Haandbakk - HaandBryggeriet
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 341 | Reviews: 211 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gatch:
4.48/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on 10 Feb 2011
Total Bottles 2160
A: Cloudy dark ruby red/dark purple with shades of brown and a very big bubbled, strange, light brown/yellowish head that was reluctant to build were it not for an aggressive pour. Fades pretty quickly leaving behind a ring of foam and a thin layer of retention.
S: Seriously intense funk! One of the rawest, funkiest, stankiest beers I've ever had the pleasure of putting my nose near. This is going to sound absurd, and I'm not trying to be "cool," but it smells like cocaine.
T: Whoaaaa! Tart, funky wood and roasted malt. Starts sour and then finishes with roasted malt, wood, and dark fruit. Some vinegar and tart fruits. No booze present, at all. I really like that you get the flavors you expect up front and then the aging and barrel treatment take over, showing you that two years in a barrel does wonders. Gives it a whole new complexity. The woody/oaky flavors along with the roasty, almost smoky, qualities make this a serious barrel-aged sour.
M: The right amount of sizzle, bite, and carbonation. The body is right for the style. So much fun to drink. If this had a bit more carbonation and sizzle when it was warm, this would be one of my favorite sours. Regardless, it's world class.
O: This beer was a crazy surprise. I knew it was going to be good, but I didn't know it was going to be this good and this unique. This is the definition of a barrel-aged sour. It makes it even better that it has some local Norwegian history attached to it.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2013 21:18:39 | More by Gatch
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
500ml bottle served in an over-sized wine glass
A - Hazed mahogany with ruby highlights, little to no head.
S - Acidic berries, sharp apple cider vinegar, nail polish remover, musty wood, leather, tart apples, caramelized sugar.
T - Old wood and leather, pretty freakin sour, has some sweet tartness,a myriad of tart and vinous fruits, blackberries and sour cherries dominate, the malts have soft burnt sugar edge and have blended into into a unexplainable nirvana of that combats the intense sharpness and acidity. Finishes tart and crisp with tart fruit left on the palate.
M - Medium body gets silkier as it warms, little to no carbonation, sharp and tart, dry finish.
This has melded into a beautiful sour beer. The wood is super mellow but has left it's mark for sure. This was quite a surprise. If you like Oud Bruins this is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 02:14:17 | More by StaveHooks
4/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/10/2011. Pours slightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of blackberry, cranberry, cherry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, pepper, hay, straw, brown bread, leather, herbal, musty funk, and oak/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt, yeast ester, and wine barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of blackberry, cranberry, cherry, green apple, red grape, clove, oak, red wine vinegar, brown bread, light chocolate, leather, herbal, pepper, musty funk, and oak/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy/spicy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of blackberry, cherry, cranberry, green apple, red grape, oak, clove, red wine vinegar, brown bread, light chocolate, pepper, herbal, leather, musty funk, and oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of malt, wine barrel, and fruity/acidic yeast flavors; with a nice malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with lightly slick and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders brown ale. All around good balance and complexity of malt, fruity/acidic yeast, and wine barrel flavors; and nicely smooth to sip on with the moderate level of acidity. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 04:01:21 | More by superspak
Haandbakk from HaandBryggeriet
93 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.