HaandBryggeriet (Norway) Reviews




ansalon
3.4
HaandBryggeriet Humlesus
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of peach, mango, apricot, resin, pine. Taste is fruity and a bit floral with a well balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Alengrin
3.4
HaandBryggeriet Hesjeøl
The Scandinavian beer revolution does not neglect its own traditions, and many of these new craft breweries there come up with recreations of ancient Nordic ales regularly. This is one such example, though, as with the stories surrounding saison, I find it hard to imagine that a 6.5% ABV beer (or originally even 7%) would serve as a thirst quencher for landworkers during harvest, as the label claims... Thinnish, bubbly, off-white, regular head leaving a rim around the edge and some thin patches in the middle but eventually dissolving into completely nothing; almost clear amberish orange colour with a suspension of tiny yeast bits throughout, becoming a completely cloudy amber with sediment. Aroma of (mildly) smoked bacon, dried orange peel and bitter orange, freshly grated ginger, dried juniper berries, roasted peanuts, cigarette tobacco, chicken spices, curcuma, toasted bread, roasted bell pepper, clove-like phenols and a lot of them, faint strawberry sweetishness peeping through, horseradish. Fruity onset, dried peach, hints of redcurrant, mandarin and red apple, only very vaguely sweetish, more sourish, mineral accents here and there, softish carbo, supple and lean mouthfeel, spicy phenols showing up shyly at first but growing in strength later on. These impressions continue over a smooth nutty malt middle gaining a soft, toasted bittering edge in the end, while drying spiciness and hoppiness add more substantial bitterness, resulting in a medium long to long bitter finish, peppery and leafy with an earthy yeast quality accentuating it especially after adding the sediment; juniper berry- and vaguely clove-like spicy notes rise up retronasally but fortunately not in an obnoxious way. Label does not mention spices so I assume these effects are from a purely phenolic nature and indeed, it can easily be established that this is a very phenolic beer, albeit not unpleasantly so; it is, however, rather unusual and a bit ’untidy’, with a deep hop bitterness and hop aromas almost reminiscent of the old English style IPA... Feels somewhat unbalanced; perhaps some more rounded malt sweetness could make it better, but then, who am I to judge how an ancient Norwegian thirst quencher should taste like... That being said, there is little or no reference on the label to actual historical sources, so I have a suspicion that this is only ’traditional ale’ by inspiration (and some extent of imagination), and not so much from a truly ’physical’ and technical point of view. Remains the question: is it a pleasant beer? It has a phenolic character which is all too strong for my personal liking and the deep hop bitterness could be better balanced or more elegantly put, but on the other hand, it has certain characteristics which remind me of Orval, and that works to its benefit, I guess, though it does not come close to that standard. It does, however, speak for a Belgian, in some respects saison-like influence, bringing me back to my abovementioned point of this probably being not too authentically Scandinavian at all in terms of style and pedigree. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ignorant
3.9
HaandBryggeriet Costa Rica
opaque black color, with a thin layer of beige, creamy foam and good retention. In cafetoso nose gives off an aroma, roasted notes, hints of cocoa, chocolate and smoky notes. In the mouth is bitter, hints of coffee, roasted coffee, cake, vanilla and cocoa, medium body, medium carbonation and lasting bitter end and are appreciated
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ignorant
3.9
HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood
Beer dark brown, somewhat hazy. creamy beige foam and bubbly. complex scent with notes of burnt wood, smoked malt, wine, resin and moss. Presence of juniper but little dominant. solid flavor with notes of charred wood, smoke, bread, candy, sweet cereals, burnt sugar and heather. medium bitterness, slightly sweet and good and on par complex balance between malt, hops and smoke.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Inbreak
3.2
HaandBryggeriet Dark Force
Old rating rerated 26.07.2016, 0,5l bottle @ Femte i Andre Bar:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly mineraly, dark malts, licorice, minerals, alcohol, grass, coffee, dark fruits, burnt caramel, dark sugar. Taste is slightly sour-ish mineraly, weeds, minerals, dark malts, bark, sour coffee, licorice, grass, paper, burnt caramel, dark sugar. Medium bitterness, slightly sour-ish mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Arve_Christian
3.4
HaandBryggeriet HaandWit
On bottle from Meny Løren. Hazy golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; floral, citrus and fruitiness. Medium body & complexity . Some bitterness - balances well. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

