite fruity with pleasantly sour notes. Medium body with fairly average carbonation. Easy to drink and enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a touch funky, a touch earthy, with some cranberry shining through, but not like the Tyaettbaer(?) from Nogne O. This was decent, but not that one’s rival by any stretch.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at WTWBA. Smoke and bacon in this beer. Very interesting. Yeasty and slightly fruity. Cool beer.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Cloudy orange with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of ash, sawdust and grass. Taste is of ash and yeast with light citrusy tartness in the finish.
travita (4193) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is golden in color, no head, and clear. The smell is fruit skins, grapes, very veggie like. The taste is a weird tartness, cherry, ashy, and off.