HaandBryggeriet Krøkkebic

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

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour Ale brewed with Crowberries.

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3.1
jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours red. Nose/taste of tart berry, caramel, cherry vinegar, old wet wood and musk. Some hints of bandaid off notes in background early in the bottle. These off notes went away after mixing in the sediment at the bottom. Light acidity. (My rating is with the sediment mixed in and the off notes gone) Medium body.

3.6
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Clear reddish pour with a brief fizz and decent lacing. Fairly understated nose, deep berry and dank musty wood back by a relatively contained acetic quality. Just enough carbonation in the mouthfeel to evoke the modest pepper and spice that blend well with the tartness and fruitiness. Nothing world-beating, and not as complex as desirable, but a decent sour.

3.3
brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours amber in color with a small white head. The nose is very fruity with a definite berry aroma. A moderate tartness, a bit of vinegar, and some lactic notes, as well. There is a mild funk, mostly straw and grass, maybe some musty oak. The flavor is very similar to the aromas. Lots of berry and fruit notes with a bit of vinegar and oak. Slightly tannic and dry on the finish.

3.6
gunnfryd (14820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at Haandbryggeriet. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is crowberries, sourness, malt. Flavour is crowberries, sourness, malt, vinegar, caramel. Nice beer.

3.9
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
Congratulations, HaandBryggeriet, this is a very good sour! It’s a ruby coloured beer with surprisingly little carbon and hardly any head or lacings. This one is quite balanced out, but the the sourness is obviously the main feature. Even though I’m from Norway, I don’t think I’ve ever had a crowberry, I’d imagine they taste a bit like blueberries from the taste of this beer. (Bottle)

3.6
badgerben (5119) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Murky red color with no head. Tart berry skin aroma. Mild grainy flavor. Very tart berry flavor. Never had crowberries, so I can’t say for certain that it tastes like them, but it seemed to be somewhere around a blueberry/blackberry realm.

3.8
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Iced tea reddish/orange body; very thin head. Tart buggy aroma, some fruit and woody bits. Very drinkable, same things in flavor as in aroma, prickly tartness, bugs, some wood, a little fruit.

4.5
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
Pale ruby, some carbonation that does not last long. Souyr fruit aroma. Nice flavour of forest berries - will probably fade a bit over time. A brilliant apretif or as a palate cleaner. Or in a sauce/marinade, perhas? More and more mouthwatering crowberry flavour as I sip.

3.8
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
500ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a slightly hazy copper with a sparse head. Bottle conditioned. Tart aroma with some sour berries. Not a lot of carbonation. Also a little brett in the aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied. Tart fruit in the flavor, fairly sour. Interesting beer. Not sure what a crowberry is, but this was tasty.

3.7
arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2012
500 mL bottle, pour is clear red with off white head, aroma has notes of interesting tart berry, slight funk noted with a touch of caramel and biscuit, slight lemon notes. Taste is definite berry, slight cherry, with a vanilla, funky tart and lemon lactic note, finishes fairly dry.


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