tmrmwel
4
HaandBryggeriet Odin’s Tipple
Bottle, batch 487, enjoyed 4 years after brewdate. O yes! Valhallas big oaken structures, with it’s open fire pits, and Odins newly oil treated throne with all his leather paraphernalia. And a long ship filled with exotic plunderings thrown in, for good measure. The brew pours pitch black, with a brown, creamy head receding to a thin layer. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with bread, leather, cocoa and muscovado, as well as liquorice and dark fruity notes. Full, creamy body, with average carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with bread, coffee, liquorice and muscovado, as well as cocoa, and notes of wood and ropes lingering throughout the finish. So, off to Bifrost...
Monday, July 25, 2016

ekstedt
3.8
HaandBryggeriet Fyr og Flamme
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium beige head. Bready malt, piney and citric hops. Medium bodied, mmedium carbonation. Dry to semi dry, medium bitterness.
Monday, July 25, 2016

rodenbach99
2.5
HaandBryggeriet Flemish Brown Cherry
Style et résumé: Brune des Flandres aux cerises sur fond de poussière.
Comment: Bouteille de 500ml. Batch 789, best før 16.01.2018
Portrait: Un liquide brune avec reflet rouge, sans mousse, un enfant penserait que c’est du cola «flat». Un nez bien acide avec du bois et des cerises. Une bouche tout aussi acide avec du vinaigre, ça mord les bords de bouche. Des saveurs de vieux bois se mêlent au vinaigre. Une finale sur une poussière près de la moisissure. J’ai bu du vinaigre meilleure que ça !
Note: 5/10

Sunday, July 24, 2016

gyllenbock
3.5
HaandBryggeriet FlystrIPA
Bottle from Heinemann, OSL Airport. Dark brown with a large head. Aroma and taste of hops, roasted malt, citrus and hints of licorice. Also some notes of ash in the finish. The finish was bitter.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

gyllenbock
3.4
HaandBryggeriet Dobbel Wit
Bottle from Heinemann, OSL Airport. Hazy golden/orange with a white head. Aroma and taste of wheat, coriander, some malt and yeast. Also fruit. Medium body. The finish was a bit on the dry side.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Grzesiek79
4.2
HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood
wedzonka, czyc dymy, drewno oraz stopiony karmel. Slodowe jest to piwo bardziej niz chmielne. Smak wyczuwalny takze jalowiec i pieprz czarny. Wyglad to herbaciano czerwona barwa srednio metne. Ze srednia i malo trwala piana. Dobre ale liczylem na ciut wiecej.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

larsga
2.9
HaandBryggeriet Funky Black
Small beige head. Clear, still deep dark brown body. Spicy deep earthy red fruits aroma with dirty vinegary funky notes. Dry-acidic dirty earthy taste with fruity funky barnyard notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, mealy, edgy mouthfeel. Dry-acidic earthy mealy aftertaste with funky barnyard notes. It’s ... I don’t know. It’s possible to drink it... and some of the flavours are good. Sharply acidic, and very dirty, however. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly, Storo. Batch #805.)
Friday, July 22, 2016

belgis
2.7
HaandBryggeriet Pale Ale
Juniper bitterness? Besides that not so many characteristics. Serious foam! And deep amber colour!
Friday, July 22, 2016

belgis
2.7
HaandBryggeriet Humlesus
Yes, I did look at other ratings and I am surprised. Because this beer left me wanting more in all the possible ways. Thin and poor aroma with decent taste but not citra something metallic. I can only hope it is only me who is having this strange batch with number 976.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

daigoon
3.7
HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood
0.5l bottle. Dark orange or nearly brown and cloudy. Tan head with some lacing. Roasted taste with what seems like spices.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

daje
3.2
HaandBryggeriet Jordbær
Fredrikstad Ølfestival 2016. Semiclear golden body with a white head. Aroma of wheat, straberries, banana. Taste is flowery with subtle strawberry notes. Dry and fresh, a nice summery beer.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Vighals
3.1
HaandBryggeriet Sitron IPA
Lett tåkete lys brun med fingerhøyt hvitt skum som legger seg fort. Mild frisk lukt. Lett sitrus. Lett pluss. Blomster, noe honning og sitrusbitter smak. Middels lang.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

