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Haandbakk - HaandBryggeriet

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346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%


Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first wild yeast-fermented beer brewed in Norway for over 100 years.

Aged in oak barrels for 2 years.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2008)
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jdklks

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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 08. With the beer gushing out of the bottle, the pour had to be fast, leaving a healthy two finger dark tan head atop a solid brown body with amber edges. The smell is mostly cherries, with some obvious tartness and funk. The oak is also very apparent.

Wow. Extremely tart all the way through, but especially up front. A blast of cherries hits you at the beginning and never really goes away, dominating the flavor until it dissolves into a candy sweet tartness in the finish/aftertaste. The oak is much less noticeable in the taste than the smell, though it eventually makes an appearance in the aftertaste. It's a good thing I like cherries, because this beer has little more to offer. It's fantastic in its ability to overwhelm the palate with its intense flavor.

Mouthfeel is good. Well carbonated, but a bit thicker than I would like it to be, since it is not as "airy" on the palate. This also brings down its drinkability, though there certainly won't be any problem finishing it.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 03:04:34 | More by jdklks
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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.

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Haandbakk from HaandBryggeriet
93 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.