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

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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was brewed in sept. 06 and has since then been aged in oak barrels until bottling on March 22. 2008. The beer is blended for roundness but is still very sour and a little bit acetic. We think our first attempt has been a great success and we will definitely try this again.
8.5% alc. 20 ibu. Serve at 8-12C

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mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
I just don’t get why people don’t give great beers a 5 rating. Take this one for example. Many raters describe it’s superb characteristics spot on. Yet they don’t consider it worthy of a 5. This is an incredible sour. You know that kind of beer that makes you stop and say whoa this is special. The kind that occupies that corner of your fridge or cellar and don’t touch except on special occasion or to save with another beer enthusiast. The beer is vinous, sour, tart, woody, prickly, wild, brown, complex, no sweetness, a real pleasure.

4.9
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Dark mahogany red/brown; thin sawdusty tan head. Rich, layered woody aroma. Hints of fruit, and bugs. Tastes fantastic. Vinous; woody, bugged out in the best way. Restrained sourness, but definitely not pretending. Dry, tannic texture. Sits on a subtle base of fruit, cranberry, cherry, blackberry. Again, very wine-like, and lots of wood. Making a strong case for beer of the year. And at this price, it’s an unbelievable steal. Stick Cantillon or Russian River on the label, and it’s going for 3x as much.

4.8
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Delicious! Tart, without the vinegary taste of some other sour ales - definately mellowed by the oak-aging process. Low carbonation, no head. DO OVER!

4.7
arminjewell (9636) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pours deep brown with off white head, aroma is big cheese, horseblanket, and roasted malt. Taste up front is subtle vanilla and oak leading into a deep acetic and sour taste that is mouth puckering and a nice dry and slightly sweet finish. Excellent sour ale, delicious!

4.7
JefVerstraete (3351) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2012
Reminds me of Rodenbach. There is also Rodenbach yeast used in this beer. haandBAKK comes from rodenBACH. Refreshing, sour and well balanced

4.7
bg80 (84) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. This is a great beer. Sharp, tart, and flavorful. Very sour. Among the better sour red/brown beers around. No complaints.

4.6
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2010
See, this is why sours rule. Just the smell makes your cheeks clench and your mouth water. Plums and gasoline. That’s a good thing. La folie wannabe.

4.6
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 Bottle with jredmond. Pours a dark brown, sediment-y pour. Nose is nicely sour with a slight vinegar to it, but not overwhelming. Taste is really nice sour with some cherries and finishing with a tart, dry apple flavor. Really surprisingly good sour from this brewery. bottle split with pat on 12/23. Pours a really dark brown, nice head. Beautiful sour aroma. Notes of cherries. Very smooth flavor. Sour mixes with the oak in an amazing way. Lacks really deep, complex flavors, but the cherry and oak are outstanding on their own. Upping the rating for sure.

4.6
grunx (367) - - JUN 8, 2012
Espectacular Sour Ale. Molt avinagrada i llarga, llarga. Cero carbonatació. Per a disfrutar si t’agrada aquest estil. No apte per a tothom. Genial.

4.6
Grzesiek79 (4295) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle from Dyspensa in Radom. Alez kwasne piwo. Niesamowity aromat juz po zdjeciu kapsla. Pachnie octem jablkowo-winnym. W smaku sos beszamelowy zalany a wlasciwie utopiony w occie balsamicznym, ocet winny troche wisniowej zadziornej kwaskowosci. Piwo jest lsniaco bordowe zupelnie bez piany taki to urok tego stylu. Metnosc poprawna kakaowo brazowa sie robi po przelaniu tej mazi. Caly czas gryzie i zakwasza gardlo. Extremalne i dla wielu nie do przelkniecia. SUPER sour red and brown Ale. zblizony do Rodenbach vintage troche tez do dobrych wytrawnych win wloskich, zwlaszcza sycylijskich. Hardcore Sour I’m lovin it.


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