BlazerT
3.4
HaandBryggeriet Bringebær
Bottle. Sensoric. Nice red with small, white, semi-sensed head. Poor head retention and lacing. Nice light to medium forest fruits aroma - raspberries. Taste is tart, slightly, but really lightly acidic. Almost none of bitterness. Body is light, watery texture, lively carbonation, finish is fruity and slightly malty. In overall really solid, refreshing and natural beer.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sigmund
2.9
HaandBryggeriet Badebrygg
500 ml bottle, batch #991, from Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes. ABV is 4.5%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Fairly nice aroma of German(?) and/or Czech(?) hops, grassy and herbal notes. Bland flavour, dry and "dusty", easy to forget.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

arsol
3
HaandBryggeriet Bringebær
Noe tåkete rød farge med luftig rosa skum. Lukter av sure bær. Bringebær. Smaker mye mindre enn det lukter. Mild syrlig avslutning.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sigmund
3
HaandBryggeriet HaandWit
500 ml bottle, batch #988, from Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes. ABV is 4.5%. Hazy golden colour, small white head of poor retention. Wheaty aroma with notes of coriander and cloves, hints of citrus. Wheaty and yeasty flavour, some coriander, very moderate hops. Orange peel is not on the ingredient list, why? Still some citrus flavour, but not much.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

metalspice
3.3
HaandBryggeriet Funky Black
Svart, nesten uten skum. Solbær, eik, noen sure toner og lett sjokolade i duften som lover mer enn smaken kan stå inne for. Sure bær og lett kaffe i smaken som avsluttes med en litt ubehagelig beskhet. Tynn og tørr munnfølelse.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

nilsas
3.4
HaandBryggeriet Wild Thing

Lukt: Syrlige frukter og høy.
Utseende: Gulbrun/rødbrun
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Syrige frukter og høy.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bryne, Nydt@Tasting kveld med Untappd Jostein.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@7%, Når@18.07.2016
Kommentar: Batch 730

Monday, July 18, 2016

Vighals
3
HaandBryggeriet Jordbær
Orange med sedimenter med lavt offwhite skum. Lukter jordbærgelepulver. Lett. Smaker noe jordbær, syrlig mot sur smak. Kort.
Monday, July 18, 2016

lello4ever
3.9
HaandBryggeriet Fyr og Flamme
Bionda velata, schiuma compatta. Aroma un po’ compassato, con sentori floreali e fruttati. Benissimo al palato, bella Ipa fruttata, fresca e beverina, note di frutta tropicale, poca amarezza, chiusura medio lungo. Carbonazione media. Ottima.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

TychoJames
3.8
HaandBryggeriet Fyr og Flamme
Flaska systembolaget. Dimmig orange kulör. Doft av barr, citrus och skog. Frisk smak av citrus, hö och spannmål. Bra beska.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Arve_Christian
3.3
HaandBryggeriet Jordbær
On bottle from Gulating Ølutsalg , Sandefjord. Deep orange/ golden color- ok foam. Medium aroma intensity; fruity, floral, strawberries. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness , some sourness- enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, July 16, 2016

daje
3.7
HaandBryggeriet FlystrIPA
Bottle bought at Gardermoen, disrespectfully enjoyed as a nightcap freezing on a bench in copenhagen night to march 27th 2016. Black bodied, hard to see the head color but it looks light brown. Tropical hops, oranges and roast in aroma, while the taste is dry, crisp, with a solid bitterness. Fresh hoppy aftertaste of peach and pineapple, with a lasting coffee note. Nice.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Desverger
3.4
HaandBryggeriet Ardenne Blond
Tap@Tap10, Copenhagen - fuzzy yellow pour with white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and floral hoppy, some yeast, light spices into the finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 15, 2016

Desverger
3.5
HaandBryggeriet Pale Ale
Tap@Tap10, Copenhagen - Amber pour with white head. Fruity and malty with some nice citrus and tropical fruity notes, herbal piney hoppy notes, hoppy bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 15, 2016

brnandersen
3.4
HaandBryggeriet Ardenne Blond
Draught at Tap10, Cph. Hazy amber-golden colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with spices, toasted notes, sweet pale malts. Caramel. Taste is light bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and fruity with pale malts and spicy hints. Nice Saison to the sweeter side.
Friday, July 15, 2016

gunnfryd
4
HaandBryggeriet HaandKrik
Patricks 310316. Red brown colour wih a pinkish head. Aroma is cherry stone, cherris. Flavour is yeast, almond, cherries, fruit. Very nice beer. I enjoy every zip.
Friday, July 15, 2016

