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

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
HaandBic is our first beer in the style of a fruit iambic with added red currents and Lingonberry. We have naturally also added a lambic style yeast blend incl bacteria and yeast of different types. Then this concoction has been aged in oak barrels for almost 18 months. The beer gets its tartness from both berries and the concoction we added. It will most certainly develop further given time

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3.7
esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle enjoyed at home
Orange red hazy, thin tanned laced, no head. Aroma of berries, apples, some kind of mint and some funky smells i can’t identify. Taste has a nice fruityness with some fresh acidity. Not much sweetness here, just good tart dryness and a very fresh feel. Some nice bitterness in the end to balance it off.

3.5
Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle, thanks to scott, the aroma was very nice of a good lacto smell. it appears as many other sours do. it taste is fairly thin with light body, not a huge amount of flavour. the sour is light because of the thin body. overall it wasnt bad

3.2
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
(500ml bottled 2-26-10 thanks to bu11zeye) clearish deep orange with no bubbles. Nose of chewable vitamins, wet wood, spirit barrel and a bit of raspberry. Taste of wet wood, chewable vitamins, currants, earthy, light tobacco, nearly still body and vinegar linger.

2.6
badgerben (5328) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Clear red color with no head. Oaky aroma with light cherry and some tartness. Oddly overwhelming hit of blue cheese at first sip. Lightly sour and tart. Only occasional hints of cherry or raspberry, but the blue cheese lingers.

3.3
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle dated 2/26/10 from beverages 4 less. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a thin head. The nose is light band aid, tart fruits and faint funk. The taste is funk upfront with, ripe fruit, tart fruit skin and light band aid in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with some prickly carb in the backend. Decent.

3.3
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour, with a thin off-white head. Sour apple, cranberry, cherry, light acetic acid, sweet caramel malt, and some light oak. Not overly sour or complex, but good drinkability. A tasty sour, not the best, but still enjoyable. I probably wouldn’t buy it again, but definitely worth trying.

3.5
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with a small, loose white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is slightly sour and a little woody with notes of cherry, lemon, caramel, apple and brett. Flavour is quite sour without being puckering, and is very similar to the aroma, although the fruity elements are played down a bit and the malty caramel is a little more substantial. Mouthfeel is dry but oily with moderately low carbonation and a lingering tart finish. Pretty good sour ale overall, not overly complex but well made all the same.

2.6
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2011
murky tan, large bubbled. Nose is heavy bandage, light acetic, heavy olive. Flavor is empty, light peach, lightly acetic finish, bit of paper and glue with light olive through short, hot end. Blech. Not a fan of Haandbryggeriet sours.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white fair mmostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy and very powerfull sour aroma. Moderate bitter powerfull sour flavor. Long moderate bitter very sour finish. Oily palate.

4
ComradeK (1260) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper brown, with next to no head and minimal carbonation. The nose is smooth and fruity, with predominant cranberry notes and a sour aroma similar to certain scrumpy ciders. The beer’s sourness comes through very strongly to begin, with a touch of sourdough rye blending with lemon juice. Brambly notes lead into a delightful finish, which has all the grip and line of an acidic dry riesling. This is an extremely enjoyable beer, more complex than Haandbryggeriet’s other sour ale, Haandbakk, yet also more drinkable. A lovely beer indeed.


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