HaandBryggeriet Sweet & Sour

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sweet & Sour - take a beer and age it in French oak barrels for 18 months and mix it with one of our seasonal beers, and you get this both sour, sweet and dryish effervecent result for you to enjoy. The US version carries 7.5 VOL% alc.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24790) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy pale amber, no head. More vinegar in the nose than I ever felt in sheer vinegar. Malt sweetness overrun by concentrated vinegar sourness. Completey dominated by aggressive puckering lemony acidity. Decidedy with some intersting oaky notes, but oh so unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2012
[email protected] Golden colour, bubbly small head. Aroma is sweaty socks, sour wood, some acidicness as well as rather sweet. Flavour is sour wood, earth, yeast, very acidic with some mild tartness as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (11324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of acetone, sugar and vinegar. Taste is medium sweet and medium sour with a long vinegar sour finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (4126) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Trevlig syrlig doft med tydlig inslag av vinger. Smaken r nogot snllare med lite rda br. Eftersmaken r ltt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8971) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste of fruit, wood, vinegar and grapefruit. Rather soft. Descent stuff. Not that sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6159) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
(500ml bottle) clear medium gold, oily clear bubbles. Nose is tart, stone fruit, earthy berry, wet wood, bit of vinegar. Taste of vinegar, sweet, tart berry, dry body, woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep golden with tiny off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, slight acetone, peach, some malt and wheat. Flavor is sweet and sour with some peach, vinegar and malt. Medium body, soft carbonation. A really strange one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16238) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose/taste of white sugared peaches, soured oak, tart fruit, vanilla and light funk. More sweet than sour, but a very tasty beer. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (5240) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2012
From a bottle at Grnerlkka mat- og mikrobryggfestival (Thanks, OleR). Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of vinegar, malt, fruit, yeast and sour green apples. Sweet and sour with some spicy notes and nice vinegar flavour. Really tasty and enjoyable. (2012-08-25)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16989) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Bottle, at Grnerlkka Festival. A gusher producing a hazy, orange-golden body and a dense, medium-sized, off-white head. Quite sugary nose actually, with a pleasant tart fruitiness. Oranges and peaches, white sugar, candy notes and some bitterness in the flavour. Medium to full body, semi-tart and quite effervescent on the palate. Sourish and sweet fruity finish. A quite pleasant one, both refreshing and tasteful. Rating: 7-4-6-4-14-3.5. 120825

Bottle. An almost clear one, golden-orange in color and without head or carbonation. Vinegar, acetone and peaches on the nose, a bit intense maybe... The flavor is more mellow, but still rather vinegarish, but more on the fruity side. Tart, medium body, more or less still. Tart and lemony finish. An intense beer, theres certainly differences in the sourness level between this bottle and the last I had. Rating: 6-3-6-3-13-3.1. Letting my old rating count. 120914

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