tmrmwel
3.5
HaandBryggeriet Brakerøya Pils
Bottle, batch 986. Pours slightly hazy, light yellow, with a creamy head. Aroma is zesty, herbal hops, with grassy notes and tropical hoppy notes. Medium body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is crisp, herbal hops, with grassy notes and some tropical notes of citrus and peach, as well as pilsner malts with cereals. Lingering bitter finish.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nonshaugen
3.6
HaandBryggeriet Brakerøya Pils
50 cl, bottle fermented, batch #986. Some chill haze, golden yellow amber, medium white head, nice carbonation. Aroma is grainy, fruity, grassy and a bit piny. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky and dry. Flavours are reflecting the aroma, very non-typical for a pilsener style beer. A pleasant and surprisingly nice beer, a really good pilsener, it’s not too many of them out there. Cheers!!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Silvan7
3.9
HaandBryggeriet HaandKrik
on tap @ arrogant Sour festival 2016. giallo ambrato carico, quasi ramata. schiuma beige carica. Aroma intensissimo, fruttato, frutta rossa (amarena sciroppata).Aceto di vino. vaniglia e legno. Gusto intenso, acido, abboccato, poco amaro, fruttato con amarena e vaniglia. Corposa, molto carbonata, spigolosa, poco calda. Equilibrata e armonica.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Silvan7
3.5
HaandBryggeriet Berry Blend
Bottle @ Arrogant Sour Festival. Colore rosato, schiuma fine, bianco sporco di breve persistenza. Aroma di frutti a bacca rossa (lamponi ribes etc.), aceto. vaniglia e zucchero candito. Gusto amaro, secco, solo un lieve abboccato dato dalle note fruttate. Pochissima carbonatazione, poco calda, non molto astringente, acidità contenuta. Equilibrata e piuttosto armonica.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Desverger
3.5
HaandBryggeriet HaandKrik
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - dark red to brown with beige covering. Aroma and taste is high cherry prominence, medium sour, cherrystone, light spice, medium acidic into the close.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Desverger
3.3
HaandBryggeriet Funky Black
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - black pour with off white head. Medium sour dark berry fruity aroma and taste, berry skin, tart dark berries, some wooden notes, light cocoa notes, ok.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Meilby
2.8
HaandBryggeriet Sitron IPA
Draught @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with along slightly dry, citrus, peach and grainy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Malin_aiisa
3.1
HaandBryggeriet Fyr og Flamme
Bottle Slightly hazy, orange Aroma of peach and bread Taste of oranges, round full taste. Bitter with some sweetness. Mild finish. Hint of tart. Grapefruit
Sunday, July 10, 2016

vjohans
3
HaandBryggeriet Fyr og Flamme
grass, floral, citrus, smoke, caramel, orange, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Cunningham
3.1
HaandBryggeriet Sitron IPA
Unclear yellow golden color with a small white head. Dotted lacing. Decent intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Lemon, wort malty and mild herbal flavor. Ok easy drinkable session beer.
[On tap at Smalhans in Oslo, Norway]

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Meilby
3.5
HaandBryggeriet Funky Black
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, tartness, funk, berries, chocolate, citrus and a hint of caramel and vinegar. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light to medium sour with a long slightly dry, tart, grainy, berry, funky and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

Friday, July 08, 2016

OminouSC2
3.8
HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood
Dark orange color. Aromas of smoke, charcoal and wood. Smoked taste with some sour hints of fir needle. Finish is long and bitter. Very nice.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

OminouSC2
3.3
HaandBryggeriet Bestefar
Dark brown ale. Herbal armoa, (my wife mentioned shampoo), some chocolate. Starts off with some dark malt and chocolate, some spices and a slight bitter finish.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

IPAgutten79
3.2
HaandBryggeriet Sitron IPA
Gylden ugjennomsiktig. Aroma av sitrus, ananas og malt. Smaken er stort sett det samme. Tynn konsistens. Frisk, men heller ikke stort mer. Ok.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

daje
4.1
HaandBryggeriet HaandKrik
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, february 12th 2016. Dark ruby body with a small tanned head. Aroma of cherries, leather, barnyard and oak. Taste is sour with a delightful sweet balance, lots of cherries, and a long sour finish. This is a really nice one, and I believe it’s safe to say that Norway has finally got it’s own kriek!
Thursday, July 07, 2016

aleksander9
2.8
HaandBryggeriet Sitron IPA
Hazy golden with white head. Lemon balm, guava and some pineapple. Hoppy, citric, smooth and dry finish. Overall: Good session qualities, but nothing really stands out.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

KnutAlbert
3.9
HaandBryggeriet Humlesus Centennial
Crisp, dry, clean. Citrus, pepper. Elegant single hop, a proper session beer.
Thursday, July 07, 2016