Haandbakk | HaandBryggeriet

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a recreation of a Norwegian style naturally soured ale, aged in oak wine barrels for 18 months for the authentic sour flavour. The first wild yeast-fermented beer brewed in Norway for over 100 years.

15 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
487
Reviews:
232
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.83%
 
 
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108
Gots:
58
For Trade:
3
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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Cheers!

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Photo of t420o
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
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

B+

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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Label says Batch 343.

A- Pour barely yields a head as the 1/8 inch surface foam quickly flitters away to a thin ring around the edge of the glass leaving tiny wisps of surface foam. Nearly no lacing.

S- Pungent sour cherry smell with the wine barrel presence really coming through. Has a very sweet, fruity smell kind of like Manischewitz or grape-flavored hard candy

T- Mildly sour cherry flavor and then WHAM! a smack down of oak barrel. It brings with it drying tannins and a somewhat band-aid-like astringency. The fruitiness tries to fight through but it's pretty tough with all the wine-like characteristics just rushing in after the usual Flanders-style flavors. I feel like the aging and the alcohol really turn this one into a sipper.

M- Dry almost to the point of sandpaper tongue with a moderate amount of pucker and burn. Low carbonation and a fullish body.

O- I'd like to enjoy this beer and it has a unique aroma but the wine barrel presence just reminds me of why I don't drink wine. It's an interesting combination but not something I'd seek out again.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a tulip. batch 343. 2280 total bottles.

A: pours a dark brown color with almost no head, but with many white fizzy bubbles. 4

smell - sour cherries, very appealing. cant wait to drink this! 4.25

taste - tart, refreshing. dark sour grapes dominate the palate. VERY easy to drink. i found myself taking sip after sip trying to pin point the exact flavors. very enjoyable! 4.25

mouthfeel - high carbonation, super easy to drink. medium bodied. slight taste of alcohol on the back. 4.25

overall - had no idea this was a sour when i opened the bottle and poured it. boy was i surprised when i smelled this one! big fan of sours and this one is in the upper echelon. highly recommend that you pick this one up if you can.

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Haandbakk from HaandBryggeriet
4.17 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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