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Haandbakk - HaandBryggeriet

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 100
Gots: 47 | FT: 3
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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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-13-2013 21:44:48 | More by mdaschaf
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-10-2013 14:48:05 | More by BigDaveLB
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Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very excited to try this long-time want! Batch 343 - Total Bottles=2280. 500ml bottle served in a tulip. Pours slightly darker than mahogany with a loose, off-white head that immediately disperses into a soapy swirl - no lacing on this one. Nose is quite characteristic of the style - cherry Sucrets, tannins and perhaps the faintest trace of vanilla. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also some leather and tobacco notes in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a light, even carbonation. Additionally, the inherent acidity of this beer stimulates the sides of the cheeks and leaves a residual burn at the back of the throat between quaffs. Overall, a solid example of the style. I really can't find any fault with this beer; however, there are other Flanders Oud Bruins that I feel are more nuanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:47:17 | More by Jwale73
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- dark brown-red, like cherry wood
S- Bretty and boozy, hint of grapes
T- quite complex; hits you pretty tart up front but quickly gives way to oak and a smoky finish. Delicious I you like your sours more sour than fruity.
M- thickish, essentially no carbonation. Feels like a vinegary wine.
O- awesome. Second only to Cuvée des Jacobins as far as sours I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:08:19 | More by recoveringmormon
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

08-26-2013 16:58:09 | More by box_social
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

08-25-2013 19:42:51 | More by krl2112
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

08-11-2013 23:43:37 | More by acc88
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New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 343. 500ml bottle. Served in a Russian River stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark dark brownish red color. No head, but a light tan coating and collar forms. Body is nearly opaque with only small amounts of light visible at the bottom of the glass. Some chunky yeast particles settle at the bottom of the glass as well

Smell: Sour red grape, dark fruit, oak, blackberries, balsamic vinegar, lactic, sour cherry. The red wine barrel aging is extremely evident in the aroma.

Taste: Nice sour punch right upfront. Red grape, dark berries, lots of oaky tannins, black cherry and a hint of caramelized sugar. Some chocolate, and roasted malt character come through in the finish and aftertaste. Sourness borders on high, but does not linger after the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium, almost full bodied. Carbonation on the higher end of low. Soft mouthfeel. Finishes dry.

Overall: Really good stuff. The wine barrel aging definitely adds lots of additional complexity to the beer and really helps to put it in the upper echelon of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 04:37:24 | More by Jonada
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3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to tulip

A: Very dark ruby, almost black. Opaque. Poured slight head that quickly retreats to a close-to-none rim. No lacing.

S: Sour yeast – Bretts. Dry fruit like plums, cherries and mostly red grapes.

T: Sour. Cherries and red grapes. Slightly sweet, but not overpowering. Some taste comes through from the oak barrels, hints of wine.

M: Very low carbonation, almost non-existent. Smooth. Moderate body. Highly viscous, thick feel.

O: The taste and smell of this beer is outstanding but the thick fell with extremely low carbonation makes this is something to enjoy occasionally and in small amounts. This is great for after dinner.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 19:53:44 | More by macher0
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dark opaque reddish brown. Smell and taste are very acidic. There is virtually no carbonation and that really hurts the overall experience. More carbonation would lighten the acidity and it would be about right. With the lack of carbonation it is a bit too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:29:31 | More by wd40
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-24-2013 16:38:56 | More by dcloeren
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2013 16:23:00 | More by JAHMUR
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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage poured into Barrelworks Teku.

Pours dark brown much like a porter, with minimal to no head forming. Not the prettiest of beers.

Aroma is chewy malt, peat, oak, funk a là fantome, basement, prune, and burnt raisin. Different and not very oud bruin but with some similarities.

Taste is much the same notes as in the aroma plus a red wine characteristic. Smokey, funky, woodsy, burnt dark dry fruits, and a touch of coffee malt. Very unique and possibly funkier than the fresher bottle I had.

Mouthfeel on the lightest side of medium with low carbonation. I'd ask for more carb but it's really not a deal breaker with this beer. Drinks very much like a smoky wine.

Overall the year in the cellar has added some more funk and possibly elevated the peat and smoke character. Enjoying this quite a bit and it's unique in that it tastes foreign. No American renditions I've had carry these types of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 03:41:36 | More by MarcWP
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-09-2013 21:29:15 | More by cosmonick
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2013 22:05:11 | More by jaxon53
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-03-2013 15:56:44 | More by drummermattie02
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4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle which says "Vintage 2009 bottled on 10 May 2010," poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Deep reddish-brown body under a finger of tan foam that settles quickly into a ring and leaves delicate lace. Just fine.

S: Sharp, nostril-tingling sourness is the dominant aroma, with both lactic and acetic acid prominently on display. Toasted oak, grape skin, sherry, and some citrus are also present. Deep and vibrant. Terrific.

T: Sour fruit up front, with a mixture of cherry, grape, and grapefruit. Toasted malt and vanilla oak show up midway through, with another wave of tartness closing things out cleanly. Faint booze on the aftertaste is the only demerit. Deliciously sour Oud Bruin.

M: Medium-bodied with a fairly high level of soft, fine carbonation. Lively enough to keep the acidity from being too tongue-ripping.

O: This, to me, has the perfect level of sourness - i.e., a LOT. The roof of my mouth is starting to get a little raw two-thirds of the way through the bottle, as if I'd just finished eating a pack of Warheads. Hell yeah.


Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 01:55:49 | More by woosterbill
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3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk

Batch: 343
Total Bottles: 2280

A- pour yields only some light fizz. Body is a deep purple grape juice type color. Some sediment on the bottom. 3

S- boysenberries, cherries, red wine, some acidity, slight funk. Very light nose even as it warmed. 3.5

T- very much like the smell with the funkiness more pronounced. Dark berries, red wine, funk. The tannins from the red wine barrel make it slightly tart and acidic and lend very well to this base beer. 4.25

M- major lack if carbonation. Medium body. Not too bad though 3

O- very enjoyable brew but not up to the all-stars in its style. 4


Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 00:13:03 | More by t420o
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-24-2013 14:04:06 | More by AdamP
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

06-19-2013 06:29:07 | More by HopsMatt
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-16-2013 03:17:33 | More by MaseFace
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-09-2013 22:08:30 | More by jtortorice
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-05-2013 23:10:12 | More by jkane101
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-05-2013 17:31:11 | More by JellyJacket
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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2009 Vintage

A - Pours a deep plum, almost deep brown with little to no head.

S - Ripe cherries, not bright or overtly sour. Acidic with woodyness.

T - Metallic to start off. Really off putting. Develops into a white grape with an earthy and oaky flavor.

M - The body was a little fuller than I was expecting. Not a lot of carbonation.

O - I'm used to sours from RR. This is different, not that that's a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 21:35:59 | More by cvm4
Haandbakk from HaandBryggeriet
93 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.