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Haandbakk - HaandBryggeriet

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 101
Gots: 47 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

leitmotif, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Ciocanelu, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of SebD
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks alot peensteen for this awesome extra!

Appearance: It has a nice deep brownish amber color to it. It has practically no head, just some off-white bubbles and leaves no apparent lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of a bunch of tart cherries, vinegar, dark berries, grapes and some oak. Damn this smells great.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of tart cherries, black berries, red grapes, vinegar and the oak becomes more prevalent towards the end. It has alot of acidity.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Solid

SebD, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

rolltide8425, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

drewone, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Wowcoolman, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Rado, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

micromaniac129, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

YobroitsJoe, May 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52%

vermilcj, May 21, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, vintage 2012.

Lifeless pour. Watery and a bit slapping, but comes with no head generation at all. Classic oud bruin color, deep mahogany brown. After the pour manages to actually create a tan collar which always sticks around. Not as lifeless looking as I expected.

Holy carp is this tart, and it smells like balsamic soft vinegar, and classic deep sour cherry. Lots of oxidation going on here, but some nice malt and acid background. Not horrifically smelling, that first pour had me a bit scarred, but now I am very curious to see how this has handled.

Boy this is an odd one in the palate. Big tartness, and vinegar acid, but with a light bodied soft feel. Classic sour cherry finish and some malted sweetness in the back. The soft acid and big vinegar is strong with this one. I have to take this slowly.

Quite a bit of oxidation but in a good way, not ruined, but not quite optimal. A very unique creation and probably a sour heads oud bruin fantasy, but there's more to life than being slammed by the obvious.

smakawhat, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

md655321, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

craft_shannie, Apr 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

Gonzoillini, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

iatethecloudsfor, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

halo913, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Bwagner1122, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

dwagner003, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle served in an over-sized wine glass
Vinatge 2010

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.

StaveHooks, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

bigwebguy, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

superspak, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TriageStat, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Danimal25, Feb 10, 2014
Haandbakk from HaandBryggeriet
93 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.