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28
style
Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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bubblehouse (1541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2016
This one wasn’t all that great. Possibly could have been better if I hadn’t had so many better to start.

3.5
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared by czar, thanks bro! Pours a reddish brown with a beige rim on top that leaves low/some lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, ash, slight umami and red fruits. Taste is moderately tart and pretty dry with more umami, smoke/ash again and some raspberry impressions. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and it feels vinous. I feared it was going to be over the top acidic (Hello, Haanbakk) but it is not. A pretty good dark sour, not too intense. Could do without the ashy character, though.

3.5
czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2016
pours hazy light brown with a small light beige cap offering some retention and lacing. peppery and mineral coffee, woodsy grapes, leathery caramel, citric cherries - medium acidity; soft bretted red apples, salt. moderate carbonation, light body - thin; tart spicy-woodsy finish. not overdone like other haandbryggeriet sour ales - nice dark foreign sour ale.

3.8
alex_leit (4443) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, taen foam. Aroma: old barrel, fruit vinegar, a little caramel and dried fruit. Taste: slightly sour, homemade wine, fruit vinegar, a little dark malts, very funny.

3.3
fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2016

Draught @ CBC 2016 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Oksnehallen Vesterbro, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As HaandBryggeriet Funky Black ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, good - fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark malt, roasted - toasted, tart, funky, wood, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, dark malt, sweet malt, funky, tart, caramel - toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160514]

3.3
daje (4436) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Haand Festival 2016. Black body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is funky with caramel, grain, wild berries. Taste is sour and tart, light chocolate notes, with a nice wood, plum and malt combination in finish.

2.5
Ernest (7721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle (bottled Sep 2015). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of lemon juice, cherry, earth, wood, vegetable juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Ya know, once in a while, a sour dark beer works, like Harvey’s Imperial Stout, but agghh, I can’t say that I enjoy this...the aroma is pretty acrid and simple, and the mouth experience is similarly harsh and unappealing. Whereas something like Harvey’s is deeply complex and alluring, and its sourness elegant and well-integrated, this is just kind of a crude example of this sort of thing. None of the typical cardboardy oxidation that most dark beers have at this age, but no doubt that is thanks to the acidity. I often like Haand beers, but almost just as often I am frustrated and disappointed, and this sadly is one of the latter cases.

3.4
Borup (14699) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of sourness, dark dried fruit, yeast, spice, citrus, funk and tartness.

3.4
zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Very dark brown with a thin white head. It has a spicy, sour red fruit and cider like flavour followed by cherry notes on the tart fruity finish. Good, but too high ABV for the flavour.

3.7
Cunningham (8077) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2016
A really nice and easy drinkable sour/brown ale.
Clear deep nutty color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing. Looks good. Nice intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a fine smooth carbonation. A fine balance between acidity, sourness and sweetness. Wood, mild vinegar, some roast, mild chocolate and fruity flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with OleR]


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