HaandBryggeriet Krøkkebic

Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sour Ale brewed with Crowberries.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
[email protected] Strawberry aroma, acidic with a hint of oak. Red, tiny off-white head, no lace. Strawberries, rather oaky flavour, cherry pits, funky, hint of paracetamol. Bit thin. Complex yet highly drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2013
On tap @ Borefts 2012 - taken from notes.Seriously impressed with this beer, as I was with the Sur Megge. Nose is lots of cherries, taste is cloves and lots of forest fruits (dark & red). Niiiiiice!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours cloudy copper with a white head. Aroma is acidic, light grapefruit and light tartness. Flavour is acidic, tart, grapefruit and light leather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4331) - NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene, september 21st 2012. Cloudy ruby/orange body, small offwhite head. Aroma of cranberries and strawberries, wood, funk and clove. Taste is acidic with berries, spices and wood. Coming after a while is a citrus taste blending in with cherries. Pretty awesome taste actually. Woody and sour berry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
8th June 2012
Cloudy amber beer, short lived off white head. Fruity nose, mildly sour and a little floral. Crispy palate, semi dry. Pretty sour when very cold it mellows as it warms. Interesting fruit. A little sherbetty. Whisper of smoke. Slight medicinal note. Semi dry finish. Crowberries are different and this is unusual!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1200) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a murky chestnut amber, with a tiny and rapidly fading off-white head, which leaves no lacing. Sour funky notes, some sweeter woodiness and an astringent fruit smell make up the aroma. It is quite strongly sour up front, with a sweeter, woody balsamic vinegar flavour coming in to moderate that a little. There is an astringent, slightly bitter fruity flavour, which I assume to be crowberries, coming into the mid-palate. It finishes with a refreshing sourness. I admit that I don’t really know what I’m tasting for here, but the crowberries don’t seem to be a major feature of this beer. That said, it is a pleasant sour ale, and excellent refreshment on an incredibly hot summer evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (6152) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy medium orange/amber with fine tan bubbles. Nose of cranberry, cherry, bit funky, barrel, light acetone. Taste of tart fresh cranberry, acetone and vinegar are in the forefront, bit of toasty caramel but the off flavors really detract. Linger is also off, chewable vitamins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dangjdangel (40) - - DEC 28, 2012
A little too flat and sour for my taste. The crow berry taste was interesting, but overall not a favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2990) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Red/amber/caramel color. Small layer of bubbles. No lacing. Acetic aroma, but more of a honey acetic quality to it. Malt with a sour, fruity, peppery, tart, slightly sweet taste. Not bad, even good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Thanks again to MikeLovesBeer for sharing this. Not exactly sure what crowberry is or how it’s suppose to taste but I enjoyed and I suppose that’s good enough. Not overly sour but slightly smokey, which works well here.

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