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

bottling
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available

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Norwegian ale with cranberries and currants added. The Haand brewers - four guys making beer in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale - specialize in recreating old Norwegian farm beers. Heres one made with a variety of different grains, and some typical fruits from the region, handpicked by the brewers. It is fermented by airborne wild yeast, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. Wild Thing, you make everything...groovy.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (1280) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle at Whats Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Pours hazy orange. Aroma of fruit, lemon, alcohol. Thin bodied, but some fruit and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7340) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
Clear deep golden color with a smal white head. Sour fruity, acidic, berries and yeast. Inviting and complex aroma. Medium body. Nice balance between sourness/acidity and sweetness. Nice complexity and still mellow. Pleasant and easy to drink. Well for us who likes this stuff. Dry ending. Lots of berries, deep malt base and yeast. Nice one.
[Bottle at Verkstedet in Oslo, Norway. At a tasting with Buxton/Haandbryggeriet. Batch #730]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4957)
- Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2014
From a 50cl at Buxton/Haandbryggeriet tasting at Verkstedet, Oslo. Pours almost clear amber, it seems, with a rather small head. Fairly fruity aroma of red berries, hints of spices and hints of wild yeast. Moderate sweet and quite fruity with pleasantly sour notes. Medium body with fairly average carbonation. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10767) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
a touch funky, a touch earthy, with some cranberry shining through, but not like the Tyaettbaer(?) from Nogne O. This was decent, but not that ones rival by any stretch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at WTWBA. Smoke and bacon in this beer. Very interesting. Yeasty and slightly fruity. Cool beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4676) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Cloudy orange with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of ash, sawdust and grass. Taste is of ash and yeast with light citrusy tartness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is golden in color, no head, and clear. The smell is fruit skins, grapes, very veggie like. The taste is a weird tartness, cherry, ashy, and off.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (3293) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
500ml bottle, batch 246, at the opening a little gush came through, cloudy orange-amber hue, with a bubbly beige head, mild wild yeasty, earthy barnyard, funky, horseblanket, leathery nose, with a musty redberry, herbal medecinal note, with a light wheaty, pale, toasty malt, wild cranberry accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with an earthy wild yeasty harsh mould-riped cranberry, sour, tart redberry, faint peat smoked, toasted, wheat malt character, with some wet woody barrel, medicinal herbal plant, fruity tannin flavor, leading towards an earthy harsh woody, cranberry, currant fruity acidic, redberry tannin finsh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
brygget i 2009, og dermed lagret i omlag 2 r. Innholder flere typer malt, og ikke minst noen regionale br og frukter. Fin kobberrd farge i glasset. Lukter ikke veldig surt, og sursmaken er heller ikke s slende som hos mange andre surl p det Norske markedet. Ettersmaken er sterkt preget av en rundt ryksmak, og det liker vi godt. Lagring hjalp veldig p denne.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
A moderate gusher upon opening. Veiled orangey dark pink hued ale covered by a slice of white that lasts. Lightly lactic, gently flowery, mineral, very phenolic nose barely hints at the fruits this contains. Rather earthy pits, branches and... bile meet in this rather messy ale. In mouth, carbonation takes a lot of room and the beer is very dry, the fruit sugars having apparently been eaten up through and through, letting a texture that feels on the very light side for a Haandbryggeriet. They still manage to pull out very noticeable smoke flavours out of this and it is fairly complementary to the minerally fruits, but there is little else going on and some of the phenolic compounds, giving plastic and medicinal flavours a plenty, are detrimental to the enjoyment. Funny how I really love that brewery and wild beers, yet combining the two leads to a disappointment.


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